Sn 11 Ep 37: New AHL Rules For 2015, Stephen Meserve & Chris Roy

NEW AHL RULES FOR 2015 This week on a mid-summer edition of the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring another news and notes filled show to the fans of the American Hockey League. The two Hosts open the show with a dedication to the Marines and Naval officer who tragically died in Chattanooga, Tennessee shootings and Host Megan provides insight on the life of her friend Gunnery Sargent Thomas J. Sullivan and their friendship. The two Hosts then talk about the new rules the AHL announced including the 5 California based Pacific Division teams playing 8 games less then the rest the, the changes in how overtime will be played and about the new video review rules coming to the 2015-16 … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 31: AHL Division Alignments, Chris Roy and Stephen Meserve

AHL Division Realignment

AHL DIVISION ALIGNMENTS BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff return to the airwaves to talk about the American Hockey League‘s Calder Cup Playoffs. The two hosts breakdown the four teams now playing in the Conference Finals with the Manchester Monarchs taking on the Hartford Wolf Pack and the Utica Comets taking on the Grand Rapids Griffins. Find out how the four teams got the Conference Finals and what to look out for all four teams during these two series that will determine the two teams that will play in the Calder Cup Finals. As expected, Hosts Bob and Megan also discussed the new AHL Division Alignments with comments on the teams in the divisions, … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 22: Panthers to Portland, Chris Roy & Cole Schneider

Florida to Portland

PANTHERS TO PORTLAND BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff return to the airwaves with another great episode covering the American Hockey League. On this week’s show, the two hosts breakdown the latest on the Florida Panthers and the Portland Pirates entering into a multi-year agreement starting in the 2015-16 season. The two hosts discuss the immediate reports of three other affiliation moves including where might the Arizona Coyotes land for next season and that may not be with the San Antonio Rampage as most might think. The two hosts then discuss once again the debate of the role of the American Hockey League, is it just a developmental league to get prospects up to … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 16: AHL Pacific Division Talk, Ken Cail, Tasha Hudick, Diana Nearhos & Chris Roy

AHL Pacific Division Talk

AHL PACIFIC DIVISION TALK This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff make the return to the internet airwaves to discuss all the latest happenings in the world of the American Hockey League. The biggest news of the last ten days was the announcement by the AHL of a five team Pacific Division which will include the cities of Stockton, Bakersfield, Ontario, San Jose and San Diego. Hosts Bob and Megan provide their thoughts on this move and the potential shortened schedule in which those 5 NHL owned AHL franchises would like to have happen to reduce travel for their prospects. The two hosts also discuss the latest news from the league including the Hershey Bears historic milestone, the … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 9: Monarchs Forward Brian O’Neill, Doug Plagens and Chris Roy

Monarchs Forward Brian O'Neill

MONARCHS FORWARD BRIAN O’NEILL This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring another excited and jammed packed broadcast to the fans of the American Hockey League. Bob and Megan open the show with Megan’s thoughts on her mini “Arena Tour” from this past weekend, a look at the standings in the AHL, the trades from this week effecting AHL teams and a discussion on fancy stats. Brian O’Neill – Manchester Monarchs – Right Wing – On Twitter: @Brian9ONeill – Brian joined the show this week to talk about growing up outside of Philadelphia in the suburb of Yardley, Pennsylvania, the challenges of a young hockey player in that part of the country, playing with the Yale Bulldogs and playing within … 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: 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

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

Sn 10 Ep 19: Benn Ferriero, Bill Ballou and Chris Roy

Utica Comets Right Wing Benn Ferriero

BENN FERRIERO TALKS COMETS & CAREER On a brand new edition of the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff return to break down and discuss all the latest news & information from around the American Hockey League and more.  The two hosts discuss the three outdoor games played this previous week in the NHL, Megan’s experience at Yankee Stadium and the differences between the LA & NYC outdoor games. Just before the show’s Top Two Player Standout segment, Bob and Megan broke down and explained the situations in Glens Falls, NY with the city’s mayor talking with an AHL team to bring that team to the city after the Phantoms move to Allentown, PA, plus the announcement that the Winnipeg Jets … Continue reading

Sn 10 Ep 13: Rob Kopacz, Mark Caswell Jr. & Chris Roy

This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring a lot of exciting news and notes from around the American Hockey League. Bob and Megan discuss first the PPPshow’s trip to Utica, NY last Friday as the show took in the Comets game vs the Bridgeport Soundtigers and discuss their thoughts on the improvements made to the Utica Memorial Auditorium and the atmosphere in one of the AHL’s oldest arenas. The two host also talk about the Frozen Frontier game that Bob will be attending to cover for the show and announce the Two Top Player Standouts from last week. Rob Kopacz – Vice President of Business Operations – Rochester Americans – Rob joined Bob on the show to talk … Continue reading