September 30, 2014
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Falcons Leaving

After four seasons in Port Huron, the Fighting Falcons are headed to Connellsville, Pennsylvania to play next season.  Connellsville is just 70 miles from Pittsburgh.  All current players on the teams roster eligable for next season will transfer with the club.  The Falcons won only six games their first year of existance and finished in dead last in the North American Hockey League, but have won over 30 games in each of the last three seasons, winning two division titles and making the playoffs in three straight seasons, during that stretch.  In 2012 the team reached the Robertson Cup Finals.  The franchise was far less successful off the ice, going through numerous front office changes and hiring and firing four head coaches in four years.  The teams best season for attendance at McMorran Arena was an average of 715 per game in 2011-12.  That number decresed in each of the last two seasons, and the team averaged a league worst 577 fans per game this past season.  The Falcons are the fifth hockey team to leave or fold in Port Huron since 1996.
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