Expected at City Council Meeting, Former Icemen Owner a No Show

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The future of Evansville hockey is discussed Monday in front of City Council, but not before revisiting its rocky past.

Former Evansville Icemen owner Ron Geary was expected by some to be at the meeting, but all anyone saw was empty chairs.

Council president Missy Mosby said Monday afternoon a representative for Geary called her last week, wanting to be added to the agenda. It was too late for that, but the invitation to talk was still open.

Had Geary appeared, it may have been his first public comments since leaving the River City last year, flirting with an opportunity in Owensboro before ultimately moving his franchise to Jacksonville, Fla.

“Didn’t go into details because we couldn’t put him on the agenda because I can’t change these policies,” Mosby says.

City council has rules they must follow. Anyone wanting to be on the agenda needs to submit a request by Wednesday the week prior. But Mosby says anyone is welcome to come and speak under miscellaneous business and have 3 minutes.

Mosby says she never spoke directly to Geary, only a representative. She says the spokesperson never confirmed he would be at Monday’s meeting, but the podium was open.

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