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St. Louis Blues Award St. Charles Chill Affliation Deal

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Minor league teams are as volatile as the restaurant business. So when a minor league team is able to secure an affliation deal with an established professional team, it’s a big deal. The newly created St. Charles Chill have done just that. The St. Louis Blues and the St. Charles Chill have agreed to an affliation deal. Here is the press release:

St. Louis Blues and St. Charles Chill have reached an affiliation agreement, according to a spokesman for the Chill.

Starting this season, the Blues can assign current players and prospects to the Chill, who also has an agreement with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League.

In return, Chill players can be called upon to play for the Blues or Wolves. The Chill are a part of the Central Hockey League.

The St. Charles Chill will be essentially the Double A affiliate for the St. Louis Blues with the Chicago Wolves being the Triple A affiliate. This is huge for the St. Charles Chill. The Family Arena in St. Charles hasn’t had a full time occupant since 2009 when the River City Rage of the Indoor Football league folded. Now with an affliation deal with the beloved St. Louis Blues, they can hope to stay around for years to come.

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