Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Flyers get new AHL affiliate

by Bob Herpen
The Phanatic Magazine

The American Hockey League announced on Tuesday that three new cities will welcome franchises to the league in 2009-2010.

The league Board of Governors approved Glens Falls, New York, Austin, Texas
and Abbotsford, British Columbia to receive affiliates for current National
Hockey League teams.

Glens Falls returns to the AHL fold after a 10-year absence, as the town will host
the new farm club of the Philadelphia Flyers, which had been located in
Philadelphia since 1996-97.

Previously, the town had played host to the Detroit Red Wings' top minor-league club from 1971-72 until 1998-99.

There is still no word on whether the Phantoms name will be retained with the change in location.

The Flyers have previously placed AHL teams in Quebec City, Richmond, Virginia, Portland, Maine and Hershey.


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