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Greg81102

Henry Brabham, Pat Kelly, and Bill Coffey How ECHL Started

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Very interesting video. I think it is quite fitting that the Lancerlot will be getting ice back roughly on the 30th anniversary of the ECHL which basically started in the building. I think it would be cool to have an exhibition game as part of the ribbon cutting. Perhaps between either Utah and Wheeling or Greenville the only original franchises still in the league  (Utah was the Virginia Lancers,  Greenville was the Johnstown Chiefs and Wheeling was the Carolina Thunderbirds) or Roanoke and Knoxville since they were both original ECHL cities. I tried to find info on who played in the first official ECHL game but I couldn't find it.

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I tried and failed to.  My guess is they didn't even keep records of it.  Like they said, they had no idea the ECHL would turn into what it is today.  I can just find the stats and champions of the first year.

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