Wednesday, July 09, 2014

New version of Phantoms to play in AHL's East Division

With the relocation of the Phantoms, plus the Flames' moving into Glens Falls to take their place, the American Hockey League has decided to re-shuffle the deck for the 2014-15 season.

The AHL will keep its six-division format from the last few seasons, placing the new Lehigh Valley franchise in the East Division of the Eastern Conference.

The Phantoms are joined by the Binghamton Senators, Hershey Bears, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Norfolk Admirals -- clubs which the Philadelphia version of the farm team called rivals during the latter portion of its 13-year tenure in the Spectrum.

Adirondack, which had been in the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference last season, has shifted into the North Division of the Western Conference along with Hamilton, Rochester, Toronto and Utica.

Bang the link for the full release.

Since taking the ice on Pattison Avenue for the 1996-97 season, the Phantoms have bee placed in the Mid-Atlantic Division (1996-2001), South (2001-03) and East Divisions (2003-09). Once relocated to Glens Falls, the club remained in the East from 2009-11, then participated in the Northeast for the last three campaigns. 

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