Hope For Fresno's Hockey Team

Fresno's franchise in the North American Hockey League faces an uncertain future.

With the Gateway Ice Center set to close, the team will lose its practice facility.{} Unless another arrangement is made, Fresno may lose its team.

But Monsters spokesmen are optimistic something can be worked out, although a May 1st deadline is rapidly approaching.

On the ice Thursday night, the Monsters lost to the Wenatchee Wild, 4-2.

The opening round playoff series, tied at two wins apiece, moves back to Wenatchee for the fifth and final game on Sunday.