Joint Statement: Lincoln Mavericks Cease Operations
For Immediate Release
Lincoln, ON (Nov. 30, 2016) – The Town of Lincoln and the owners of the Lincoln Mavericks announce that effective at the end of this month, the Lincoln Mavericks of the Greater Metro Hockey League will no longer be operating and playing out of the Town of Lincoln and the Fleming Centre.
The Mavericks were in their first season of operations and used the Fleming Centre as their home ice rink. The Greater Metro Hockey League consists of 23 junior teams across Ontario and Quebec.
"This is a sad day for Therese, myself, our team staff, our players, sponsors, billets, volunteers, and supportive fans of the Mavericks", said Jeff Tallman, owner of the Lincoln Mavericks. “We were committed to making this work and remain committed to minor hockey in Lincoln and West Niagara. Our hope is that we can once again bring Junior Hockey back to this community.”
“It is unfortunate what happened to the Mavericks,” said Town Chief Administrative Officer Mike Kirkopoulos. “I can absolutely say that supporting this team and any other athletic organization in this community is good for youth and for sports. While this particular business venture wasn’t successful, as a Town we remain committed to sport in our community and should always entertain and analyze opportunities,” added Kirkopoulos.
“We want to thank Council and the Town of Lincoln for their support,” reiterated Tallman. “They took a chance on us and saw the possibility.”
Carrie Beatty, Senior Communications Advisor
Town of Lincoln