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

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

Sn 10 Ep 16: Cory Emmerton and Curtis McKenzie

This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff discuss the announcement and reaction to the American Hockey League‘s All Star roster that was announced on Thursday including Bob & Megan’s reactions to who is not playing in the upcoming All Star Classic. The two hosts also discuss all the latest news & notes from around the AHL. This week’s special guests from around the American Hockey League: Cory Emmerton – Grand Rapids Griffins – Left Wing – On Twitter: @cemmer48 – Cory joined the show to talk about playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins, the Detroit Red Wings, the Kingston Frontenacs and the Brampton Battalion of the OHL and describes his first NHL goal. Curtis McKenzie – Texas Stars – Left … Continue reading