Oh hell yeah kids, its coach firing, team expansion, and team folding time! I love spring and summer. Seriously, people would be shocked at all the stuff I get to hear about. Some of it never even makes it here because its just so crazy.
But hey, we have our first coaching casualty of the off season. Nothing surprising about a coach getting canned right now, but ummmmm yeah, you might want to just pay the man.
Ohhhhhh yeah kids, we got us another scam alert!
The Marquette Royales, once at the top of the old Minnesota Junior League, made the move to the USPHL along with most of the other teams. See but the reason they were at the top was because they had local people running the show and had a real connection to the city.
But that all changed when one coach left because the Royales ownership wouldn’t pay him a decent wage. Why would that happen?
Well they were too busy trying to save the other team they owned which was the Ft. Wayne Federals! Yeah you remember the shit show that folded right? You know the one that didn’t give refunds to players when they folded. The one team in the United States that folded TWO YEARS IN A ROW!!!! Unprecedented incompetence on display for the world to see!!!
Well it turns out, the ownership group looked to another local in Marquette to help save the team this year. A first year coach who admits he didn’t have the expertise to turn it around on his own but he was willing to put in the work.
A first year coach who actually had the kids playing for him at the end, who just happened to win a playoff series this year when the ownership group couldn’t win anything on their own.
Funny thing though…….
The ownership of the Marquette Royales haven’t paid the Head Coach!!!!! That’s right kids, they took all the money and didn’t pay him a dime!
Ohhhhh yeah, and rumor is that the team is for sale. Yeah, keep all the money, sell the team, and walk away with a nice chunk of change! Maybe a new owner will come in and pay all those old employees off huh?
Yep, this after the ownership ran a winning local head coach out of town for not wanting to pay him. After some of the best attendance in Tier III hockey has disappeared because the local fans hate the team owner and know how he screws people over. After winning a championship and going to a national tournament just two years ago.
Oh yeah kids, I don’t know how many times I have to say it, you don’t play for a team, you play for the people within a team and if you play for the moron running this team you deserve all the bullshit that comes with it.
But hey, we did hear that the Marquette Royales owner will be having his own bake good sale to benefit himself. Yep, no other reason than to put a couple more dimes into his pocket. What’s on the menu? Not sure but with all the shit sandwiches he has been giving out the last few years we are not going to buy anything.
So hey, don’t forget the Royales will be announcing tryouts real soon, be sure to send in your money to support the outdoor ice games taking place in July in Death Valley.
David Wagner – The Angel Of Death – For Those Who Live Stupidly I salute You
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