Sn 11 Ep 28: Bruins Assistant Kevin Dean, Jeff Mannix & Todd Crocker

Providence Bruins Kevin Dean

BRUINS ASSISTANT KEVIN DEAN BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring an all new episode to the airwaves for the fans of the American Hockey League. The two hosts start the show off with news of two shows this week with a combined six great guests this week. News coming out of Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina that a new Head Coach of the Charlotte Checkers will happen for next season. Hosts Bob and Megan then go through game by game all the series so all the fans of the AHL know where all the series stand and what to look for this weekend. This week’s special guests are: Kevin Dean – Assistant Coach – … Continue reading

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

Sn 11 Ep 10: Griffins Chris Bruton, Comets Cal O’Reilly and Jessica Highman

Griffins Chris Bruton

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS CHRIS BRUTON This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff have another jam packed show for the American Hockey League fans. The two hosts start the show off with a quick look around the AHL standings and the league leaders. Then its down to the AHL new and notes from around the league including the Charlotte Checkers getting a new/old home to play in, the Milwaukee Admirals working with the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA on a new home arena, the AHL Player of the Week and the two discuss the latest two articles centered around AHL western movement. Chris Bruton – Grand Rapids Griffins – Right Wings – On Twitter: @chrisbruton1987 – Chris joined Bob this week on … 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: 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

Sn 10 Ep 28: Owen Newkirk, Jason Shaya & Mike Peck talk AHL Western Conference

AHL Western Conference

AHL WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFF PUSH TALK This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff start the show off with the announcements of the weekly AHL Player of the Week award along with the monthly awards for March. The two hosts breakdown with the American Hockey League news and notes for the past week, a small chat about the recent pictures circulating around consisting of injuries for the Grand Rapids Griffins Mitch Callahan and the Binghamton Senators Stephane Da Costa. The two hosts ended the first segment with the ever popular “If the Playoffs Started Today” segment recapping the movement of both the Eastern and Western Conference teams as the AHL gets closer to the end of the regular season. … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Falcons Thinking Playoffs, More on Heat, Blackhawks/IceHogs link with Fuel

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Springfield Falcons start counting their magic numbers By Garry Brown | Special to The Republican SPRINGFIELD – It’s magic numbers time for the Springfield Falcons as they attempt to nail down an American Hockey League playoff berth and a division title. The numbers: four, to clinch an Eastern Conference spot in the playoffs; eight to clinch a second straight Northeast Division crown. The Falcons hope to lower those numbers Tuesday, when they visit Bridgeport for that franchise’s annual 11 a.m. game, designed as a promotion involving school children and their families. In this game, the Falcons have a chance to become the first in the 20-year history of the franchise to win six straight … 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: NHL returning to St. John’s, Springfield Milwaukee new players, Phantoms Youth

NHL returning to St. John’s

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. NHL returning to St. John’s Robin Short Published on March 14, 2014 Williams says exhibition game this fall game will aid in quest to land new AHL franchise The last time Mile One Centre played host to a National Hockey League exhibition, the Winnipeg Jets and Ottawa Senators hooked up in a Kraft Hockeyville game three years ago when Conception Bay South won the nation-wide contest and the right to stage an NHL friendly. That game, moved to Mile One from the Robert French Memorial Stadium in Kelligrews, in part to accommodate more fans, was originally scheduled to include the Senators and Atlanta Thrashers. Those plans went out the window when … Continue reading