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

Sn 10 Ep 30: Matt Puempel Talks Development, Paul LaTour and Chris Roy

Matt Puempel Talks Development

MATT PUEMPEL TALKS DEVELOPMENT This week on the final regular season edition of the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring to the fans of the American Hockey League all the latest news and info from around the league. To start the first segment of the show, Bob and Megan discussed the news coming out of Abbotsford, British Columbia as the city has ended the contract between themselves and the Calgary Flames. This then opens up the question of where the Heat will go to next. The two hosts talk about the all the latest end of the year awards being handed out by the league and their thoughts on the award winners. But the majority of the segment is centered … Continue reading

AHL Read This: AHL Pacific Division, Gudlevskis Makes History, Matt Puempel’s Binghamton Success

AHL Pacific Division

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Possible Pacific Division of AHL doesn’t bother Pirates Portland’s affiliation agreement with Phoenix runs two more years. By Glenn Jordan gjordan@pressherald.com The idea of a Pacific Division of the American Hockey League is not a new one, and no cause for concern to the Portland Pirates, according to Brad Church, the team’s new chief operating officer. “It’s something that has been talked about for years,” said Church, who played for five AHL teams during a 13-year professional career that included a brief stint with the NHL’s Washington Capitals. “Those Western teams have always grumbled about getting their affiliates closer to them and, to date, there really hasn’t been much traction … Continue reading