LAREDO, TX: The Laredo Bucks, of the Central Hockey League, announced Tuesday that they will cease operations effective immediately.
After bringing big game hockey to South Texas a decade ago, the Laredo Bucks have closed their doors. The Bucks have struggled with declining attendance over several seasons. Even though drastic changes to the seating structure, amongst other areas, did make an improvement last season, it was not enough to keep the franchise going. Therefore, the Laredo Bucks will go dormant from this point forward while still maintaining a license in the Central Hockey League.
“The decision to cease operations was an extremely difficult for the ownership group,” stated Minority Owner Glenn Hart. “This is one of the hardest decisions we have ever had to make. We made every effort to avoid this outcome, but in our current position we thought this was the proper decision. We would like to thank the loyal support of our Corporate Partners and Season Ticket Holders over the past 10 years.”
Any season ticket holders who have purchased tickets for the 2012-2013 season will receive a full refund. If anyone has any additional questions please contact Nicole Kupaks or Jennifer Beckelhymer at 718-BUCK(2825).