A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps.
A pro hockey town again?
By Chris Jenkins | UT San Diego
Shane Prince’s steady scoring keeping B-Sens afloat
By Matt Weinstein | Press & Sun Bulletin
The Binghamton Senators entered the past weekend on a five-game losing streak and emerged from it with some hope for the rest of the season.
Shane Prince scored twice as the B-Sens knocked off the first-place Springfield Falcons, 6-3, on Sunday to earn four of a possible six points during the three-game weekend.
The two goals give Prince a team-high 14 as he continues to be Binghamton’s most consistent scoring forward this season. Prince has 25 points in his past 26 games and his 31 total points (14 goals-17 assists) are two behind defenseman Chris Wideman for the team lead.
Prince also scored in Binghamton’s 5-0 victory over Syracuse on Friday. Binghamton lost to Lehigh Valley, 5-1, on Saturday. Read More…
Iowa signs former Stanley Cup champ Fedotenko
(iowawild.com) – Iowa Wild General Manager Jim Mill announced on Tuesday the American Hockey League (AHL) club has signed forward Ruslan Fedotenko (roo-slahn, FED-oh-Tink-oh) to a professional tryout agreement (PTO). Mill also announced forward Olivier Archambault (oh-live-ee-ay, ARE-Scham-Bow) has been assigned to the Alaska Aces, Iowa’s ECHL affiliate.
Fedotenko joins the Wild after spending the 2013-14 season playing for Donbass HC of the KHL in Russia. In 46 games, the 36-year old scored seven goals and totaled 17 points. The 15-year veteran has played 12 years in the National Hockey League (NHL): spending time with the Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders, New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins. Read More…
Icelandic firm Eimskip backs hockey series to build business ties
By Tom Bell | Portland Press Harold
The Icelandic steamship line Eimskip is sponsoring a new cup series with the professional hockey clubs in Portland and St. John’s, Newfoundland, with the aim of developing business relationships between the two host cities.
The Portland Pirates, in conjunction with the St. John’s IceCaps, launched the Eimskip Port-to-Port Challenge Cup this month between the Atlantic Division rivals. The Pirates and IceCaps have just concluded a three-game series in St. John’s and will battle for the cup over the remainder of their six regular-season matchups. The St. John’s team is up two games to one.
Maine and Newfoundland are linked by an Eimskip container ship, which travels every two weeks between Portland and Argentia, a port near Newfoundland’s largest city, St. John’s. Read More…
Jason Akeson struggles to shed AHL label
By Dave Isaac | Delaware Online
BUFFALO, N.Y. –Jason Akeson spent six hours in the car Saturday. He had been recalled by the Flyers that morning and since all the flights to Buffalo were full, the skilled winger had a lot of time to think on the drive up.
In the American Hockey League, where he’s led the Phantoms in scoring each of the past three years, he’s a highly skilled winger. With the Flyers, he’s only been a fourth liner.
“A lot of people say, ‘Maybe he’s a good AHL scorer, but he can’t score at the NHL level,'” Akeson said. “I think when I got the ice time and stuff like that I kind of showed that I can do it. It just comes down to getting a couple bounces here or there and being put in the right situations and getting that opportunity. I do believe in myself or else I wouldn’t be here. When I do get the chance, I want to try and run with it.” Read More…
Terry Jones checks in on AHL’s overtime experiment
By Terry Jones | Edmonton Sun
OKLAHOMA CITY — It’s the experiment of the season in pro sports.
On many occasions the National Hockey League has used the American Hockey League to test drive tweaks to the game.
But this one is different.
This one the AHL did on its own.
And this one, it says here, is one most hockey fans are going to love if the NHL doesn’t have a problem with it not being their own idea.
It’s the seven-minute overtime that starts with 4-on-4 and then becomes a 3-on-3.
It’s been in effect all season so far in the AHL. And if the idea is to sell excitement and entertainment, this is definitely an idea which has come at the right time. Read More…
Latest Overtime & Shootout Results Through 598 Games
By Bob Howard | PPPShow.net