JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – The Johnstown Chiefs announced that they have renewed their affiliation agreement with the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League and the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League.
“We take great pride in developing our young prospects,” said Avalanche vice president of hockey operations Craig Billington. “We feel that Johnstown and the ECHL is the right environment for them.”
There were four players under NHL contract to the Avalanche and seven players under AHL contract to Lake Erie who played for the Chiefs in 2007-08.
“We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Chiefs,” added Avalanche Assistant General Manager Greg Sherman. “It was a positive first season in 2007-08 and we are excited for the upcoming campaign.”