After years of speculation, the American Hockey League is finally moving westward. At a press conference today in San Jose, the league and several team officials announced the relocation of five East Coast franchises to California, creating the long-awaited Pacific Division. The ECHL will also receive a bit of a shake up, with some California teams moving east to start playing in the soon-to-be former AHL markets.
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Okay, so recently I went on a trip to the south where the weather is always warm and ice rinks are a mythical creature. Fine, not really seeing as Florida, one of the places that I stopped, has two NHL teams plus a bunchaother teams. But in all honesty, hockey isn't very big the further south you head. And that's why I packed a bunch of hockey tee shirts and paraded myself around waiting to see what people would say.
Mind you, I was on a cruise ship, that left from NYC, so you would assume this would be skewed, that I would run in to crazy amounts of Atlantic and Northeastern Division fans, but no I didn't. So disappointed hockey fans!