Elmira Jackals Partnering with Buffalo Sabres
Elmira (WENY) -- The Elmira Jackals have signed an agreement with the Buffalo Sabres to be an ECHL affiliate for the team, effective immediately.
This past season Elmira had a duel affiliation with the NHL's Ottawa Senators and the New Jersey Devils. But now the Jackals have signed a multi-year deal with the Sabres.
Chemung County executive, Tom Santulli says the partnership has the potential to thrive here in the Twin Tiers. Other leaders, both in the region and with the team, say this is a good thing for the area.
In a news release, the Sabres general manager Tim Murray said: "Proper development is essential in maintaining a competitive roster at the NHL level. Having Elmira as an additional source to develop our young talent will certainly help our entire organization going forward."