Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 2:49:52 PM

Local Sports

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

B-Sens lose divisional rival to AHL realignment

SPRINGFIELD , Mass. … American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews announced that the league’s Board of Governors has approved the following division alignment for the 2014-15 AHL season (National Hockey League affiliates in parentheses):

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
Manchester Monarchs (Los Angeles)
Portland Pirates (Arizona)
Providence Bruins (Boston)
St. John’s IceCaps (Winnipeg)
Worcester Sharks (San Jose)

Northeast Division
Albany Devils (New Jersey)
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (N.Y. Islanders)
Hartford Wolf Pack (N.Y. Rangers)
Springfield Falcons (Columbus)
Syracuse Crunch (Tampa Bay)

East Division
Binghamton Senators (Ottawa)
Hershey Bears (Washington)
Lehigh Valley Phantoms (Philadelphia)
Norfolk Admirals (Anaheim)
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Pittsburgh)

Western Conference
North Division
Adirondack Flames (Calgary)
Hamilton Bulldogs (Montreal)
Rochester Americans (Buffalo)
Toronto Marlies (Toronto)
Utica Comets (Vancouver)

Midwest Division
Chicago Wolves (St. Louis)
Grand Rapids Griffins (Detroit)
Lake Erie Monsters (Colorado)
Milwaukee Admirals (Nashville)
Rockford IceHogs (Chicago)

West Division
Charlotte Checkers (Carolina)
Iowa Wild (Minnesota)
Oklahoma City Barons (Edmonton)
San Antonio Rampage (Florida)
Texas Stars (Dallas)

Changes from last season include:
• Calgary’s affiliate relocating from Abbotsford, B.C., to Glens Falls, N.Y., and playing in the North Division
• Philadelphia’s affiliate relocating from Glens Falls, N.Y. to Allentown, Pa., and playing in the East Division
• Syracuse moving from the East Division to the Northeast Division
• Lake Erie moving from the North Division to the Midwest Division
• Iowa moving from the Midwest Division to the West Division

The format for the 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs has also been approved by the Board of Governors and remains the same as 2014: Eight teams in each conference will qualify for the postseason, with the three division winners earning the top three seeds and the next five best teams in order of regular-season points seeded fourth through eighth. The conference quarterfinals will be best-of-five series; the conference semifinals, conference finals and Calder Cup Finals will be best-of-seven series. Teams will be re-ordered after the first round so that the highest-remaining seed plays the lowest-remaining seed.

The playing schedule for the 2014-15 regular season, which begins Oct. 10, will be announced later this summer.

In operation since 1936, the AHL continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 88 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and for the 13th year in a row, more than 6 million fans attended AHL games across North America in 2013-14.

(Courtesy: Binghamton Senators/AHL)

VIEW VIDEO

View Related Articles: B-Sens or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

News system programming and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


Plays of the Week! VIEW VIDEO
Looking back on the week that was, enjoy your Lourdes Plays of the... more

B-Mets finish season on six game losing streak
RICHMOND, VA – The Richmond Flying Squirrels used a pair of five-run innings to blowout the Binghamton Mets, 12-4, in the regular season finale at The Diamond on Monday afternoon. The Squirrels... more

Late first half goal too much for Bearcats VIEW VIDEO
VESTAL, N.Y. – Mario Vukadinovic scored with just under five minutes left in the first half, leading unbeaten Marist (2-0-0) to a 1-0 win over Binghamton (1-1-0) in a non-conference men’s soccer game... more

Fox 40 Goes to Camp: Family Matters
As summer starts to change to fall, so too the sports season changes.  High School Football is right around the corner and to prep you for another season of 4th & Goal here on Fox 40, we're taking... more

BU Women's Soccer gets first win of the season at home with 5-0 win. VIEW VIDEO
VESTAL, N.Y. - Sophomore midfielder Katie O’Neill scored twice and Binghamton women’s soccer (1-3) erupted for five goals in a 5-0 win over visiting Iona (2-2) Sunday afternoon from the Bearcats... more

B-Mets lose 1-0 against Richmond Flying Squirrels Sunday
RICHMOND, VA - Richmond Flying Squirrels outfielder Elliott Blair broke a scoreless game with a two-out RBI single in the eighth inning and contributed with two sparkling catches in center field to... more

Fox 40 Goes to Camp: Harpursville
As summer starts to change to fall, so too the sports season changes.  High School Football is right around the corner and to prep you for another season of 4th & Goal here on Fox 40, we're taking... more

Click here for more local sports...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .




ADVERTISEMENT

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...