From a Kalamazoo Wings release:
The Kalamazoo Wings announced that we submitted a letter to the International Hockey League to voluntarily withdraw from the league.
For 35 years, the K-Wings have created a long and honored history of producing great hockey that we and our fans take great pride in.
It is with that tradition, and after substantial due diligence, that the franchise has decided to exercise our right to voluntary withdrawal from the IHL, per league bylaws.
The K-Wings commend the IHL's Board of Governors, front office and member clubs for their valiant efforts to create stability in the league; however, while struggling with this decision, it was the K-Wings' commitment to our individual and corporate season ticket holders, loyal fans, corporate partners and the southwest Michigan community that mandated our efforts to enhance the franchise's ability to follow through with the inherent promise we make to our fans for affordable family entertainment.
In the near future, the K-Wings will be announcing our plans for next season, which include competing in our 36th consecutive season of hockey.
For more information about the K-Wings withdrawal from the IHL, please contact Mike Modugno, director of public relations and broadcaster at (269) 349-9772, extension 220.