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Franchise Changes In The AHL

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Howson announced that the AHL Board of Governors, convening today for its Spring Meeting, has approved the following franchise transactions:

• The AHL franchise owned by the Vancouver Canucks will relocate from Utica, N.Y., to Abbotsford, B.C., to play at the Abbotsford Centre beginning with the 2021-22 AHL season.

• The AHL franchise owned by the New Jersey Devils will relocate from Binghamton, N.Y., to Utica, N.Y., to play at the Adirondack Bank Center beginning with the 2021-22 AHL season.

Division alignment and schedule formats for the 2021-22 season, which will begin October 15, will be announced at a later date

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Kaszycki and his Krew's avatar

If you look at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers twitter account - they are hinting about a big change there too.  Rumor here is that with the parent club shifting to the UBS Arena in the fall - the AHL team will move to Nassau Coliseum.  Further rumor has it that the Ranger$ may relocate to the Bridgeport building - which I have been to and is nice.

I have no facts - but this is a poorly kept secret and the BST twitter feed is fueling it.

Posted by Kaszycki and his Krew on 05/06/21 at 04:01 PM ET

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