Sn 10 Ep 33: Zenon Konopka Suspension, Crocker, Kaser, Shaver and Bombulie

Zenon Konopka Suspension

ZENON KONOPKA SUSPENSION This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff break down all the latest news and information from around the American Hockey League. This week includes news on Head Coaches movement in Manchester and Hershey, affiliation extensions in Milwaukee and Portland, plus the two hosts talk about the play of John Gibson, the suspension of Bobby Robbins and the importance of the Grand Rapids Griffins announcement of 40 televised games starting next season. On a serious note, the two hosts also discuss the news that broke today about former AHL player Zenon Konopka being suspended without pay for violating the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Program through use of an over-the-counter-product. With this not happening often in professional hockey, host … 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: 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

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 Calder Cup Playoffs Schedule & Scores – Quarterfinals (updated 4-19-14)

AHL Calder Cup Coverage

The Power Play Post Show will post the results, schedules and goal scorers in this post for this years Calder Cup playoffs.Make sure you check out the AHL’s website for more information here. Bob & Megan will present their picks for each series starting this Tuesday before the 1st round series start on Wednesday. [cryout-multi][cryout-column width=”1/2″] EASTERN CONFERENCE Eastern Conference Quarterfinals – Series “A” (best-of-5) 1-Manchester Monarchs vs. 8-Norfolk Admirals Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 25 – Norfolk at Manchester, 7:00 Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 26 – Norfolk at Manchester, 7:00 Game 3 – Wed., Apr. 30 – Manchester at Norfolk, 7:15 *Game 4 – Fri., May 2 – Manchester at Norfolk, 7:30 *Game 5 – Sat., May 3 – Manchester at Norfolk, 7:15 … 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: 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