AHL Read This: Falcons Thinking Playoffs, More on Heat, Blackhawks/IceHogs link with Fuel

The Springfield Falcons, Mike McKenna is having one of his best seasons of his career.

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Springfield Falcons start counting their magic numbers By Garry Brown | Special to The Republican SPRINGFIELD – It’s magic numbers time for the Springfield Falcons as they attempt to nail down an American Hockey League playoff berth and a division title. The numbers: four, to clinch an Eastern Conference spot in the playoffs; eight to clinch a second straight Northeast Division crown. The Falcons hope to lower those numbers Tuesday, when they visit Bridgeport for that franchise’s annual 11 a.m. game, designed as a promotion involving school children and their families. In this game, the Falcons have a chance to become the first in the 20-year history of the franchise to win six straight … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Phantoms lose but Fans keep coming, IceCaps recalls, RedWings add Grit, Muse top honors

Phantoms lose but fans keep coming

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Even as losses pile up, fans still fill the seats Phamtons lose but Fans keep coming By Diana C. Nearhos GLENS FALLS – It’s the last game of March. The home team is not only out of the playoff race but has lost 25 of its last 30 games. But the stands were nearly full Saturday night as the Adirondack Phantoms took on Springfield. Even as the losses pile up in a lame-duck season, the fans keep showing up. Charlene LaBrake expressed the sentiment of many fans: enjoy the hockey while it lasts. The Phantoms made it interesting for the 4,608 in attendance on Saturday for Fan Appreciation Night, coming … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Dolgon may buy Islanders, BSens defense paying off, Zajac looking towards playoffs

Dolgon may buy Islanders

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Syracuse Crunch owner Howard Dolgon will explore chance to buy the New York Islanders By Lindsay Kramer | lkramer@syracuse.com Syracuse, N.Y. — Syracuse Crunch owner Howard Dolgon said Friday night he will soon be speaking with a friend of his who has deep enough pockets to bankroll investigating a possible bid for the NHL’s New York Islanders. Dolgon would not identify the person but said the investor has “more money than most people.” While Dolgon would also toss in some of his money, he said his possible interest would be in operating the team. Multiple outlets have reported that current Islanders owner Charles Wang is in talks to sell his … Continue reading

Sn 10 Ep 27: Colin Stuart Talks Career, Devante Smith-Pelly and Adam Almqvist

Colin Stuart Talks Career

COLIN STUART TALKS CAREER This week on the Power Play Post Show, hosts Bob Howard discuss the very serious and alarming news coming out of Portland, Maine as Mike Minard, former Portland Pirates Goalie Coach is charged with solicitation of child. The two hosts breakdown what is known about the case, the ramifications and the black eye to the AHL & hockey. The two hosts also discuss Michael Andlauer‘s un-happiness in the Hamilton Bulldogs lack of on ice success over the past season, plus how the Albany Devils have turned to college students for help on how to market to a younger generation of fans and the two hosts also provide their thoughts on the actions of the IceHogs Bobby Shea actions which ended up in … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Norfolk Outdoor Hockey, Comets lose Stuart, Wild Fighting, Amerks Woes, Stars sign Dowling

Norfolk Outdoor Hockey

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Comets lose Stuart for weekend, maybe longer By JOHN PITARRESI UTICA – The Utica Comets have another big three-game weekend coming up in their frantic stretch drive for the American Hockey League playoffs. They’ll have to get through it without team captain Colin Stuart. Comets coach Travis Green said Tuesday that Stuart, injured early in Sunday’s 4-3 shootout victory over the Milwaukee Admirals, will miss Friday and Saturday home games with the Abbotsford Heat and Sunday’s game with the Iowa Wild at the Utica Memorial Auditorium at the very least. “He’s going to be out for a while,” Green said, adding that is possible Stuart might miss the … Continue reading

AHL Read This: AHL Heat to NY State Rumors, OKC Barons Playoffs, Bulldogs Owner not Happy

Can the Albany Devils be marketed better? Students spoke to the President of the Devils

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. More rumours of potential Heat move to upstate New York by  Staff Writer – Abbotsford News A media report out of Glens Falls, N.Y. has re-ignited speculation on the future of the Abbotsford Heat. The Post-Star newspaper reported that Michael Holditch, the Calgary Flames’ senior vice president and assistant general manager, took a tour of the Glens Falls Civic Center with local officials last week. The Flames own the Heat of the American Hockey League, who have struggled at the box office during their five years in Abbotsford. Glens Falls, meanwhile, is the current home of the AHL’s Adirondack Phantoms, but they’re in the market for a new team with the Phantoms … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Hoffman AHL Playoffs, IceHogs Suspensions & Videos, St. John’s AHL Future

Hoffman AHL Playoffs

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. AHL announces suspensions From TheAHL.com: SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced that Rockford IceHogs defenseman Bobby Shea has been suspended for eight (8) games and Rockford defenseman Jared Nightingale has been suspended for six (6) games as a consequence of their actions in a game at Chicago on Mar. 21. Shea was suspended under the provisions of AHL Rule 28.1 (supplementary discipline) as a result of his game misconduct for fighting off the playing surface, as well as for an elbowing incident. Read More… Watch the full highlights here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SLgiUDaOt8#t=910 (Fight action starts about 14:45 into the video) Or watch the trimmed down action via YouTube: ————————————————————– Weinstein: Binghamton Senators should … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Pirates Minard trouble, Flames tour Glens Falls, Brenden Kichton, Luka Vidmar

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A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Fired Portland Pirates coach faces child solicitation charges Mike Minard, 37, of Falmouth has been charged with solicitation of a child and sexual misconduct with a child under 14. By David Hench dhench@pressherald.com A former assistant coach for the Portland Pirates hockey team is charged with soliciting sex from a 13-year-old fan and sending her a cellphone picture of his genitals. Now, the state is trying to block his plans to return home to Canada to coach at a boys’ and girls’ hockey camp, until the case is decided. Mike Minard, 37, who lives in Falmouth, was charged last month with solicitation of a child to commit a prohibited … Continue reading

Sn 10 Ep 26: Brandon Segal talks career and Phil Giubileo talks Soundtigers

Brandon Segal talks career

BRANDON SEGAL TALKS CAREER This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard & Megan Reiff brings a great show filled with news and notes from around the American Hockey League. The two hosts discuss the news of the day coming out of Glens Falls, reported by former PPPShow guest, Diana Nearhos, that Glens Falls Mayor Jack Diamond gave Calgary Flames Assistant GM, Michael Holditch a tour of the Phantoms dressing room and what this could mean for next season in the AHL. And as Bob and Megan have been done for the past few weeks and will continue to do up to the start of the AHL Calder Cup Playoffs, break down the push to the playoffs with their segment entitled, If the … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Comets Playoff Push, Amerks Goalies Knapp & Makarov, Allentown Hockey Arena news

The Comets better play through the 2nd half of the season has gotten them close to a playoff spot

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Comets working overtime looking for playoff berth John Pitarresi Posted Mar. 19, 2014 @ 8:32 pm The Utica Comets will be working overtime through the final few weeks of their inaugural American Hockey League season, chasing a Calder Cup playoff spot all the way. The Comets (27-27-3-4, 61 points) open a three-games-in-three-nights weekend when the Adirondack Phantoms visit the sold-out Utica Memorial Auditorium on Friday. That will be followed by a quick trip to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Saturday, then a date with the Milwaukee Admirals at home Sunday. There is another three-game weekend next week – all at home – and another April 4, 5 and 6, with the last … Continue reading