First off, congratulations to the Allen Americans for winning their second straight CHL President’s Cup for the 2013-2014 season.
Now, as the CHL playoffs have concluded, the silly season begins.
For those not familiar with the silly season, I have followed it for about 15 years now. It’s always about the strange happenings in the off-season for minor league sports. Specifically the league I follow, the CHL. There have been a lot of strange happenings, but not necessarily confined to the off-season.
However, the first casualty of the silly season is —- the St. Charles Chill.
There are also some grumblings about the Denver CutThroats being in some financial trouble, but no word of any closure.
In more upbeat news, the Allen Americans have changed owners, with the Steven Brothers (owners of both the Wichita Thunder and Tulsa Oilers) purchasing the team.
In front office/coaching news, the Wichita Thunder have extended the contract of head coach Kevin McClelland. In other Steven Brothers team news, the contract for Tulsa Oilers head coach Bruce Ramsay has been extended as well, and two players with the club last season — defenseman Jake Obermeyer, and defenseman and team captain Nathan Lutz — have been re-signed for the 2014-2015 campaign.
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