Sn 9 Ep 16: Abbotsford Heat’s Ryan Pinder

This week on the Power Play Post Show, host Bob Howard and Jason Wilcox breakdown the American Hockey League‘s standings; all the latest news from around the league and continue our discussions on the NHL lockout and the effects on the hockey world. Bob’s only guest on this week’s edition of the Power Play Post Show comes to us from the Abbotsford Heat, the radio play-by-play broadcaster, Ryan Pinder. Ryan discusses the play of the Heat this season with a great start to the season, to the scoring struggles as of late for the team and the continued great play of the Heat’s penalty killers and of goaltender Barry Brust. All this and much more on the latest edition of the Power Play Post Show. Remember, … Continue reading

Sn 9 Ep 15: Andrew Ebbett & Owen Newkirk

This week on the Power Play Post Show, Host Bob Howard brings you two special interviews with a returning radio play by play broadcaster and a veteran of the NHL player who has played in the Stanley Cup finals. First on this week’s show comes from the Chicago Wolves, center Andrew Ebbett. Andrew talks about starting his pro career in Binghamton with the Senators; about playing with the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL and now with the Chicago Wolves during the NHL lockout. Bob then welcomed back onto the show Owen Newkirk, the new radio play by play broadcaster for the Texas Stars. Owen talked about broadcasting for the Stars; about the play of the team thus far and about rookie (North American) goaltender Cristopher Nilstorp. … Continue reading

Sn 9 Ep 14: Richard Clune & Joe Yerdon

This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Jason Wilcox talk in the first segment of the show about the American Hockey League‘s standings; about memorable moments for the two hosts in their lifetime as fans of the world of hockey and about what records may not fall in the National Hockey League & the American Hockey League. Bob’s first guest on the show this week is Left Wing for the Manchester Monarchs, Richard Clune. Clune talked about his start in hockey; how family was an important part of his development; playing in the OHL; about education and playing for the L.A. Kings and the Manchester Monarchs after being traded from the Dallas Stars organization. Finishing up the show this week … Continue reading

Sn 9 Ep 13: Bobby Robins, Brett Gallant, Brandon Bollig & Jimmy Bonneau

THE ENFORCER’S SPECIAL This week’s edition of the Power Play Post Show is the first ever Enforcer’s Special where every guest this week is an experienced or established fighter in the American Hockey League. Before getting to the guests this week, Hosts Bob Howard and Jason Wilcox breakdown the AHL standings; discuss certain teams and their results through the first quarter of the season and the two hosts discuss the NHL lockout issues from this past week. Here is the breakdown of this week’s guests: From the Providence Bruins, Bobby Robins – Twitter: @bobbyRRRobins – Website: www.bobbyrobins.com From the Bridgeport Soundtigers, Brett Gallant – Twitter: @gally44 From the Rockford Icehogs, Brandon Bollig – Twitter: @Bollig87 From the Worcester Sharks, Jimmy Bonneau – Twitter: @JimmyBonneau Hear from all four enforcers … Continue reading

Sn 9 Ep 12: Kevin Oklobzija, Stephanie Muraro & a return

This week on the Power Play Post Show, Host Bob Howard welcomes back to the the show Jason Wilcox. Bob & Jason go in-depth on the lockout and tackle who is right or wrong, who has the leverage in the battle between the NHL and the NHLPA and will this hurt the NHL in eyes of the fans or the media. Bob & Jason then start to discuss the American Hockey League and talk about specific teams as most teams have played a quarter of their games this season. Bob then welcomed to the show from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Kevin Oklobzija, beat-writer covering the Rochester Americans. Kevin discussed the effects of the NHL lockout on the Amerks, how this team ranks up with the better teams in the AHL, about … Continue reading

Sn 9 Ep 10: Hugh Jessiman & Matt Brown

 This week on the Power Play Post Show; Host Bob Howard introduces the show with a look at some news from around the American Hockey League including a quick look at the standings with a couple surprising teams leading their divisions. Coming on the show this week to talk about the Sandy Relief efforts that hit home personally is Binghamton Senators forward, Hugh Jessiman. Hugh talked at depth about organizing the reliefs efforts here in Binghamton for victims in the Sandy destruction zone with teammate Pat Cannone & B-Sens equipment manager Tom Severance. Hugh also spoke about this year’s Binghamton Senators team and the potential of this season. Bob’s second guest this week coming to us from Sportsnet 590 out of Toronto is Matt Brown. Matt talks … Continue reading

Sn 9 Ep 9: Cody Eakin, Steve Pinizzotto & Mike Kelly

The latest edition of the Power Play Post Show has Host Bob Howard starting the show off going through the American Hockey League standings; going over latest news and notes from around the league and a thought on the NHL lockout before heading into three great interviews including two ex Hershey Bears players playing else where in the AHL. Two time Calder Cup Champion, Steve Pinizzotto, winger from the Chicago Wolves joined Bob first on this week’s show. Steve talked about his start in hockey as a young boy up through the Hershey Bears back to back championship runs; his now current team the Chicago Wolves and their excellent start to this AHL season. Rounding out the former Hershey Bears this week on the show … Continue reading

Sn 9 Ep 8: Mark Mancari, Taylor Beck, Justin Goldman & Michael Cignoli

This week’s Power Play Post Show starts with Host Bob Howard talking about Hurricane Sandy‘s destruction up and down the east coast of the United States. Bob also talked about Movember and why it’s so important to support this cause and Bob takes a look at the American Hockey League standings heading into this weekends action. Joining Bob first this week on the show coming from the Rochester Americans is right wing, Mark Mancari. Mark talked about being back with the Amerks; playing with the Chicago Wolves last season; the players playing in the American Hockey League due to the NHL lockout and the great start to the Amerks season. Our second guest this week comes to us from the Milwaukee Admirals, Taylor Beck. Taylor talks about his … Continue reading

Sn 9 Ep 7: Derek Nesbitt, Ken Cail, Phil Giubileo, Jonathan Bombulie & Tim McManus

 This week on the Power Play Post Show, Host Bob Howard interviews five great guests from around the American Hockey League. Joining Bob first on this week’s show is Peoria Rivermen‘s right wing, Derek Nesbitt. The veteran of the AHL & ECHL reflected on his decision to play for Ferris State University before turning pro; playing on a very talented Idaho Steelheads team in the ECHL’s 06-07 season and about his time with the Rivermen including playing with T.J. Hensick and last season with NHL veteran Jonathan Cheechoo. Bob then welcomed back to the show good friend and the radio play-by-play broadcaster of the Bridgeport Soundtigers, Phil Giubileo. Phil talked about the recent news of the New York Islanders moving from the Nassau County to … Continue reading

Sn 9 Ep 6: Jim Sarosy, Jordan Caron, Tim Erixon & Chris Roy

This week on the Power Play Post Show, Host Bob Howard takes a look at the American Hockey League standings after the first full weekend of games and then breaks down the latest NHL CBA proposal to the NHLPA in regards to the potential impact on the AHL with the “105 rule” as Bob has now dubbed it for the show. Bob’s first guest this week on the show is the Chief Operating Officer of the Syracuse Crunch, Jim Sarosy. Jim talks with Bob about the challenges of the day to day operation/marketing of the Crunch; about the plan & execution of the Outdoor Game Syracuse hosted a couple years back and the expectations of this new batch of players who won the Calder Cup last season … Continue reading