2010 Johnstown Chiefs: Almost Impossible to Believe

February 20th, 2010 by Chris Miller Leave a reply »

The writer is a long time Johnstown Chiefs fan and season ticket holder of 10 years currently residing in Indiana, Pennsylvania.


Word has spread throughout the hockey world of a hockey team and community that, after 22 years, is parting ways.

For owner and former general manager of the New York Rangers Neil Smith, the decision to move the team to its new home in Greenville, South Carolina, was the unfortunate result of an organization that has lacked profitability for much of its historic distinction as the only remaining original franchise of the East Coast Hockey League still located in the same city.

For diehard Chiefs fans, the decision is not surprising.  In fact, to some, the Johnstown community is lucky to have had the opportunity to enjoy professional hockey over portions of four decades.

Trouble for the team began after the 1995-1995 season, where the organization would endure four years of basement-dwell ...

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