STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) -- Just days before the Central Wisconsin Saints hockey team is set to host a playoff game, the team needs a new sheet of ice to play on.
Stevens Point city leaders say the team needs to pay off its debts over ice costs from this season and last season before it can return to K.B. Willett Arena. Stevens Point Journal Media reports the team owes about $11,000.
The Saints owed $23,000 from unpaid ice time last season and was making payments on the balance under its previous owners. After going 22-1-2 during the regular season this year, the team must pay or find a neutral site for its playoff game against the Wisconsin Dells Ducks.
Team leaders say the city got more aggressive in debt collections after the team started looking to move to a new city.