The Trenton Devils won’t be hitting the ice in the fall. The minor league hockey team, an affiliate of the New Jersey Devils, is folding its operation.
Filling seats last season was tough–on average only about 2,000 fans turned out to the 7,000-plus seat Sun Center arena in Trenton.
Brian McKenna, Commissioner of the East Coast Hockey League, says he was surprised by the announcement.
“Our ownership group, the other teams in the league, were shocked and very disappointed,” he said.
The team started in 1999 as the Trenton Titans, changing name and management in 2006. Until now it has been owned by the New Jersey Devils. McKenna said that if the team could find new management, he would love to see the Devils back on the ice.