Williamsport Outlaws Cease Operations -- FHL Takes Over Management of Team
The Federal Hockey League has officially announced they have taken over the management of the Williamsport Outlaws hockey team. This relates only to the on ice aspect of the team. This action by the Federal Hockey League Board of Governors is a result of the decision by the Williamsport Outlaws ownership refusing to play their remaining 12 road games.
The FHL has restructured the schedule for the remaining 5 teams and have filled all game slots. No games for any FHL team have been lost or rescheduled, only some opponents have changed.
Of the 12 remaining Outlaws road games only 4 will be played. The Outlaws had completed their home season of 30 games with 3 of those games lost due to inclement weather.
Due to the Outlaws not having home ice and not being in good standing with Federal Hockey League By-laws, regardless of their statistical finish, they will not participate in the post season playoffs.
In an effort to give the Outlaws players a chance to complete their season, they have been given the options of reporting to their claiming team in a dispersal draft, continue playing for the Outlaws, or granted free-agent status.
The announcement of the Outlaws roster will be announced in the upcoming days as well as the Head Coach.
Individual teams will be announcing additions to their rosters as players are signed.
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