Trenton Titans give ECHL 20 teams (again).

The ECHL Board of Governors unanimously approved the revival of the Trenton Titans on Thursday, giving the temporarily vacated Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, New Jersey a new tenant, and giving the ECHL 20 teams.

The Trenton Devils, a New Jersey Devils affiliate, ceased operations in July. The Titans will again be the ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, in that capacity replacing the Greenville Road Warriors, which served as the Flyers’ ECHL affiliate during the 2010-11 season.

Trenton joined the ECHL as the Titans in 1999-2000, won the Kelly Cup in 2005, and played their last season as a Flyers affiliate in 2006-07 before the franchise was sold to the Devils.

The team’s new logo looks a lot like their old logo. Maybe the goal is to make it seem like the team never switched affiliates —┬áthe Trentionian reported that Flyers fans in the region never embraced the Devils as the parent club.

Winning back the fans might be easier than winning games. The Titans must hire a front office, a head coach, and sign players before training camp opens in October.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.