The league took control of the team when previous owner Hank Kassigkeit threatened to fold the team in February. The league had been looking for a buyer since that time.
“At this time, IHL ownership believes it is in the best interests of the league to cease operations of the Lumberjacks franchise,” IHL president Douglas Moss said in a release.
It’s the first time the Aeros franchise has been affiliated with an NHL team.
On November 29, 1997 A IHL-record crowd of 20,804 pack The Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit to see the Grand Rapids Griffins spoil the evening with a 4-1 win over the Detroit Vipers.
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Last year the IHL lead all minor leagues in attendance for the 11th straight year.
the Baby Pens) fell two victories shy of the league championship and the
Calder Cup trophy this Spring. However, along the way several Pittsburgh
Penguin prospects demonstrated enormous potential and will no doubt
challenge NHL veterans for starting jobs at training camp for the
appropriate), I will list the Penguins current crop of candidates and on
what roster they can be expected to appear next season.
and have either demonstrated success in the pros or have attributes that
fill the parent team’s current weaknesses.
C Milan Kraft 6'3" 200lbs. Showed brilliant scoring touch in AHL. AHL 40gp 21g 23a 44p NHL 42gp 7g 7a 14p AHL 14gp 12g 7a 19p NHL 8gp 0g 0a 0p C Toby Peterson 5'10" 193lbs. Very effective when called up to the big club. AHL 73gp 26g 41a 67p NHL 12gp 2g 6a 8p AHL 21gp 7g 6a 13p NHL 0gp L Greg Crozier 6'0" 185lbs. Has power forward potential. AHL 77gp 24g 36a 60p NHL 1gp 0g 0a 0p AHL 21gp 6g 5a 11p NHL 0gp R Billy Tibbetts 6'2" 215lbs. Gritty and not bad around the net. AHL 38gp 14g 24a 38p 185pim NHL 29gp 1g 2a 3p 131pim AHL 12gp 4g 6a 10p 55pim NHL 0gp G Rich Parent 6'3" 215lbs. Was huge factor in AHL championship. AHL 35gp 17w 12l Read more»