AHL Read This: Kings Monarchs Part Ways With Mark Morris, Justin Dowling Shining, Amerks Coaching News

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Monarchs head coach Mark Morris fired From Union Leader in New Hampshire The Los Angeles Kings, parent team of the Manchester Monarchs, on Wednesday informed head coach Mark Morris that his contract will not be renewed. Behind the bench for the American Hockey League franchise since 2006, Morris is the longest-tenured and winning-est coach in Monarchs history, with 332 regular-season victories and 23 playoff wins. He’s also the only coach to win more than 300 games at both the professional and collegiate levels, having won more than 300 with Clarkson University. Read More… ——————————————————- LA Kings Will Not Renew Contract for Manchester Monarchs Coach Mark Morris By Robyn … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Pirates Ray Edwards New Role, Pirates Get 1 More Year, Monarchs A Good Partner

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Pirates to announce affiliation extension with Coyotes By Chris Roy | Main Hockey Journal PORTLAND – The Portland Pirates plan to hold a press conference on Wednesday at the Cumberland County Civic Center where they’ll announce a one-year extension on their affiliation agreement with the National Hockey League’s Phoenix Coyotes. The Pirates affiliation agreement with the Coyotes expired last month, however, both sides were optimistic when the deal expired that a new agreement could be easily reached. The new one-year agreement will allow both sides greater flexibility as the American Hockey League works toward creating west coast option for western NHL teams. “It’s a one-year agreement for next season,” … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Brian Petrovek Resigns from Pirates, Monarchs hit the road, Phantoms gone

Brian Petrovek resigns

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Petrovek resigns from the Pirates By Chris Roy | Maine Hockey Journal PORTLAND – The Portland Pirates announced on Monday that Brian Petrovek has resigned from the organization after 14 years as the team’s CEO and managing partner. The announcement came via a press release from current Pirates’ majority owner Ron Cain and Governor Lyman Bullard. “Brian is at the top of his game – our loss will be another’s gain,” said Cain in a written statement. “What Brian and his family have contributed to the business over the past fourteen years, from hosting two AHL All Star Classics, securing successful relationships with NHL affiliates during times when the team’s future … Continue reading

Sn 10 Ep 30: Matt Puempel Talks Development, Paul LaTour and Chris Roy

Matt Puempel Talks Development

MATT PUEMPEL TALKS DEVELOPMENT This week on the final regular season edition of the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring to the fans of the American Hockey League all the latest news and info from around the league. To start the first segment of the show, Bob and Megan discussed the news coming out of Abbotsford, British Columbia as the city has ended the contract between themselves and the Calgary Flames. This then opens up the question of where the Heat will go to next. The two hosts talk about the all the latest end of the year awards being handed out by the league and their thoughts on the award winners. But the majority of the segment is centered … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Abbotsford Heat Leaving News, Pirates Moving Final Game, Survey for ThunderBay

Abbotsford Heat Leaving

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Abbotsford Heat leave city with $12M in losses CBC News Posted: Apr 15, 2014 10:14 AM PT Last Updated: Apr 15, 2014 4:16 PM PT The City of Abbotsford has paid the owners of the Abbotsford Heat another $5.5 million to end the Calgary Flames’ farm team’s contract with the city, capping off years of financial losses for the city. Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman joined CEO of the Calgary Flames, Ken King, and president of  Abbotsford Heat, Ryan Walter, at the announcement on Tuesday morning. Banman said in total the contract with the team has cost the city more than $12 million since 2010, when then-mayor George Peary signed a ten-year … 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

Sn 10 Ep 27: Colin Stuart Talks Career, Devante Smith-Pelly and Adam Almqvist

Colin Stuart Talks Career

COLIN STUART TALKS CAREER This week on the Power Play Post Show, hosts Bob Howard discuss the very serious and alarming news coming out of Portland, Maine as Mike Minard, former Portland Pirates Goalie Coach is charged with solicitation of child. The two hosts breakdown what is known about the case, the ramifications and the black eye to the AHL & hockey. The two hosts also discuss Michael Andlauer‘s un-happiness in the Hamilton Bulldogs lack of on ice success over the past season, plus how the Albany Devils have turned to college students for help on how to market to a younger generation of fans and the two hosts also provide their thoughts on the actions of the IceHogs Bobby Shea actions which ended up in … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Pirates Minard trouble, Flames tour Glens Falls, Brenden Kichton, Luka Vidmar

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Fired Portland Pirates coach faces child solicitation charges Mike Minard, 37, of Falmouth has been charged with solicitation of a child and sexual misconduct with a child under 14. By David Hench dhench@pressherald.com A former assistant coach for the Portland Pirates hockey team is charged with soliciting sex from a 13-year-old fan and sending her a cellphone picture of his genitals. Now, the state is trying to block his plans to return home to Canada to coach at a boys’ and girls’ hockey camp, until the case is decided. Mike Minard, 37, who lives in Falmouth, was charged last month with solicitation of a child to commit a prohibited … Continue reading

AHL Read This: 2014 NHL Trade Deadline effecting the AHL, Corvo to Wolves, Grant to BSens

2014 NHL Trade Deadline

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Veteran NHL defenseman Joe Corvo rejoins Wolves From Chicago Wolves.com The Chicago Wolves announced Wednesday that defenseman Joe Corvo has been loaned to the team by the National Hockey League’s Ottawa Senators. CORVO, who appeared in 23 regular-season games and 18 playoff games for the Wolves during the 2004-05 season, has produced 92 goals and 218 assists in 780 regular-season games since making his NHL debut with the Los Angeles Kings on Dec. 14, 2002. Read More… —————————————————————– Total of 11 goaltenders dealt in week leading up to NHL trade deadline By Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press In the week before the NHL trade deadline, a total of 11 goaltenders were … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Penguins Bobby Farnham, AHL Trades, More on Portland Management

Penguins Bobby Farnham

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Pirri trade not a surprise By Tim Sassone The day after saying he liked the makeup of his team, Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman traded minor-league center Brandon Pirri to Florida for two draft picks Sunday. Could he have gotten more for Pirri, the American Hockey League’s leading scorer last season? Maybe, but you never know what others think of your players until you make them available. Did Bowman and the Hawks give up too soon on Pirri? Again, it’s possible, but he was in the organization four years and coach Joel Quenneville had real issues with his 200-foot game. Read more… ————————————————————– Bobby Farnham: The Life of an … Continue reading