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

Sn 11 Ep 16: AHL Pacific Division Talk, Ken Cail, Tasha Hudick, Diana Nearhos & Chris Roy

AHL Pacific Division Talk

AHL PACIFIC DIVISION TALK This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff make the return to the internet airwaves to discuss all the latest happenings in the world of the American Hockey League. The biggest news of the last ten days was the announcement by the AHL of a five team Pacific Division which will include the cities of Stockton, Bakersfield, Ontario, San Jose and San Diego. Hosts Bob and Megan provide their thoughts on this move and the potential shortened schedule in which those 5 NHL owned AHL franchises would like to have happen to reduce travel for their prospects. The two hosts also discuss the latest news from the league including the Hershey Bears historic milestone, the … 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