Trenton Titans fold

So, I’m sure some of you already knew, but the Trenton Titans have folded their tents.

Obviously, not good news for the Titans or the ECHL.

You’d figure one of the places that the ECHL could work is in the Northeast. I remember when the Titans were one of the best franchises, especially in the early 2000s when they played the Stingrays for the Kelly Cup title with former captain Cail MacLean.

Looking at their roster from this past season, they’ve got some good players that certainly could help the Rays. All the Titan players are free agents now.

I know Reno is still looking to get into the league, and Columbia is still listed on the website. I’ll be interested to see what happens at the league meetings.

I’ve got a Q&A schedule with the ECHL commissioner for next week.

Here’s a release from the ECHL:

The ECHL announced on Tuesday that the Trenton Titans Membership has ceased operations and the team will not compete in the 2013-14 season.

The League appreciates the support the team has received over the past 14 seasons from both the fans and the community.

As outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Professional Hockey Players’ Association, all Trenton players on ECHL contracts, with the exception of those owed as future considerations, are deemed unrestricted free agents, effective immediately.

The 2013-14 regular season schedule will be released in the near future.

APM

3 thoughts on “Trenton Titans fold

  1. Anxious to hear what you learn from your Q&A with the ECHL Commissioner. Hope we can get some good help for next season.

  2. I don’t know about Columbia…their “suspension” seems more like a running joke than anything else, especially after the ECHL declared last year that they were capping the league and looking to expand in the west. As far as Reno, they’ve been terminally incapable of getting an arena built. My money is on us picking up more Midwestern teams from the CHL. There’s also a market open in Peoria again that’s aching for hockey.

  3. I thought thought Columbia’s issue was venu related. Last I heard, USC either wanted too much $$ or did not want a hockey team as a tenant? I have seen a number of Inferno fans at our games the last few seasons.

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