Vancouver Canucks and Victoria Salmon Kings Renew ECHL Affiliate Agreement
/ Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have renewed their affiliation agreement with the Victoria Salmon Kings of the East Coast Hockey League.
“We have enjoyed a great relationship with Victoria over the past two seasons and are pleased announce our renewed affiliation with the Salmon Kings,” said Steve Tambellini, Vancouver Canucks Vice-President and Assistant General Manager. “The strong local connection between the Canucks and the Salmon Kings reinforces our commitment to further develop and support hockey in British Columbia. Our relationship with both the Salmon Kings and the Manitoba Moose greatly benefit the growth of our players.”
The Victoria Salmon Kings franchise was established in 2004 after being relocated from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Salmon Kings were one of nine ECHL expansion teams in 2004-05, a league that consists of 23 teams. Victoria plays within the West Division of the ECHL’s National Conference made up of five teams including the Alaska Aces, Idaho Steelheads, Phoenix RoadRunners and Utah Grizzlies. The Canucks and Salmon Kings originally announced their partnership on July 18, 2006.