PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL has announced the results of their recent Board of Governors meeting that started during the league’s Sales and Communications Meetings in Las Vegas, NV in late June.
Here is what the BOG decided:
Transfer of Controlling Interest of Manchester Monarchs
The Board approved the Transfer of Controlling Interest of the Manchester Monarchs from Anschutz Manchester Hockey LLC to PPI Sports LLC, a group led by New England businessmen Marc Casper and Brian Cheek. Cheek will serve as the team’s CEO.
Harris re-elected as Chairman of the Board
Ray Harris, Governor of the Cincinnati Cyclones, was unanimously re-elected for a second season as the Chairman of the Board of Governors.
No Timeout Following an Icing Violation
The Board of Governors approved a change to Rule #81 – Icing. In addition to not being permitted to make player substitutions, the offending team on an icing violation also may not use its team time-out.
New Divisional and Conference Alignment
As announced last month, the Board of Governors approved a new divisional and conference alignment for the 2016-17 season.
New Manager of Hockey Administration Announced
The ECHL has hired Dan Petrino as its Manager of Hockey Administration. He replaces Jeff Zavatsky, who has accepted a position with the NHL’s Nashville Predators.
Petrino will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the ECHL Hockey Operations Department including the organization and release of team rosters, salary cap, player background and immigration matters while also overseeing all transactions and ongoing relations with the PHPA and other leagues.
Prior to joining the ECHL, Petrino spent three years with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, including the last year as the conference’s Assistant Commissioner for Championships. He was responsible for the supervision of in-season and postseason competition for several MAAC sports as well as overseeing officiating operations within his assigned sports.