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ECHL coming to St. John's, will be affiliated with Leafs
« on: March 12, 2018, 10:55:39 AM »
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The yet-to-be-named St. Johnís team could officially be introduced as the ECHLís newest franchise as early as today.

With the expected approval from the leagueís board of governors, St. Johnís will be the 28th team in the ECHL next season, coming in as an expansion franchise along with the Maine (Portland) Mariners.

There are currently 27 teams in the ECHL, but the Colorado Eagles will be moving to the American Hockey League next season to become the chief affiliate of the NHLís Colorado Avalanche. The Eagles play out of Loveland, Co., just north of Denver.

St. Johnís and Portland will be the seventh and eighth former AHL cities to join the ECHL, with Manchester, N.H., Glens Falls (Adirondack), N.Y., Worcester, Mass., Norfolk, Va., Cincinnati, Ohio and Indianapolis, Ind.

While it has not yet been determined, St. Johnís will probably be a part of the North Division with the Manchester Monarchs, Adirondack Thunder, Worcester Railers, Reading, Pa., Royals, Wheeling, W.V., Nailers and Brampton, Ont., Beast.

The new St. Johnís will have an affiliation with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs are currently affiliated with the Orlando Solar Bears.

http://www.thetelegram.com/sports/hockey/echl-ready-to-give-official-approval-to-franchise-for-st-johns-192651/

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Re: ECHL coming to St. John's, will be affiliated with Leafs
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2018, 10:41:43 AM »
They have announced their name, logo, and colours. The team will be known as the Newfoundland Growlers. http://www.nlgrowlers.com/

Schedule is out as well, very heavy on Brampton and the New England teams. https://www.echl.com/stats/schedule/89/48/all-months/homeaway?league=1

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Re: ECHL coming to St. John's, will be affiliated with Leafs
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2018, 04:45:28 PM »
That's an f'n fantastic logo.

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Re: ECHL coming to St. John's, will be affiliated with Leafs
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2018, 10:11:22 AM »
Why can't they have a Richmond Hill ECHL team affiliated with the Leafs?  Then I could afford to go to games and see some quasi Leafs prospects play.

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Re: ECHL coming to St. John's, will be affiliated with Leafs
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2018, 10:19:10 AM »
Why can't they have a Richmond Hill ECHL team affiliated with the Leafs?  Then I could afford to go to games and see some quasi Leafs prospects play.

Maybe it's reclaiming all the St. John's fans from the AHL Leafs of a decade ago, and siphoning off more Montreal fans from the Maritimes. The Leafs get a ton of love out East when they fire up their training camps for a couple of days out there.

Ricoh is not too bad to get to from the Hill, and they're more pseudo-Leafs than an ECHL squad would be.

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Re: ECHL coming to St. John's, will be affiliated with Leafs
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2018, 10:25:06 AM »
Why can't they have a Richmond Hill ECHL team affiliated with the Leafs?  Then I could afford to go to games and see some quasi Leafs prospects play.

Maybe it's reclaiming all the St. John's fans from the AHL Leafs of a decade ago, and siphoning off more Montreal fans from the Maritimes. The Leafs get a ton of love out East when they fire up their training camps for a couple of days out there.

Ricoh is not too bad to get to from the Hill, and they're more pseudo-Leafs than an ECHL squad would be.

I'm lazy, I want to drive 10-15 min tops so Richmond Hill it is!  ;D

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Re: ECHL coming to St. John's, will be affiliated with Leafs
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2018, 06:40:46 AM »
They have announced their name, logo, and colours. The team will be known as the Newfoundland Growlers. http://www.nlgrowlers.com/

Schedule is out as well, very heavy on Brampton and the New England teams. https://www.echl.com/stats/schedule/89/48/all-months/homeaway?league=1


I admit I like the advertisement better than the logo or name.   8)

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Re: ECHL coming to St. John's, will be affiliated with Leafs
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2018, 10:20:02 AM »
Leafs make it official:


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Re: ECHL coming to St. John's, will be affiliated with Leafs
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2018, 06:25:03 PM »
I mean in the UK Growler is a slang term for vagina, so there's that....
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Re: ECHL coming to St. John's, will be affiliated with Leafs
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2018, 06:08:04 PM »
I mean in the UK Growler is a slang term for vagina, so there's that....
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Re: ECHL coming to St. John's, will be affiliated with Leafs
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2018, 06:08:04 PM »