Sn 11 Ep 16: AHL Pacific Division Talk, Ken Cail, Tasha Hudick, Diana Nearhos & Chris Roy

AHL Pacific Division Talk

AHL PACIFIC DIVISION TALK This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff make the return to the internet airwaves to discuss all the latest happenings in the world of the American Hockey League. The biggest news of the last ten days was the announcement by the AHL of a five team Pacific Division which will include the cities of Stockton, Bakersfield, Ontario, San Jose and San Diego. Hosts Bob and Megan provide their thoughts on this move and the potential shortened schedule in which those 5 NHL owned AHL franchises would like to have happen to reduce travel for their prospects. The two hosts also discuss the latest news from the league including the Hershey Bears historic milestone, the … Continue reading

Albany Devils February Focus

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Short month, long and winding road trip. That’s what awaits the Albany Devils in February. Much like a baseball team in July, it’s a bit perplexing for a hockey team to have only a pair of home games in the dead of winter but such are the scheduling quirks of the AHL. Thus far, 2015 has been kind to the Devils. January saw the club register a ledger of 8-4-2-1, including a run of points in eight of their last nine games. Albany (22-15-4-5, 53 points) enters February tied with the Portland Pirates for sixth place in the Eastern Conference and just eight points off the pace, behind the Thruway rival Syracuse Crunch, for first place in the Northeast Division and overall in the Conference. … Continue reading

AHL Read This: AHL Pacific Division Becomes Official, Reaction From Around the Country

Dave Andrews holds up an American Hockey League jersey along with the 5 NHL teams moving their AHL teams to California.
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A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. AHL approves formation of Pacific Division The AHL.com – January 29th, 2015 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews announced today that the league’s Board of Governors has formally and unanimously approved the steps necessary to create a Pacific Division within the AHL beginning with the 2015-16 season. The Board has approved the following: • The Anaheim Ducks will purchase the Norfolk Admirals AHL franchise and will relocate it from Norfolk, Va., to San Diego, Calif. • The AHL franchise owned by the Calgary Flames will relocate from Glens Falls, N.Y., to Stockton, Calif.  • The AHL franchise owned by the Edmonton Oilers will relocate from Oklahoma City, Okla., to Bakersfield, Calif.  • The AHL franchise … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Dolgon Looking At All Star 2016, AHL To Make Big Announcement, Pacific Division News

Could Howard Dolgon bring the All Star game to Syracuse? It is being considered and talked about.
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A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Syracuse Crunch owner Howard Dolgon pondering bid for 2016 AHL All-Star Classic By Lindsay Kramer | The Post Standard The American Hockey League will celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2016. The landmark birthday should call for a series of celebrations, especially at the league’s All-Star Classic. Could Syracuse be the host of that city’s mid-season party? Perhaps. AHL president Dave Andrews said at last weekend’s event at Utica that the league is still searching for the site of its 2016 game. He’s open to all suggestions, but awarding it to a city with historic league significance would be a nice touch. Hershey, perhaps, or maybe Springfield or Rochester. Read … Continue reading

Martin Brodeur The Last Utica Devil

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One year, 90 miles and one Peter Sidorkiewicz injury. That’s how close I came to seeing Martin Brodeur in an Albany uniform. Alas, Brodeur spent the 1993-94 season with the New Jersey Devils, won the Calder Memorial Trophy and the rest as they say is history. While he never played in Albany, Brodeur did spend one season in the AHL, playing for the Utica Devils. During the 1992-93 campaign, Brodeur posted a ledger of 14-13-5, in 32 games. That season also saw Brodeur register a goals against average of 4.03 and a .884 save percentage, while making 1,002 saves and recording six assists. In that year, Brodeur also shared duties with Corey Schwab and Chad Erickson. It was the final season of AHL play for … Continue reading

AHL State of the League Address with Dave Andrews

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AHL STATE OF THE LEAGUE ADDRESS WITH DAVE ANDREWS Verona, NY – Dave Andrews met with the media this morning for his annual State of the League Address. Below is a link to the audio of the his 54 minute meeting with the AHL press. If you share the audio, please credit the Power Play Post Show, thank you. Dave Andrews – President and CEO of the American Hockey League – MP3 Audio Like this:Like Loading…

AHL Read This: AHL Western Movement Begins, Nick & Drew Shore, Tom Kostopoulos

We know the Admirals owner is being forced to sell, but today in Utica could truly be the beginning of the Western Movement with the BOG meetings in Utica.

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. AHL’s West Coast migration becomes official today By Kevin Oklobzija | Rochester Democrat & Chronicle When the American Hockey League’s board of governors convenes today in Verona — amid the backdrop of Turning Stone Resort Casino’s slot machines and roulette tables during the All-Star Classic — they will vote into reality the league’s first full-fledged footprint on the West Coast. Whether it’s a division, a pod or a sub-league is a matter of semantics. But starting next season, there officially will be five teams in California, with at least two other NHL teams, the Arizona Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche, exploring how to bring their AHL operations closer to the NHL … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 15: Admirals All Star Magnus Hellberg and Bruins Matt Linblad

Admirals All Star Magnus Hellberg

ADMIRALS ALL STAR MAGNUS HELLBERG On this week’s edition of the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and continue their coverage of all the latest breaking news on the Western Movement as the American Hockey League moves into its All-Star Classic weekend in Utica, NY. Talk about where the San Jose Sharks will place the Worcester Sharks in the Western Movement scenario heated up and Hosts Bob and Megan discuss this news and truly how it will affect the AHL plans to move out west. The All-Star Classic is this weekend in Utica and the AHL has announced new players to roster as well as announced who you the fans picked to be the starters at this weekends celebration of young stars. The two hosts … Continue reading

AHL Read This: San Diego AHL Town?, Shane Prince Progresses, Jason Akeson Struggles

Can a new team named the San Diego Gulls be playing in the AHL next season?
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A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. A pro hockey town again? By Chris Jenkins | UT San Diego At the time, four decades ago, official capacity at the San Diego Sports Arena was set at 13,363. That particular Saturday night, more than 14,000 tickets were sold to a hockey game, an impressive fact that the San Diego Gulls proudly shared on the public-address system. “The fire marshal went berserk,” said Bruce Binkowski, the front-office employee who announced the attendance. “The next time we sold more than 14,000 seats, we only announced 13,363.” The point is, there was a “next time.” The Gulls — despite playing in a much smaller city than it is today, a … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 14: 2015 All Star Colin Miller, Rampage Garrett Willson & the Wild’s Joe O’Donnell

2015 All Star Colin Miller

2015 ALL STAR COLIN MILLER This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring another star studded edition show to the fans of the American Hockey League. This week’s show includes three great guests, including an Eastern Conference All-Star defenseman, one of the top players of the San Antonio Rampage and a radio broadcaster from the Western Conference. The two hosts break-down all the latest news and notes from around the league including Toronto Marlies LW Brad Ross being nailed with a 20 game suspension by the AHL. We get Megan’s thoughts on Bridgeport Sound Tigers defenseman Aaron Ness being added to the All Star Classic, as well as Bob’s thoughts on the edition of Todd Bertuzzi to the Binghamton … Continue reading