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Encyclopedia > ECHL
ECHL
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1988
No. of teams 25
Country/
Countries
Flag of the United States United States
Flag of Canada Canada
Most recent champion(s) Idaho Steelheads
Official website www.echl.com

The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. The ECHL's official website lists the league as "The Premier AA" league of hockey in North America, because most teams serve as feeder teams for American Hockey League teams. Hockey generally does not use letter-designations to define their league's levels, but the ECHL has tried for years to establish such a pecking order, with some success. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... See also: 1987 in sports, other events of 1988, 1989 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bill Elliott CART Racing - Danny Sullivan won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Championship - Ayrton... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Idaho Steelheads are a minor league ice hockey team in Boise, Idaho. ... This article is about people called professionals. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Nassau Street, Princetons main street. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ...

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League History

The league, which combined teams from the defunct Atlantic Coast Hockey League and All-American Hockey League, began play as the East Coast Hockey League in 1988 with 5 teams, the Carolina Thunderbirds (now the Wheeling Nailers), the Erie Panthers (now the Victoria Salmon Kings), the Johnstown Chiefs, the Knoxville Cherokees (the franchise, as the Pee Dee Pride, is currently suspended, to resume play in Conway, South Carolina in 2008-09), and the Virginia Lancers (now the Utah Grizzlies). The Atlantic Coast Hockey League was a minor league hockey organization that operated between 1981 and 1987. ... The All-American Hockey League was a minor league hockey organization formed in 1972 as the Continental Hockey League. ... The Carolina ThunderBirds a Ice Hockey Team Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. Played in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League 1982-87, All-American Hockey League 1987-88 and the East Coast Hockey League 1988-89. ... The Wheeling Nailers are an ECHL ice hockey team based in Wheeling, West Virginia. ... The Victoria Salmon Kings are a professional ice hockey team in the ECHL which began play in the 2004-2005 season. ... The Johnstown Chiefs are a minor league ice hockey team located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, playing in the ECHL. The team was founded in 1988 in the All-American Hockey League, and moved to the East Coast Hockey League (now just ECHL) when that league was formed. ... The Knoxville Cherokees were an East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) team based in Knoxville, Tennessee. ... The Pee Dee Pride was a minor-league hockey organization housed in Florence, South Carolina, where they played from 1997 until 2005. ... Location of Conway in South Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State South Carolina County Horry Mayor Gregory K. Martin Area    - City 34. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Vinton, Virginia was home to the Virginia Lancers of the ECHL from 1988-1990. ... The Utah Grizzlies are an ice hockey team in the ECHL. They play in West Valley City, Utah, USA at the E Center. ...


Since that time, the ECHL has met with a mixture of failures and successes, reaching its largest size in 2003 of 31 teams before being reduced to 28 teams for the 2004 season. In September 2002, the West Coast Hockey League ceased operations, and the ECHL Board of Governors approved membership applications from the Anchorage (now Alaska) Aces, the Bakersfield Condors, the Fresno Falcons, the Idaho Steelheads, the Las Vegas Wranglers, the Long Beach Ice Dogs and the San Diego Gulls as well as from teams in Ontario, California and Reno, Nevada. Alaska, Bakersfield, Fresno, Idaho, Las Vegas, Long Beach and San Diego began play in 2003-04 season as expansion teams. The 2003-04 ECHL Season was the 16th season of the ECHL. This season brought a major change in the ECHL as the ECHL Board of Governors approved membership applications from the Anchorage Aces, the Bakersfield Condors, the Fresno Falcons, the Idaho Steelheads, the Las Vegas Wranglers, the Long Beach... The 2004-05 ECHL Season was the 17th season of the ECHL. This season marked uncharted territory for the ECHL as they established their first Canadian franchise, the Victoria Salmon Kings, ever. ... West Coast Hockey League was a minor league in ice hockey in United States from 1995 to 2003. ... For the Alaska Aces PBA team, see Alaska Aces (PBA). ... The Bakersfield Condors are a minor league ice hockey team based in Bakersfield, California. ... The Fresno Falcons are a minor league hockey affiliate of the San Jose Sharks. ... The Idaho Steelheads are a minor league ice hockey team in Boise, Idaho. ... The Las Vegas Wranglers are a minor league ice hockey team in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... The Long Beach Ice Dogs are an ice hockey team in the ECHL, a AA hockey league that operates in North America. ... WHL San Diego Gulls logo IHL San Diego Gulls logo WCHL/ECHL San Diego Gulls logo The San Diego Gulls were a minor league ice hockey team that played in the Pacific Division of the ECHL, and played its home games at the IPayOne Center (aka San Diego Sports Arena). ... Ontario is a city located in San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... “Reno” redirects here. ... The 2003-04 ECHL Season was the 16th season of the ECHL. This season brought a major change in the ECHL as the ECHL Board of Governors approved membership applications from the Anchorage Aces, the Bakersfield Condors, the Fresno Falcons, the Idaho Steelheads, the Las Vegas Wranglers, the Long Beach...


The teams from the defunct lower-level WCHL, along with Las Vegas, joined as expansion teams for the ECHL’s 16th season in 2003-04. In a change reflective of the nationwide presence of the ECHL, the East Coast Hockey League changed its name to simply ECHL on May 19, 2003. is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The league, because of geographical anomalies, continues to use unbalanced conferences and divisions, which has in the past made for some extremely varied playoff formats. Due to travel costs, the league has attempted to placate owners in keeping those costs down, which has led to the sometimes-odd playoff structures.


Teams

National Conference
Division Team Arena City/Area Affiliate Team(s)
West Alaska Aces Sullivan Arena Anchorage, AK St. Louis Blues, Peoria Rivermen
Idaho Steelheads Qwest Arena Boise, ID Dallas Stars, Iowa Stars
Phoenix RoadRunners US Airways Center Phoenix, AZ San Jose Sharks, Worcester Sharks
Utah Grizzlies E Center West Valley City, UT New York Islanders, Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Victoria Salmon Kings Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre Victoria, BC Vancouver Canucks, Manitoba Moose
Pacific Bakersfield Condors Rabobank Arena Bakersfield, CA
Fresno Falcons Save Mart Center Fresno, CA
Las Vegas Wranglers Orleans Arena Las Vegas, NV Calgary Flames, Quad City Flames
Stockton Thunder Stockton Arena Stockton, CA Edmonton Oilers, Springfield Falcons
American Conference
Division Team Arena City/Area Affiliate Team(s)
North Cincinnati Cyclones US Bank Arena Cincinnati, OH Montreal Canadiens, Hamilton Bulldogs, Nashville Predators, Milwaukee Admirals
Dayton Bombers Nutter Center Dayton, OH
Elmira Jackals First Arena Elmira, NY Columbus Blue Jackets, Syracuse Crunch
Johnstown Chiefs Cambria County War Memorial Arena Johnstown, PA Colorado Avalanche, Lake Erie Monsters;
Boston Bruins, Providence Bruins
Reading Royals Sovereign Center Reading, PA Los Angeles Kings, Manchester Monarchs
Trenton Devils Sovereign Bank Arena Trenton, NJ New Jersey Devils, Lowell Devils
Wheeling Nailers WesBanco Arena Wheeling, WV Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phantoms;
Pittsburgh Penguins, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
South Augusta Lynx James Brown Arena Augusta, GA Anaheim Ducks, Portland Pirates
Charlotte Checkers St. Lawrence Homes Home Ice Charlotte, NC New York Rangers, Hartford Wolf Pack
Columbia Inferno Carolina Coliseum Columbia, SC Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Marlies
Florida Everblades Germain Arena Estero, FL Carolina Hurricanes, Albany River Rats;
Florida Panthers
Gwinnett Gladiators Arena at Gwinnett Center Duluth, GA Atlanta Thrashers, Chicago Wolves
Mississippi Sea Wolves Mississippi Coast Coliseum Biloxi, MS Tampa Bay Lightning, Norfolk Admirals
Pensacola Ice Pilots Pensacola Civic Center Pensacola, FL Chicago Blackhawks, Rockford IceHogs
South Carolina Stingrays North Charleston Coliseum North Charleston, SC Washington Capitals, Hershey Bears
Texas Wildcatters Ford Arena Beaumont, TX Minnesota Wild, Houston Aeros

For the Alaska Aces PBA team, see Alaska Aces (PBA). ... The Sullivan Arena is a 7,800-seat multi-purpose arena in Anchorage, Alaska. ... Nickname: Motto: Big Wild Life Location in the state of Alaska Coordinates: , Borough Municipality of Anchorage Government  - Mayor Mark Begich (D) Area  - Municipality  1,961. ... The St. ... This article discusses the current American Hockey League team. ... The Idaho Steelheads are a minor league ice hockey team in Boise, Idaho. ... Qwest Arena (formerly Bank of America Centre) is multi-purpose arena in Boise, Idaho. ... “Boise” redirects here. ... The Dallas Stars are a professional ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas. ... The Iowa Stars are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Phoenix RoadRunners are an ECHL hockey team that began play in the 2005-2006 season in Phoenix, Arizona. ... US Airways Center (formerly America West Arena) is a sports and entertainment facility located in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California, United States. ... The Worcester Sharks are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Utah Grizzlies are an ice hockey team in the ECHL. They play in West Valley City, Utah, USA at the E Center. ... The E Center is a 10,100-seat multi-purpose arena in West Valley City, Utah, southwest of Salt Lake City. ... West Valley City seal West Valley City is a city in Salt Lake County in the state of Utah. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... The Bridgeport Sound Tigers are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Victoria Salmon Kings are a professional ice hockey team in the ECHL which began play in the 2004-2005 season. ... Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (SOFMC) is located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and is the largest arena in British Columbia outside of Vancouver. ... This article is about the city of Victoria. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Manitoba Moose are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Bakersfield Condors are a minor league ice hockey team based in Bakersfield, California. ... Rabobank Arena Rabobank Arena is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Bakersfield, California, USA. Located downtown at the corner of Truxtun Avenue and N Street, it was built in 1998, and was formerly known as Bakersfield Centennial Garden, that was named by a local resident, Brian Landis. ... Nickname: Location of Bakersfield, California Coordinates: , Country United States State California County Kern County Founded 1869 Government  - Mayor Harvey Hall Area  - City  131 sq mi (339. ... The Fresno Falcons are a minor league hockey affiliate of the San Jose Sharks. ... The Save Mart Center is an 18,000 seat multi-purpose arena in Fresno, California. ... Fresno redirects here. ... The Las Vegas Wranglers are a minor league ice hockey team in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... The Orleans Arena is a 7,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Vegas redirects here. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... The Quad City Flames are an ice hockey team that will begin play in the fall of 2007. ... The Stockton Thunder are a minor league hockey team from Stockton, California in the ECHL that began play in the 2005-06 season. ... Stockton Arena is an indoor arena in Stockton, California. ... Nickname: Motto: Stocktons Great, Take A Look! Location in San Joaquin County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County San Joaquin County Incorporated 1850 Government  - Mayor Edward J. Chavez  - City Manager J. Gordon Palmer, Jr. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The Springfield Falcons are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Cincinnati Cyclones are a professional hockey team based in Cincinnati, Ohio who have played in the ECHL and the International Hockey League. ... U.S. Bank Arena (originally known as the Riverfront Coliseum and later known as The Crown and the Firstar Center) is an indoor arena located in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio near the Ohio River. ... “Cincinnati” redirects here. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The Hamilton Bulldogs are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The Milwaukee Admirals are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Dayton Bombers are entering thier 17 season as an ECHL ice hockey team located in Dayton, Ohio, USA. The team is in the North Division of the ECHLs American Conference and is affiliated with the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL and the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL... The Ervin J. Nutter Center is an entertainment complex located near the Wright State University campus in Fairborn, Ohio. ... : Gem City : Birthplace of Aviation United States Ohio Montgomery 56. ... The Elmira Jackals began play in 2000-2001 and are the Affiliates of the AHLs Syracuse CRUNCH and the NHLs Columbus Blue Jackets. ... First Arena is a 4,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Elmira, New York. ... Location in Chemung County in the state of New York Coordinates: , Country State County Chemung County Government  - Mayor John S. Tonello (D) Area  - City  7. ... The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio, United States. ... The Syracuse Crunch are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Johnstown Chiefs are a minor league ice hockey team located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, playing in the ECHL. The team was founded in 1988 in the All-American Hockey League, and moved to the East Coast Hockey League (now just ECHL) when that league was formed. ... The Cambria County War Memorial Arena is a 3,745-seat multi-purpose arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Location of Pennsylvania within the USA Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Coordinates: , Country State County Cambria Government  - Mayor Tom Trigona Area  - City  6. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ... The Lake Erie Monsters will be an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Providence Bruins are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... For the football club of the same name, see Reading F.C. The Reading Royals is an ECHL ice hockey team located in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. The team in the North Division of the ECHLs National Conference and is affiliated with the Manchester Monarchs and Hershey Bears of the... Sovereign Center is a 7,083-seat multi-purpose arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. ... , Reading (IPA:) is the county seat of Berks County, Pennsylvania and the center of the Greater Reading Area. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Manchester Monarchs are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Trenton Devils are an ECHL team in Trenton, New Jersey. ... The Sovereign Bank Arena is an 8,500 seat capacity arena in Trenton, New Jersey, that is home to the Trenton Titans and host numerous events every year. ... Nickname: Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: , Country State County Mercer Incorporated November 13, 1792 Government  - Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area  - City  8. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... The Lowell Devils are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Wheeling Nailers are an ECHL ice hockey team based in Wheeling, West Virginia. ... The WesBanco Arena (formerly Wheeling Civic Center) is a 5,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Wheeling, West Virginia. ... Nickname: The Friendly City Location in Ohio County in the State of West Virginia Coordinates: Settled 1769 Established 1806 Incorporated 1836  - Mayor Nick Sparachane  - City Manager Robert Herron  - Chief of Police Kevin Gessler, Sr. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Philadelphia Phantoms are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are the American Hockey League affiliate of the NHLs Pittsburgh Penguins. ... The Augusta Lynx are the ECHL team based in Augusta, Georgia. ... The Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center is a multi-purpose complex in Augusta, Georgia. ... Augusta is a city in the state of Georgia in the United States of America. ... The Anaheim Ducks are a professional ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Portland Pirates are the American Hockey League affiliate of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, based in Portland, Maine. ... The Charlotte Checkers are an American ice hockey team in Charlotte, North Carolina, playing in the ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League). ... Charlotte Bobcats Arena (also known locally as The Uptown Arena or, for short, Bobcats) is an entertainment and sports venue located in the Uptown (downtown) area of Charlotte, North Carolina. ... “Charlotte” redirects here. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Hartford Wolf Pack are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Columbia Inferno are an ECHL team based in Columbia, South Carolina. ... The Carolina Coliseum is a 6,231-seat multi-purpose arena in Columbia, South Carolina. ... For other uses, see Columbia (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The Toronto Marlies are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Florida Everblades are an ECHL ice hockey team playing in the Southeast Division. ... Germain Arena is a 7,128-seat multi-purpose arena in Estero, Florida. ... Estero is a census-designated place located in Lee County, Florida, United States. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... The Albany River Rats are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Florida Panthers are a professional ice hockey team based in the Ft. ... The Gwinnett Gladiators are a minor league ice hockey team playing at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia. ... The Arena at Gwinnett Center is an indoor arena located in the Atlanta suburb of Duluth, Georgia. ... A picture from the annual Duluth Fall Festival Duluth is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, and a suburb of Atlanta located in the Metro Atlanta area. ... The Atlanta Thrashers are a professional ice hockey team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Chicago Wolves are a professional hockey team playing in the American Hockey League. ... The Mississippi Sea Wolves are a minor league hockey team based in Biloxi, Mississippi and playing in the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. ... The Mississippi Coast Coliseum is a 9,150-seat multi-purpose arena in Biloxi, Mississippi. ... Biloxi redirects here. ... The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida. ... The Norfolk Admirals are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The Pensacola Ice Pilots are a minor league ice hockey team located in Pensacola, Florida. ... The Pensacola Civic Center is a municipal arena located in Pensacola, Florida. ... Nickname: Location in Escambia County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Escambia Government  - Mayor John Fogg Area  - City 39. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Rockford IceHogs are a professional ice hockey team in Rockford, Illinois USA. They are a member of the United Hockey League. ... The South Carolina Stingrays are an ECHL team based in North Charleston, South Carolina, a suburb of the metropolitan area of Charleston, South Carolina and have become one of the longest established teams in the ECHL. Since 2004, the team has been affiliated with the Washington Capitals of the National... The North Charleston Coliseum is a 12,405-seat multi-purpose arena in North Charleston, South Carolina, part of the North Charlston Coliseum, Performing Arts Center, and Convention Center complex built in 1993 (the Performing Arts Center and Convention Center opened in 1999) located on the access road to Charleston... North Charleston is a city located in South Carolina. ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Hershey Bears are a professional ice hockey team playing in the American Hockey League. ... The Texas Wildcatters are the East Coast Hockey League team based in Beaumont, Texas. ... The Ford Arena is a 7,736-seat multi-purpose arena in Beaumont, Texas. ... Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Counties Settled 1835 Incorporation 1838 Gentilic Beaumonter Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Becky Ames  - City Manager Kyle Hayes  - Mayor Pro - Tem Nancy Beaulieu Area  - City 222. ... The Minnesota Wild are a professional ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... This article is about the American Hockey League team. ...

Future Teams

Two teams under suspension are planned to return in 2008 and 2009, respectively, as new arenas in their respective areas are slated to open.

[1] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... YRT2 Arena (also known as Coastal Arena or Coastal Sports and Entertainment Arena) will be a 7,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Conway, South Carolina. ... Image:Coastal Carolina Univerisity. ... Location of Conway in South Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State South Carolina County Horry Mayor Gregory K. Martin Area    - City 34. ...

  • Toledo, Ohio, area franchise previously known as the Toledo Storm (which had played from 1991-2007), 2009-10; The Toledo Sports Arena is being demolished, and a new arena on the site is expected to be completed in time for the start of the 2009 season. A new nickname is expected from the owners. [2]

Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio Coordinates: , Country United States State Ohio County Lucas Founded 1833 Government  - Mayor Carty Finkbeiner (D) Area  - City 84. ... The Toledo Storm was an ECHL ice hockey team located in Toledo, Ohio, USA. The team is in the North Division of the ECHLs American Conference and is affiliated with the Grand Rapids Griffins and Norfolk Admirals of the AHL and the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks of... The Toledo Sports Arena is a 5,230-seat multi-purpose arena in Toledo, Ohio. ... Toledo Downtown Arena is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Toledo, Ohio currently under construction. ...

Defunct and relocated teams

Teams that no longer play within the ECHL are listed below. Many of the former teams which had not moved are considered to have suspended operations and the franchises placed for sale, but in reality are and were simply financial failures, similar to defunct teams in all other minor league sports histories.


While the ECHL stated in recent years they would not grant voluntary suspensions of franchises for more than one year, both the Toldeo Storm and Mississippi Sea Wolves have had two-year suspensions -- the Sea Wolves because of Hurricane Katrina and the Storm in order to demolish their present arena and construct a new arena on the site. The new owners of the Toledo franchise, the businessmen who own the area AAA-baseball team the Toledo Mud Hens, have stated they will choose a new name for the team but none has been picked yet. This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ...

Arkansas RiverBlades logo The Arkansas RiverBlades was a short_lived minor-league ice hockey team located in Little Rock, Arkansas. ... The Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies is a minor-league ice hockey team in Atlantic City, New Jersey that is now defunct, they have been sold and will be located to Stockton California. ... The Baton Rouge Kingfish were a professional ice hockey team in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. ... The Birmingham Bulls were a hockey team based out of Birmingham, Alabama that played in the World Hockey Association. ... The Chesapeake Icebreakers were an ECHL team from 1997-1999. ... The Columbus Chill was an ECHL ice hockey team located in Columbus, Ohio . ... The Columbus Cottonmouths are a professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Georgia. ... The Gulf Coast Swords are an expansion team of the ECHL set to begin play for the 2006-2007 season. ... The Victoria Salmon Kings are a professional ice hockey team in the ECHL which began play in the 2004-2005 season. ... The Greensboro Generals were an ECHL team that played from 1999-2004. ... The Greensboro Monarchs played in the ECHL from 1989-1995. ... The Greensboro Monarchs played in the ECHL from 1989-1995. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Greenville Grrrowl are an ECHL hockey team located in Greenville, South Carolina. ... The Hampton Roads Admirals were an ice hockey team in the East Coast Hockey League, playing their home games at the Norfolk Scope in Norfolk, Virginia. ... The Texas Wildcatters are the East Coast Hockey League team based in Beaumont, Texas. ... The Texas Wildcatters are the East Coast Hockey League team based in Beaumont, Texas. ... The Huntsville Blast competed for one season in the ECHL: 1993-1994. ... The Jackson Bandits competed in the ECHL from 1999-2003. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Pee Dee Pride was a minor-league hockey organization housed in Florence, South Carolina, where they played from 1997 until 2005. ... The Lexington Men O War were an ECHL hockey team that played at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky from 2002-2003. ... The Long Beach Ice Dogs are an ice hockey team in the ECHL, a AA hockey league that operates in North America. ... The Louisiana IceGators were an ECHL team based in Lafayette, Louisiana from 1995 until the end of the 2005 season. ... The Louisville River Frogs played in the ECHL from 1995-1998. ... Macon Whoopee logo from late CHL and ECHL eras, featuring a bird and a bee. ... The Miami Matadors were a hockey team in the ECHL. The franchise began as the Louisville River Frogs in 1995, moving to Miami in 1998. ... The Gwinnett Gladiators are a minor league ice hockey team playing at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia. ... The Pensacola Ice Pilots are a minor league ice hockey team located in Pensacola, Florida. ... The New Orleans Brass was a hockey team in the ECHL from 1997-2002. ... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The Pee Dee Pride was a minor-league hockey organization housed in Florence, South Carolina, where they played from 1997 until 2005. ... The Myrtle Beach Thunderboltz are an ECHL expansion team set to begin play for the 2006-07 season. ... The history of this franchise dates back to 1982, when they were the Peoria Prancers of the International Hockey League. ... This article discusses the current American Hockey League team. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Raleigh Icecaps were a minor-league hockey team from 1991 to 1998, as members of the East Coast Hockey League. ... The Richmond Renegades were an ECHL ice hockey team in Richmond, Virginia that played from 1990-2003. ... The United Hockey League is a professional AA-level minor league in ice hockey in the United States. ... The Richmond RiverDogs were a professional minor league ice hockey franchise based in Richmond, Virginia. ... The Richmond Renegades are a SPHL ice hockey team in Richmond, Virginia. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Roanoke Express were a team in the ECHL from 1993 until 2004. ... WHL San Diego Gulls logo IHL San Diego Gulls logo WCHL/ECHL San Diego Gulls logo The San Diego Gulls were a minor league ice hockey team that played in the Pacific Division of the ECHL, and played its home games at the IPayOne Center (aka San Diego Sports Arena). ... The Tallahassee Tiger Sharks played in the ECHL from 1994-2001. ... Macon is a city located in central Georgia, USA. It is among the largest metropolitan areas in Georgia, and the county seat of Bibb County, It lies near the geographic center of Georgia, approximately 75 miles (129 km) south of Atlanta, hence the citys nickname as the Heart of... Vinton, Virginia was home to the Virginia Lancers of the ECHL from 1988-1990. ... The Carolina ThunderBirds a Ice Hockey Team Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. Played in the Atlantic Coast Hockey League 1982-87, All-American Hockey League 1987-88 and the East Coast Hockey League 1988-89. ...

See also

The Kelly Cup goes to play-off champion of the East Coast Hockey League. ... See Also ECHL List of ECHL seasons Category: ... This is a list of ECHL seasons since inception of the league: 1988-89 | 1989-90 | 1990-91 | 1991-92 | 1992-93 | 1993-94 | 1994-95 | 1995-96 | 1996-97 | 1997-98 | 1998-99 | 1999-00 | 2000-01 | 2001-02 | 2002-03 | 2003-04 | 2004-05 | 2005-06 | 2006-07... This article contains a list of developmental and minor sports leagues: two concepts which are largely restricted to North American sports. ... This is a list of ice hockey leagues, both professional and amateur, from around the world; parentheses denote year of establishment and, where applicable, year of disestablishment. ... The table below lists domestic sports leagues from around the world by total attendances for the last completed season. ...

External links

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For the Alaska Aces PBA team, see Alaska Aces (PBA). ... The Augusta Lynx are the ECHL team based in Augusta, Georgia. ... The Bakersfield Condors are a minor league ice hockey team based in Bakersfield, California. ... The Charlotte Checkers are an American ice hockey team in Charlotte, North Carolina, playing in the ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League). ... The Cincinnati Cyclones are a professional hockey team based in Cincinnati, Ohio who have played in the ECHL and the International Hockey League. ... The Columbia Inferno are an ECHL team based in Columbia, South Carolina. ... The Dayton Bombers are entering thier 17 season as an ECHL ice hockey team located in Dayton, Ohio, USA. The team is in the North Division of the ECHLs American Conference and is affiliated with the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL and the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL... The Elmira Jackals began play in 2000-2001 and are the Affiliates of the AHLs Syracuse CRUNCH and the NHLs Columbus Blue Jackets. ... The Florida Everblades are an ECHL ice hockey team playing in the Southeast Division. ... The Fresno Falcons are a minor league hockey affiliate of the San Jose Sharks. ... The Gwinnett Gladiators are a minor league ice hockey team playing at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia. ... The Idaho Steelheads are a minor league ice hockey team in Boise, Idaho. ... The Johnstown Chiefs are a minor league ice hockey team located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, playing in the ECHL. The team was founded in 1988 in the All-American Hockey League, and moved to the East Coast Hockey League (now just ECHL) when that league was formed. ... The Las Vegas Wranglers are a minor league ice hockey team in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... The Mississippi Sea Wolves are a minor league hockey team based in Biloxi, Mississippi and playing in the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. ... The Pensacola Ice Pilots are a minor league ice hockey team located in Pensacola, Florida. ... The Phoenix RoadRunners are an ECHL hockey team that began play in the 2005-2006 season in Phoenix, Arizona. ... For the football club of the same name, see Reading F.C. The Reading Royals is an ECHL ice hockey team located in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. The team in the North Division of the ECHLs National Conference and is affiliated with the Manchester Monarchs and Hershey Bears of the... The South Carolina Stingrays are an ECHL team based in North Charleston, South Carolina, a suburb of the metropolitan area of Charleston, South Carolina and have become one of the longest established teams in the ECHL. Since 2004, the team has been affiliated with the Washington Capitals of the National... The Stockton Thunder are a minor league hockey team from Stockton, California in the ECHL that began play in the 2005-06 season. ... The Texas Wildcatters are the East Coast Hockey League team based in Beaumont, Texas. ... The Trenton Devils are an ECHL team in Trenton, New Jersey. ... The Utah Grizzlies are an ice hockey team in the ECHL. They play in West Valley City, Utah, USA at the E Center. ... The Victoria Salmon Kings are a professional ice hockey team in the ECHL which began play in the 2004-2005 season. ... The Wheeling Nailers are an ECHL ice hockey team based in Wheeling, West Virginia. ... The Kelly Cup goes to play-off champion of the East Coast Hockey League. ... This is a list of ECHL seasons since inception of the league: 1988-89 | 1989-90 | 1990-91 | 1991-92 | 1992-93 | 1993-94 | 1994-95 | 1995-96 | 1996-97 | 1997-98 | 1998-99 | 1999-00 | 2000-01 | 2001-02 | 2002-03 | 2003-04 | 2004-05 | 2005-06 | 2006-07... NHL redirects here. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... This article is about the current CHL; for earlier leagues also called the Central Hockey League, see Central Hockey League (disambiguation) The Central Hockey League (CHL) is a mid-level professional hockey league, owned by Global Entertainment Corporation. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) is a professional ice hockey league with teams in the United States. ... The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) is a professional ice hockey league with teams located in the southeastern United States. ... The Mid-Atlantic Hockey League (MAHL) is an A level Minor Profession ice hockey league in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Eastern United States. ... The World Cup of Hockey is the successor to the Canada Cup ice hockey tournament. ... The Arena at Gwinnett Center is an indoor arena located in the Atlanta suburb of Duluth, Georgia. ... The Cambria County War Memorial Arena is a 3,745-seat multi-purpose arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. ... The Carolina Coliseum is a 6,231-seat multi-purpose arena in Columbia, South Carolina. ... Charlotte Bobcats Arena (also known locally as The Uptown Arena or, for short, Bobcats) is an entertainment and sports venue located in the Uptown (downtown) area of Charlotte, North Carolina. ... First Arena is a 4,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Elmira, New York. ... The Ford Arena is a 7,736-seat multi-purpose arena in Beaumont, Texas, USA. It is home to the Beaumont Drillers arena football team and Texas Wildcatters ice hockey team. ... Germain Arena is a 7,128-seat multi-purpose arena in Estero, Florida. ... The Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center is a multi-purpose complex in Augusta, Georgia. ... The Mississippi Coast Coliseum is a 9,150-seat multi-purpose arena in Biloxi, Mississippi. ... The North Charleston Coliseum is a 12,405-seat multi-purpose arena in North Charleston, South Carolina, part of the North Charlston Coliseum, Performing Arts Center, and Convention Center complex built in 1993 (the Performing Arts Center and Convention Center opened in 1999) located on the access road to Charleston... The Ervin J. Nutter Center is an entertainment complex located near the Wright State University campus in Fairborn, Ohio. ... The Pensacola Civic Center is a municipal arena located in Pensacola, Florida. ... The Sovereign Bank Arena is an 8,500 seat capacity arena in Trenton, New Jersey, that is home to the Trenton Titans and host numerous events every year. ... Sovereign Center is a 7,083-seat multi-purpose arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. ... U.S. Bank Arena (known originally as the Riverfront Coliseum, and known later as The Crown and the Firstar Center), is an indoor arena located in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio near the Ohio River next to the Great American Ball Park. ... The WesBanco Arena (formerly Wheeling Civic Center) is a 5,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Wheeling, West Virginia. ... The E Center is a 10,100-seat multi-purpose arena in West Valley City, Utah, southwest of Salt Lake City. ... The Orleans Arena is a 7,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Qwest Arena (formerly Bank of America Centre) is multi-purpose arena in Boise, Idaho. ... Rabobank Arena Rabobank Arena is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Bakersfield, California, USA. Located downtown at the corner of Truxtun Avenue and N Street, it was built in 1998, and was formerly known as Bakersfield Centennial Garden, that was named by a local resident, Brian Landis. ... The Save Mart Center is an 18,000 seat multi-purpose arena in Fresno, California. ... Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (SOFMC) is located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and is the largest arena in British Columbia outside of Vancouver. ... Stockton Arena is an indoor arena in Stockton, California. ... The Sullivan Arena is a 7,800-seat multi-purpose arena in Anchorage, Alaska. ... US Airways Center (formerly America West Arena) is a sports and entertainment facility located in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... NHL redirects here. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... This article is about the current CHL; for earlier leagues also called the Central Hockey League, see Central Hockey League (disambiguation) The Central Hockey League (CHL) is a mid-level professional hockey league, owned by Global Entertainment Corporation. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) is a professional ice hockey league with teams in the United States. ... The Mid-Atlantic Hockey League (MAHL) is an A level Minor Profession ice hockey league in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Eastern United States. ... The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) is a professional ice hockey league with teams located in the southeastern United States. ... The Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey (LNAH) was founded in 2004 and is a low-level professional league based in the Canadian province of Quebec. ... The North Eastern Hockey League is a minor hockey league. ...

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ECHL Vice President of Hockey Operations Rod Pasma traveled to the National Hockey League office in Toronto to develop the video, which is narrated by NHL Senior VP & Director of Officiating Stephen Walkom, for a new standard of officiating under the one-man referee system.
ECHL coaches watched the video at their annual meeting, and each coach received copies of the video with instructions to show and review it with their players during training camp.
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The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League.
All of the teams, except for the Greensboro Generals and the Roanoke Express, which were terminated by the ECHL, and the teams which have relocated, are considered to have suspended operations and the franchises placed for sale.
Also excepted are the Mississippi Sea Wolves and Texas Wildcatters, which were suspended by request from team ownership and the ECHL because of the impact of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita.
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