Skip to comments.ECHL Approves Moving to Greenville (exodus from Murtha's Johnstown begins)
Posted on 02/18/2010 8:52:20 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
JOHNSTOWN Sadly, for Johnstown Chiefs fans, its official.
The Chiefs will play in Greenville next season after the ECHL Board of Governors voted unanimously on Wednesday to transfer the home territory of the Chiefs to the South Carolina city.
The news has been heartbreaking to loyal Chiefs fans who have followed the team through 22 ECHL seasons. Johnstown was one of the leagues original five teams and is the only member of that group still playing in the same city. But economic hardships and the declining population in the region contributed to a drop-off in attendance
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Will the Hansen Brothers be traded?
Now if they’ll only move the Checkers to Greensboro....
don’t know if you’ve heard...the Checkers are stepping up a level to the AHL next season. Will be the Hurricanes top farm team.
Reggie Dunlop finally gets his wish.
Albany River Rats are moving to Charlotte...Adopting the Checkers name...
The Chiefs Fold, A Sad Commentary...
Just tryin’ to capture the spirit of the thing, Reg
ECHL is great fun to watch.
If only the Broome Dusters were still around.
Old school hockey coach! Like Toe Blake!
Time to put the foil on!
Broome Dusters was an all-time great ECHL name.
Perhaps second only to the Macon Whoopee (GA).
I agree, ECHL is affordable and fun. At least I still
have the Wheeling Nailers close by. At least until Robert
Byrd assumes room temperature...
What I heard was that the Albany team was moving to Charlotte, and the guy who owns the Checkers was considering moving to Greensboro.
A few years ago, I went to a Hurricanes game, and it was pretty good. A couple of weeks later, I went to a Generals game, and it was a lot better.
The minor league guys are hungry for a major league spot, and they show it.
one of the Hansen Brothers still lives here in Pittsburgh.
He manages the Island Sports Center where the Robert Morris University hockey team plays it’s home games.
Who own da Chiefs?
I used to go to when the kids were little, they loved it.
In-between periods the team PR guys used to slingshot balled up T-shirts into the crowd. The kids and I made a huge target circle on a poster board with HIT THIS! painted on it. The first game we used it the guy fired five T-shirts at us trying to hit it, we got four of them.
Same thing for for the frisbees, we got a bunch of those as well. As I said, the kids loved it.
What a great idea! We’ve tried holding up money if they can get one to our section but it hasn’t worked.