AHL Read This: Mark Morris Hershey Bears, Jake Allen NHL, AHL LED Lights, Petrovek Happy

Mark Morris Hershey Bears

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Coach Mark Morris eyes opportunity to follow Bruce Boudreau from Manchester Monarchs to Hershey Bears By Tim Leone | tleone@pennlive.com  After four seasons as head coach of the Manchester Monarchs, Bruce Boudreau was let go by the parent Los Angeles Kings and made a championship landing with theHershey Bears. Boudreau, now head coach of the Anaheim Ducks, won the Calder Cup in 2005-06 in his first season and followed with a 51-win season in 2006-07 and took the Bears back to the Calder Cup Finals. After eight seasons as Manchester’s head coach, Mark Morris was let go by the Kings following his team’s first-round playoff exit in 2013-14. The 56-year-old would … Continue reading

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: Jake Allen ready for Blues, Phantoms fan experience, Devils fans represented

Jake Allen ready for Blues

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Blues’ goalie of future may be close to arrival By John Vogl | News Sports Reporter | @BuffNewsVogl ROCHESTER — Ryan Miller is the Blues’ goalie of the present, but the play of Jake Allen will determine St. Louis’ netminder of the future. Allen also could have a say on whether the Sabres wind up with another draft pick. Allen became just the second goalie in 30 years to lead the AHL in wins, goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts. The 23-year-old matched a clean sweep accomplished by old friend Dwayne Roloson, going 33-16-3 with a .928 save percentage, 2.03 GAA and seven shutouts. Allen led Chicago to the Midwest Division title … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Blues Jake Allen to Chicago, Cam Janssen knows his role, AHL in St. John’s

Blues Jake Allen sent back to the AHL

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Return to AHL not keeping Blues Jake Allen down Friday, 01.31.2014 / 2:11 PM / AHL Update By Alyssa Dombrowski – Special to NHL.com Veteran goaltenders Brian Elliott and Jaroslav Halak have helped raise the St. Louis Blues back to a place among the elite teams in the NHL. However, it was around this time last year that Jake Allen made the League take notice that the Blues’ goaltending depth didn’t stop there. Recalled from the American Hockey League to replace an injured Halak in February and again in early March, Allen posted a 9-4-0 record in his 15 appearances with St. Louis, including one shutout. The significance of his performance, which earned him a spot on the NHL All-Rookie Team … Continue reading

Sn 10 Ep 11: Chicago Wolves Jake Allen & Mike Kelly

Blues Jake Allen sent back to the AHL

This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff brought all the latest news and notes from around the league including the trade between the Anaheim Ducks & Toronto Maples Leafs, the Worcester Sharks bringing in a familiar face to help a struggling team, thoughts on the Binghamton Senators/Albany Devils winning streaks and the two hosts provide their honest thoughts on the growing use of the shoot-out to settled games tied after 65 minutes of play. Jake Allen – Goaltender – Chicago Wolves – On Twitter: @34jallen – Jake joined the show this week to talk about his start in hockey from playing in the QMJHL for 3 different teams to playing his first 3 season of professional hockey with the now … Continue reading