Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Morris Defends Scholes after Sale of Phoenix Shares ; Ice Hockey Sheldan Keay

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Morris Defends Scholes after Sale of Phoenix Shares ; Ice Hockey Sheldan Keay

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MANCHESTER Phoenix owner Neil Morris has defended Red Hockey CEO Wayne Scholes in the wake of his decision to sell his shares back to the club.

Phoenix are now in financial trouble and have set up a supporters trust to try and raise funds for the club, but Morris has stressed his gratitude to Scholes.

"I wanted to say how grateful we are to Wayne Scholes and Red Hockey for everything they have done," he said.

"If Wayne had not stepped in last season and bought shares in the club, there would probably not be a Phoenix any more.

"Being involved in British Ice Hockey is one of the most difficult things I've ever done in my life.

"Wayne has tried hard to help us here in Manchester while under very difficult commercial confinements.

"Wayne is a visionary with some fantastic ideas, he would not have got where he is if he were not. …

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