As we suspected, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms will join a new division for the 2015-2016 AHL season, due to realignment with several teams having moved westward. The big surprise is that Binghamton is no longer in our division. I’m sure we’ll be playing them plenty of times, but it seems like the powers that be in the AHL wanted the New York teams together in the same division: Binghamton, Syracuse, Rochester, Utica, and Albany–to go with the two Eastern Conference Canadian teams, St John’s and Toronto.
The Phantoms probably won’t have to travel to St. Johns any more, but the hike to Portland is long enough. I imagine they’ll still see a couple with Bimmington and perhaps a cross-conference match or two.
The divisions are below, see you at the arena,
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