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 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

AHL Read This: Canadian AHL Teams Hurting, NHL vs Independent AHL Owners, Ashton Traded

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Canada’s AHL teams hit hard by falling dollar By Teri Pecoskie | Hamilton Spectator In Hamilton and across Canada, American Hockey League teams are being burned by the drooping dollar. Bulldogs president Stephen Ostaszewicz says a dip in the loonie’s value — around 15 per cent since the team’s travel budget was set last June — has created “a significant headwind.” “All of our trips on the back end of the schedule, specifically the months of March and April, are U.S.-based,” he added. “It’s just another avenue that creates pressure on the business.” The Bulldogs — along with St. John’s IceCaps and Toronto Marlies, the league’s other Canadian franchises … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 8: AHL HOF 2015, Scooter Vaughan and Stephen Meserve

AHL HOF 2015

AHL HOF 2015 This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring another information filled episode to the fans of the American Hockey League. This week the AHL announced the Hall of Fame Class of 2015 that will be inshrined in the AHL HOF during the AHL All Star Classic in Utica, NY in January of 2015. The two hosts also go through the AHL standings, the latest news and notes from around the league. Scooter Vaughan – Bridgeport Sound Tigers – Forward/Defenseman – On Twitter: @Scooter_Von – Scooter joined the #PPPShow this week to talk about growing up in California, playing for the University of Michigan on a very talented team, the increased development of US born players even from … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 3: AHL Season Begins, Utica All-Star Phil Giubileo and Stephen Meserve

AHL Season Begins

AHL SEASON BEGINS This week on the Power Play Post Show, hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff are excited for the return of the American Hockey League as the season starts Friday night with five contests. The two hosts discuss three major trades that affect AHL teams from around the league including our very own, “Three J. Brennan” who was on the New York Islanders but after a pre-season game that Megan saw him in, was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks and sent to the Rockford IceHogs. Then the two hosts sing the praises of the city of Utica and the Utica Comets as the 2nd year franchise was awarded with the 2015 AHL All Star Classic that will take place on Sunday, January 25th … 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

Sn 10 Ep 35: Calder Cup Final, Sarosy, Nearhos, Newkirk, Rogers, Meserve

Calder Cup Final

CALDER CUP FINAL 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 Final which pits the Texas Stars vs the St. John’s IceCaps. The two hosts breakdown the first 3 games between the two conference champions before taking about the AHL’s CEO & President, Dave Andrews recent comments on the western movement that has become one of the hottest topics in the AHL. The two hosts finish the first segment of the show with the news out of Syracuse as the Syracuse Crunch announce the Frozen Dome Classic details vs the Utica Comets. Jim Sarosy – Syracuse Crunch – COO – On Twitter: @JimSarosy – Jim joined the … 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

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

Sn 10 Ep 21: AHL All Star 2014, Aaron Sims, Brandon Astle & Stephen Meserve

AHL All Star 2014 Logo

AHL ALL STAR 2014 This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard & Megan Reiff bring an AHL All Star 2014 edition to the show to the airwaves. To start of the show the two hosts discuss a very successful All Star event from St. John’s NF as the AHL All Stars defeated the Swedish Hockey League’s Färjestad BK, who put on a great show in the SHL’s first competition in North America. The two also broke down all the latest news from around the American Hockey League. Hosts Bob and Megan also broke down the hot topic of the week which is who will fill the whole that Winnipeg will open when the Jets eventually leave St. John’s to head closer to … Continue reading