Central Hockey League

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Hershey Bears - Washington Caps Link Expected

The Washington Post is reporting that the Hershey Bears are expected to announce a new affiliation with the Washington Capitals today.

The move would be the first of several changes involving AHL teams. The Caps will end their affiliation with Portland, Maine; the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim are expected to shift from Cincinnati to Portland; the IceCats of Worcester, Mass., are moving to Peoria, Ill.; and a new team will set up shop in Omaha, Neb., with other franchise relocations rumored.

Still unknown is which team will become the Colorado Avalanche’s new AHL affiliate.  Rumors circulated about the Avs talking to the Central Hockey League’s Colorado Eagles, and possibly trying to get them to jump leagues, but nothing has been mentioned about it lately.

The Eagles are currently going up against the Loredo Bucks in the CHL finals.  The action starts tonight and you can watch it live at

Update: The Bears-Caps affiliation is official.

Posted by David M Singer on Apr 26, 2005 at 02:42 PM