By Neil Ravin - Director of PR & Social Media, 04/12/17, 10:00AM EDT
“I have worked with Cliff and his Renegades program for almost a decade now. They develop young, talented players that we know will prosper here when they get called up to the Premier level with our club,” said Avalanche head coach Chris Cerrella. "This is a great opportunity for both programs, and will work as a stepping stone for the Renegades' players during the 2017-18 season. It gives us the ability to have players practice with us and potentially get called up to the Premier level for maximum college exposure. I am very excited to get this affiliation started and work with the Renegades coaching staff."
Cliff Graziano, the Owner/GM and Associate Head Coach of the Renegades echoed a similar level of excitement towards the affiliation.
“I’m very excited about partnering up through this affiliation with the Avalanche," said Graziano. "This feeder program will work both ways for the overall development and good of our players for both clubs. I’ve worked with Chris in the past and it will be a benefit to both programs moving forward.”