SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The San Diego Gulls announced on Thursday that they have reached an affiliation agreement with the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League.
“It’s an honor for our organization to be associated with one of the premier teams in the NHL,” said Gulls head coach Martin St. Amour. “This is obviously a team committed to winning and will do anything to accomplish that, as their Stanley Cup championships prove. Off the ice the Avalanche are a very-well run organization.”
“The ECHL represents a good place for some of our prospects to develop,” said Avalanche director of player development Craig Billington, “We are confident that the San Diego Gulls organization and hockey staff will provide a positive environment for our young players.”