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CHL's Killer Bees cease operations, money trouble

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By Associated Press

HIDALGO, Texas (AP) — The only South Texas team in the Central Hockey League has folded amid financial trouble.

The CHL on Wednesday announced the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees will not operate next season.

A team statement says the economics of playing in the Valley are no longer financially viable. The Allen Americans and the Texas Brahmas are the other two CHL teams in Texas, more than 500 miles away in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The Killer Bees joined the CHL in 2003 and played at an arena in the border town of Hidalgo (hih-DAL'-goh).

The other CHL clubs are in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

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http://www.killerbeehockey.com/

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