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Pensacola Membership Terminated

June 23, 2008 - ECHL (ECHL) News Release

PRINCETON, N.J. - The ECHL announced Monday that the Membership of the Pensacola Ice Pilots has been terminated, effective immediately.

"On behalf of the ECHL we are very disappointed both for the Ice Pilots fans as well as the other member teams of the ECHL," said ECHL Commissioner Brian McKenna.

The termination of the Membership comes as a result of the Pensacola ownership group notifying the ECHL that it did not intend to play in 2008-09 or any season thereafter. Failure to ice a team for play is grounds for automatic termination under the ECHL Bylaws.

All Pensacola players will immediately become unrestricted free agents.

The league announced that work is underway on a revised version of the 2008-09 playing schedule.

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