Lynx GM denies report of team folding

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November 26, 2008

AUGUSTA, reported Wednesday afternoon the Augusta Lynx hockey team was expected to be disbanded today. However, the story was removed from the newspaper web site at mid afternoon.

Lynx General Manager Dan Troutman told News 12 around 3 p.m. the
team is playing Thursday night in Gwinnett and at home against Charlotte Saturday, then playing in Charlotte Sunday as the season continues.

Around 4:15 pm, the ECHL also issued a news release saying Augusta will continue as a league member and play its upcoming scheduled games. It referred to the report from Charlotte as "rumors".

Troutman said it's not a big secret the team is having financial issues and have talked to the league about them. There is no plan on disbanding as the team is heading to Gwinnett for a game Thursday.

The staff writer said the ECHL Board of Governors is meeting today to talk about the team and how the league will handle the situation.

The Lynx are in their 11th season in Augusta after moving here from
Raleigh, North Carolina.

The team has won only five games so far this season and is in last place in the six-team South Division of the ECHL American Conference.

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