The Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees made it offical today, as they ceased operations and will no longer compete in the Central Hockey League. Fans of the sport may not have to go long without hockey though as already there is talk that a junior hockey team will be placed in the Valley and reports have a team possibly being here in the Gateway City as well.
Xavier Villalon with the Laredo Energy Arena confirmed they have been in talks with the North American Hockey League, which is based out of Frisco, TX. It would be a league with mostly teenagers looking to make a name for themselves.
Former Bucks and Bees coach Terry Ruskowski says if nothing else the players will give 100% all the time. "I know they are young kids. I know the hockey is all out all the time because these kids want to get scholorships to colleges in the US and I know they work very, very hard."
Our calls to the NAHL went unreturned but sources say the league has been contacted multiple times by parties from Laredo. The league currently has seven teams in the state of Texas.