Mississippi Seawolves Hockey
During my last long visit in Mississippi (1998) we went to nearly every home game played by the Mississippi Seawolves of the East Coast Hockey League. Their first year in the ECHL was 1996 and they had a strong franchise until Hurricane Katrina. Their 2005-2006 season was washed out and they recently announced that their 2006-2007 season will also be canceled due to flooding of the interior of their home, the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. Work on the coliseum continues and concerts will finally restart in July 2006, almost one year after the hurricane. In the meantime, the players have scattered across the league. Who knows how the team will be rebuilt two years later? Perhaps an expansion draft type of system?