Sn 11 Ep 38: Bobby Robins Talks About Career, Suicide, Fighting & Surviving

Former Bruins enforcer, Bobby Robins talks candidly about his career, concussions, battling suicidal thoughts and surviving the last nine months.

BOBBY ROBINS TALKS ABOUT CAREER, SUICIDE, FIGHTING & SURVIVING BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Megan Reiff and Bob Howard bring an inspirational story to the fans of the American Hockey League. The two Hosts begin the show with a quick news and note from around the league concerning Randy Cunneyworth being named the new Head Coach of the Rochester Americans and that the St. John’s Ice Caps debuted their new Montreal Canadiens inspired jersey for the 2015-16 season. However this week’s edition of the PPPShow revolved around former Providence Bruins enforcer, Bobby Robins. The now retired forward who spent the majority of if his 9-plus career in the American Hockey League made the decision to retire from the … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 37: New AHL Rules For 2015, Stephen Meserve & Chris Roy

The American Hockey League & Dave Andrews keep the 30 team union together with an unique 68 game schedule for California teams, while the rest of the league will play a 76 game schedule.

NEW AHL RULES FOR 2015 This week on a mid-summer edition of the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring another news and notes filled show to the fans of the American Hockey League. The two Hosts open the show with a dedication to the Marines and Naval officer who tragically died in Chattanooga, Tennessee shootings and Host Megan provides insight on the life of her friend Gunnery Sargent Thomas J. Sullivan and their friendship. The two Hosts then talk about the new rules the AHL announced including the 5 California based Pacific Division teams playing 8 games less then the rest the, the changes in how overtime will be played and about the new video review rules coming to the 2015-16 … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 36: AHL 1415 Season In Review, the Season’s Biggest Stories

IceCaps Captain & PPPShow Alumn, Jason Jaffray is heading to Europe. A loss to the IceCaps and to the AHL.

AHL 1415 SEASON IN REVIEW BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, it’s all about the AHL 1415 Season in Review as Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff look back at the biggest stories of this season plus we bring back three great guests from this season in a mega Throwback Thursday set of interviews. The two hosts start the show off with the latest news and notes from around the American Hockey League including St. John’s IceCaps Captain Jason Jaffray leaving to play in Europe next season, a new General Manager for the Lake Erie Monsters, renovations for the Springfield Falcons and San Diego Gulls arenas and the Syracuse Crunch will be taking the Utica Comets to Lyon, France for the … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 35: Ken Cail Talks Monarchs AHL History After Cup Victory

Ken Cail Talks Monarchs AHL History

KEN CAIL TALKS MONARCHS AHL HISTORY BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, a Calder Cup Champion has been crowned and Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff discuss the American Hockey League‘s 79th anniversary league champion. The two hosts bring all the latest news and information from around the league including the WBS Penguins new Head Coach, Mike Sullivan, the new Springfield Falcons Head Coach, Ron Rolston and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms lose Head Coach Terry Murray to the Buffalo Sabres. Also, the two host start a discussion on whether or not the Utica Comets can or will repeat the success from this year to next year, not in the play on the ice but at the gate and in intensity at … Continue reading

Calder Cup Finals – Game 5: Monarchs exit AHL as Champions

Lindsay A. Mogle/Utica Comets

MONARCHS EXIT AHL AS CHAMPIONS UTICA, NY – The Manchester Monarchs were the AHL’s best team all season long and finally reached the pinnacle of success tonight in winning the Calder Cup over the Utica Comets in five games. Too fast, too tough, too good. These could be words used to describe the Monarchs in the regular season and post season as divisional foes St. John’s, Portland, Worcester and Providence all learned in the regular season and Portland, Wilkes-Barre / Scranton, Hartford and Utica learned in the postseason. Manchester will soon come home to a celebration for their fans and when the confetti and noisemakers are cleaned up, the team will re-locate about 3,000 miles West and set up operations in Ontario, California with four … Continue reading

Calder Cup Finals – Game 4: Monarchs 1 Win away from Calder Cup after 6-3 win

Photo by Bob Howard | PPPShow.net

MONARCHS 1 WIN AWAY FROM CALDER CUP AFTER 6-3 WIN UTICA, NY – Coming into Game 4, given the state of affairs that the Manchester Monarchs were in having lost Game 3 without the AHL MVP and losing their workhorse goaltender to injury, doubt started to creep in. Were the AHL’s regular season champions in trouble? Was Utica back in the series? The answer was a resounding no. Manchester takes Game 4 with an impressive 6-3 win and lead the best of seven series three games to one and can win the Calder Cup Saturday. Lineup notes…. Brian O’Neill was back from his injury from Game 1 that forced him out of Game 2. Steve Mastalerz backed up Partik Bartosak with J-F Berube still out … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 34: Calder Cup Finals Coverage & Andy Tonge

Calder Cup Finals Coverage

CALDER CUP FINALS COVERAGE BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring a jammed packed, mega episode to the fans of the American Hockey League. The two hosts start the show off with a breakdown of the Calder Cup Finals between the Manchester Monarchs and the Utica Comets, along with Host Bob’s thoughts atmosphere inside the Utica Memorial Auditorium and both hosts thoughts on the Alex Friesen non boarding call on the AHL’s regular season scoring champ and All-Star, Brian O’Neill that took the Monarchs top offensive player out of the game. The conversation then changes to the Mike Stothers press conference and thoughts on how and what media should push when asking questions to … Continue reading

Calder Cup Finals – Game 3: Comets Edge Monarchs 3-2 to win game 3

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COMETS EDGE MONARCHS 3-2 TO WIN GAME 3 UTICA, NY – The Manchester Monarchs had never played a game at the Utica Memorial Auditorium in their history. Prior to Game 3 tonight, all the Monarchs knew about the arena known as, “The Aud” was that it was a historical building that sat in downtown Utica, located in central New York. Once the puck dropped though, it was the equivalent of walking into a beehive full of angry bees. There will be no Manchester Monarchs sweep. The Utica Comets take Game 3 by a score of 3-2 and trail the best of seven series two games to one. In front of a sellout crowd of 3,835, most of which stood in line for hours for tickets … Continue reading

Calder Cup Finals – Game 2: No ‘Dowd’ about it, Monarchs win in OT, 2-1

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No ‘Dowd’ about it, Monarchs win in OT, 2-1 MANCHESTER, NH – Heading into Game 2 of the Calder Cup Finals, the Manchester Monarchs were 8-0 at home while the Utica Comets were 7-0 coming off of a playoff loss. Something had to give. Nic Dowd from the Manchester Monarchs continued the trend for the home team as the Manchester Monarchs take Game 2 by a 2-1 score and lead the best of seven series two games to none. There were lineup changes for both sides. Kevin Raine drew in for the injured Jeff Schultz on defense for the Monarchs and Nicklas Jensen drew in the lineup for Wacey Hamilton at forward. No change in goal for either side, as it was Jacob Markstrom for … Continue reading

Calder Cup Finals – Game 1: Monarchs need OT to take game 1, 3-2

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Monarchs need OT to take game 1, 3-2 MANCHESTER, NH – The two best teams in the AHL all season long locked horns for the first time all season up in Manchester, NH for Game 1 of the Calder Cup Finals in front of 8,155 fans at the Verizon Wireless Arena. The home crowd went home happy, as they have every game they have witnessed this postseason. Michael Mersch’s game winning goal at 4:10 of the first overtime ensured that the Monarchs extend their record to 8-0 at home in the Calder Cup Playoffs. For the visiting Comets, who vanquished the Chicago Wolves in five, Oklahoma City in seven and Grand Rapids in six may have had a bit of tired legs coming into Game 1. They … Continue reading