Hurricane Katrina Prevents Team From Playing In 2005-06
PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL announced Wednesday that the Mississippi Sea Wolves have requested a Voluntary Suspension for the 2005-06 playing season, but that the team stated that it plans to return to play in 2006-07.
The Voluntary Suspension request will be presented for approval at the ECHL Board of Governors Preseason Meeting on September 22, following which an official announcement regarding the impact of the request on the 2005-06 playing schedule and hockey operations will be made.
The ECHL team is located in Biloxi which suffered a direct hit from Hurricane Katrina, which is being called the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States. The team’s home arena, the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, suffered extensive flood damage including the team offices and locker rooms as well as ice-making equipment and two Zambonis.