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 31: AHL Division Alignments, Chris Roy and Stephen Meserve

AHL Division Realignment

AHL DIVISION ALIGNMENTS BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff return to the airwaves to talk about the American Hockey League‘s Calder Cup Playoffs. The two hosts breakdown the four teams now playing in the Conference Finals with the Manchester Monarchs taking on the Hartford Wolf Pack and the Utica Comets taking on the Grand Rapids Griffins. Find out how the four teams got the Conference Finals and what to look out for all four teams during these two series that will determine the two teams that will play in the Calder Cup Finals. As expected, Hosts Bob and Megan also discussed the new AHL Division Alignments with comments on the teams in the divisions, … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 28: Bruins Assistant Kevin Dean, Jeff Mannix & Todd Crocker

Providence Bruins Kevin Dean

BRUINS ASSISTANT KEVIN DEAN BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring an all new episode to the airwaves for the fans of the American Hockey League. The two hosts start the show off with news of two shows this week with a combined six great guests this week. News coming out of Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina that a new Head Coach of the Charlotte Checkers will happen for next season. Hosts Bob and Megan then go through game by game all the series so all the fans of the AHL know where all the series stand and what to look for this weekend. This week’s special guests are: Kevin Dean – Assistant Coach – … 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 24: Utica Comets Darren Archibald & the Pirates Jordan Martinook

Utica Comets Darren Archibald

UTICA COMETS DARREN ARCHIBALD BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, teams are punching their tickets for the American Hockey League‘s Calder Cup playoffs and Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring you the update news and information on those teams. The two hosts also bring the lasted news on the San Jose Barracuda franchise, the news out of Thunder Bay pertaining to the proposed hockey arena and ‘If the Playoffs Started Today‘. This week’s special guests: Darren Archibald – Left Wing – Utica Comets – On Twitter: @arch2five – Darren joins the show this week to talk about the red-hot Utica Comets, the team making the playoffs, playing for the Barrie Colts of the OHL and what the team has to … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 22: Panthers to Portland, Chris Roy & Cole Schneider

Florida to Portland

PANTHERS TO PORTLAND BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff return to the airwaves with another great episode covering the American Hockey League. On this week’s show, the two hosts breakdown the latest on the Florida Panthers and the Portland Pirates entering into a multi-year agreement starting in the 2015-16 season. The two hosts discuss the immediate reports of three other affiliation moves including where might the Arizona Coyotes land for next season and that may not be with the San Antonio Rampage as most might think. The two hosts then discuss once again the debate of the role of the American Hockey League, is it just a developmental league to get prospects up to … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Pirates New NHL Affiliate, IceCaps Hellebuyck, NHL Looking at 3 on 3 OT

Pirates New NHL Affiliate

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Pirates to have new NHL affiliate By Chris Roy | Maine Hockey Journal PORTLAND – The Portland Pirates will have a new NHL affiliate next season. It is expected the Pirates will announce this week that they’ve signed an affiliation agreement with a new National Hockey League team for next season, ending a four-year relationship with the Arizona Coyotes. Leading candidates to replace the Coyotes currently are the Florida Panthers and Washington Capitals. Brad Church, Pirates’ Chief Operating Officer, has acknowledged that he has held talks with several NHL clubs, but declined to comment on the specifics of those talks. He did say they were promising, and an … Continue reading

Pivotal Weekend Ahead For Albany Devils

One doesn’t have to be Kenny Loggins to realize, “this is it.” This, being the upcoming home-stand for the Albany Devils. More specifically, this weekend’s three-and-three at the Times Union Center, when the Devils host the Worcester Sharks, Syracuse Crunch and Springfield Falcons. After winning just two games in February, Albany has matched that total (2-0-1) already in March, earning a point in each contest thus far. Currently the sixth through eighth spots in the Eastern Conference are knotted up at 70 points apiece, with the aforementioned Sharks, Falcons and Portland Pirates all playing musical chairs. With 59 games played, Albany has 62 points and is eight back of a postseason berth. The Devils have a game in hand on Springfield and the same amount … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Canadian AHL Teams Hurting, NHL vs Independent AHL Owners, Ashton Traded

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Canada’s AHL teams hit hard by falling dollar By Teri Pecoskie | Hamilton Spectator In Hamilton and across Canada, American Hockey League teams are being burned by the drooping dollar. Bulldogs president Stephen Ostaszewicz says a dip in the loonie’s value — around 15 per cent since the team’s travel budget was set last June — has created “a significant headwind.” “All of our trips on the back end of the schedule, specifically the months of March and April, are U.S.-based,” he added. “It’s just another avenue that creates pressure on the business.” The Bulldogs — along with St. John’s IceCaps and Toronto Marlies, the league’s other Canadian franchises … 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