SAN JOSE – San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson and Sharks Assistant General Manager and Worcester Sharks General Manager Joe Will announced today that the Sharks have entered into an affiliation agreement with the Allen Americans for the 2014-15 season.
“We are very excited to add the Allen Americans as our ECHL affiliate for the upcoming season,” said Will. “Evidenced by winning back-to-back championships in the Central Hockey League, Head Coach and General Manager Steve Martinson and his staff do an excellent job creating a successful environment and developing hockey players.”
“The move to the ECHL has already proven to be very beneficial for the Allen Americans,” Americans’ President Matt Canavan said. “We are looking forward to our relationship with San Jose and Worcester and the excitement this affiliation will bring to the fans in North Dallas.”
“We are very excited to be working with two first class organizations in the San Jose Sharks and Worcester Sharks,” Allen Americans Head Coach and General Manager Steve Martinson added. “Our first assigned player was the CHL 2012-13 most outstanding goaltender and the man who backstopped the Americans to our organizations first championship in Aaron Dell. We take pride in our track record of developing great young players and our affiliation is off to a great start.”