Vancouver Canucks and Victoria Salmon Kings Extend ECHL Affiliate Agreement
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks Senior-Vice President and General Manager Dave Nonis announced today that the Canucks have agreed to extend their East Coast Hockey League affiliate deal with the Victoria Salmon Kings.
"We are pleased to announce this extension with the Salmon Kings," said Steve Tambellini, Vancouver Canucks Vice-President and Assistant General Manager. "This partnership provides a strong local connection between the Canucks and the Salmon Kings and reinforces our commitment to further develop and support hockey in British Columbia. The relationships that we have 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 2003-04, a league that consists of 27 teams. Victoria plays within the West Division of the ECHL's National Conference made up of four teams including the Alaska Aces, Idaho Steelheads and Phoenix RoadRunners. The Canucks and Salmon Kings originally announced their partnership on July 18th of last year.