It is a move that many expected for weeks, but today the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees made it offical, as they ceased operations. This puts an end to the CHL in south Texas, as Laredo and the Valley were the only two teams remaining after clubs in Austin and Corpus Christi left in the previous years.
Ownership with the Bees cited an increase in travel costs as one of the main reasons for shutting the team down. If they had continued to play, their closest opponent would have been the Texas Brahmas, who are over 500 miles away from Hidalgo.
One man caught up in this is former Bucks coach Terry Ruskowski, who was offered a two year guarentee from the Killer Bees before last season. Coach Rosco says not having that close rival is probably what did in the Killer Bees.
Coming up tonight at ten we will have more on the rumors surfacing over junior hockey as a possibility here in Laredo and in the Valley.