Latvian Federation Sports Director Mārtiņš Pagodkins announced today that Metalurgs Liepaja will sit out of any competition during the upcoming season after club funding didn’t materialize.
Metalurgs is a team based in Liepāja, Latvia that recently competed in the Belarus Open League and MHL-B. The club was founded in 1997 and has won six Latvian champion titles. In 2010, the team became an affiliate of Dinamo Riga, allowing the KHL club to call upon up to five players from the lower level pro team.
Just last year, the team competed in the IIHF Continental Cup, winning one game during Group C action after three games.
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