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ECHL coming to St. John's, will be affiliated with Leafs

Started by CarltonTheBear, March 12, 2018, 09:55:39 AM

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CarltonTheBear

QuoteThe yet-to-be-named St. John's team could officially be introduced as the ECHL's newest franchise as early as today.

With the expected approval from the league's board of governors, St. John's 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 NHL's Colorado Avalanche. The Eagles play out of Loveland, Co., just north of Denver.

St. John's 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. John's 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. John's 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/

seahawk

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

Bullfrog


Zee

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.

herman

Quote from: Zee on June 04, 2018, 09:11:22 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.

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.
#27 #TeamFasstholes

Zee

Quote from: herman on June 04, 2018, 09:19:10 AM
Quote from: Zee on June 04, 2018, 09:11:22 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.

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

hockeyfan1

Quote from: seahawk on June 03, 2018, 09:41:43 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


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


Arn

I mean in the UK Growler is a slang term for vagina, so there's that....
I Saw Jay McClement Score.

Highlander

"In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few"
                                           Sunryn Suzuki

herman

https://twitter.com/NLGrowlers/status/1088501246124834817
https://twitter.com/telyrobinshort/status/1088498600810811392

I haven't really been following the Growlers, but this sucks to see. Clowe has apparently been out indefinitely since November.

Assistant coach John Snowden will take over head coach duties officially, and the Growlers will look for a new assistant.

Clowe's playing career was cut short due to multiple concussions.

Good to see the Leafs organization step up and retain Clowe in a different yet-to-be-specified role.
#27 #TeamFasstholes

Highlander

Its a really sad comment on the fact that these concussions can lead to such problems down the road. I really feel for this guy. It leads on to ask where the long term future of contact sports is going. I can see Football as the first candidate to diminish as more and more people turn their kids to Soccer or less violent sports. I can see it going away in 40-50 years.
Perhaps this is why hockey is moving away from Goon hitting and fighting. Not saying you can't get concussed in hockey,  but in Football the fact remains that every single play there is an immense danger for brain injury (and believe me I have been there).
"In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few"
                                           Sunryn Suzuki

herman

#27 #TeamFasstholes

Zee


Highlander

Quote from: Zee on January 26, 2019, 08:22:11 PM
Quote from: herman on January 26, 2019, 07:47:54 PM
https://twitter.com/scottcwheeler/status/1089319420701356033

Robidas is on the island*!!!!

* they're in Brampton tonight
Damn, I could have gone to Brampton to watch them play
Brampton, why would anyone want to go there??  And I grew up in the 60-70's just north of the place before the growth explosion, even worked at the Bacardi plant in Bramalea in my yute
"In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few"
                                           Sunryn Suzuki