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

AHL 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs Series Match-Ups, Scores & Upcoming Games

AHL 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs 33 Games Played | 22 home team wins | 11 road team wins Leaders: Goals:  Teemu Pulkkinen 4 (Griffins) | Assists: 5 tied at 5 | Points: Michael Mersch 8 (Monarchs) Leaders: Save %: Richard Bachman .981 (Barons) | Goal Against: Richard Bachman 0.59 (Barons) | Wins: 6 tied at 3 [cryout-multi][cryout-column width=”1/2″] ROUND 2 Eastern Conference 1-Manchester Monarchs vs. 4-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Monarchs lead the series 2-0 May 6 – MANCHESTER 4, W-B/Scranton 3 (3OT) May 7 – MANCHESTER 5, W-B/Scranton 2 2-Hershey Bears vs. 3-Hartford Wolf Pack Wolfpack lead the series 1-0 May 6 – Hartford 2, HERSHEY 1 (OT) ROUND 1 Eastern Conference 1-Manchester Monarchs vs. 8-Portland Pirates Monarchs win the series 3-2 Apr. 23 – MANCHESTER 5, Portland 2 Apr. 25 – MANCHESTER 6, Portland 2 Apr. 26 … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 17: Barons Andrew Miller, Sharks Bryan Lerg & Ted Warren

Barons Andrew Miller

BARONS ANDREW MILLER This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring another spirited edition of the show to the fans of the American Hockey League. This week the two hosts run down the AHL standings, discuss the latest news and notes from around the league including a couple of suspensions, trades and the weekly award winner. The two hosts then discuss music for a few minutes as both are very passionate for hard rock and metal music which is no longer a form of mainstream music anymore. This week’s guests are: Andrew Miller – Oklahoma City Barons – Right Wing  – Andrew joined the PPPShow this week to talk about growing up in Detroit as a young hockey … Continue reading

AHL Read This: AHL Pacific Division Becomes Official, Reaction From Around the Country

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. AHL approves formation of Pacific Division The AHL.com – January 29th, 2015 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews announced today that the league’s Board of Governors has formally and unanimously approved the steps necessary to create a Pacific Division within the AHL beginning with the 2015-16 season. The Board has approved the following: • The Anaheim Ducks will purchase the Norfolk Admirals AHL franchise and will relocate it from Norfolk, Va., to San Diego, Calif. • The AHL franchise owned by the Calgary Flames will relocate from Glens Falls, N.Y., to Stockton, Calif.  • The AHL franchise owned by the Edmonton Oilers will relocate from Oklahoma City, Okla., to Bakersfield, Calif.  • The AHL franchise … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Dolgon Looking At All Star 2016, AHL To Make Big Announcement, Pacific Division News

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Syracuse Crunch owner Howard Dolgon pondering bid for 2016 AHL All-Star Classic By Lindsay Kramer | The Post Standard The American Hockey League will celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2016. The landmark birthday should call for a series of celebrations, especially at the league’s All-Star Classic. Could Syracuse be the host of that city’s mid-season party? Perhaps. AHL president Dave Andrews said at last weekend’s event at Utica that the league is still searching for the site of its 2016 game. He’s open to all suggestions, but awarding it to a city with historic league significance would be a nice touch. Hershey, perhaps, or maybe Springfield or Rochester. Read … 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 11: OKC Barons to Cease Operations, Bears Tim Kennedy and Kevin Oklobzija

OKC BARONS TO CEASE OPERATIONS This week on the Power Play Post Show before the Christmas holiday, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring one of the most news filled shows to the fans of the American Hockey League. With the news just breaking hours before the show was recorded, Bob and Megan provide details into the Oklahoma City Barons announcement to cease operations after the 2014-15 season. However the plan for the Edmonton Oilers to not continue their affiliation agreement with the Barons may have been sparked by the Oilers plan to play in California even as soon as next season. Hosts Bob and Megan also react to Darren Dreger‘s tweet from earlier today: AHL sources won’t divulge details, however, a west division comprised of LA, … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Kolarik On John Hynes, Oilers Poor Use of Prospects, Kostopoulos re-signs

Kolarik On John Hynes

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Hynes is “1000% Ready” to Become an NHL Coach Highland Park Hockey | Tony Androckitis Whether or not John Hynes’ scheduled interview for the Pittsburgh Penguins coaching vacancy, first reported by the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review’s Rob Rossi, is one of formality or he is on newly-hired GM Jim Rutherford’s “short list” of head coaching candidates, a former player under Hynes certainly believes he’s NHL-ready.“Hynes does not get the credit he deserves,” said forward Chad Kolarik, a member of the 2012-13 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins who is now playing overseas with Linkoping of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).Kolarik came to the AHL Penguins in a mid-season trade during the 2012-13 season and while he … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Heat To Glens Falls, Amerks Confidence, IceCaps in Control, Stars Sweep

Heat To Glens Falls

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Report: Flames’ affiliate headed to Glens Falls By Diana C. Nearhos GLENS FALLS — The Calgary Flames will be sending their AHL team to Glens Falls next season, according to multiple media reports. WNYT-TV NewsChannel 13 cited sources as saying the organization and city have an agreement in principle in place. The move would have to be approved by the AHL Board of Governors, likely at the meeting scheduled for Monday. Time Warner Cable News later cited Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Peter Aust as saying the Flames will bring their AHL team to the Civic Center. Ed Bartholomew, president of EDC Warren County, said the … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Andrews Five Game Series, Abbotsford Should be Audited, Wolves Attendance

Andrews Five Game Series

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. AHL Commissioner Says Second, Third Rounds Could Move to Five Games; Talks AHL in Houston, West Coast Stephen Meserve | 100 Degree Hockey With the Texas Stars earning a total of eight end-of-season trophies, the American Hockey League commissioner and president, Dave Andrews, was in town to present the trophies and plaques. It was also a chance to talk to the league boss about many of the topics swirling around the AHL these days. He had thoughts on the potential west coast relocation of many teams in the league, the future of hockey in Houston, the potential for an All-Star game in Cedar Park, advanced stats in the … Continue reading