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Old 04-18-2011, 10:38 PM
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just appeared on OSC:

http://www.oursportscentral.com/serv...es/?id=4187310

Saint John Mill Rats Disassociate from PBL
April 18, 2011 - Premier Basketball League (PBL) Saint John Mill Rats

The Saint John Mill Rats have decided it is in their best interest to disassociate themselves from the "Premier" Basketball League (PBL) after three seasons, effective immediately.

"The manner in which the playoffs were handled was unconscionable and we want no part of it," stated Mill Rats President and General Manager Ian McCarthy. "We do not recognize the Rochester RazorSharks as champions, nor do any of the other teams in the PBL I am sure."

"We are more excited than ever about the future prospects for professional basketball in the City of Saint John next season," stated Mill Rats President and General Manager Ian McCarthy. "We will be working hard in the coming days and weeks to decide our best options."

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Dayton and Kentucky are already gone. Halifax and Quebec have to be next followed by Lawton.

That leaves Rochester as "Champion" of their 1 team league!

And enough material online to discourage any franchise from ever joining this league!!
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:43 PM
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The PBL is great. I love the PBL.

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Old 04-18-2011, 10:47 PM
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Here is the next one:

http://www.rainmenbasketball.ca/hali...all-league.php

HALIFAX RAINMEN EXIT PREMIER BASKETBALL LEAGUE

On Monday night, Halifax Rainmen joined the Saint John Mill Rats in
exiting the Premier Basketball League (PBL), effective immediately.

The decision to withdraw from the league was made upon the Rochester
RazorSharks being crowned as PBL champions over the Lawton Fort-Sill
Cavalry. The Rochester RazorSharks are owned by Dr. Severko Hrywnak, who
is also the owner of the PBL.

“After watching the final playoff series and analyzing the
statistics, I have decided to withdraw the Halifax Rainmen from the
Premier Basketball League,” said Halifax Rainmen President & CEO,
Andre Levingston. “I am appalled by the officiating that took place
during the playoffs, and am ashamed of the PBL’s operations this
season. I want nothing but the best for our city, our fans, our
sponsors, and our players, and I can say with confidence that the best
is no longer found in the PBL.”

Mr. Levingston says that he does not and will not recognize the
Rochester RazorSharks as this season’s champions, and that the Lawton
Fort-Sill Cavalry are most deserving of the title.

Over the next few weeks, Mr. Levingston will continue to examine his
2011-12 league options, but is adamant that there will be professional
basketball in the city of Halifax next season.

“We are very optimistic and excited about the options we are
currently weighing,” he said. “Our organization will always remain
committed to providing Halifax with the most professional sporting and
entertainment experience minor league basketball has to offer.”
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:48 PM
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That leaves Rochester as "Champion" of their 1 team league!

And enough material online to discourage any franchise from ever joining this league!!
Or let Rochester in another league. Doubt their players will be allowed to play for another team as well. Black listed from all this mess. Too bad, there are actually some good players on Rochester Team
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:55 PM
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Who knows what the future holds for the PBL but safe to assume with st johns now out, Halifax and Quebec will soon follow. Dayton has gone to the IBL. Have no idea what is up with Kentucky.

I wish the 3 Canadian teams the best of luck. I for one will miss the games with these 3 teams. Lawton had developed a nice rivalry with Halifax and I am sure with the improvement this year of Quebec and st johns that rivalries would have been built with them.

I am sure we will find out what happens to Lawton and the future for them. Time will tell. The pain of this will run deep. Incredible young men and 4 owners that wanted to give the community something to wrap it's arms around. The LFS Cavalry players and MRR need to have that support tonight.

Thank you Halifax, St Johns and Quebec for the class that you show and the support you have in your communities. Good luck to all of you. Good luck to the flyers and stallions. PeAce be with all of you.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:58 PM
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Who knows what the future holds for the PBL but safe to assume with st johns now out, Halifax and Quebec will soon follow. Dayton has gone to the IBL. Have no idea what is up with Kentucky.

I wish the 3 Canadian teams the best of luck. I for one will miss the games with these 3 teams. Lawton had developed a nice rivalry with Halifax and I am sure with the improvement this year of Quebec and st johns that rivalries would have been built with them.

I am sure we will find out what happens to Lawton and the future for them. Time will tell. The pain of this will run deep. Incredible young men and 4 owners that wanted to give the community something to wrap it's arms around. The LFS Cavalry players and MRR need to have that support tonight.

Thank you Halifax, St Johns and Quebec for the class that you show and the support you have in your communities. Good luck to all of you. Good luck to the flyers and stallions. PeAce be with all of you.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:01 PM
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Yep saw it after I posted. Dayton, Halifax and st johns gone. Right now that leaves Quebec, Rochester and Lawton. I am sure Quebec is next to declare.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:39 PM
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So the Stallions left too? Wonder where they went...
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:48 PM
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So the Stallions left too? Wonder where they went...
Oversight by the poster. They're probably done, but AFAIK there is no announcement.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:54 AM
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Default Stallions

The Stallions chose to communicate our departure from the PBL in a communique directly to the league, some time ago. This is the first public statement that we have decided to not participate in the PBL going forward. We have not yet made decisions about where (or if) we will play next season.

Although we went 6 and 14, we had 6 games where we lost by 6 points or less. We feel that we were at least competitive in a league that was full of talent and had great potential. That "potential" did not get realized and so here we are.

So, thus far, these teams are no longer in the PBL, by chronological order of departure:

Vermont
Kentucky
Dayton
St John
Halifax
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