AHL Read This: Green Tells Penguins No, Bears Hire Troy Mann, Landon Speaks, Stars Hire Laxdal

Green Tells Penguins No

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Travis Green turns down Penguins, to head back to Utica By John Pitarresi | Utica Observer Dispatch Travis Green could have been working in the National Hockey League next season. Instead, he expects to return to as head coach of the American Hockey League’s Utica Comets. Green was offered a job as an assistant to Mike Johnston, the new coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, but turned it down. Green was Johnston’s assistant for five seasons with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. He took over the team for the second half of the 2012-13 season, when Johnston was suspended. “Mike Johnston is a phenomenal career coach,” Green said, … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Thunder Bay Costs Rise, Travel Tight for IceCaps Stars, Royals Flyers, Blashill Re-signs

Thunder Bay Costs Rise

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Thunder Bay event centre costs start to rise From CBC News City councillors in Thunder Bay spent hours Monday night debating how much more support is needed for the proposed event centre. City administration said it needs the money to pay for design work relating to moving the Camelot Street hydro substation. The money would also pay the wage of a person to oversee the project, legal fees related to signing contracts with a potential American Hockey League team, and other environmental and parking studies. “I’m a little concerned that had we known these costs sooner, maybe we could have applied to Fednor and to NOHFC to help … 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: Norfolk Outdoor Hockey, Comets lose Stuart, Wild Fighting, Amerks Woes, Stars sign Dowling

Norfolk Outdoor Hockey

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Comets lose Stuart for weekend, maybe longer By JOHN PITARRESI UTICA – The Utica Comets have another big three-game weekend coming up in their frantic stretch drive for the American Hockey League playoffs. They’ll have to get through it without team captain Colin Stuart. Comets coach Travis Green said Tuesday that Stuart, injured early in Sunday’s 4-3 shootout victory over the Milwaukee Admirals, will miss Friday and Saturday home games with the Abbotsford Heat and Sunday’s game with the Iowa Wild at the Utica Memorial Auditorium at the very least. “He’s going to be out for a while,” Green said, adding that is possible Stuart might miss the … Continue reading

AHL Read This: NHL returning to St. John’s, Springfield Milwaukee new players, Phantoms Youth

NHL returning to St. John’s

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. NHL returning to St. John’s Robin Short Published on March 14, 2014 Williams says exhibition game this fall game will aid in quest to land new AHL franchise The last time Mile One Centre played host to a National Hockey League exhibition, the Winnipeg Jets and Ottawa Senators hooked up in a Kraft Hockeyville game three years ago when Conception Bay South won the nation-wide contest and the right to stage an NHL friendly. That game, moved to Mile One from the Robert French Memorial Stadium in Kelligrews, in part to accommodate more fans, was originally scheduled to include the Senators and Atlanta Thrashers. Those plans went out the window when … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Devils Gelinas back in NHL, Bruins charting Malcolm Subban, Marlies’ Jerry D’Amigo

Devils Gelinas back in NHL

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. AHL announces suspensions From theAHL.com SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced the following suspensions: Rockford IceHogs defenseman Theo Peckham has been suspended for two (2) games as a consequence of an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a game vs. Milwaukee on Feb. 22.  Read more… ——————————————————— Team effort required to prep The Q Matthew Florjancic, WKYC8:07 p.m. EST February 25, 2014 As the home of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers and Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, Quicken Loans Arena is a busy place, and Tuesday is a perfect example of just how crazy things can get at “The Q.” At 10:45 a.m., … 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