Sn 11 Ep 36: AHL 1415 Season In Review, the Season’s Biggest Stories

AHL 1415 SEASON IN REVIEW BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, it’s all about the AHL 1415 Season in Review as Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff look back at the biggest stories of this season plus we bring back three great guests from this season in a mega Throwback Thursday set of interviews. The two hosts start the show off with the latest news and notes from around the American Hockey League including St. John’s IceCaps Captain Jason Jaffray leaving to play in Europe next season, a new General Manager for the Lake Erie Monsters, renovations for the Springfield Falcons and San Diego Gulls arenas and the Syracuse Crunch will be taking the Utica Comets to Lyon, France for the … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 35: Ken Cail Talks Monarchs AHL History After Cup Victory

Ken Cail Talks Monarchs AHL History

KEN CAIL TALKS MONARCHS AHL HISTORY BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, a Calder Cup Champion has been crowned and Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff discuss the American Hockey League‘s 79th anniversary league champion. The two hosts bring all the latest news and information from around the league including the WBS Penguins new Head Coach, Mike Sullivan, the new Springfield Falcons Head Coach, Ron Rolston and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms lose Head Coach Terry Murray to the Buffalo Sabres. Also, the two host start a discussion on whether or not the Utica Comets can or will repeat the success from this year to next year, not in the play on the ice but at the gate and in intensity at … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 26: Worcester Sharks Jimmy Bonneau Talks All Things Worcester

Worcester Sharks Jimmy Bonneau

WORCESTER SHARKS JIMMY BONNEAU BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring a great show to the fans of the American Hockey League. The two Hosts first discuss the announcement by the Springfield Falcons of their press conference that will make a major announcement of a new NHL affiliation partner, news that was first reported by a friend to the Power Play Post Show, Rob Sanderson out of Rochester, NY. Host Bob then provides his strong opinion on owners communication with its fans and the media when it comes to reports such as Sanderson’s report from mid March. The two Hosts then start to run down the latest playoff team clinchers and who can clinch … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Falcons Owner Speaks on Rumors, Habs Time in St. John’s & More

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Springfield Falcons owner on report of affiliation shift to Arizona: ‘There is nothing to report’ By Ron Chimelis | rchimelis@repub.com The owner of the Springfield Falcons dismissed a report linking his franchise to a multi-team switch of National Hockey League affiliations involving their minor league partners. “There is nothing to report. We currently have another year (on the Falcons’ deal) with Columbus,” Charlie Pompea said Thursday after an unconfirmed report from Rochester, N.Y., that the Arizona Coyotes would supply the Falcons with players for the 2015-16 season. Officials from the Columbus Blue Jackets, who are Springfield’s NHL affiliate, have not commented on the report of Rob Sanderson, a … 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

Sn 11 Ep 20: Falcons Captain Ryan Craig, Brien Rea, Will O’Neill & T.J. Hensick

Falcons Captain Ryan Craig

FALCONS CAPTAIN RYAN CRAIG BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Host Bob Howard welcomes Co-Host Megan Reiff into the studios for this week’s edition of the show. On her way up to Hamilton, Ontario to catch two games this weekend with the Hamilton Bulldogs, Megan stopped by the studios to record this week’s segment and drop off a Bridgeport Soundtigers, Brett Gallant bobble-head for Bob’s extensive AHL collection. The two hosts in their very un-script scripted segment walk the fans of the American Hockey League through the NHL trade deadline and how the AHL was affected, plus a walk through the standings and all the latest news and information around the AHL. A mini debate through out this week’s segment … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 19: Milwaukee Admirals Taylor Aronson & an All Star Medley

Milwaukee Admirals Taylor Aronson

MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS TAYLOR ARONSON This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring all the latest news and notes from around the American Hockey League. With the NHL’s trade deadline coming up this Monday at 3:00 PM, trades are already starting to happen in the AHL and the two hosts discuss the latest moves. The two also breakdown the latest standings, news on the Albany Devils staying in Albany, more news on the Pacific Division teams names and a little history lesson on the San Diego Gulls name. This week’s special guests on the show: Taylor Aronson – Milwaukee Admirals -Defenseman – On Twitter: @Taronson37 – Taylor joined Host Bob this week on the show to talk about growing up … Continue reading

Albany Devils February Focus

Short month, long and winding road trip. That’s what awaits the Albany Devils in February. Much like a baseball team in July, it’s a bit perplexing for a hockey team to have only a pair of home games in the dead of winter but such are the scheduling quirks of the AHL. Thus far, 2015 has been kind to the Devils. January saw the club register a ledger of 8-4-2-1, including a run of points in eight of their last nine games. Albany (22-15-4-5, 53 points) enters February tied with the Portland Pirates for sixth place in the Eastern Conference and just eight points off the pace, behind the Thruway rival Syracuse Crunch, for first place in the Northeast Division and overall in the Conference. … Continue reading

AHL Movement Madness: Is Your Team Safe?

The dominoes are slowly falling but when the dust settles, the American Hockey League landscape could be something more resembling Jenga. Where the pieces or in this case the teams, fit and or fall, is anyone’s guess. First it was the announcement that the Oklahoma City Barons will cease operations at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. Now there’s news, the Norfolk Admirals will raise anchor and change coasts. While it’s hardly news that there will be an AHL Pacific Division, come 2015, this chain reaction could have reverberations far beyond Oklahoma City, Norfolk, Manchester, Worcester, Glens Falls, etc. Not to be an alarmist or create mass speculation but if you think your team is safe, you may want to think again. If the initial … Continue reading

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