AHL Read This: Glens Falls Recruited Five Teams, Amerks Players Learn, Stars Media Notes & More

Glens Falls Recruited Five Teams

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Glens Falls tried to recruit four other AHL teams before Calgary By Maury Thompson GLENS FALLS — The American Hockey League affiliate of the Calgary Flames, which is relocating to Glens Falls, is one of five AHL teams city officials attempted to recruit, said Glens Falls Mayor John “Jack” Diamond. The mayor said after attempts to recruit four other teams were unfruitful, the chances of recruiting an AHL team for the upcoming season looked doubtful. But one evening in March, Mike Holditch, senior vice president and general manager of the Flames, called Diamond on his cellphone. “I was pulling into my (home) driveway and it was Mike Holditch,” Diamond said in an interview … Continue reading

Sn 10 Ep 32: Calder Cup Playoffs, Rob Sanderson, Mike Kelly, Paul LaTour

Calder Cup Playoffs

MORE CALDER CUP PLAYOFFS COVERAGE This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring the fans of the American Hockey League all the latest news and information from around the league. This week’s hot topic comes from a report out of Glens Falls, New York where the report indicated that the Calgary Flames will place their displaced AHL franchise at the now empty Glens Falls Civic Center with the Adirondack Phantoms moving to Allentown, Pennsylvania. The two hosts then breakdown the recent transactions as NHL teams who are eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs send down players to help out their AHL affiliate. Last but certainly no least, Hosts Bob and Megan walk you through the eight opening round … 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

AHL Read This: Andrews Five Game Series, Abbotsford Should be Audited, Wolves Attendance

Andrews Five Game Series

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. AHL Commissioner Says Second, Third Rounds Could Move to Five Games; Talks AHL in Houston, West Coast Stephen Meserve | 100 Degree Hockey With the Texas Stars earning a total of eight end-of-season trophies, the American Hockey League commissioner and president, Dave Andrews, was in town to present the trophies and plaques. It was also a chance to talk to the league boss about many of the topics swirling around the AHL these days. He had thoughts on the potential west coast relocation of many teams in the league, the future of hockey in Houston, the potential for an All-Star game in Cedar Park, advanced stats in the … Continue reading

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 Calder Cup Playoffs Schedule & Scores – Quarterfinals (updated 4-19-14)

AHL Calder Cup Coverage

The Power Play Post Show will post the results, schedules and goal scorers in this post for this years Calder Cup playoffs.Make sure you check out the AHL’s website for more information here. Bob & Megan will present their picks for each series starting this Tuesday before the 1st round series start on Wednesday. [cryout-multi][cryout-column width=”1/2″] EASTERN CONFERENCE Eastern Conference Quarterfinals – Series “A” (best-of-5) 1-Manchester Monarchs vs. 8-Norfolk Admirals Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 25 – Norfolk at Manchester, 7:00 Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 26 – Norfolk at Manchester, 7:00 Game 3 – Wed., Apr. 30 – Manchester at Norfolk, 7:15 *Game 4 – Fri., May 2 – Manchester at Norfolk, 7:30 *Game 5 – Sat., May 3 – Manchester at Norfolk, 7:15 … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Falcons Clinch NorthEast, DuRoss, Esche Rewarded, Vokoun to WBS, Devils Playoffs

Falcons Clinch NorthEast

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Springfield Falcons clinch second straight Northeast Division title By Garry Brown | Special to The Republican For the second straight season, the Springfield Falcons have clinched the Northeast Division in the American Hockey League. The clinching happened Sunday afternoon, when the Adirondack Phantoms defeated the Albany Devils 4-3. The loss left second-place Albany 11 points behind the Falcons with five games left, meaning they can collect no more than 10 points. The Northeast title assures the Falcons of home-ice advantage in the first round of the Calder Cup playoffs. The Birds stand second to Manchester in the Eastern Conference, but have a chance to finish first. Division winners get … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Mark Cundari Flames, Barons Playoff Push, Chelios signs with Wolves

Mark Cundari Flames

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Oklahoma City Barons: How fans have had their lives changed after winning cars from the Barons By Michael Baldwin HIGH SCHOOL music teacher Jack Mitchell retired early because of his good fortune. After Jim Stanley won, people asked him if he owned Oklahoma City’s Triple-A hockey team. Living a real-life Daily Double, Asberg Mahanti’s lottery-like luck arrived the night after he was married. Mitchell, Stanley and Mahanti are among two dozen people who have had their lives turned upside down after they won a car or truck at an Oklahoma City Barons game. When the American Hockey League regular season ends in two weeks, Prodigal LLC, which operates the … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Falcons Thinking Playoffs, More on Heat, Blackhawks/IceHogs link with Fuel

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Springfield Falcons start counting their magic numbers By Garry Brown | Special to The Republican SPRINGFIELD – It’s magic numbers time for the Springfield Falcons as they attempt to nail down an American Hockey League playoff berth and a division title. The numbers: four, to clinch an Eastern Conference spot in the playoffs; eight to clinch a second straight Northeast Division crown. The Falcons hope to lower those numbers Tuesday, when they visit Bridgeport for that franchise’s annual 11 a.m. game, designed as a promotion involving school children and their families. In this game, the Falcons have a chance to become the first in the 20-year history of the franchise to win six straight … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Dolgon may buy Islanders, BSens defense paying off, Zajac looking towards playoffs

Dolgon may buy Islanders

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Syracuse Crunch owner Howard Dolgon will explore chance to buy the New York Islanders By Lindsay Kramer | lkramer@syracuse.com Syracuse, N.Y. — Syracuse Crunch owner Howard Dolgon said Friday night he will soon be speaking with a friend of his who has deep enough pockets to bankroll investigating a possible bid for the NHL’s New York Islanders. Dolgon would not identify the person but said the investor has “more money than most people.” While Dolgon would also toss in some of his money, he said his possible interest would be in operating the team. Multiple outlets have reported that current Islanders owner Charles Wang is in talks to sell his … Continue reading