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2020 AFHL Entry Draft Begins;

Red Devils select Alexis Lafreniere 1st Overall

November 2nd, 2020

Any suspense about who the Toronto Red Devils would select with the first pick in the 2020 AFHL Entry Draft was dispelled when Jordan Carbone made his announcement in the virtual draft. From the Red Devils draft war room, Carbone said “With the first pick in the 2020 AFHL Entry Draft, the Toronto Red Devils are proud to select from the Rimouski Oceanic, Alexis Lafrenière.”

From his living room in Saint-Eustache, Quebec, the young star donned a Red Devils jersey and cap and embraced his parents and sister. 

Lafrenière is considered the only player to be a sure thing to make his NHL debut next season. It was a fantastic choice and Red Devils fans cannot wait for the next season to start.

On that topic, the first thing that Commissioner Anthony Furino said when he kicked off the Draft show was that the new season is now expected to start on January 1, a month later than the date that had been announced earlier. It means training camps will not begin until December.

The Rangers have three more picks in the first round – 4th, 17th, and 20th overall – and those selection could be made by tomorrow. In the meantime, Red Devils fans should rejoice that after years of rebuilding, the team has struck gold once again and have drafted a player who should become a true superstar.

 


 

Sharks GM Litterine Finally Fired;

Adam Mancin to Replace Him

October 27th, 2020

The AFHL Commissioner finally made it official and fired Jon Litterine as the GM and Coach of the Atlantic City Sharks organization on Monday due to a low activity level on the League Message Boards.

According to a source, the AFHL GM texted Litterine on Monday morning telling him that he will not be back in the AFHL this season.

The league released a statement:

“We are extremely grateful to Jon Litterine for his three years of service to the Sharks and as GM in the AFHL,” the statement said. “His level of commitment, character and dedication to the organization was outstanding. We have the utmost respect for his ability to have guided the franchise to the playoffs in each of this three seasons.”

Litterine’s future had been under question since the end of the regular season, as many GMs in the league reportedly complained that he barely communicated this past year and wasn’t active on the League Message Boards.

“I will not speak to the validity of that report,” said Commissioner Furino. “But I will say if a GM is not posting in our GroupMe then that GM is at risk of being stripped of their AFHL Franchise.”

The AFHL will hire former Westbury GM Adam Mancin to replace the departed Jon Litterine.

A person familiar with the search said Monday that Mancin will be formally introduced at a news conference Tuesday.

The decision to hire Mancin ends a lengthy search that started in March after the abrupt ending to the 2019-20 AFHL Season. The AFHL Commissioner interviewed numerous candidates before deciding on Mancin.

“His teams are always very well prepared, very well coached,” Furino said of Mancin. “He’s an intelligent guy. He’s not too quick to pull the trigger on a trade. He’s smart and shops his players around before making a deal. He has had a lot of success in the fantasy sports world and I think with this opportunity he’ll continue to do that.”

After stepping down from the GM role in Westbury in 2018,Mancin spent the past couple seasons out of hockey preparing for his next opportunity. He’s now tasked with getting a talented underachieving  roster back to the playoffs and championship contention.

 

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