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South Carolina Pirates
South Carolina Pirates.jpg
League Professional Inline Hockey Association
Conference Eastern
Division Mason Dixon
Founded 2007
History South Carolina Pirates
2008-2009 (PIHA)
City United States
Colors Black, Maroon, Gray, White
General Manager United States Doug Jones
Captain Canada Marc Genest
Regular Season Titles None
Division Championships 2008
Conference Championships None
Founders Cups None

The South Carolina Pirates were a professional inline hockey based in Little River, South Carolina. They are members of the Mason Dixon of the Eastern Conference of the Professional Inline Hockey Association (PIHA). Part of the 2008 PIHA Expansion, the Pirates won the Southeast Division championship in their inaugural season, making it all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals before losing to the Connecticut Blaze.

2009 Season

In 2009, the Pirates started out 4 - 0 with an undefeated record as they swept the York Typhoon. The Pirates next opponent was the Harrisburg Lunatics, who in return favor, garnered revenge for their brother franchise from the same state (the Typhoon) by sweeping the Pirates in four games.

The franchise announced it was suspending operations January 15th, 2009, after it was discovered that the ownership of SportsZone, LLC had used team funds to pay their business expenses and bills. Without the capital that was taken from ticket sales, sponsorships and player fees, the team had to cease immediate operations.

Several attempts were made to get the ownership of SportsZone LLC, to supply the team with a ledger and accounting of the missing monies from the 2008 - 2009 season, but the ownership group refused to cooperate. The team officially folded the first week of April and the business relationship with SportsZone and its facility which was being foreclosed on by local bank, BB&T, left the Pirates in search of a new home and sponsors.



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