Sn 11 Ep 2: AHL Pre-Season Begins: Utica’s Mark Caswell Jr and Milwaukee’s Aaron Sims

AHL Pre-Season Begins

AHL PRE-SEASON BEGINS This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring another exciting broadcast to the fans of the American Hockey League. On this edition of the PPPShow, Bob and Megan talk about the impact of the New York Islanders new ownership details and will this affect the Bridgeport Sound Tigers? Also on the show, the two hosts run down news and notes from around the league including a couple signings from the past week, the first hockey game played at the new PPL Center in Allentown, PA and a change in the Worcester Sharks player philosophy starting in San Jose first. Bob and Megan then discuss an article coming out of Rochester, NY by Kevin Oklobzija of the … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 1: Season 11 Premiere, Jonathan Bombulie and Mike Gwizdala

The AHL

SEASON 11 PREMIERE This is the Season 11 Premiere of the Power Play Post Show with hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff! In this episode, Bob and Megan recap the happenings over the summer that includes the new rule changes affecting the American Hockey League, the changes in Head Coaches and the changes in divisions going into the 2014-15 AHL season. The two then discuss the affiliation extensions that the Springfield Falcons, Binghamton Senators, St John’s IceCaps and others signed in the off-season and how they affect the status of the AHL. With going into the Power Play Post Show’s 11th season, hosts Bob and Megan discuss their hopes for the show, the AHL season and the future of the PPPShow in regards to how they … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Bulldogs pass on Veterans, Support to Keep IceCaps, BriseBois on new Rules

With no high scoring veterans on this upcoming Bulldogs team, can they still win games?
(Photo Credit: Matt Kostek/Hamilton Bulldogs)

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Will Hamilton Bulldogs regret passing on high-scoring veterans? By Scott Radley | Hamilton Spectator The opening days of any hockey team’s training camp are always thick with optimism. Everything’s fresh and better. All slates are clean. Last year is in the past. So today it’s possible to believe many of the young men who will eventually be released from the Montreal Canadiens’ camp — which opens on Thursday — and handed a bus ticket to Hamilton will make this year different from the last three in which the Bulldogs missed the playoffs each time. Hopefully, that’s the case. But if it turns out they’re not yet quite ready for primetime … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Minard Sentenced For Sexual Misconduct; Civic Center gets $1.5 million bid; New Rules

The cities of Binghamton & Rochester have one of the longest lasting rivalries in minor league sports. (Pic: Amerks.com)

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Minard sentenced for sexual misconduct Telegram Sports | Published on September 10, 2014 Former St. John’s Maple Leafs goaltender Mike Minard is in a Maine jail today, serving a two-month sentence after pleading no contest to a charge of sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old girl. Minard, who had been working as an assistant coach with the American Hockey League’s Portland Pirates, began serving his sentence Aug. 27. According to the Portland Press Herald, it is a two-month sentence without probation. He will spend the next 10 years on Maine’s Sex Offenders Registry. Minard was charged earlier this with soliciting sex from a minor and sending her a cellphone picture of … Continue reading

Sn 10 Ep 38: AHL Rumors Shot Down, Phil Giubileo, Sean Shapiro and Chris Roy

AHL Rumors Shot Down

AHL RUMORS SHOT DOWN This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff return for a near summers end episode to talk about all the latest news and information about the American Hockey League. The two hosts discuss the important notes from the AHL’s release of the 2014-15 schedule, the new Education and Drug testing program, the Providence Bruins affiliation extension with the Boston Bruins and lastly the two hosts discuss the latest bogus AHL team sales rumors. Chris Roy – Portland Pirates – Beat-writer – Maine Hockey Journal – On Twitter: @Chris_MHJ – Chris joined the show this week to talk about a number of items including the health of the Arizona Coyotes as well as the health of the Portland … Continue reading

Sn 10 Ep 37: AHL Rules Changes, Division Realignment & Alex Ackerman Talks Crunch Hockey

AHL Rules Changes

AHL RULES CHANGES  This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff return during the hot summer to discuss all the latest news and information from around the American Hockey League. This week the two hosts breakdown the new AHL divisions as teams were shuffled around after the departure of the Calgary Flames team in Abbottsford which moved operations to Glens Falls after the Phantoms moved to their new home in Allentown, PA and all the effects of other teams moving due to those first two moves. The AHL Board of Governors also made some rules changes for the upcoming American Hockey League season and Bob and Megan give their views on the new overtime, fighting and helmet rules. And … Continue reading

AHL Read This: PHPA AHL Extend CBA, 1994 Pirates Celebrate, IceCaps Award, Realignment, Rules Changes

Texas Stars Captain, Maxime Fortunus talks about the ease of the new AHL CBA.
(Photo by: Steven Christy/Texas Stars)

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. No Drama as PHPA, AHL Agree to Extend CBA for One Year Stephen Meserve | 100 Degree Hockey If you were expecting drama and fireworks around the AHL collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiations this summer, you are probably going to be disappointed. Then again, that lack of fireworks is a good thing for labor negotiations and keeping the top development league in the world up and running for another season. “Our CBA was up this year, but the league had an option to renew it,” said Texas captain Maxime Fortunus, who has served as a PHPA player rep for five years. “This year was pretty easy for us. … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Lidster To Vancouver, St. Denis re-signs, Morris Lands in Florida, Pirates Future

Lidster To Vancouver

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Doug Lidster to join Canucks as assistant coach BY ELLIOTT PAP, VANCOUVER SUN VANCOUVER — One-time Vancouver Canucks defenceman Doug Lidster will be joining Willie Desjardins’s staff as an assistant coach with the team. Lidster, 53, played nine full seasons with the Canucks from 1984-1993 but was with the New York Rangers in 1994 when they beat the Canucks in the Stanley Cup final. A native of Kamloops, Lidster spent the last two seasons as Desjardins’ assistant with the Texas Stars of the American League. The Stars won the AHL championship last month. With Glen Gulutzan apparently staying on, it appears the Canucks coaching staff is now complete. Goalie … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Matt Puempel Special For Senators, Zepp Returns, MacDonald in Hamilton

The B-Sens Matt Puempel became a specialist of sorts during his rookie season.
(Photo by Bob Howard)

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Matt Puempel on way to becoming special player for Binghamton Senators Written by Matt Weinstein @PSBSens After a season in which no Binghamton Senators player scored 20 goals, fans were brimming with excitement when Matt Puempel began his professional career this past fall. A proven goal scorer in the Ontario Hockey League, Puempel was expected to bring some youthful energy and — more importantly — goals to the 2013-14 B-Sens. After about two months getting acclimated to the American Hockey League’s style of play, Puempel lived up to the hype by becoming the third B-Sens rookie to score 30 or more goals in a season. Puempel is back in Ottawa this week … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Green Tells Penguins No, Bears Hire Troy Mann, Landon Speaks, Stars Hire Laxdal

Green Tells Penguins No

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Travis Green turns down Penguins, to head back to Utica By John Pitarresi | Utica Observer Dispatch Travis Green could have been working in the National Hockey League next season. Instead, he expects to return to as head coach of the American Hockey League’s Utica Comets. Green was offered a job as an assistant to Mike Johnston, the new coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, but turned it down. Green was Johnston’s assistant for five seasons with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. He took over the team for the second half of the 2012-13 season, when Johnston was suspended. “Mike Johnston is a phenomenal career coach,” Green said, … Continue reading