More Fresno Falcons.

The Fresno Bee tells a very sad account of the Fresno Falcons’ decision Monday to cease operations.

Among the key points:

– It’s possible the Falcons could return for a 42nd season in 2009-10, but ECHL commissioner Brian McKenna told the newspaper “a great deal of damage has been done.”
– 27 players, three coaches and “up to seven” staff members will lose their jobs.
– Because many of the players and coaches are Canadians and here on work visas, they cannot get unemployment benefits and may face deportation.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.
  • Tom Ingalls

    Hi, J.P.
    Thanks for being on top of the Reign as you are. I’m happy someone in our area gives them some type of coverage other than the blurbs I was only able to find in one of your competitors paper. Keep it up!

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