Well, If You Can’t Win A Three Team Division….

(PR) PRINCETON, N.J. – The Annual ECHL Board of Governors Meeting was held in Henderson, Nev. on Tuesday, June 15, 2010.

The following items were approved by the Board of Governors:

Transfer Of Controlling Interest In Las Vegas Wranglers

The Board of Governors approved the Transfer of Controlling Interest in the Las Vegas Wranglers membership.

The Board approved the transfer from SLVJ, LLC, an entity controlled by Jonathan Fleisig, to Wranglers Hockey, LLC, an entity controlled by Gary Jacobs.

Gwinnett’s Chapman Re-Elected Chairman Of The Board

Steve Chapman, president of the Gwinnett Gladiators, was re-elected to serve a fifth term as Chairman of the Board of Governors. Chapman was voted ECHL Executive of the Year in 2005 and 2006 becoming the first person in league history to win the award twice.

Changes To Conference And Division Names

The Board of Governors approved changes to the names of the conferences and divisions.

Eastern Conference (formerly American Conference)

Atlantic Division (formerly East Division)
Elmira Jackals, Reading Royals and Trenton Devils

North Division
Cincinnati Cyclones, Kalamazoo Wings, Toledo Walleye and Wheeling Nailers

South Division
Florida Everblades, Greenville, Gwinnett Gladiators and South Carolina Stingrays

Western Conference (formerly National Conference)

Mountain Division (formerly West Division)
Alaska Aces, Idaho Steelheads, Utah Grizzlies and Victoria Salmon Kings

Pacific Division
Bakersfield Condors, Las Vegas Wranglers, Ontario Reign and Stockton Thunder

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15 Responses to “Well, If You Can’t Win A Three Team Division….”

  1. Philly Devil Says:

    Kind of like the Rangers only winning the cup three times for decades with the “Original Six?” They hardly won their division as well. So your point is?

  2. thunderbaseball Says:

    Why the f–k does everything have to be about the Rangers? Who the f–k cares? Man. My point is, is that it’s a farce to have a three team division. Just have a five team and a six team division or something like that, whatever. Three teams? Why bother?

  3. chiarams Says:

    Or even a 7 and a 4? Once they announce the playoff format is top 8 in the division with the division winners getting the top seeds, the divisions are essentially irrelevant.

    At least when the T-Devs start the season with their annual fall/early winter swoon, they’ll only have two teams to catch.

    Mike, feel free to prep the Devils excuse generator in advance…

    “It takes time to learn the system…”

    “They’re just rookies….”

    “We may have lost the game on the scoreboard, but I’m happy with the player development…”

  4. LousBallSack Says:

    I’m waiting Philly Devil, it’s been two days. I miss you hanging around.

  5. Langhorne Devil Says:

    So a new team being added in Chicago for 2011/2012 season. So should only be one season of the three team division. Id imagine wheeling will move into join us?

  6. Shtikl Says:

    I think adding Chicago will just bring in a 5-team division. ;) Looking at the map, the 3-team division makes sense, it keeps the travel costs way down, and in this terrible economy that’s likely the difference between having hockey and not. Of course it could kill the season ticket sales in Elmira and Reading…

  7. titans04 Says:

    Sadly the 3 team division fits the diverse schedule perfectly.

  8. Shtikl Says:

    Well, if you get bored and want some variety, you can go to AC for the four games the AHL Devils will be playing there, schedule to be announced before August 15th… Or if you really don’t like the T-Devils’ schedule this year, you can join the thousands of fans who are going to stay away this year and hope the team leaves town, eh?

  9. chiarams Says:

    Thousands of fans? You’re being generous.

    Just waiting for Princeton U. to announce their schedule. That’s a system I can actually get excited about.

  10. TrentonPwnedFlorida Says:

    Why does it seem people are mad at the team because of the division? Why would anyone hope the team leaves Trenton? You guys would rather there be no hockey at all in Trenton?

    Sheesh

    Bunch of cranky rangers fans.

  11. TrentonPwnedFlorida Says:

    ” thunderbaseball Says:

    June 23, 2010 at 12:27 am
    Why the f–k does everything have to be about the Rangers? Who the f–k cares? Man. ”

    Try acting a little more professional. This makes you come off as some whiny fan. If you are going to be a beat writer than try acting like it. You dont have to like the team or the league, but you should be a better example than the rest of the annoying posters here. Franky didnt expect you to be like that =\

  12. patriotsashmore Says:

    I’ll come to your job and drop the same lines about the same irrelevant stuff over and over again and see how that goes for you. Unprofessional? Yeah, it absolutely was. But I don’t bite my tongue. For anyone. Ever. It shows in my coverage, and it’s going to show here.

    Anything that even suggests any sort of bias in my coverage, as that did…that’s an attack on myself professionally. Anyone who doesn’t expect me to defend myself doesn’t know me in the slightest.

  13. chiarams Says:

    I didn’t say the three team division was Trenton’s fault. It’s a function of the continued mismanagement of the ECHL into the ground. At least with Johnstown (sort of) gone, and the honeymoon factor of Greenville, McKenna will be able to say that ECHL attendance “continues to increase”

    And I do hope the Devils leave Trenton – I wish nothing more than continued apathy from the fans – it melds well with the apathy shown by the organization.

    If the Devils left Trenton, I’ll be happy to start digging the grave right now. I don’t think that mindset should shock anyone. If they can restart a franchise somewhere like Greenville, anything’s possible once the SNuB Center goes without an anchor tenant.

  14. trentonsth Says:

    I, for one, don’t want to lose hockey in Trenton. I hate the thought of the hassle, not to mention the expense, of going to lots of NHL games, whether in Philly or Newark. I may be the only one left, but as long as I can go to hockey games in Trenton, I plan to renew my season ticket.

  15. chiarams Says:

    I don’t want there to be no hockey in Trenton. Just not the system that the Devils are currently attempting to sell.

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