Sn 11 Ep 33: Utica Comets Frankie Corrado & Writer Jessica Higham

Utica Comets Frankie Corrado

UTICA COMETS FRANKIE CORRADO BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff break down the Calder Cup Finals match-up between the Eastern Conference Champion, Manchester Monarchs vs the Western Conference Champion Utica Comets. The two hosts discuss the strong points to both teams going into this Saturday’s game 1 in Manchester and what the impact of the fans of the Comets will bring to games 3, 4 and 5. Predictions of the Calder Cup Finals and the players to look out for in this series were also discussed in the opening segment of the show. The two hosts also looked around the American Hockey League with news breaking this week for the Hershey Bears, the Charlotte … Continue reading

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

Rookie Sensation Michael Mersch

ROOKIE STANDOUT MICHAEL MERSCH 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 … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 31: AHL Division Alignments, Chris Roy and Stephen Meserve

AHL Division Realignment

AHL DIVISION ALIGNMENTS BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff return to the airwaves to talk about the American Hockey League‘s Calder Cup Playoffs. The two hosts breakdown the four teams now playing in the Conference Finals with the Manchester Monarchs taking on the Hartford Wolf Pack and the Utica Comets taking on the Grand Rapids Griffins. Find out how the four teams got the Conference Finals and what to look out for all four teams during these two series that will determine the two teams that will play in the Calder Cup Finals. As expected, Hosts Bob and Megan also discussed the new AHL Division Alignments with comments on the teams in the divisions, … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 30: AHL Second Round Series, Jim Byers and Ken Cail

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AHL SECOND ROUND SERIES BAK STUDIOS – On this week’s Quest for Calder edition of the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff get the American Hockey League fans all caught up on 1st round playoff action and then set the stage for round 2 which starts on Wednesday with 3 of the 4 2nd round series. The two hosts also discuss the latest news and notes from around the league including the announcement by the Winnipeg Jets of the return of the Manitoba Moose to the AHL starting next season. This week’s special guests: Jim Byers – Radio Broadcaster – Oklahoma City Barons – On Twitter: @jim_the_lip – We welcomed Jim back to the show this week to talk about the Oklahoma City Barons 1st … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 29: Utica Comets Paul Jerrard & Jason Iacona

Utica Comets Paul Jerrard joined Bob to talk about the impressive run by the team and the great response by the Utica fans!
(Utica Comets photo by Lindsay A. Mogle)

UTICA COMETS PAUL JERRARD BAK STUDIOS – On a special edition of the Power Play Post Show, Host Bob Howard brings a #PPPShow Extra Broadcast with an update of the 1st round of the American Hockey League‘s Calder Cup Playoffs and two great guests for the AHL fans. Host Bob sets the fans up for the weekend games, the impacts of Friday’s games as the 1st round of the playoffs wind down. Tonight’s special guests: Paul Jerrard – Assistant Coach – Utica Comets – Host Bob welcomed Assistant Coach Paul Jerrard to the show to talk about the run the Utica Comets have been, how the team has played through out the season, the play of both goaltenders, Jacob Markstrom & Joacim Eriksson, the importance of Captain Cal O’Reilly to … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 28: Bruins Assistant Kevin Dean, Jeff Mannix & Todd Crocker

Providence Bruins Kevin Dean

BRUINS ASSISTANT KEVIN DEAN BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring an all new episode to the airwaves for the fans of the American Hockey League. The two hosts start the show off with news of two shows this week with a combined six great guests this week. News coming out of Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina that a new Head Coach of the Charlotte Checkers will happen for next season. Hosts Bob and Megan then go through game by game all the series so all the fans of the AHL know where all the series stand and what to look for this weekend. This week’s special guests are: Kevin Dean – Assistant Coach – … Continue reading

AHL 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs Series Match-Ups, Scores & Upcoming Games

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AHL 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs 33 Games Played | 22 home team wins | 11 road team wins Leaders: Goals:  Teemu Pulkkinen 4 (Griffins) | Assists: 5 tied at 5 | Points: Michael Mersch 8 (Monarchs) Leaders: Save %: Richard Bachman .981 (Barons) | Goal Against: Richard Bachman 0.59 (Barons) | Wins: 6 tied at 3 [cryout-multi][cryout-column width=”1/2″] ROUND 2 Eastern Conference 1-Manchester Monarchs vs. 4-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Monarchs lead the series 2-0 May 6 – MANCHESTER 4, W-B/Scranton 3 (3OT) May 7 – MANCHESTER 5, W-B/Scranton 2 2-Hershey Bears vs. 3-Hartford Wolf Pack Wolfpack lead the series 1-0 May 6 – Hartford 2, HERSHEY 1 (OT) ROUND 1 Eastern Conference 1-Manchester Monarchs vs. 8-Portland Pirates Monarchs win the series 3-2 Apr. 23 – MANCHESTER 5, Portland 2 Apr. 25 – MANCHESTER 6, Portland 2 Apr. 26 … Continue reading

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