Marquette has a new hockey team

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - It's out with the old and in with the new when it comes to Marquette teams in the Great Lakes Hockey League.

The Marquette Iron Rangers ran into debt with the city and folded. The new team has different ownership, and it was introduced at a press conference Tuesday afternoon at Lakeview Arena.

The Marquette Mutineers already have a schedule in place and they will be able to start the season on time. This team will be a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

The former Marquette Iron Rangers lasted just one season and ran into financial and legal trouble, owing the city of Marquette about $18,000 as of late June.

With the Marquette Royales not playing this season in the United States Premier Hockey League, the Mutineers wanted to get going and do a few things like the Iron Rangers, but change others.