Sn 11 Ep 37: New AHL Rules For 2015, Stephen Meserve & Chris Roy

NEW AHL RULES FOR 2015 This week on a mid-summer edition of the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring another news and notes filled show to the fans of the American Hockey League. The two Hosts open the show with a dedication to the Marines and Naval officer who tragically died in Chattanooga, Tennessee shootings and Host Megan provides insight on the life of her friend Gunnery Sargent Thomas J. Sullivan and their friendship. The two Hosts then talk about the new rules the AHL announced including the 5 California based Pacific Division teams playing 8 games less then the rest the, the changes in how overtime will be played and about the new video review rules coming to the 2015-16 … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 32: Rookie Standout Michael Mersch & Comets Brendan Burke

Rookie Sensation Michael Mersch

ROOKIE STANDOUT MICHAEL MERSCH BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff are back with another jammed pack edition talking about the American Hockey League‘s Calder Cup Playoffs and all the news and notes from around the league. The St. John’s IceCaps unveiled a new look to their logo, the AHL’s CEO & President of the league David Andrews talks about the All Star Game slated to be in Syracuse, NY along with the clarification on the amount of games being played by Pacific Division teams are all topics being discussed on this week’s show. Hosts Bob and Megan then breakdown the Eastern and Western Conference match-ups that include the Manchester Monarchs sweep of the Hartford Wolf … 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

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 State of the League Address with Dave Andrews

AHL STATE OF THE LEAGUE ADDRESS WITH DAVE ANDREWS Verona, NY – Dave Andrews met with the media this morning for his annual State of the League Address. Below is a link to the audio of the his 54 minute meeting with the AHL press. If you share the audio, please credit the Power Play Post Show, thank you. Dave Andrews – President and CEO of the American Hockey League – MP3 Audio

AHL Read This: AHL Western Movement Begins, Nick & Drew Shore, Tom Kostopoulos

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. AHL’s West Coast migration becomes official today By Kevin Oklobzija | Rochester Democrat & Chronicle When the American Hockey League’s board of governors convenes today in Verona — amid the backdrop of Turning Stone Resort Casino’s slot machines and roulette tables during the All-Star Classic — they will vote into reality the league’s first full-fledged footprint on the West Coast. Whether it’s a division, a pod or a sub-league is a matter of semantics. But starting next season, there officially will be five teams in California, with at least two other NHL teams, the Arizona Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche, exploring how to bring their AHL operations closer to the NHL … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 15: Admirals All Star Magnus Hellberg and Bruins Matt Linblad

Admirals All Star Magnus Hellberg

ADMIRALS ALL STAR MAGNUS HELLBERG On this week’s edition of the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and continue their coverage of all the latest breaking news on the Western Movement as the American Hockey League moves into its All-Star Classic weekend in Utica, NY. Talk about where the San Jose Sharks will place the Worcester Sharks in the Western Movement scenario heated up and Hosts Bob and Megan discuss this news and truly how it will affect the AHL plans to move out west. The All-Star Classic is this weekend in Utica and the AHL has announced new players to roster as well as announced who you the fans picked to be the starters at this weekends celebration of young stars. The two hosts … Continue reading

AHL Read This: San Diego AHL Town?, Shane Prince Progresses, Jason Akeson Struggles

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. A pro hockey town again? By Chris Jenkins | UT San Diego At the time, four decades ago, official capacity at the San Diego Sports Arena was set at 13,363. That particular Saturday night, more than 14,000 tickets were sold to a hockey game, an impressive fact that the San Diego Gulls proudly shared on the public-address system. “The fire marshal went berserk,” said Bruce Binkowski, the front-office employee who announced the attendance. “The next time we sold more than 14,000 seats, we only announced 13,363.” The point is, there was a “next time.” The Gulls — despite playing in a much smaller city than it is today, a … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Could Albany Lose Team, Wild John Torchetti & More West Movement Articles

Could Albany Lose Team

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Could Albany, Glens Falls lose hockey teams? League realignment plan could have an effect on fates of Flames, Devils By Pete Dougherty | Times Union California, here we come. The American Hockey League hasn’t adopted the slogan yet, but it may soon fit. The 79-year-old circuit, which develops players for the National Hockey League, is on the verge of creating a group of Golden State affiliates. The plan, which has been in the works for 21/2 years, may affect the future of the two Capital Region AHL franchises. AHL president Dave Andrews, unavailable Monday for comment on this story, has said previously that owners of many NHL Western Conference teams want … Continue reading