Sn 11 Ep 30: AHL Second Round Series, Jim Byers and Ken Cail

AHL SECOND ROUND SERIES BAK STUDIOS – On this week’s Quest for Calder edition of the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff get the American Hockey League fans all caught up on 1st round playoff action and then set the stage for round 2 which starts on Wednesday with 3 of the 4 2nd round series. The two hosts also discuss the latest news and notes from around the league including the announcement by the Winnipeg Jets of the return of the Manitoba Moose to the AHL starting next season. This week’s special guests: Jim Byers – Radio Broadcaster – Oklahoma City Barons – On Twitter: @jim_the_lip – We welcomed Jim back to the show this week to talk about the Oklahoma City Barons 1st … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 24: Utica Comets Darren Archibald & the Pirates Jordan Martinook

Utica Comets Darren Archibald

UTICA COMETS DARREN ARCHIBALD BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, teams are punching their tickets for the American Hockey League‘s Calder Cup playoffs and Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring you the update news and information on those teams. The two hosts also bring the lasted news on the San Jose Barracuda franchise, the news out of Thunder Bay pertaining to the proposed hockey arena and ‘If the Playoffs Started Today‘. This week’s special guests: Darren Archibald – Left Wing – Utica Comets – On Twitter: @arch2five – Darren joins the show this week to talk about the red-hot Utica Comets, the team making the playoffs, playing for the Barrie Colts of the OHL and what the team has to … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Pirates New NHL Affiliate, IceCaps Hellebuyck, NHL Looking at 3 on 3 OT

Pirates New NHL Affiliate

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Pirates to have new NHL affiliate By Chris Roy | Maine Hockey Journal PORTLAND – The Portland Pirates will have a new NHL affiliate next season. It is expected the Pirates will announce this week that they’ve signed an affiliation agreement with a new National Hockey League team for next season, ending a four-year relationship with the Arizona Coyotes. Leading candidates to replace the Coyotes currently are the Florida Panthers and Washington Capitals. Brad Church, Pirates’ Chief Operating Officer, has acknowledged that he has held talks with several NHL clubs, but declined to comment on the specifics of those talks. He did say they were promising, and an … Continue reading

AHL Read This: St Johns IceCaps Hamilton Bulldogs Relocation Reaction

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. IceCaps had to be good to be lucky By Brendan McCarthy | The Telegram Things fell in place for Habs deal, but St. John’s had a lot to offer, too It’s understandable, all this Habs hype. After all, it’s THE Montreal Canadiens who will be bringing their American Hockey League team to St. John’s next season. Not the New Jersey Devils or New York Islanders or Ottawa Senators, Mind you, Danny Williams and Glenn Stanford and the St. John’s IceCaps would have gladly taken the Devils, Isles or Sens as a replacement NHL affiliate for the Winnipeg Jets, but if you had asked them to rate the 29 other NHL organizations … Continue reading

Changing AHL Still Has A Few Moves To Go Before The I-6 Invasion Year’s Major Shake-up

MAJOR CHANGES IN PLACE FOR AHL 2015-16 SEASON BAK STUDIOS – The American Hockey League has seen many changes over its 79 years of supplying prospects to the National Hockey League. In the AHL’s first season in 1936-37 the league consisted of 8 teams: New Haven, Philadelphia, Providence and Springfield in the Eastern Division and Buffalo, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and the league’s first champion, Syracuse in the Western Division. Move forward to 2014-15 and the the league now sits with 30 franchises, boasting a franchise affiliation with every NHL team. However at one point, the AHL was in a battle with the International Hockey League who catered as well to the NHL but ran things differently trying to run in major cities in the United States and … Continue reading