St. John’s finds a new home in the AHL Atlantic Division

The American Hockey League (AHL) has released its new division alignment for the upcoming 2011-12 season. The “yet to be named” team in St. John’s will be playing in the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference battling against Manchester Monarchs, Portland Pirates, Providence Bruins and Worcester Sharks. Rumours are still circulating the team will be called the St. John’s Ice Caps, even though many fans appear to have a certain distaste for the name.

They’ve also updated their NHL Afilliations to reflect the St. John’s team as the Winnipeg Jets affiliate. And since the Manitoba Moose were moved to St. John’s and the affiliation changed away from Vancouver, the Canucks had to find a new team. It looks like the Chicago Wolves will become the Vancouver Canucks official affiliate in the upcoming season.

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