AHL REALIGNS, IOWA WILD LANDS IN MIDWEST DIVISION

Jul 11, 2013

 7.11.13

AHL REALIGNS, IOWA WILD LANDS IN MIDWEST DIVISION

WILD TO BATTLE WITH MILWAUKEE, ROCKFORD, CHICAGO AND GRAND RAPIDS

 

Des Moines, IA -  American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews announced on Thursday that the league’s Board of Governors, convening this week for its Annual Meeting in Hilton Head Island, S.C., has approved the following division alignment for the 2013-14 AHL season (NHL affiliates in parentheses):

 

Western Conference

Midwest Division

Chicago Wolves (STL)

Grand Rapids Griffins (DET)

Iowa Wild (MIN)

Milwaukee Admirals (NSH)

Rockford IceHogs (CHI)

 

North Division

Hamilton Bulldogs (MTL)

Lake Erie Monsters (COL)

Rochester Americans (BUF)

Toronto Marlies (TOR)

Utica Comets (VAN)

 

West Division

Abbotsford Heat (CGY)

Charlotte Checkers (CAR)

Oklahoma City Barons (EDM)

San Antonio Rampage (FLA)

Texas Stars (DAL)

 

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

Manchester Monarchs (LA)

Portland Pirates (PHX)

Providence Bruins (BOS)

St. John’s IceCaps (WPG)

Worcester Sharks (SJ)

 

Northeast Division

Adirondack Phantoms (PHI)

Albany Devils (NJ)

Bridgeport Sound Tigers (NYI)

Hartford Wolf Pack (NYR)

Springfield Falcons (CBJ)

 

East Division

Binghamton Senators (OTT)

Hershey Bears (WSH)

Norfolk Admirals (ANA)

Syracuse Crunch (TB)

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (PIT)

 

Changes from last year’s alignment include Abbotsford moving to the renamed West Division, Iowa being placed in the Midwest Division and Utica being slotted in the North Division.

 

The format for the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs was also approved by the Board of Governors, and remains the same as 2013: Eight teams in each conference will qualify for the postseason, with the three division winners earning the top three seeds and the next five best teams in order of regular-season points seeded fourth through eighth. The conference quarterfinals will be best-of-five series; the conference semifinals, conference finals and Calder Cup Finals will be best-of-seven series. Teams will be re-ordered after the first round so that the highest-remaining seed plays the lowest-remaining seed.

 

The playing schedule for the 2013-14 regular season, which begins Oct. 4, will be announced later this summer.

 

In operation since 1936, the AHL continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 87 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and for the 12th year in a row, more than 6 million fans attended AHL games across North America in 2012-13.

 

The Iowa Wild begins its Inaugural season in October of 2013. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game. For more information on tickets, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com. Opening Night is scheduled for Saturday, October 12th at 7:05 p.m.

 

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