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AHL Announces 2018-19 Alignment


2018-19 AHL Divisional Alignment

The AHL has announced its division alignment for the 2018-19 season, featuring 31 teams across two conferences. 

More information on the division alignment can be found here, but the biggest change to note for next season is the addition of the Colorado Eagles. The Eagles, who announced their move from the ECHL to the AHL last fall, give the AHL 31 active clubs for the 2018-19 season. The Eagles are being slotted into the Western Conference’s Pacific Division.

For next season, the Eastern Conference will feature 16 teams, evenly split between the Atlantic and North divisions. The Western Conference, meanwhile, is slated to play with 15 clubs, including eight in the Central and seven in the Pacific. The full divisional lineup can be found below:


  • Bridgeport Sound Tigers
  • Charlotte Checkers
  • Hartford Wolf Pack
  • Hershey Bears
  • Lehigh Valley Phantoms
  • Providence Bruins
  • Springfield Thunderbirds
  • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins


  • Belleville Senators
  • Binghamton Devils
  • Cleveland Monsters
  • Laval Rocket
  • Rochester Americans
  • Syracuse Crunch
  • Toronto Marlies
  • Utica Comets


  • Chicago Wolves
  • Grand Rapids Griffins
  • Iowa Wild
  • Manitoba Moose
  • Milwaukee Admirals
  • Rockford IceHogs
  • San Antonio Rampage
  • Texas Stars

Pacific Division

  • Bakersfield Condors
  • Colorado Eagles
  • Ontario Reign
  • San Diego Gulls
  • San Jose Barracuda
  • Stockton Heat
  • Tucson Roadrunners

Along with the Eagles, this year’s divisional alignment is affected by a few other moves. The San Antonio Rampage and Texas Stars are changing divisions, as both teams will shift from the Pacific to the Central. Another move involves the Cleveland Monsters, who are joining the Eastern Conference and will play in the North. The Monsters previously played in the Western Conference’s Central Division.

The 2018-19 AHL regular season is scheduled to begin October 5. The full schedule will be announced this summer.

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