AHL Read This: Andrews Speaks on Western Movement, Phantoms say Goodbye, Falcons Calder Cup History

Andrews Speaks Western Movement

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. AHL PRESIDENT SAYS WESTERN MOVEMENT, PACIFIC DIVISION “PROBABLY WILL HAPPEN” April 20, 2014 · by Sean Shapiro CEDAR PARK – The American Hockey League’s potential Pacific Division may indeed be on its way, league president David Andrews said Saturday. Multiple reports have surfaced in the past couple weeks, including an initial report by Fox Sports Arizona on April 10, stating five to eight NHL teams were interested in moving their AHL affiliation west. Andrews commented on those reports when he met with the media during the first period of the Texas Stars-Abbotsford Heat game Saturday. “There is a fair amount of truth behind it. At the same time now there is a … 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