Anyone hear of expansion/merger plans for ECHL, CHL, SPHL FOR 2013-14?
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05-15-2013, 02:41 PM
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It was sad that Johnstown left the ECHL, but they had an outside owner and he put very little $$$ into the team. Their last season was a joke.But now they have a team in the NAHL, the Tomahawks. Very good first season, made the playoffs. Averaged over 2,500 look to see that increase next season. Season tickets should pass the 1,000 mark.Difference - group of owners (local - Pittsburgh area), brought back a few of the ex-Chiefs to run the team as GM, coach and asst. coach. Made an impact in the community - their presence was known.I would not want them to return to a higher class league as would most people in Johnstown. For many of the small cities juniors is the way to go. Would not be surprised to see Wheeling & Elmira drop down in a few years.
Never made it out to a game but I was dying to go to a 'Hawks game. Been to the arena a bit for a Chiefs game and went to one between Reading and Wheeling a few years ago. There couldn't have been more than 500 people there... From the looks of videos, the Tomahawks seem to be a success in Johnstown for now. Let's hope people don't get bored of the team and stop supporting them.
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