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Brampton Beast named Montreal Canadiens' ECHL affiliate

The Brampton Beast were named the Montreal Canadiens second-tier minor league affiliate on Thursday. The Beast, who will be entering their third year of operations in the fall, were without a major league affiliate in their inaugural ECHL season, and finding the right partner was a major priority for the team this summer. "Montreal is the most iconic franchise in the NHL," said Beast president a…