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Greg Poss Accepts Head Coaching Position in Austria

May 26, 2016 - ESTERO, FL - The Florida Everblades announced Thursday that Head Coach Greg Poss has accepted the head coaching position with EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League. Poss, 51, coached the Everblades for six seasons totaling a 247-144-41 record, along with 31 postseason victories, and guided the team to a Kelly Cup Championship in 2012. Poss was also selected as head coach of the ECHL All-Star team in 2015. "I am very happy for Greg's new opportunity," said Everblades President & General Manager Craig Brush.... Full Story

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Nailers and Americans to Decide 2016 Kelly Cup Final

May 25, 2016 - WHEELING, WV- The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, have announced their opponent and schedule for the 2016 Kelly Cup Final. The Nailers will face the Allen Americans in a best-of-seven series, beginning on Saturday night at Allen Event Center. The Nailers and Americans both finished in the middle of the pack in their respective conference playoff structure, as Wheeling was the fifth place team in the Eastern Conference, while Allen ended up in fourth place in the Western Conference. Th... Full Story

K-Wings Strike Deal to Become Tampa Bay Lightning Affiliate

May 25, 2016 - KALAMAZOO, MI- The Kalamazoo Wings have partnered on a one-year deal to become the ECHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) and Syracuse Crunch (AHL), the team announced Wednesday. The Lightning will become the 11th NHL affiliate in the Wings' 43-year history. As the premier ECHL affiliate for the Lightning, both Tampa Bay and Syracuse will be able to assign players who are on NHL or AHL contracts to Kalamazoo. "We can't wait to get to work with Tampa Bay," Wings head coach Nick Bootland said. "They have been a ... Full Story

Nailers Win Eastern Conference Title in Game Seven

May 24, 2016 - NORTH CHARLESTON, SC- For the first time since 1993, Wheeling, West Virginia is going to the ECHL's Championship Series. On Tuesday night, the Wheeling Nailers broke a 2-2 tie with three goals in a span of 4:39 during the early stages of the third period, as they defeated the South Carolina Stingrays, 5-2 in game seven of the Eastern Conference Final. Jarrett Burton netted his third game winning goal of the series, while three other players chipped in with multiple points. For the first time in the series, the first perio... Full Story


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Adirondack Thunder - Glens Falls, New York
Alaska Aces - Anchorage, Alaska
Allen Americans - Allen, Texas
Atlanta Gladiators - Atlanta, Georgia
Brampton Beast - Brampton, Ontario
Cincinnati Cyclones - Cincinnati, Ohio
Colorado Eagles - Loveland, Colorado
Elmira Jackals - Elmira, New York
Evansville IceMen - Evansville, Indiana
Florida Everblades - Fort Myers, Florida
Fort Wayne Komets - Fort Wayne, Indiana
Greenville Swamp Rabbits - Greenville, South Carolina
Idaho Steelheads - Boise, Idaho
Indy Fuel - Indianapolis, Indiana
Kalamazoo Wings - Kalamazoo, Michigan
Manchester Monarchs - Manchester, New Hampshire
Missouri Mavericks - Independence, Missouri
Norfolk Admirals - Norfolk, Virginia
Orlando Solar Bears - Orlando, Florida
Quad City Mallards - Moline, Illinois
Rapid City Rush - Rapid City, South Dakota
Reading Royals - Reading, Pennsylvania
South Carolina Stingrays - North Charleston, South Carolina
Toledo Walleye - Toledo, Ohio
Tulsa Oilers - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Utah Grizzlies - Salt Lake City, Utah
Wheeling Nailers - Wheeling, West Virginia
Wichita Thunder - Wichita, Kansas
Reno Raiders * - Reno, Nevada
Worcester Railers HC * - Worcester, Massachusetts
* (Expansion/Inactive)

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