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ECHL
The ECHL
ECHL
(formerly the EAST COAST HOCKEY LEAGUE) is a mid-level professional ice hockey league based in Princeton , New Jersey
New Jersey
, with teams scattered across the United States and one franchise in Canada. It is a tier below the American Hockey League . The ECHL
ECHL
and the AHL are the only minor leagues recognized by the collective bargaining agreement between the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
and the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
Players\' Association , meaning any player signed to an entry-level NHL contract and designated for assignment must report to a club in either the ECHL
ECHL
or the AHL. Additionally, the league's players are represented by the Professional Hockey Players\' Association in negotiations with the ECHL
ECHL
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NHL Network (U.S. TV Network)
NHL NETWORK is an American sports-oriented cable and satellite television network that is owned as a joint venture between the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
(which owns a controlling 84.4% interest) and NBCUniversal
NBCUniversal
(which owns the remaining 15.6%). Dedicated to ice hockey , the network features live game telecasts from the NHL and other professional and collegiate hockey leagues, as well as NHL-related content including analysis programs, specials and documentaries . The channel's headquarters and studios are located in the Secaucus, New Jersey facilities also utilized by MLB Network . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Carriage agreements * 2.1 Carriage disputes * 3 Programming * 3.1 Hockey telecasts * 3.2 Other programs * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORY Logo used from 2007 to 2009
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TVA Sports
TVA SPORTS is a Canadian French language
French language
Category
Category
C specialty channel . The channel is owned by the TVA Group , a publicly traded subsidiary of Quebecor Media . The channel is a general-interest sports network, and the first major competitor to RDS , the only other French-language sports channel in the country. TVA Sports
TVA Sports
obtains much of its programming via sub-licensing and resource-sharing agreements with the English-language network Sportsnet and its owner Rogers Communications
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Professional Sports
PROFESSIONAL SPORTS, as opposed to amateur sports , are sports in which athletes receive payment for their performance. Professional athleticism has come to the fore through a combination of developments. Mass media
Mass media
and increased leisure have brought larger audiences, so that sports organizations or teams can command large incomes. As a result, more sportspeople can afford to make athleticism their primary career, devoting the training time necessary to increase skills, physical condition, and experience to modern levels of achievement. This proficiency has also helped boost the popularity of sports. Most sports played professionally also have amateur players far outnumbering the professionals
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Princeton, New Jersey
PRINCETON is a municipality with a borough form of government in Mercer County , New Jersey
New Jersey
, United States, that was established in its current form on January 1, 2013, through the consolidation of the Borough of Princeton and Princeton Township . As of the 2010 United States Census , the municipality's population was 28,572, reflecting the former township's population of 16,265, along with the 12,307 in the former borough. Princeton was founded before the American Revolution
American Revolution
and is best known as the location of Princeton University , located in the community since 1756
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National Hockey League Players' Association
The NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYERS\' ASSOCIATION (French : Association des joueurs de la Ligue nationale de hockey; AJLNH) or NHLPA is the union for professional hockey players in the National Hockey League (NHL). Created in 1967, the union negotiates and enforces fair terms and conditions of employment for NHL players. The members of each NHL club elect a Club Player Representative and an Alternative Club Player Representative. Each Club Player Representative serves as a voting member of the NHLPA Executive Board. The Executive Director also sits on the Executive Board as a non-voting member. Hockey is a sport with a strong sense of history, whose players take an active interest in the integrity and growth of the game. The NHLPA acknowledges the legacy work undertaken in the 1950s by the first Players Association President, Ted Lindsay, and helped establish the NHL Alumni to represent the rights of hockey's greatest family: its retired players
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Sportsnet One
SPORTSNET ONE (stylized SPORTSNET ONE or SN ONE) is a Canadian English-language Category
Category
C digital cable and satellite specialty channel that is owned by Rogers Media ; it operates as a national sports channel complementing the Sportsnet group of regional sports networks . In addition to the national feed, the service operates a number of additional part-time "companion channels" which carry programming restricted to the local broadcast territories of the teams involved, such that the main feed remains available nationwide. According to Rogers, Sportsnet One is available in 6.1 million Canadian homes
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New Jersey
NEW JERSEY is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States
United States
. It is a peninsula , bordered on the north and east by the state of New York ; on the east, southeast, and south by the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
; on the west by the Delaware River and Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
; and on the southwest by the Delaware Bay and Delaware
Delaware
. New Jersey
Jersey
is the fourth-smallest state by area but the 11th-most populous , with 9 million residents as of 2017, and the most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states . New Jersey
Jersey
lies entirely within the combined statistical areas of New York City
New York City
and Philadelphia
Philadelphia
and is the third-wealthiest state by median household income as of 2016
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Sportsnet
SPORTSNET is a Canadian English-language sports specialty service . It was established in 1998 as CTV SPORTSNET, a joint venture between CTV , Liberty Media , and Rogers Media . CTV parent Bell Globemedia then was required to divest its stake in the network following its 2001 acquisition of competing network TSN . Rogers then became the sole owner of Sportsnet
Sportsnet
in 2004 after it bought the remaining minority stake that was held by Fox
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National Hockey League
The NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE (NHL; French : Ligue nationale de hockey—LNH) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada. The NHL is considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada . The Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America, is awarded annually to the league playoff champion at the end of each season . The National Hockey League
National Hockey League
was organized on November 26, 1917, in Montreal
Montreal
after the suspension of operations of its predecessor organization, the National Hockey Association (NHA), which had been founded in 1909 in Renfrew, Ontario
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Ottawa Senators
The OTTAWA SENATORS (French : Sénateurs d'Ottawa) are a professional ice hockey team based in Ottawa
Ottawa
, Ontario
Ontario
, Canada
Canada
. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Senators play their home games at the 18,572 seat Canadian Tire Centre
Canadian Tire Centre
which opened in 1996 as the Palladium. Founded and established by Ottawa
Ottawa
real estate developer Bruce Firestone , the team is the second NHL franchise to use the Ottawa Senators name. The original Ottawa
Ottawa
Senators , founded in 1883, had a famed history, winning 11 Stanley Cups and playing in the NHL from 1917 until 1934. On December 6, 1990, after a two-year public campaign by Firestone, the NHL awarded a new franchise, which began play in the 1992–93 season
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Florida Panthers
Red, Blue, Flat Gold, White MEDIA FS Florida
Florida
WQAM Sports Radio (560 AM) OWNER(S) Sunrise Sports and Entertainment ( Vincent Viola , chairman) GENERAL MANAGER Dale Tallon HEAD COACH Bob Boughner CAPTAIN Derek MacKenzie MINOR LEAGUE AFFILIATES Springfield Thunderbirds (AHL ) STANLEY CUPS 0 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS 1 (1995–96 ) PRESIDENTS\' TROPHY 0 DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS 2 (2011–12 , 2015–16 ) OFFICIAL WEBSITE nhl.com/panthersThe FLORIDA PANTHERS are a professional ice hockey team based in the Miami metropolitan area . They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
(NHL). It was founded in 1993 as an expansion team. They play home games at the BB the Panthers are the southernmost team in the NHL
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Tampa Bay Lightning
The TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida
Tampa, Florida
. It is a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
(NHL). The Lightning have one Stanley Cup championship in their history, in 2003–04 . The team is often referred to as the BOLTS, and the nickname is used on the current third jersey . The Lightning plays home games in the Amalie Arena
Amalie Arena
in Tampa. The owner of the Lightning is Jeffrey Vinik , while Steve Yzerman serves as general manager. The team is currently coached by Jon Cooper , who has led the team since 2013
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American Hockey League
The AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE (AHL) is a 30-team professional ice hockey league based in the United States and Canada that serves as the primary developmental league for the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
(NHL). Since the 2010–11 season , every team in the league has an affiliation agreement with one NHL team. When NHL teams do not have an AHL affiliate, players are assigned to AHL teams affiliated with other NHL teams. Twenty-six AHL teams are located in the United States and the remaining four are in Canada. The league offices are located in Springfield, Massachusetts
Springfield, Massachusetts
, and its current president is David Andrews . The annual playoff champion is awarded the Calder Cup
Calder Cup
, named for Frank Calder
Frank Calder
, the first President (1917–1943) of the NHL. The reigning champions are the Grand Rapids Griffins
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Ice Hockey
ICE HOCKEY is a contact team sport played on ice , usually in a rink , in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender , and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team. Ice
Ice
hockey is most popular in Canada
Canada
, central and eastern Europe
Europe
, Scandinavia
Scandinavia
, Russia
Russia
and the United States
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All-American Hockey League
The ALL-AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE was a minor league hockey organization formed in 1972 with teams based in the Upper Midwest
Upper Midwest
and Great lakes regions of the United States
United States
as the CONTINENTAL HOCKEY LEAGUE. In 1986 the league folded, and Danville, Dayton, and Troy went on to form the All-American Hockey League. In 1987, the All-American Hockey League merged with the Atlantic Coast Hockey League . After a single season in the AAHL, Carolina, Johnstown, and Virginia left the league to form the East Coast Hockey League
East Coast Hockey League
. The AAHL only lasted one more season and folded after the 1988-1989 season. The All-American Hockey League (1972–1988) is not to be confused with the All American Hockey League that operated from 2008 to 2011 as a lower level professional ice hockey league with teams in the Midwestern United States
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