Norfolk Admirals

Minor league AHL will have Pacific Division

Minor league AHL will have Pacific Division

An idea hatched by the Ducks nearly a decade ago will become reality Thursday when the American Hockey League announces it will add a Pacific Division in the fall.

The AHL's news conference here at SAP Center will detail plans of how the Kings and Ducks will move their top minor league affiliates to the West Coast as part of a five-team division.

The Ducks are in the final stage of purchasing their minor league affiliate currently based in Norfolk, Va., the Norfolk Admirals, and will move it to the former San Diego Sports Arena, now known as Valley View Casino Center.

The Kings' affiliate will relocate from Manchester, N.H., to Ontario's Citizens Business Bank Arena, a...

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