AHL Read This: Grand Rapids Down to Texas, D’Amigo Dominating, Dean Arsene Retiring, Matt Marquardt

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Grand Rapids Griffins have work to do, down, 2-0, in AHL playoff series By George Sipple The Grand Rapids Griffins are looking to fix a lot of things in practice Monday, after dropping the first two games in their American Hockey League playoff series against the Texas Stars. The Griffins host Game 3 at 7 p.m. Tuesday night at VanAndel Arena. Despite having some Detroit Red Wings players on their roster, the Griffins have struggled to score against Texas. “We gotta go to work Monday and we gotta work at fixing the things we’re not doing good enough,” Grand Rapids coach Jeff Blashill said after a 4-0 loss in … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Mike Haviland Leaves Hershey, Pens Look To Farm, Preds Extend With Ads, Matt Fraser

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Colorado College names Mike Haviland new hockey coach By Joe Paisley The Gazette Just got off the phone with the new CC coach. Here is the first draft of the article. More details to come … Colorado College hired a Stanley Cup-winning assistant as its newest coach. Longtime professional coach Mike Haviland, who was an assistant on the 2010 NHL champion Chicago Blackhawks squad, was announced as the 14th coach in the 75-year-old program’s history on Friday. “This is a very exciting day,” Haviland said. Haviland, 46, replaced former longtime coach Scott Owens, who resigned after 15 seasons at his alma mater following a 7-24-6 campaign. Haviland beat out current CC … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Kings Monarchs Part Ways With Mark Morris, Justin Dowling Shining, Amerks Coaching News

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Monarchs head coach Mark Morris fired From Union Leader in New Hampshire The Los Angeles Kings, parent team of the Manchester Monarchs, on Wednesday informed head coach Mark Morris that his contract will not be renewed. Behind the bench for the American Hockey League franchise since 2006, Morris is the longest-tenured and winning-est coach in Monarchs history, with 332 regular-season victories and 23 playoff wins. He’s also the only coach to win more than 300 games at both the professional and collegiate levels, having won more than 300 with Clarkson University. Read More… ——————————————————- LA Kings Will Not Renew Contract for Manchester Monarchs Coach Mark Morris By Robyn … Continue reading

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

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

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

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