Grew up hating the Erie Panthers and the Winston-Salem/Carolina/Wheeling T-birds.
Years after the Chiefs folded, the former T-birds franchise (renamed the Wheeling Nailers in 1996 after a lawsuit with the Seattle Thunderbirds) ended up doing a split schedule in the Chiefs' former arena for two seasons.
Rooted for the Chiefs for many seasons. Had to develop some affinity for Wheeling when the Penguins affiliated with them. It went against my better judgement especially when the Brooks Borthers started to get involved with the Flyers.
South Carolina is Boston/Providence affiliate. Reading was our affiliate and Kirk MacDonald is one of my favorite minor league players of all time. Alaska has always been fun to follow/listen/watch. Actually went to Johnstown and saw Wheeling and Florida play, and enjoyed both teams. And Bakersfield was the first ECHL jersey I ever bought for my collection....