Augusta Suspends Operations
PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL announced that the have suspended operations, effective immediately and voluntarily relinquished their membership back to the League.
The move comes as a result of the Augusta ownership group being unable to continue to operate in 2008-09.
“We are very disappointed for our fans, league partners and the other member teams of the ECHL,” said ECHL Commissioner Brian McKenna. “The ECHL would like to thank the Lynx fans for all of their support.”
Augusta players will immediately become unrestricted free agents.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Augusta folds -- first ECHL team to fold mid-year
I'm saddened that they couldn't get things worked out. Unlike the NHL, the ECHL doesn't have the kind of budget where it can keep a team afloat for most of a year. The revamp of the schedule is going to be the worst part. It will mostly effect the South Division, which includes the Gwinnett Gladiators.