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Gulls To Formally Cease Operations Friday

June 29, 2006 - ECHL (ECHL) - San Diego Gulls News Release

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Gulls announced Thursday that they will formally cease operations as of Friday (June 30). Ongoing negotiations to sell the club did not materialize in a timeframe sufficient to operate for the 2006-07 season.

Gulls previous owner Ron Hahn said, "This has been a very difficult process for myself, my family and the Gulls staff. The Gulls tradition is longstanding within this community and I would love to see hockey return to San Diego in the future. We were deep into negotiations with a couple of solid groups; however there was simply not enough time to move forward for this season."

Gulls Chief Operating Officer Tera Black added, "We will work hard over the next few weeks to refund 100 percent of the season ticket and corporate revenue collected for 2006-07. On behalf of the staff, I want to say a very sincere thank you to all of those who so graciously supported hockey in this community for the last several years. I truly hope that for all those who enjoyed coming to Gulls games, that hockey will once again return to this great city in the years to come."

The Gulls offices will remain open until all matters involving season ticket holders and sponsors have been completely resolved. Gulls Director of Ticket Sales Mick Ysursa will be handling matters relative to season ticket holders and can be reached at extension 401*. Alan Friedman will be working with Gulls sponsors, his extension is 327*. Black will be on hand to oversee all matters and will also assist in facilitating a prompt refund process and she can be reached at extension 308*.

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