Bandits add Richmond to list of affiliates

August 17, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Bandits, already affiliated up (Mighty Ducks of Anaheim) and down (Raleigh IceCaps), have agreed to another working agreement with a hockey team, this one with the Richmond Renegades of the East Coast Hockey League.

The Bandits serve as a developmental team for Anaheim, and Ducks players not making the team here usually end up in Raleigh of the ECHL. The agreement with Richmond will involve free agents signed to AHL contracts by Baltimore. To date, the Bandits have signed two players who belong to them, defensemen Keith Aldridge and Brian Goudie, and are expected to sign two or three more.

Bandits assistant general manager Mike Mudd said: "I believe Richmond, one of the most successful franchises in the ECHL, will provide a tremendous environment for Baltimore contracted

players to tune their skills and we like the proximity of the two cities."

Ex-Washington Capitals forward Craig Laughlin is director of hockey operations for Richmond.

Pub Date: 8/17/96

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