CHL's Cutthroats, Sundogs elect dormancy for upcoming season

By: CHL Email
By: CHL Email

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PHOENIX, AZ (August 21, 2014) – The Central Hockey League (CHL) announced today that the Arizona Sundogs have suspended operations, effective immediately, and will not compete in the 2014-15 season. The team will remain a member of the League with the hopes of competing in the 2015-16 season.

All signed players by the Sundogs for the upcoming season will become free agents immediately.

“The CHL would like to thank Sundogs Ownership, staff and fans for their continued support over the past eight seasons,” said Steve Ryan, CHL Commissioner. “We are pleased that the door has been left open to have Sundogs hockey return in the very near future and we are supportive and confident that their efforts will strengthen the organization for years ahead.”

The 2014-15 playing schedule is being revised and will be released in the coming days.

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The Central Hockey League (CHL) announced Wednesday that the Denver Cutthroats have suspended operations, effective immediately, and will not compete in the 2014-15 season. The team will look to secure additional investors with the hope of returning for the 2015-16 campaign.

Any players signed to contracts for Denver for the upcoming season will become free agents immediately.

“We feel the Denver market remains a strong, viable area for minor league hockey, and has an ownership group that is passionate about making it work,” said Steve Ryan, CHL Commissioner. “We are confident that with time, they will return to the ice and re-establish themselves in the community for the years ahead. The League would like to thank the Denver Cutthroats ownership, team management and their loyal fans for their support, dedication and enthusiasm.”

The 2014-15 playing schedule is being revised and will be released in the coming days.


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