The confirmation that Manchester Phoenix have folded was the latest bad news to hit the troubled EPL.
The club’s well-documented issues ended in the way many people had predicted, but the announcement still came as a blow to people connected to the sport across the country.
Our latest Twitter Talk feature takes a look at the reaction to the news:
It's the end of the road for Phoenix… https://t.co/GP6yCNlqvr
— British Ice Hockey (@BritIceHockey) January 31, 2017
— Cingi29 (@Cingi29) February 1, 2017
The EPIHL has to now look at a restructure, it cannot survive with 7 teams & I can't see anyone jumping to be involved. 2 tier, north/south.
— Ben Thompson (@BenThompson84) January 31, 2017
The rivalry of respect partly defined the Bison's time in the EPIHL. Whatever you thought of the actions, to lose them is bad news. https://t.co/rNXqwfuIWG
— Anthony Russell (@84arussell) January 31, 2017
Sad to see this news. Not good for a British ice hockey. Hope the Phoenix rises again some time in the future https://t.co/lWEHkgOtCV
— Andy Thornton (@andypt44) January 31, 2017
A sad day not only for Phoenix and their amazing fan group but also for British ice hockey ?
— Neil Burrows (@burrown) January 31, 2017
— Gareth Chalmers (@GarethChalmers) January 31, 2017
Hope the Brits from Manchester Phoenix can find other teams today.sad loss to British ice hockey
— Mitchell Gee (@mitchellgee35) January 31, 2017
— Izzy (@isobelmck) January 31, 2017
@manc_phoenix gutted to hear that a club that I hold so close to my heart ❤️ has had to go hope something can be sorted so we can rise again
— ? Aaron Evans ? (@Evo1992) January 31, 2017
@manc_phoenix Absolutely gutted for you. I had all fingers and toes crossed for you. Phoenix,by definition, will rise again x
— Tracy Webster (@TrackerW) January 31, 2017
@manc_phoenix very sad news for the team, supporters, volunteers and ice hockey in general.
— Gary Skeggs (@BerksHammer) January 31, 2017
@manc_phoenix terrible news. Saddened to hear another uk ice hockey team gone.
— Steven Hughes (@stews2u) January 31, 2017
— Behind The Net (@Behind_The_Net) February 1, 2017
Got to love Tagg's quote >> EPIHL: Phoenix cease operations, withdraw from competition https://t.co/PmIz3M3Vj8
— Mark Denholm (@markdenholm) February 1, 2017
— l o t t i e (@LottieHUphoenix) February 1, 2017