Sn 11 Ep 32: Rookie Standout Michael Mersch & Comets Brendan Burke


Rookie Standout Michael Mersch

On this edition of the PPPShow, Rookie Standout Michael Mersch joined the show to talk to Host Bob and the playoffs & more.
(Rich Tilton / Manchester Monarchs)

BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff are back with another jammed pack edition talking about the American Hockey League‘s Calder Cup Playoffs and all the news and notes from around the league. The St. John’s IceCaps unveiled a new look to their logo, the AHL’s CEO & President of the league David Andrews talks about the All Star Game slated to be in Syracuse, NY along with the clarification on the amount of games being played by Pacific Division teams are all topics being discussed on this week’s show.

Hosts Bob and Megan then breakdown the Eastern and Western Conference match-ups that include the Manchester Monarchs sweep of the Hartford Wolf Pack and the Utica Comets and the Grand Rapids Griffins series that is only 2 games completed at the time of the show.

This week’s special guests:

Michael Mercsh – Left Wing – Manchester Monarchs – On Twitter: @mikemersch25 – Host Bob was joined on the show by rookie sensation Michael Mersch from the Manchester Monarchs to talk about growing up in Park Ridge, Illinois, being drafted by the LA Kings, playing for the University of Wisconsin, about his first season in the AHL with the Monarchs and how his play has been in the playoffs with line-mates Brian O’Neill and Jordan Weal.

Brendan Burke – Radio Broadcaster – Utica Comets – On Twitter: @brendanmburke – Brendan joined the show again this week for the first time since the Utica Comets debuted two years ago to discuss the play of the Utica Comets over last two seasons, the coaching of Travis Green, the importance of goal-tender Jacob Markstrom, the play of Cal O’ReillyCory Conacher and Sven Baertschi along with his thoughts on the first two rounds of the playoffs and the current series vs the Grand Rapids Griffins.

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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