The Williamsport Outlaws are no more. The Federal Hockey League team folded Monday, hours in advance of its home finale.
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette said that players and personnel will meet today to distribute final paychecks and clean out the locker room. Players were told not to take anything extra, including jerseys and team gear.
The news, which was delivered without the Outlaws owner Kristin Rooney and head coach Chris Firriolo in attendance, came as rumors swirled about the team's impending doom, according to the Sun-Gazette.
The Outlaws were the defending FHL champions, winning the title last season while based in New Jersey. They moved to Williamsport and played outdoors at Bowman Field, home of baseball's Williamsport Crosscutters of the NY-Penn League.
The team was to play at home Monday, then complete its season with 15 road games.
The Outlaws were securely in second place in the six-team league, with a record of 19 wins, 16 losses, 3 overtime wins, and 3 overtime losses. They were 17-6-2-2 at Bowman Field and 2-10-1-1 on the road.
Misericordia stormed out to a 34-18 halftime lead over PSU Wilkes-Barre en route to the win at home Monday evening.
Kayla Sileo's 16 points and seven rebounds led the Cougars, who saw 11 players reach the scoring column. Hanna Seely tossed in 11 points.
Tiaira Brathwaite's 23 points and 15 rebounds led PSU W-B. Tiffany Denny-Rochester scored 11 points.
Lindsay Atchison (17) and Celia Rader (16) combined to lead King's in a defeat of visiting Keystone.
Atchinson added 12 rebounds to go with three assists and three steals. Rader drained four shots from three-point range for 12 of her 16 points. Leading scorer Katlin Michaels scored just two points, but dished out 12 assists and snared 11 rebounds for a double-double for the Monarchs.