Columbus Cottonmouths suspend operations for 2017-18 season
The Columbus Cottonmouths have suspended operations for the 2017-18 season. The Southern Professional Hockey League confirmed the anticipated news today.
The shutdown has been expected after Cottonmouths owner Wanda Amos announced a few weeks ago that the club would end operations if a buyer could not be found.
Southern Professional Hockey League Commissioner Jim Combs, said “The team will be suspended for the 2017-18 season, but the league is in the final stages of securing new ownership in order to bring the team back for the 2018-2019 season.”
The Cottonmouths have been playing here for 21 seasons.
Without a new owner in place, the league needed to make the decision so scheduling for next season can begin.