The Johnstown Chiefsâ€™ future appears to be in serious jeopardy, with team owner Jim Weber saying he will attempt to sell the franchise if he does not have a new concessions deal within 10 days.
Cambria County War Memorial Authority members say they cannot renegotiate a complex lease within that time.
Authority officials say they want talks to continue, and they took steps to move the process forward at a meeting on Monday that was attended by Weber.
But the two sides still are far apart, and Weber said he is holding fast to his March 1 deadline.
â€œThereâ€™s a sense of urgency to this,â€ he said.
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Avon Old Farms-2
Kevin Quick scored his first goal of the season as Salisbury won their 10th game in a row. Quick fired a quick wrist shot from the top of the circles that found its way through in the third period. Salisbury sits in a three-way tie for first place in the Founders League with Avon Old Farms and Hotchkiss School. The Knights make up last weeks game, which was cancelled due to weather, against Albany Academy tonight then face Hotchkiss on Wednesday.
#7 Maine fell 6-5 to #13 Boston College as the Eagles completed the weekend sweep of the Black Bears. Mike Lundin was scoreless and -3 in the game.
Vermont avoided the sweep blanking UMASS 3-0. Wessbecker was scoreless and a minus-1. Femenella was scratched for the game and has not played since a February 2 home game against Providence.
Mississauga 6 @ Ottawa 3
Chris Lawrence had 3 primary assists today to help the IceDogs defeat the 67's 6-3 in Ottawa. Lawrence was also a plus-1.
Everett 2 @ Chilliwack 3 (Overtime)
Everett went into expansion Chilliwack and came away with an overtime loss, 3-2. Dane Crowley was scoreless and even with a minor penalty for Everett. His scoreless streak is now at 8 games.
Everett is second in the WHL in points with 95. Medicine Hat (who produced Darren Reid) has 96 to lead the league and is on a 17 game win streak. Everett has 5 games in hand on Medicine Hat, however.
Chilliwack is tied with Kelowna (Justin Keller) for the second fewest points in the league at 43. Portland has a league worst 32 points.
It's a shame.
Karri Ramo stopped 19 of 22 shots faced in the loss. David Spina and Daniel Corso had the Falcons' goals. Individual assists belonged to Sylvain Dufresne, Doug O'Brien and Norm Milley. Corso was named the game's second star.
Karri Ramo has not posted a win in his last nine starts. The Falcons have scored a league low 135 goals this season in 58 games (2.33 goals per game).
SPR Spina, (7) (Dufresne, O'Brien), 11:01 (PP)
LOW Minard, (22) (Mottau, Greene), 2:56 (PP)
SPR Corso, (13) (Milley), 14:09
LOW Murphy, (10) (Pihlman, Mottau), 6:28
LOW Gionta, (5) (Clarkson), 1:22
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.
Adam Henrich is on fire.
Morgan Cey stopped 29 of 31 shots faced for the victory. [url=adam-Henrich once again led the way offensively with a pair of goals. Jean Desrochers had the game winning goal and individual helpers belonged to Ian MacLean, Maxime Boisclair, Zbynek Hrdel, Andrew Martens and PJ Atherton. Henrich, Desrochers and Cey were the game's three stars.
In six games since being returned to Johnstown from Springfield of the AHL, Henrich has 7 goals, 12 points and a +7 rating. Given the Falcons' offensive woes, at some point Henrich is probably going to earn another recall soon.
TREN Haggett, (15) (Morrison, Bertoli), 3:54 (PP)
JHN Henrich, (14) (MacLean, Boisclair), 12:40
JHN Henrich, (15) (Hrdel), 8:49 (SH)
TREN Mondou, (11) (Ortmeyer, Manley), 11:55 (PP)
JHN Desrochers, (11) (Martens, Atherton), 14:25 (PP)
Game sheet from ECHL.com.
Erie 2 @ Owen Sound 4
Marek Bartanus and the Owen Sound Attack defeated Kevin Beech and Erie for the second straight night, and for the second straight night Beech stood on his head in a loss. Beech earned first star honors for stopping 67 of 70 shots in the game (Attack had an empty net goal), including 34 of 35 in the first period alone. The teams were tied at 2 entering the third period. Erie managed 19 shots in the entire game. In total, Beech faced 150 shots in the two games, saving 139 of them. Bartanus was scoreless and minus-1 for the game.
Vancouver 3 @ Prince George 1
Vladimir Mihalik was on the ice for all three Vancouver goals as the Cougars dropped a 3-1 decision to the Giants. He did not figure in on the Prince George goal.
Lethbridge 2 @ Everett 3
Dane Crowley was scoreless and plus-1 for the Silvertips in their 3-2 home win over Nick Tarnasky's alma mater, Lethbridge. Crowley also had 2 PIM. After going 3+5 and plus-14 in his first 8 games with Everett, Crowley has not registered a point in his last 7 games and is plus-4 over that time.
Not a good night for the organization, even with the Lightning moving into first.
Jonathan Boutin returned to the Springfield net and made 35 saves, but it wasnâ€™t enough to steal a win against the Sharks. Steve Bernier, who started the year on a scoring line in San Jose, scored the game winner for Worcester in a 2-1 win. The Sharks outshot the Falcons 37-21.
The Falcons got their goal from defenseman Doug Oâ€™Brien, with assists going to Daniel Corso and Jay Rosehill. This was the first goal in 10 games for Oâ€™Brien.
Gerald Coleman served as the back-up goaltender.
SPR O'Brien, (6) (Corso, Rosehill), 4:37
WOR Stevenson, (8) (Evans, Prudden), 13:52
WOR Bernier, (3) (Armstrong, Staubitz), 2:43
Gamesheet from AHL.com