September 19, 2013, Vancouver, BC (ISN) – Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Michael D. Gillis announced today that the Canucks have renewed their affiliation agreement with the Kalamazoo Wings (K-Wings) of the East Coast Hockey League.
“We’re looking forward to continuing our partnership with the Kalamazoo Wings,” said Canucks President and General Manager Michael D. Gillis. “We’ve been pleased with the support and development of a number of our players with the K-Wings. We look forward to continue to work with this great organization at an important juncture in our prospects’ careers.”
The K-Wings originally played in the International Hockey League (IHL) from 1974 through 1999 before joining the United Hockey League (UHL) from 2000 to 2006. The K-Wings entered the newly re-established IHL from 2007 to 2009 before most recently joining the ECHL to start the 2009.10 season.
The Canucks and K-Wings originally announced their partnership on September 22, 2011.