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2012-13 conference alignments and timeline[edit]

With the Evansville IceMen and the Fort Wayne Komets announcing their entry into the ECHL yesterday, the IceMen website now lists conference and division alignments for all 23 teams (everyone returning from the 2011-12 ECHL less the Chicago Express, plus the new additions of the San Francisco Bulls, Orlando Solar Bears, Evansville and Fort Wayne), which can be found at http://www.evansvilleicemen.com/3918/2011-12-echl-league-alignment -- it seems to be a premature release of the info before the Board of Governors meeting, so I put the info into the "future teams" section. I did not add it to the current teams section, as it seems to make sense to wait for the BOG meeting for an "official" announcement. I also added all 4 new teams on the timeline, listing 5/17/12 as their starting date; should the starting date for Orlando and San Francisco be 1/11/11 and 9/21/11 respectively, or should we put them all in on 7/1/12 (when everyone else arrives/leaves the timeline), or something else? Tthaas (talk) 12:53, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

That's a good question. I'd personally be inclined to use the July date since that seems to be the de facto start of the season in question. The real question here is when will the league finally throw in the towel on the Columbia Inferno?  Cjmclark (Contact) 01:19, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
We'll have to wait for the BOG meeting to see about Columbia. I'll modify the timeline to use July as the start date. Tthaas (talk) 00:21, 20 May 2012 (UTC)
Well, the new alignment is out and pretty much fell out as expected. As far as Columbia, the ECHL is being typically circumspect. They said nothing about Columbia at all, but did cap the league at 26 teams and expressed a desire to add 3 expansion teams in the west. Not much room for Columbia in that plan, but (as usual) no definite pronouncement.  Cjmclark (Contact) 21:47, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
Given the BoD's lack of word on Columbia, combined with the emphasis on adding 3 Western expansion teams... perhaps it's time to move the Columbia info to the "former teams" section? At this point, I think they've given up the ghost.Tthaas (talk) 14:10, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Since the 2012-13 Slignment is up, should the "League alignment as of conclusion of annual ECHL Board of Governors meeting on August 1, 2011.[13]" line be removed? I'd do it myself, but I didn't know when this summer's BoG meeting took place. --Paploo (talk) 19:39, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

Good point. I changed things over to reflect the 2012 BoG meeting, which ended on June 25. Tthaas (talk) 22:45, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

Toledo Walleye founding date[edit]

I have had to revert edits changing the founding date for the Toledo Walleye in the teams table three times now. From the team's Wikipedia entry: "The Walleye were founded in 1991 as the Toledo Storm and they play their home games at the Huntington Center, which opened in 2009." The table lists the founding year of the franchise in question, which in this case is the Toledo Storm, which was founded in 1991, had a two-year suspension and change of ownership from 2007–09, and resumed play as the Walleye in 2009. If there is any confusion about this, please express it here instead of changing the date again without discussion.  Cjmclark (Contact) 20:24, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

2015-16 Alignment[edit]

The new alignment is now available: http://www.echl.com/alignment-playoff-format-announced-for-2015-16-season-p196093 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 153.2.247.32 (talk) 14:38, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

New Affiliations[edit]

The Manchester Monarchs are no longer affiliated with the Winnipeg Jets: http://www.echl.com/nhl-ahl-affiliations-s12375# — Preceding unsigned comment added by 153.2.246.32 (talk) 13:23, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

League level[edit]

An IP has twice added that the ECHL is a 'AA' league. There is no such designation in hockey. It should be noted that the same IP is adding this 'AA' nonsense to ECHOL team pages as well. Dbrodbeck (talk) 16:12, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

Worcester Railers[edit]

As per the ECHL website, the Worcester team name is Worcester Railers HC. Can this be confirmed?

Better discussed at Talk:Worcester Railers. Yosemiter (talk) 22:43, 3 April 2016 (UTC)