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==History==
 
==History==
The Thoroughblades were the first professional ice hockey team to play in Lexington, Kentucky. The award winning Logo was created by Wilton, NY based McKinley Griffen Design and Advertising. Initially, attendance was high. During the [[1997–98 AHL season|1997–98 season]], Kentucky averaged 7,741 fans per game, despite a losing record on ice. Attendance decreased in the next three seasons, even with two consecutive division championships. In their final season, attendance averaged only 4,461 fans per game.
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The Thoroughblades were the first professional ice hockey team to play in Lexington, Kentucky. Initially, attendance was high. During the [[1997–98 AHL season|1997–98 season]], Kentucky averaged 7,741 fans per game, despite a losing record on ice. Attendance decreased in the next three seasons, even with two consecutive division championships. In their final season, attendance averaged only 4,461 fans per game.
   
In 2001, the team moved to [[Cleveland, Ohio]], becoming the [[Cleveland Barons (2001-2006)|Cleveland Barons]]. In 2006, the team then moved to [[Worcester, Massachusetts]], becoming the [[Worcester Sharks]].
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In 2001, the team moved to [[Cleveland, Ohio]], becoming the [[Cleveland Barons (2001-2006)|Cleveland Barons]]. In 2006, the team then moved to [[Worcester, Massachusetts]], becoming the [[Worcester Sharks]].
   
 
The void in Lexington was replaced in 2001, by the another minor league hockey team, the [[Lexington Men O' War]], lasting one season in Lexington.
 
The void in Lexington was replaced in 2001, by the another minor league hockey team, the [[Lexington Men O' War]], lasting one season in Lexington.
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