Stingrays forced to fold

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Published: Wednesday 24th June 2015 by The News Editor

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Hull Stingrays have folded, the Elite League club have confirmed.

Owner Bobby McEwan had been in charge at Hull Arena for three years, with the team reaching the play-off finals weekend last season.

The 55-year-old Glaswegian, who had been involved with ice hockey in the city since 1988, had been working around the clock trying to find a new owner but admitted he was left with no other choice in making “the toughest decision” of his life.

McEwan added in a statement: “It is with great sadness I have to inform you that this is the end for Hull Stingrays.

“The loss of a major sponsor, increased operational costs, the introduction of ice-time charges as well as the shortage of fans attending our matches have left me with no other choice but to liquidate the club.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my three years in charge of the Stingrays – it was a dream come true for me. Sadly, that dream has now come to an end.”

Published: Wednesday 24th June 2015 by The News Editor

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