What if the Marseille Spartans, 11th in D1 (the French Second Division), played in the Magnus League next season? According Provencethe Marseille club has been asked in writing by the French Ice Hockey Federation to replace Mulhouse in the elite. Placed in compulsory liquidationthe Alsatian club will evolve in D3, the lowest national level.
Despite their clification, the Marseillais are the only ones, with Nantes, to have filed an administrative and financial file with the National Commission for Monitoring and Management Control (CNSCG) with a view to a possible climb. Nevertheless, the president of the Spartans Éric Lagache does not want to rush.
“We have heard the appeal of the Federation but we have asked for a delay to refine our decisionhe announced to the southern newspaper. The transition from Division 1 to the Magnus League does not happen with the snap of a finger. » Created in 2012, the club should indeed double its budget (which amounted to €800,000 in 2021), according to his boss, to satisfy the demands of the Magnus League.