I've heard they will not support a hockey team that plays down a level or 2.
IHL is expanding next year to 8 or more teams. All the currant league members
are expected to return. And with the probable folding of the (single A) AAHL,
Evansville is expected to join and most likely the Hounds will return to Chicago.
I don't know what any of this has to do with baseball...
To say the USHL is 2 steps below the IHL is just stupid because you really can't compare them. The USHL is amateur and the IHL is pro and with the large allotment of vets, it is more of a league of career minor leaguers/people on their way down. You do see the players on their way up but not too many.