Sn 11 Ep 20: Falcons Captain Ryan Craig, Brien Rea, Will O’Neill & T.J. Hensick

Falcons Captain Ryan Craig

FALCONS CAPTAIN RYAN CRAIG BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Host Bob Howard welcomes Co-Host Megan Reiff into the studios for this week’s edition of the show. On her way up to Hamilton, Ontario to catch two games this weekend with the Hamilton Bulldogs, Megan stopped by the studios to record this week’s segment and drop off a Bridgeport Soundtigers, Brett Gallant bobble-head for Bob’s extensive AHL collection. The two hosts in their very un-script scripted segment walk the fans of the American Hockey League through the NHL trade deadline and how the AHL was affected, plus a walk through the standings and all the latest news and information around the AHL. A mini debate through out this week’s segment … Continue reading

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

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 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

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

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 6: David Leggio Rule Change, Paul Thompson, Jim Byers and Ken Cail

DAVID LEGGIO RULE CHANGE This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring a jam packed show to the fans of the American Hockey League. The two hosts talk about the award winners  from October including Binghamton Senators defenseman, Chris Wideman who won the Player of the Week for last week and Player of the Month for October as he powered a struggling BSens team with 6 goals and 5 assists. The two hosts talk about the news and notes from around the league including moving into the press-release bag to let you know what some of the teams are doing for charity. The “David Leggio Rule Change” has been the hot topic in the American Hockey League through … 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

Sn 10 Ep 38: AHL Rumors Shot Down, Phil Giubileo, Sean Shapiro and Chris Roy

AHL Rumors Shot Down

AHL RUMORS SHOT DOWN This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff return for a near summers end episode to talk about all the latest news and information about the American Hockey League. The two hosts discuss the important notes from the AHL’s release of the 2014-15 schedule, the new Education and Drug testing program, the Providence Bruins affiliation extension with the Boston Bruins and lastly the two hosts discuss the latest bogus AHL team sales rumors. Chris Roy – Portland Pirates – Beat-writer – Maine Hockey Journal – On Twitter: @Chris_MHJ – Chris joined the show this week to talk about a number of items including the health of the Arizona Coyotes as well as the health of the Portland … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Mark Morris Hershey Bears, Jake Allen NHL, AHL LED Lights, Petrovek Happy

Mark Morris Hershey Bears

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Coach Mark Morris eyes opportunity to follow Bruce Boudreau from Manchester Monarchs to Hershey Bears By Tim Leone | tleone@pennlive.com  After four seasons as head coach of the Manchester Monarchs, Bruce Boudreau was let go by the parent Los Angeles Kings and made a championship landing with theHershey Bears. Boudreau, now head coach of the Anaheim Ducks, won the Calder Cup in 2005-06 in his first season and followed with a 51-win season in 2006-07 and took the Bears back to the Calder Cup Finals. After eight seasons as Manchester’s head coach, Mark Morris was let go by the Kings following his team’s first-round playoff exit in 2013-14. The 56-year-old would … 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