The ECHL issued this news release today:
PRINCETON, N.J. -- ECHL Commissioner Ryan Crelin attended the Newfoundland Growlers' home game against the Atlanta Gladiators this past weekend, and received the Kelly Cup from the Growlers that was returned by the Colorado Eagles to Newfoundland last month.
Newfoundland, which captured the 2019 Kelly Cup title with a 4 games to 2 win over Toledo in the Kelly Cup Finals, will keep the Cup which was raised following their championship victory at the Mile One Centre. The returned Kelly Cup will return to circulation and be presented to the ECHL champion by its namesake, ECHL Commissioner Emeritus Patrick J. Kelly, following the 2020 Kelly Cup Finals.
“The return of the Kelly Cup is great news for hockey,” said ECHL Commissioner Emeritus Patrick J. Kelly. “To continue the passage of Kelly Cup from champion to champion is an honor and tradition that I look forward to continuing.”
The ECHL appreciates the safe return of the Kelly Cup and everyone's efforts to do what is best for the game of hockey.