Sn 11 Ep 21: Devils Captain Rod Pelley, Pat Cannone, Ben Holmstrom & Jonathan Bombulie

DEVILS CAPTAIN ROD PELLEY BAK STUDIOS – This week on the only show produced to cover the American Hockey League, the Power Play Post Show brings another huge show with four guests and a lot of news centering around the league. Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff start the show off with thoughts on the breaking news involving the sale of the Hamilton Bulldogs to the Montreal Canadiens, the move out of Hamilton to St. John’s to become the new St. John’s IceCaps and the Winnipeg Jets decision to move their AHL franchise from St. John’s back to the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba to revive the Manitoba Moose.  The two then break down all the latest news and information from around the league including … Continue reading

AHL Movement Madness: Is Your Team Safe?

The dominoes are slowly falling but when the dust settles, the American Hockey League landscape could be something more resembling Jenga. Where the pieces or in this case the teams, fit and or fall, is anyone’s guess. First it was the announcement that the Oklahoma City Barons will cease operations at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. Now there’s news, the Norfolk Admirals will raise anchor and change coasts. While it’s hardly news that there will be an AHL Pacific Division, come 2015, this chain reaction could have reverberations far beyond Oklahoma City, Norfolk, Manchester, Worcester, Glens Falls, etc. Not to be an alarmist or create mass speculation but if you think your team is safe, you may want to think again. If the initial … 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: Andrews Speaks on Western Movement, Phantoms say Goodbye, Falcons Calder Cup History

Andrews Speaks Western Movement

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. AHL PRESIDENT SAYS WESTERN MOVEMENT, PACIFIC DIVISION “PROBABLY WILL HAPPEN” April 20, 2014 · by Sean Shapiro CEDAR PARK – The American Hockey League’s potential Pacific Division may indeed be on its way, league president David Andrews said Saturday. Multiple reports have surfaced in the past couple weeks, including an initial report by Fox Sports Arizona on April 10, stating five to eight NHL teams were interested in moving their AHL affiliation west. Andrews commented on those reports when he met with the media during the first period of the Texas Stars-Abbotsford Heat game Saturday. “There is a fair amount of truth behind it. At the same time now there is a … 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

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

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

AHL Read This: AHL 2014 Trade Deadline Deals, Mouillierat season’s over, Patrick Wiercioch reflects

AHL 2014 Trade Deadline Deals

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. AHL 2014 Trade Deadline Deals Amerks get Petrecki from San Jose March 12, 2014 | TheAHL.com The Rochester Americans announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Nick Petrecki on loan from the San Jose Sharks. Petrecki, 24, has played in 35 games with the American Hockey League’s Worcester Sharks this season, recording one goal and two assists for three points along with 54 penalty minutes.  Read More… Bears add Newbury; Whitmore to Phantoms March 12, 2014 The Hershey Bears announced today that the club has acquired forward Kris Newbury on loan from the Philadelphia Flyers, and have loaned forward Derek Whitmore to the American Hockey League’s Adirondack Phantoms. Newbury, 32, comes to Hershey … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Penguins Bobby Farnham, AHL Trades, More on Portland Management

Penguins Bobby Farnham

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Pirri trade not a surprise By Tim Sassone The day after saying he liked the makeup of his team, Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman traded minor-league center Brandon Pirri to Florida for two draft picks Sunday. Could he have gotten more for Pirri, the American Hockey League’s leading scorer last season? Maybe, but you never know what others think of your players until you make them available. Did Bowman and the Hawks give up too soon on Pirri? Again, it’s possible, but he was in the organization four years and coach Joel Quenneville had real issues with his 200-foot game. Read more… ————————————————————– Bobby Farnham: The Life of an … Continue reading