Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Marc Siciliano on 07/28/11 at 04:25 PM ET
A familiar face has become the newest affiliate of the Flyers organization. The Trenton Titans will resume operations in the upcoming ECHL season, taking the place of the Trenton Devils at Sun National Bank Center and the Greenville Road Warriors as the ECHL affiliate of the team.
“The Philadelphia Flyers and the Comcast-Spectacor family of companies are excited to be affiliated with the Trenton Titans,” Comcast-Spectacor president Peter Luukko said. “As our ECHL affiliate, we’re confident that our prospects will be playing in an environment here in Trenton that will help them develop their ultimate potential.”
—quote via Frank Seravalli, Philadelphia Daily News
So what does that mean for any Flyers fans? For starters, fans in the Trenton area will be able to see several Flyers prospects on the ice, and likely for relatively cheap. Here are some of the names that skated for Greenville last season with Flyer ties: Brian Stewart, Andrew Rowe, Nicola Riopel, Stefan Legein, Garrett Klotz, Shane Harper, Cullen Eddy, and Marc-Andre Bourdon. With a slightly deeper prospect pool this season and a potentially crowded blue line, some of the better-known prospects might see time with the Titans at one point or another.
Additionally, Trenton is much closer than the former Greenville affiliate, making it easy for the organization to keep track of the development of their players. All things considered, it was one of the easier moves the organization has had to make all summer.
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