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Amerks exploring affiliation options for ’11-’12

As a three-year affiliation with the Florida Panthers (NHL) comes to an end after this season, the Rochester Americans (AHL) ownership is exploring other affiliation options — as well as the feasibility of going independent. The issue in Rochester: the lack of veteran players to improve the team’s record and presence in the community. The […]

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Ducks sign affiliate deal with ECHL’s Jackals

The Anaheim Ducks are centralizing player development in upper New York State, adding the Elmira Jackals (ECHL) to the lineup after signing the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch to a player-development deal. “We are thrilled to be entering into a formal affiliation agreement with Elmira,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “With ideal proximity to […]

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