AHL Read This: Pirates Ray Edwards New Role, Pirates Get 1 More Year, Monarchs A Good Partner

Pirates Head Coach, Ray Edwards will take on General Manager duties as well as coaching the Pirates in the 2014-15 season.
(Photo by Norm Hall)

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Pirates to announce affiliation extension with Coyotes By Chris Roy | Main Hockey Journal PORTLAND – The Portland Pirates plan to hold a press conference on Wednesday at the Cumberland County Civic Center where they’ll announce a one-year extension on their affiliation agreement with the National Hockey League’s Phoenix Coyotes. The Pirates affiliation agreement with the Coyotes expired last month, however, both sides were optimistic when the deal expired that a new agreement could be easily reached. The new one-year agreement will allow both sides greater flexibility as the American Hockey League works toward creating west coast option for western NHL teams. “It’s a one-year agreement for next season,” … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Glens Falls Recruited Five Teams, Amerks Players Learn, Stars Media Notes & More

Glens Falls Recruited Five Teams

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Glens Falls tried to recruit four other AHL teams before Calgary By Maury Thompson GLENS FALLS — The American Hockey League affiliate of the Calgary Flames, which is relocating to Glens Falls, is one of five AHL teams city officials attempted to recruit, said Glens Falls Mayor John “Jack” Diamond. The mayor said after attempts to recruit four other teams were unfruitful, the chances of recruiting an AHL team for the upcoming season looked doubtful. But one evening in March, Mike Holditch, senior vice president and general manager of the Flames, called Diamond on his cellphone. “I was pulling into my (home) driveway and it was Mike Holditch,” Diamond said in an interview … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Official – Flames move Affiliate to Glens Falls, Rampage at the Box Office, IceCaps/Admirals

With the Adirondack Phantoms moving to Allentown, PA, its now official that the Flames are moving their AHL affiliate to Glens Falls.
(Photo by Bob Howard)

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Flames’ AHL franchise heading to Glens Falls From The AHL.com SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … Convening today in Chicago for its Spring Meeting, the American Hockey League’s Board of Governors approved the relocation of the franchise owned by the National Hockey League’s Calgary Flames from Abbotsford, B.C., to Glens Falls, N.Y., beginning with the 2014-15 season. The Flames’ AHL franchise will begin play this fall at the Glens Falls Civic Center, which had been home to the Adirondack Phantoms since 2009. The Phantoms had been previously granted approval to relocate to Allentown, Pa., where they will begin play as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms beginning in 2014-15. Read More… ——————————————————————- AHL … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Heat No More, Brent Thompson Soundtigers new Coach, Norfolk Fans Making Noise

Heat No More

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Heat’s history ends on losing note Flames farm club knocked out of AHL playoffs BY SCOTT CRUICKSHANK, CALGARY HERALD The Abbotsford Heat is officially history. For the season. Forever. With the Calgary Flames’ working relationship with the B.C. city severed after five years — and with Glens Falls, N.Y., serving as front-runner for their next American Hockey League outpost — the Heat put in its final night of toil Friday. “I’ve been coaching almost 30 years,” said Abbotsford skipper Troy Ward, “and that’s probably the classiest group of people I’ve ever been around in my life.” The Heat fell 5-3 to the Grand Rapids Griffins at Van Andel … Continue reading

Sn 10 Ep 32: Calder Cup Playoffs, Rob Sanderson, Mike Kelly, Paul LaTour

Calder Cup Playoffs

MORE CALDER CUP PLAYOFFS COVERAGE This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring the fans of the American Hockey League all the latest news and information from around the league. This week’s hot topic comes from a report out of Glens Falls, New York where the report indicated that the Calgary Flames will place their displaced AHL franchise at the now empty Glens Falls Civic Center with the Adirondack Phantoms moving to Allentown, Pennsylvania. The two hosts then breakdown the recent transactions as NHL teams who are eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs send down players to help out their AHL affiliate. Last but certainly no least, Hosts Bob and Megan walk you through the eight opening round … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Heat To Glens Falls, Amerks Confidence, IceCaps in Control, Stars Sweep

Heat To Glens Falls

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Report: Flames’ affiliate headed to Glens Falls By Diana C. Nearhos GLENS FALLS — The Calgary Flames will be sending their AHL team to Glens Falls next season, according to multiple media reports. WNYT-TV NewsChannel 13 cited sources as saying the organization and city have an agreement in principle in place. The move would have to be approved by the AHL Board of Governors, likely at the meeting scheduled for Monday. Time Warner Cable News later cited Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Peter Aust as saying the Flames will bring their AHL team to the Civic Center. Ed Bartholomew, president of EDC Warren County, said the … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Abbotsford Heat Potential Last Game, Red Wings Done with Tootoo, More Playoff articles

Will Darren Kramer (Pictured) and Corey Cowick have an effect on tonight's game 3 in WIlkes-Barre Scranton?
(Picture by Bob Howard)

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Abbotsford Heat try to battle back from 2-0 deficit against defending American Hockey League champs Troy Ward, head coach of the Calgary Flames farm team, says his players are ‘hungry’ and ‘confident’ BY SCOTT CRUICKSHANK, CALGARY HERALD Troy Ward’s calculations suggest that his team can overcome this. The Abbotsford Heat, down 2-0 in its best-of-five series against the Grand Rapids Griffins, cannot afford another loss. To successfully close out the first round, the Heat needs to bank three straight victories. And that — stitching together a winning streak of three or more games — is something the Calgary Flames’ farm team has managed on seven separate occasions this … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Brian Petrovek Resigns from Pirates, Monarchs hit the road, Phantoms gone

Brian Petrovek resigns

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Petrovek resigns from the Pirates By Chris Roy | Maine Hockey Journal PORTLAND – The Portland Pirates announced on Monday that Brian Petrovek has resigned from the organization after 14 years as the team’s CEO and managing partner. The announcement came via a press release from current Pirates’ majority owner Ron Cain and Governor Lyman Bullard. “Brian is at the top of his game – our loss will be another’s gain,” said Cain in a written statement. “What Brian and his family have contributed to the business over the past fourteen years, from hosting two AHL All Star Classics, securing successful relationships with NHL affiliates during times when the team’s future … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Jake Allen ready for Blues, Phantoms fan experience, Devils fans represented

Jake Allen ready for Blues

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Blues’ goalie of future may be close to arrival By John Vogl | News Sports Reporter | @BuffNewsVogl ROCHESTER — Ryan Miller is the Blues’ goalie of the present, but the play of Jake Allen will determine St. Louis’ netminder of the future. Allen also could have a say on whether the Sabres wind up with another draft pick. Allen became just the second goalie in 30 years to lead the AHL in wins, goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts. The 23-year-old matched a clean sweep accomplished by old friend Dwayne Roloson, going 33-16-3 with a .928 save percentage, 2.03 GAA and seven shutouts. Allen led Chicago to the Midwest Division title … Continue reading

Sn 10 Ep 31: AHL Calder Cup Coverage, Dougherty, Meserve, Sims, Astle, Cail

Andrew Gordon Talks Career

AHL CALDER CUP COVERAGE This week on the Power Play Post Show, it’s all about the American Hockey League‘s Calder Cup playoffs! Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring you a jammed packed show talking about the start of the post season in the AHL. The two hosts discuss first the end of the awards portion of the year with the top goalies announced and the top scorers in the league. Hosts Bob and Megan then talk about the AHL’s President and CEO, Dave Andrews comments to Texas reporters about 5 game playoff series being in the future of the American Hockey League‘s Calder Cup playoffs. The two hosts end their segment with a look at the schedule for the playoffs along with their picks … Continue reading