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.

Sn 11 Ep 27: Rockford IceHogs Brandon Mashinter, Bob Kaser & Jonathan Bombulie

Rockford IceHogs Brandon Mashinter

ROCKFORD ICEHOGS BRANDON MASHINTER This week’s Power Play Post Show is all about the Calder Cup Playoffs with Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff running down the playoff match-ups and providing their thoughts on the 1st round. The two hosts first go through the last of the American Hockey League awards before discussing the official announcement of the remaining affiliation changes announced last week. This week’s special guests: Brandon Mashinter – Left Wing – Rockford IceHogs – On Twitter: @BMash23 – Brandon joined the show this week to talk about the run of this season’s Rockford IceHogs, playing with Mark McNeill, Peter Regin, T.J. Brennan and Garret Ross, growing up in Bradford, Ontario and about his time playing for the Worcester Sharks. Bob Kaser – Radio Broadcaster – Grand Rapids Griffins … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 26: Worcester Sharks Jimmy Bonneau Talks All Things Worcester

Worcester Sharks Jimmy Bonneau

WORCESTER SHARKS JIMMY BONNEAU BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring a great show to the fans of the American Hockey League. The two Hosts first discuss the announcement by the Springfield Falcons of their press conference that will make a major announcement of a new NHL affiliation partner, news that was first reported by a friend to the Power Play Post Show, Rob Sanderson out of Rochester, NY. Host Bob then provides his strong opinion on owners communication with its fans and the media when it comes to reports such as Sanderson’s report from mid March. The two Hosts then start to run down the latest playoff team clinchers and who can clinch … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 25: Bruins Center Seth Griffith, Jason Shaver & Stephen Meserve

Bruins Center Seth Griffin

BRUINS CENTER SETH GRIFFITH BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring to the fans of the American Hockey League another great episode leading up to the Calder Cup playoffs. This week we continue our coverage of “Quest for Calder” with a breakdown of the latest teams that have punched their tickets in the Calder Cup playoffs along with who can clinch this weekend. The AHL has also started the awards part of the season and we will talk about the All Rookie Team and the 1st and 2nd Team All Stars selections. This week’s special guests: Seth Griffith – Center – Providence Bruins – One of the top prospects for the Boston Bruins, Seth joined the show … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 24: Utica Comets Darren Archibald & the Pirates Jordan Martinook

Utica Comets Darren Archibald

UTICA COMETS DARREN ARCHIBALD BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, teams are punching their tickets for the American Hockey League‘s Calder Cup playoffs and Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring you the update news and information on those teams. The two hosts also bring the lasted news on the San Jose Barracuda franchise, the news out of Thunder Bay pertaining to the proposed hockey arena and ‘If the Playoffs Started Today‘. This week’s special guests: Darren Archibald – Left Wing – Utica Comets – On Twitter: @arch2five – Darren joins the show this week to talk about the red-hot Utica Comets, the team making the playoffs, playing for the Barrie Colts of the OHL and what the team has to … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 23: Rampage Broadcaster Dan Weiss & Monarchs Ken Cail

Rampage Broadcaster Dan Weiss

RAMPAGE BROADCASTER DAN WEISS This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring another entertaining and informative show to the fans of the American Hockey League. This week’s big news is the Twitter harassment of N.Y. Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy and whether or not hockey players or any athlete can be harassed in a way that warrants the FBI to be involved. The two hosts also break down where the current playoff teams sit in the standing in the segment ‘If the Playoffs Started Today’ and hear all the latest news and notes from around the AHL. This week’s special guests: Dan Weiss – San Antonio Rampage – Radio Broadcaster – On Twitter: @DanWeissPBP – Dan returned to the PPPShow to … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Falcons Owner Speaks on Rumors, Habs Time in St. John’s & More

The Monarchs are on the move but will the Springfield Falcons see a new NHL parent? Falcons owner says don't believe all the rumors. 
(Photo By: Bob Howard | PPPShow.net)

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Springfield Falcons owner on report of affiliation shift to Arizona: ‘There is nothing to report’ By Ron Chimelis | rchimelis@repub.com The owner of the Springfield Falcons dismissed a report linking his franchise to a multi-team switch of National Hockey League affiliations involving their minor league partners. “There is nothing to report. We currently have another year (on the Falcons’ deal) with Columbus,” Charlie Pompea said Thursday after an unconfirmed report from Rochester, N.Y., that the Arizona Coyotes would supply the Falcons with players for the 2015-16 season. Officials from the Columbus Blue Jackets, who are Springfield’s NHL affiliate, have not commented on the report of Rob Sanderson, a … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 22: Panthers to Portland, Chris Roy & Cole Schneider

Florida to Portland

PANTHERS TO PORTLAND BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff return to the airwaves with another great episode covering the American Hockey League. On this week’s show, the two hosts breakdown the latest on the Florida Panthers and the Portland Pirates entering into a multi-year agreement starting in the 2015-16 season. The two hosts discuss the immediate reports of three other affiliation moves including where might the Arizona Coyotes land for next season and that may not be with the San Antonio Rampage as most might think. The two hosts then discuss once again the debate of the role of the American Hockey League, is it just a developmental league to get prospects up to … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Pirates New NHL Affiliate, IceCaps Hellebuyck, NHL Looking at 3 on 3 OT

Pirates New NHL Affiliate

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Pirates to have new NHL affiliate By Chris Roy | Maine Hockey Journal PORTLAND – The Portland Pirates will have a new NHL affiliate next season. It is expected the Pirates will announce this week that they’ve signed an affiliation agreement with a new National Hockey League team for next season, ending a four-year relationship with the Arizona Coyotes. Leading candidates to replace the Coyotes currently are the Florida Panthers and Washington Capitals. Brad Church, Pirates’ Chief Operating Officer, has acknowledged that he has held talks with several NHL clubs, but declined to comment on the specifics of those talks. He did say they were promising, and an … Continue reading

AHL Read This: St Johns IceCaps Hamilton Bulldogs Relocation Reaction

St. John's IceCaps Goaltender, Connor Hellebuyck will likely be suiting up for the Manitoba Moose next season.
(Photo by: Bob Howard | PPPShow.net)

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. IceCaps had to be good to be lucky By Brendan McCarthy | The Telegram Things fell in place for Habs deal, but St. John’s had a lot to offer, too It’s understandable, all this Habs hype. After all, it’s THE Montreal Canadiens who will be bringing their American Hockey League team to St. John’s next season. Not the New Jersey Devils or New York Islanders or Ottawa Senators, Mind you, Danny Williams and Glenn Stanford and the St. John’s IceCaps would have gladly taken the Devils, Isles or Sens as a replacement NHL affiliate for the Winnipeg Jets, but if you had asked them to rate the 29 other NHL organizations … Continue reading

Changing AHL Still Has A Few Moves To Go Before The I-6 Invasion Year’s Major Shake-up

Dave Andrews holds up an American Hockey League jersey along with the 5 NHL teams moving their AHL teams to California.
(Photo By - Taylor Rush)

MAJOR CHANGES IN PLACE FOR AHL 2015-16 SEASON BAK STUDIOS – The American Hockey League has seen many changes over its 79 years of supplying prospects to the National Hockey League. In the AHL’s first season in 1936-37 the league consisted of 8 teams: New Haven, Philadelphia, Providence and Springfield in the Eastern Division and Buffalo, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and the league’s first champion, Syracuse in the Western Division. Move forward to 2014-15 and the the league now sits with 30 franchises, boasting a franchise affiliation with every NHL team. However at one point, the AHL was in a battle with the International Hockey League who catered as well to the NHL but ran things differently trying to run in major cities in the United States and … Continue reading