The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have reached a minor league affiliation agreement with the Trenton Titans of the ECHL, according to General Manager Paul Holmgren.
“We are pleased to have the Trenton Titans as our ECHL affiliate and look forward to working closely with them on developing future Flyers in a winning environment,” Holmgren said.
“We are thrilled to be back with the Flyers as their ECHL affiliate,” said Trenton President/CEO Rich Lisk. “Our relationship has always been strong with the Flyers and we look forward to taking that to the next level. I am happy to call Trenton – the Home of Future Philadelphia Flyers.”
This will be the second consecutive year that the Titans will serve as the Flyers’ ECHL affiliate. Under the agreement, players contracted to either the Flyers or the Adirondack Phantoms can be assigned to Trenton, while players contracted to Trenton can be called up by Adirondack. A total of seven players appeared in games for both Adirondack and Trenton last season, including Trenton’s top two scorers, Andy Bombach and Rob Bordson.
This will be the tenth overall season that the Flyers and Trenton have worked together to develop Flyers prospects. The Titans served as the Flyers’ ECHL affiliate from 1999 to 2007 before realigning with the Flyers again last year. The club plays out of Trenton’s Sun National Bank Center, which is operated by Global Spectrum, Comcast-Spectacor’s facility management company.
The Trenton Titans returned in the 2011-12 season after a five year hiatus and boasted a 26.1% increase in attendance over the previous year, the largest of any team in the 20-team ECHL. Preparations for the 2012-13 Trenton Titans Hockey season are well underway. For more information about off-season events or to purchase tickets for the 2012-13 season, call the Titans offices at 609-341-1100 or visit www.trentontitanshockey.com.
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