Short on players, the Houston Luckies dropped out of the CIHL season this year.
“We just didn’t feel that we had enough players this year,” said Luckies President Shane Brienen.
The executive made the decision at the pre-season meeting, after attempts to pull together a team repeatedly failed.
Brienen says no new players were coming in, a few older players weren’t sure if they would play, and two players were gone to trades school.
“We really would have liked to play this year, but we didn’t want to let the league down either with not being able to make the road games,” he said, adding that they were barely making it with the players they had last year.
They’re disappointed, Brienen said, but hoping to be back in the following season. Vanderhoof and MacKenzie might have CIHL teams to hit the ice next season as well, Brienen said.