Avalanche and Eagles Announce Affiliation Agreement
WINDSOR, Colo. (July 20, 2016) – The Colorado Eagles announced Wednesday that they've reached a four-year affiliation agreement with the National Hockey League’s Colorado Avalanche. Under the agreement, the Eagles will act as the ECHL affiliate for any player assigned to the league by the Avalanche and the San Antonio Rampage.
“We are thrilled to finalize a partnership with the organization that truly put the sport of hockey on the map in the state of Colorado,” said Eagles president and general manager Chris Stewart. “We feel that this will be a very advantageous partnership for the Eagles, the Avalanche and the fans of this great sport throughout the state of Colorado. We want to be a part of helping the Avalanche capture its third Stanley Cup and we know that the Avs can help us to win our first Kelly Cup.”
Based in Loveland, Colo., the Eagles play in the West Division of the ECHL’s Western Conference and won the division during the 2015-16 season with a 41-27-3-1 record. The team was accepted as an expansion franchise in the ECHL for the 2011-12 season after spending the previous eight seasons in the Central Hockey League. The Eagles have advanced to the playoffs in each of their five seasons in the ECHL. The 2015-16 campaign ended with a 4-2 series defeat in the conference quarterfinals against the Utah Grizzlies.
"We’re excited for this new affiliation with the Eagles, a proven and established organization in Colorado with a geographical proximity that will benefit both the Avalanche and the Rampage,” Avalanche Assistant General Manager Craig Billington said.
Season tickets for 2016-17 are now on sale and start as low as $10 per game. Season ticket holders receive a variety of benefits, including the opportunity to exchange any unused ticket for any regular season home game. The Rampage also have a 22-game package or “Flex Plans” made to fit a variety of schedules. Season tickets can be purchased by calling a Rampage representative at 210-444-5554 or online at sarampage.com.