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AHL to make ‘major announcement’ tomorrow; will be about new California division


Tomorrow in San Jose, the AHL will be making “a major announcement related to the 2015-16 season.”

Scheduled to attend the press conference at SAP Center are representatives from the San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Calgary Flames, and Edmonton Oilers,

Oh gee, what could this be about?

Yeah, it’s obviously about the AHL’s new western division, which is expected to feature NHL affiliates in the California cities of San Jose (Sharks), San Diego (Ducks), Ontario (Kings), Stockton (Flames), and Bakersfield (Oilers).

The press conference will be streamed live on starting at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Full list of expected attendees:

David Andrews, President and Chief Executive Officer – American Hockey League
Bill Daly, Deputy Commissioner – National Hockey League
Michael Schulman, Chief Executive Officer – Anaheim Ducks
Bob Murray, Executive Vice President and General Manager – Anaheim Ducks
Brad Treliving, General Manager – Calgary Flames
Kevin Lowe, Vice Chair, Oilers Entertainment Group – Edmonton Oilers
Luc Robitaille, President, Business Operations – Los Angeles Kings
John Tortora, Chief Operating Officer – San Jose Sharks
Doug Wilson, General Manager – San Jose Sharks