``I can't comment on it much yet because the IHL has lease rights up there, and all that stuff has to be disseminated over the next week or so. I would assume we'll have some kind of statement sometime in the next couple of days.
``I think with a team leaving the league, that's always a negative thing. We have been and are working on other things for the future, too. It's not as devastating as it might have been a couple of years ago. It's not something we wanted to see happen, but with almost 20 percent unemployment rate up in that county, it was just a matter of time before a decision of this nature would have to be made. Their attendance over the last two, three years, has been pretty consistent, but to provide this level of entertainment, that's not enough. They are usually in first or second place every year, and that costs money. I think it became evident to the owners that 2,800 people a game wasn't getting it done for them."