AHL Read This: Barons Championship Run, IceCaps Challenges, All Star Coaches

Barons Championship Run

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Oklahoma City Barons: Are Barons on a championship run? by Michael Baldwin | News OK As the American Hockey League season nears the halfway point, the Oklahoma City Barons are looking a lot like last year’s version of the Texas Stars, the defending Calder Cup champions. A year ago, the Stars were the most consistent team in the AHL, earned the No. 1 seed in the playoffs and stormed to the title by losing only six playoff games in four series. This season, it’s the Barons (23-7-4) who are currently the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. Oklahoma City is riding a seven-game win streak and is 9-1-0 … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Willie To Vancouver, Yawney to Anaheim, Sommer Back, Hedden to KHL, Huska to Flames

Willie To Vancouver

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Canucks hire Desjardins as coach Monday, 06.23.2014 / 12:12 PM / News NHL.com Willie Desjardins was hired Monday as the new coach of the Vancouver Canucks. Desjardins, 57, had spent the previous two seasons as coach of the Texas Stars, the Dallas Stars‘ American Hockey League affiliate. They won the Calder Cup this season, and Desjardins was named the AHL coach of the year in 2012-13, his first season. In two AHL seasons he had a 91-40-21 record. “It’s a big challenge and if I thought I had to do it by myself, it’d be overwhelming,” said Desjardins, the 18th coach in franchise history, who will meet the media during a … Continue reading