Kalamazoo Wings Become Affiliated with Sharks, Flyers

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - The Kalamazoo Wings say they've agreed
to be the affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and San Jose Sharks for the 2009-2010 season.

Philadelphia and San Jose will assign players to the East Coast Hockey League team under arrangements announced Wednesday. The Wings also will be associated with the teams' American Hockey League clubs.

Kalamazoo previously has been affiliated with the Detroit Red Wings (1974-1987), Philadelphia Flyers (1984-1987), Vancouver Canucks (1984-1987), Minnesota North Stars (1987-1993) and Dallas Stars (1993-2000).