With the loss of the Long Beach Ice Dogs to the WCHL and the Michigan K-Wings the IHL’s Board of Govenors sat in Chicago to discuss numerious changes to the league for the 2000-01 IHL season. One of the first things the board looked at was the alignment of the league. Last season the league split the teams into 2 conferences, with the Eastern Confernce consisting of teams with full NHL affiliations, and with the Western Conference with teams with partial affiliations or no affiliations at all. The Conferences basically remain the same with Kansas City and Utah being the only 2 teams in the west with full affilations. This is the alignment of the league for the 2000-01 season.
Grand Rapids Griffins
Orlando Solar Bears
Kansas City Blades
The Admirals were formed in 1970, playing as an independent amateur team. One of the owners at the time, Erwin Merar, owned an appliance dealership and decided to name the hockey team after his top-selling line, which happened to carry the brand name of “Admiral.”
IHL TEAMS PLACE IN IHL HISTORY
Cincinnati Cyclones: Cincinnati was also the home
to the 5 time IHL Turner Cup
Champions the Mohawks from
TODAY IN HOCKEY
July 17,1956 New York Islanders great Bryan Trottier is born.
DID YOU KNOW
Harry “Hap” Holmes is the only goalie to play on 4 different Stanley Cup Champions. Holmes played on 4 different Stanley Cup Champions as a memeber of the 1914 Toronto Blueshirts, 1917 Seattle Metropolitans, 1918 Toronto Arena’s and the 1925 Victoria Cougars.
Chicago Wolves: Announce that Dave Mackey has
announced his retirement.
Grand Rapids Griffins: Name Bruce Cassidy as head