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11-29-2010, 08:28 PM
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While there is nothing on the Nailers website, there is an article in this weekend's NY Times that references the affiliation...

"The Aviators recently became an official rung on the ladder to the N.H.L. The Federal Hockey League is an independent minor league, roughly equivalent to Class A in baseball. The Aviators became an affiliate of the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL"
If the Aviators are getting press in the Times, no matter how few column inches they're getting, that's absolutely a plus for the Federal League. It'd be nice if they had an actual 3-4000 seat arena to play in, instead of just a community ice rink with barely 1000 seats.

If/when the AAHL goes belly-up, if the Federal League can build a strong NY franchise and bring the Troy Bruins in, they might be on to something.

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