Central Hockey League
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
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.