Sn 11 Ep 36: AHL 1415 Season In Review, the Season’s Biggest Stories

AHL 1415 SEASON IN REVIEW BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, it’s all about the AHL 1415 Season in Review as Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff look back at the biggest stories of this season plus we bring back three great guests from this season in a mega Throwback Thursday set of interviews. The two hosts start the show off with the latest news and notes from around the American Hockey League including St. John’s IceCaps Captain Jason Jaffray leaving to play in Europe next season, a new General Manager for the Lake Erie Monsters, renovations for the Springfield Falcons and San Diego Gulls arenas and the Syracuse Crunch will be taking the Utica Comets to Lyon, France for the … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 35: Ken Cail Talks Monarchs AHL History After Cup Victory

Ken Cail Talks Monarchs AHL History

KEN CAIL TALKS MONARCHS AHL HISTORY BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, a Calder Cup Champion has been crowned and Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff discuss the American Hockey League‘s 79th anniversary league champion. The two hosts bring all the latest news and information from around the league including the WBS Penguins new Head Coach, Mike Sullivan, the new Springfield Falcons Head Coach, Ron Rolston and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms lose Head Coach Terry Murray to the Buffalo Sabres. Also, the two host start a discussion on whether or not the Utica Comets can or will repeat the success from this year to next year, not in the play on the ice but at the gate and in intensity at … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 18: Dedicated to Jeremy Hall, Andrew Gordon & Tony Androckitis

Dedicated to Jeremy Hall

DEDICATED TO JEREMY HALL This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff, pay their respects to one of the biggest American Hockey League fans, Jeremy Hall who lost his battle to cancer on February 12th, 2015. Jeremy was beloved in the AHL community from Broom-ball Tournaments to AHL Booster Club Conventions to AHL All-Star Classics which is where Host Bob and former Co-Host Jason Wilcox were honored to meet Jeremy and his wife Donna. A fan of the show, a huge fan of the Syracuse Crunch and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Jeremy will be missed greatly and we dedicate this episode to his passion for the AHL, love of life and to Donna his wife, his family and friends. … Continue reading

AHL Read This: San Diego AHL Town?, Shane Prince Progresses, Jason Akeson Struggles

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. A pro hockey town again? By Chris Jenkins | UT San Diego At the time, four decades ago, official capacity at the San Diego Sports Arena was set at 13,363. That particular Saturday night, more than 14,000 tickets were sold to a hockey game, an impressive fact that the San Diego Gulls proudly shared on the public-address system. “The fire marshal went berserk,” said Bruce Binkowski, the front-office employee who announced the attendance. “The next time we sold more than 14,000 seats, we only announced 13,363.” The point is, there was a “next time.” The Gulls — despite playing in a much smaller city than it is today, a … 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 7: Kurt Kleinendorst Fired and the Phantoms Bob Rotruck

Kurt Kleinendorst Fired

KURT KLEINENDORST FIRED This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring the latest show discussing news and notes from around the American Hockey League. The hot topic of the week is without a doubt the firing of Iowa Wild Head Coach, Kurt Kleinendorst. Host Bob provides his uncensored thoughts of Kleinendorst who won the Calder Cup with the Binghamton Senators in 2011. The two hosts then go through the all the news and notes from around the league including the Hamilton Bulldogs to honor a fallen hero, an update on the Frozen Dome game between the Syracuse Crunch and the Utica Comets plus Bruce Landon being inducted into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame. Bob Rotruck – Lehigh … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Bulldogs pass on Veterans, Support to Keep IceCaps, BriseBois on new Rules

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Will Hamilton Bulldogs regret passing on high-scoring veterans? By Scott Radley | Hamilton Spectator The opening days of any hockey team’s training camp are always thick with optimism. Everything’s fresh and better. All slates are clean. Last year is in the past. So today it’s possible to believe many of the young men who will eventually be released from the Montreal Canadiens’ camp — which opens on Thursday — and handed a bus ticket to Hamilton will make this year different from the last three in which the Bulldogs missed the playoffs each time. Hopefully, that’s the case. But if it turns out they’re not yet quite ready for primetime … Continue reading

Sn 10 Ep 37: AHL Rules Changes, Division Realignment & Alex Ackerman Talks Crunch Hockey

AHL Rules Changes

AHL RULES CHANGES  This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff return during the hot summer to discuss all the latest news and information from around the American Hockey League. This week the two hosts breakdown the new AHL divisions as teams were shuffled around after the departure of the Calgary Flames team in Abbottsford which moved operations to Glens Falls after the Phantoms moved to their new home in Allentown, PA and all the effects of other teams moving due to those first two moves. The AHL Board of Governors also made some rules changes for the upcoming American Hockey League season and Bob and Megan give their views on the new overtime, fighting and helmet rules. And … Continue reading

AHL Read This: PHPA AHL Extend CBA, 1994 Pirates Celebrate, IceCaps Award, Realignment, Rules Changes

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. No Drama as PHPA, AHL Agree to Extend CBA for One Year Stephen Meserve | 100 Degree Hockey If you were expecting drama and fireworks around the AHL collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiations this summer, you are probably going to be disappointed. Then again, that lack of fireworks is a good thing for labor negotiations and keeping the top development league in the world up and running for another season. “Our CBA was up this year, but the league had an option to renew it,” said Texas captain Maxime Fortunus, who has served as a PHPA player rep for five years. “This year was pretty easy for us. … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Matt Puempel Special For Senators, Zepp Returns, MacDonald in Hamilton

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Matt Puempel on way to becoming special player for Binghamton Senators Written by Matt Weinstein @PSBSens After a season in which no Binghamton Senators player scored 20 goals, fans were brimming with excitement when Matt Puempel began his professional career this past fall. A proven goal scorer in the Ontario Hockey League, Puempel was expected to bring some youthful energy and — more importantly — goals to the 2013-14 B-Sens. After about two months getting acclimated to the American Hockey League’s style of play, Puempel lived up to the hype by becoming the third B-Sens rookie to score 30 or more goals in a season. Puempel is back in Ottawa this week … Continue reading