Sn 11 Ep 16: AHL Pacific Division Talk, Ken Cail, Tasha Hudick, Diana Nearhos & Chris Roy


AHL Pacific Division Talk

The Ontario Reign along with ECHL franchises Stockton Thunder and Bakersfield Condors will be making the step up to the AHL in the 2015-16 season.

This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff make the return to the internet airwaves to discuss all the latest happenings in the world of the American Hockey League. The biggest news of the last ten days was the announcement by the AHL of a five team Pacific Division which will include the cities of Stockton, Bakersfield, Ontario, San Jose and San Diego. Hosts Bob and Megan provide their thoughts on this move and the potential shortened schedule in which those 5 NHL owned AHL franchises would like to have happen to reduce travel for their prospects. The two hosts also discuss the latest news from the league including the Hershey Bears historic milestone, the January award winners and an NHL superstar comes down to the AHL.

  • Ken Cail – Manchester Monarchs – Radio Broadcaster – On Twitter: @kenmonarchs – Friend to the PPPShow, Ken joins the show this week to talk about the play of the Manchester Monarchs, the demotion of Mike Richards to the AHL from the LA Kings, the play of Brian O’Neil & Jordan Weal and the announcement that the Monarchs AHL franchise will be transferred to Ontario, California for the 2015-16 AHL regular season.
  • Tasha Hudick – Stockton Thunder – Writer – The Pink – On Twitter: @3eyeRaven – Making her debut on the show this week, Host Bob welcomed Tasha to the show to learn more about the Stockton Thunder, the Bakersfield Condors and the Ontario Reign of the ECHL as all three cities will become apart of the AHL’s Pacific Division. Tasha also talked about the importance of the names these teams hold and the presence in the community that the names bring and what the San Diego and San Jose names could be for next season.
  • Diana Nearhos – Adirondack Flames – Beat-writer – Post Star – On Twitter: @dianacnearhos – Diana making her return to the PPPShow, joined Host Bob with a conversation about the announcement of Adirondack Flames that they will join the ECHL next season and her thoughts on what will keep the fan support strong the rest of this season and what will draw fans to the arena in Glens Falls next season while playing in the AHL. Diana also discussed the good play of the AHL Flames and what it will take for the team to continue the good play up to the AHL Calder Cup playoffs.
  • Chris Roy – Portland Pirates – Beat-writer – Main Hockey Journal – On Twitter: @Chris_MHJ – Chris returned to this week’s edition of the show to talk about the Pacific Division, the potential forced sale of the Norfolk Admirals, why the Portland Pirates may have not been forced to sell their AHL franchise and how their might be more moves in the AHL before the start of next season. Chris also broke down the play of the Pirates over the last few weeks even without a few key players who are up playing with the Arizona Coyotes.

All this and much more on the latest edition of the Power Play Post Show.

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Bob Howard

About Bob Howard

Owner/Host of the Power Play Post Show for 10 + years. Credentialed media member in Binghamton with the B-Sens. I have also done color commentary on the B-Sens & Manchester Monarchs radio broadcasts.

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