AHL Read This: Adirondack Flames Arrive Articles, Bruce Landon Speaks on Falcons, the real Slap Shot

ADIRONDACK HEAT ARRIVE

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Flaming ‘A’ returns to AHL Exciting building in Glens Falls for Adirondack Flames BY SCOTT CRUICKSHANK, CALGARY HERALD This, for the Calgary Flames’ busy-beaver general manager, represents another check mark. After meeting his scouts in Toronto — and before a trip back to Calgary prior to heading to London, Ont., for the Memorial Cup — Brad Treliving was in Glens Falls, N.Y., to officially introduce his new farm club, the Adirondack Flames. The Flames, having severed their working relationship with Abbotsford last month, needed a base for their affiliate in the American Hockey League. As of Friday, that task was complete. At least the first phase of it. … Continue reading

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: 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: 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: 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

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

Sn 10 Ep 30: Matt Puempel Talks Development, Paul LaTour and Chris Roy

Matt Puempel Talks Development

MATT PUEMPEL TALKS DEVELOPMENT This week on the final regular season edition of the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring to the fans of the American Hockey League all the latest news and info from around the league. To start the first segment of the show, Bob and Megan discussed the news coming out of Abbotsford, British Columbia as the city has ended the contract between themselves and the Calgary Flames. This then opens up the question of where the Heat will go to next. The two hosts talk about the all the latest end of the year awards being handed out by the league and their thoughts on the award winners. But the majority of the segment is centered … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Abbotsford Heat Leaving News, Pirates Moving Final Game, Survey for ThunderBay

Abbotsford Heat Leaving

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Abbotsford Heat leave city with $12M in losses CBC News Posted: Apr 15, 2014 10:14 AM PT Last Updated: Apr 15, 2014 4:16 PM PT The City of Abbotsford has paid the owners of the Abbotsford Heat another $5.5 million to end the Calgary Flames’ farm team’s contract with the city, capping off years of financial losses for the city. Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman joined CEO of the Calgary Flames, Ken King, and president of  Abbotsford Heat, Ryan Walter, at the announcement on Tuesday morning. Banman said in total the contract with the team has cost the city more than $12 million since 2010, when then-mayor George Peary signed a ten-year … Continue reading

AHL Read This: AHL Heat to NY State Rumors, OKC Barons Playoffs, Bulldogs Owner not Happy

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. More rumours of potential Heat move to upstate New York by  Staff Writer – Abbotsford News A media report out of Glens Falls, N.Y. has re-ignited speculation on the future of the Abbotsford Heat. The Post-Star newspaper reported that Michael Holditch, the Calgary Flames’ senior vice president and assistant general manager, took a tour of the Glens Falls Civic Center with local officials last week. The Flames own the Heat of the American Hockey League, who have struggled at the box office during their five years in Abbotsford. Glens Falls, meanwhile, is the current home of the AHL’s Adirondack Phantoms, but they’re in the market for a new team with the Phantoms … 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