Owner: Lynx are still playing

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A report out of Charlotte that the Augusta Lynx are expected to disband today has not been confirmed or denied by Lynx ownership, but head coach John Marks said Wednesday afternoon he knew of no such plans.

"That's news to me right now. I talked to (Lynx co-owner and general manager) Dan Troutman this morning and as of 9 a.m. there's nothing like that," Marks said. "I've been hearing rumors, but as far as I know we're still scheduled to play in Gwinnett tomorrow."

Troutman did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

The Charlotte Observer reported on its Web site today that the Lynx were disbanding. Augusta is scheduled to play a pair of games with the Charlotte Checkers this weekend.

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sjgraci
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sjgraci 11/26/08 - 03:52 pm
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That link in the Charlotte

That link in the Charlotte Observer is now down. Me thinks some local owners are buying the team. Hope.

douglinton
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douglinton 11/26/08 - 04:24 pm
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Seems like it is time for any

Seems like it is time for any and all remaining fans to PACK THE HOUSE on Saturday night as a show of support. Bring a friend or two or three to show we appreciate and need the team. I don't remember what I did before Lynx hockey and I sure hope I don't have to find out all over again. Please do what you can to show your support or this town is perhaps destined to take yet another step backwards. Let's Go Lynx!!!

concerned csra
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concerned csra 11/26/08 - 05:18 pm
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go lynx go lynx go lynx go

go lynx go lynx go lynx go lynx

concerned csra
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concerned csra 11/26/08 - 05:19 pm
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we will be bringing 6 extra

we will be bringing 6 extra and with our normal 4 life in augusta would be boring with our augusta lynx

Nay Sayer
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Nay Sayer 11/26/08 - 05:35 pm
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Does Global Spectrum have

Does Global Spectrum have anything to do with the team? If the concession team for the Lynx stepped up their game instead of having no brats, hotdogs, nachos, and BEER every game more of us would be willing to come to the games. If Spectrum doesn't handle the games THEY SHOULD!

PTHS225
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PTHS225 11/26/08 - 05:39 pm
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Hey, but the Lady Lynx are

Hey, but the Lady Lynx are still funded - nice priorities.

Nay Sayer
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Nay Sayer 11/26/08 - 05:49 pm
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Are you talking about the

Are you talking about the dance team? There's no real bragging there. At least they look a little better than the old Stallions cheerleaders did >>shutters

AKOH5
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AKOH5 11/26/08 - 06:09 pm
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remember all tickets are $10

remember all tickets are $10 for louie the lynx birthday and annual teddy bear toss! go lynx!

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sarmain 11/26/08 - 06:19 pm
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Just as another friendly

Just as another friendly reminder that ALL SEATS in the house are $10, the teddy bear toss to help local children in the hospital during the holiday season and it's Louie's birthday. Three great reason's to come. The fourth and most important is hopefully the Lady Lynx will soon be unfunded.

PTHS225
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PTHS225 11/26/08 - 07:05 pm
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sarmain - I'm with ya there.

sarmain - I'm with ya there. This story is taking lots of turns on Headline and content. When Dan was quoted the headline was "Coach". Now when Marks talks headline is "Owner". Is this what they've been keeping from us? LOL

concerned csra
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concerned csra 11/26/08 - 07:58 pm
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I know the whole economy is

I know the whole economy is in a down fall right now,but I truely belive after the holidays it will get a bit better.I hope the AUGUSTA LYNX can find some help from somewhere soon.My family has made LYNX hockey nights our FAMILY nights.They would be missed greatly.As for the Lady Lynx my family knows some of them personally and they are really nice ladies. My daughter is a Lil Lady Lynx. And she does a great job,and that thanks goes to Mrs Pam and the Lady Lynx.

REMINDER: SATURDAY NOV. 29TH 2008 $10.00 SEATS (LETS PACK THE HOUSE AND SHOW OUR SUPPORT)GO LYNX!!!!!!

Oldgoalie
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Oldgoalie 11/26/08 - 08:40 pm
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I have been a season ticket

I have been a season ticket holder since halfway thru the first season. I cannot imagine Augusta without the Lynx. I hope we can get enough local support to keep the team here. No other sport is as fast and/or exciting as professional hockey. The prices are very reasonable, the pregame meals downstairs are a bargain in comparison to fast food. Please support our Lynx.

bordercollie75
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bordercollie75 11/26/08 - 08:55 pm
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Certainly there must be

Certainly there must be someone/some group that would be interested in acquiring a decent minor hockey league franchise. How does Johnstown survive year after year while averaging less than 2,000 per game? The Lynx are part of the fabric of our city and it would be a sad day if it folds. Just hearing about this made me sick to my stomach.

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LynxFan06 11/26/08 - 08:59 pm
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I've only been a season

I've only been a season ticket holder for 2 years and have enjoyed the game. I agree with oldgoalie! But being an outsider looking in, it seems if it isn't golf-related there's no support. You have to love the Lynx win or lose!

paul@dualsolutions.com
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paul@dualsolutions.com 11/26/08 - 09:07 pm
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If only half of the families

If only half of the families in the CSRA would go to one home game a year the Lynx would be the most successful franchise in the ECHL!

Don't wait and let the team fold! Go this Saturday night and show your support for the community and the team.

Please do your part to keep the Lynx in Augusta. It's great family fun.

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Riverman1 11/26/08 - 10:40 pm
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The Coliseum Authority should

The Coliseum Authority should not charge the Lynx rent to use the building. They are an asset to the community. The Green Jackets are given a rent break at the stadium. It's time for Augusta's government to save the Lynx by doing away with their rent.

bordercollie75
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bordercollie75 11/26/08 - 10:46 pm
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Oh my, do we want to get the

Oh my, do we want to get the Coliseum Authority involved? I agree with you Riverman, without the Lynx the JBA will just be a place for graduations and horses, neither of which bring in much money.

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palomino9 11/26/08 - 11:44 pm
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what great role models,

what great role models, fighting each other in a sporting event, they need to be dismanded.

Sk8tng_Thin_Ice
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Sk8tng_Thin_Ice 11/26/08 - 11:45 pm
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Riverman1 has an excellent

Riverman1 has an excellent idea. No doubt we are in hard times economically. Why not the James Brown Arena show good faith for an event that for 11 years has proven to produce revenue, maybe preventing the Coliseum itself from their own demise? Is it too much to ask for help in times of need? Both the Coliseum Authority and Lynx organization would benefit in the long run. Let’s face it people, we need to pull together to get through hard times and this could be a positive example of such. What a great way to show the American spirit is still alive.

Right on, Riverman1 !! Let’s give the Lynx a break. Lord knows they need one right now. Coliseum Authority, you may not be here if it were not for hockey bringing revenue to Augusta for eleven straight years. How about a break in rent at the stadium for the duration of the 08-09 season?

palomino9
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palomino9 11/26/08 - 11:46 pm
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'I do not know what I did

'I do not know what I did before the Lynx'? I would suggest therapy

bordercollie75
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bordercollie75 11/27/08 - 12:05 am
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Jwilli, maybe a horde of

Jwilli, maybe a horde of concerned Lynx fans appearing at the next Coliseum Authority meeting could send a clear message about the very assets that you mentioned in your post. The Lynx do alot for the community - auctioning off jerseys for charities, player visits to schools and the CMC, promotion nights for the military, breast cancer awareness, scouts, churches; the team doesn't make a dime off of these events. It is alot more than just hockey - the Lynx have displayed responsibility as good corporate citizens in our community. Do we want to see all of these intangibles disappear?

sgachief
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sgachief 11/27/08 - 08:21 am
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the augusta population base

the augusta population base is not in to hockey.

AKOH5
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AKOH5 11/27/08 - 05:15 pm
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Shamrox, I agree with you

Shamrox, I agree with you 100% The Lynx are about so much more than hockey. I promise that if 100 new people came to a game that 85 of them would return for another visit. I think most people that bash the team have never been and just like to be nay-sayers. GO LYNX! and we are glad you are here.

AKOH5
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AKOH5 11/27/08 - 05:31 pm
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FYI for anyone that is

FYI for anyone that is interested the Lynx had the third highest increase in attendance in all of the ECHL last season, so I would say they have a pretty good idea of what they are doing. I think its fair to say that the reason no one wants to go to a game now is that no one has any extra money. Anybody read a newspaper lately? How is the economy doing?

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