According to the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, the Johnstown Chiefs will be no more. Following the 2009-10 season, the Chiefs are expected to move to Greenville, SC barring any sort of miracle to save the team, which has experienced significant financial losses of late.
“Our losses, to say six figures is deceiving,” owner and head coach Neil Smith told the paper.
“It was in the hundreds of thousands. I’ve been committed to keeping the team here since the day I got here. I’ve always kept my word. Financially, it became impossible. I don’t know if people know how close we came to folding last summer. We went through that tough time, but we were able to save it for one more year. It was a different situation, but we were able to rescue it for one more year.”
Johnstown makes its final appearance at the Sun National Bank Center on March 26th at 7 PM. It will also mark the final time they play the Trenton Devils, as the last time Trenton visits the War Memorial is slated for Saturday night.
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