So yeah… the game tonight was canceled. It was pretty much the worst road game to be canceled since a lot of Halifax fans made the trip up to see the game.
Hopefully someone who was there can clarify why it was canceled. What a nightmare.
02/28/2009 8:23 AM02/28/2009 8:23 AM –
Premier Basketball League Montreal Statement
Chicago IL…The PBL was forced to cancel the games scheduled in Montreal this weekend.
“Unfortunately the arena management group in charge of the arena that had been secured for the weekend games, informed the ownership group in Montreal on Friday that the venue could not be used,” said Thomas Doyle PBL CEO. “To the credit of the Montreal organization they attempted to find a replacement venue, however the venue available did not comply with the required PBL standards and could not be used. We appreciate the cooperation of all of the organizations involved in this weekends games efforts to work with the league and the understanding that PBL requirements must be met to play.”
Despite it’s title it’s not as profound as the Port Huron Statement, but more to the point it also doesn’t clarify if that game was a win for Halifax or not. Both games in Montreal this weekend have simply been removed from the schedule and Halifax were not given a win for last night’s non-game. This could have huge consequences as Wilmington are leading the wildcard race and Halifax are mathematically in the running. I am willing to bet that the management of the Vermont Frost Heaves will be adamant that the games should not count as wins when it comes time for the weekly PBL conference call.
Halifax Rainmen Owner Andre Levingston contacted the league prior to last night’s game as to the poor conditions at the facility booked to host the game. Levingston felt the court was unsafe for the team to play on.
The league agreed and cancelled the game. The Rainmen travel to Quebec tonight to take on the Kebs.