AHL Read This: AHL Heat to NY State Rumors, OKC Barons Playoffs, Bulldogs Owner not Happy

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. More rumours of potential Heat move to upstate New York by  Staff Writer – Abbotsford News A media report out of Glens Falls, N.Y. has re-ignited speculation on the future of the Abbotsford Heat. The Post-Star newspaper reported that Michael Holditch, the Calgary Flames’ senior vice president and assistant general manager, took a tour of the Glens Falls Civic Center with local officials last week. The Flames own the Heat of the American Hockey League, who have struggled at the box office during their five years in Abbotsford. Glens Falls, meanwhile, is the current home of the AHL’s Adirondack Phantoms, but they’re in the market for a new team with the Phantoms … 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: NHL returning to St. John’s, Springfield Milwaukee new players, Phantoms Youth

NHL returning to St. John’s

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. NHL returning to St. John’s Robin Short Published on March 14, 2014 Williams says exhibition game this fall game will aid in quest to land new AHL franchise The last time Mile One Centre played host to a National Hockey League exhibition, the Winnipeg Jets and Ottawa Senators hooked up in a Kraft Hockeyville game three years ago when Conception Bay South won the nation-wide contest and the right to stage an NHL friendly. That game, moved to Mile One from the Robert French Memorial Stadium in Kelligrews, in part to accommodate more fans, was originally scheduled to include the Senators and Atlanta Thrashers. Those plans went out the window when … Continue reading

Sn 10 Ep 25: Thoughts on Peverley, plus Billy Gardner and Mike Kelly

THOUGHTS ON PEVERELY

THOUGHTS ON PEVERLEY This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring all the latest news & information from around the American Hockey League. The two bring all the latest AHL Trade Deadline Day trades & loans, explain what a loan is in pro-hockey and our ever popular: If the Playoffs Started Today. In a difficult but very serious topic, both hosts discuss the hot topic of the week which is what happened to Rich Peverley during the Dallas Stars game on Monday night when he collapsed on bench and had to be revived. But even on top of Peverley’s incident the hockey world was shocked to hear about Saginaw Spirit‘s Terry Trafford of the OHL, whose body was found in … Continue reading

AHL Read This: AHL 2014 Trade Deadline Deals, Mouillierat season’s over, Patrick Wiercioch reflects

AHL 2014 Trade Deadline Deals

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. AHL 2014 Trade Deadline Deals Amerks get Petrecki from San Jose March 12, 2014 | TheAHL.com The Rochester Americans announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Nick Petrecki on loan from the San Jose Sharks. Petrecki, 24, has played in 35 games with the American Hockey League’s Worcester Sharks this season, recording one goal and two assists for three points along with 54 penalty minutes.  Read More… Bears add Newbury; Whitmore to Phantoms March 12, 2014 The Hershey Bears announced today that the club has acquired forward Kris Newbury on loan from the Philadelphia Flyers, and have loaned forward Derek Whitmore to the American Hockey League’s Adirondack Phantoms. Newbury, 32, comes to Hershey … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Colton Sceviour signs 2 year extension, Barry Goers travels, Glens Falls AHL

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. AHL: Stars’ game at San Antonio suspended By American-Statesman staff The Texas Stars’ game against the San Antonio Rampage on Saturday night was suspended because of unsafe ice conditions at AT&T Center in San Antonio. American Hockey League officials said the decision to suspend the game was made to protect the safety of the players. The game will be be rescheduled at a time to be determined and will resume from the point at which it left off. Read More… ——————————————————— Barry Goers: The Traveling Man By Justin Soderberg on March 1, 2014@JMSoderberg Over the month of February, Barry Goers has racked up a ton of frequent flyer miles (or driving miles) … Continue reading

Sn 10 Ep 20: Bruce Landon, Landon Ferraro & Mike Fornabio

Landon Ferraro & Bruce Landon on the PPPShow

BRUCE LANDON STEPS DOWN FROM FALCONS This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff discuss all the latest news & notes from around the American Hockey League. Bob & Megan talk about all the recent trades that are effecting AHL teams, the addition of players to the AHL’s All Star roster and Bob’s thoughts on Bruce Landon stepping down as president of the Falcons. Bob & Megan also provide their very candid thoughts on the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Reports out of Sochi is that many hotels have unfinished rooms, odd plumbing, bad water, and other issues that have been tweeted by many media members. Other issues include courses for outdoor events being too intense causing injuries to athletes or … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Pirates Ron Cain signs lease agreement, Bruce Landon steps down, Copps no longer

Pirates Ron Cain signs deal with CCCC

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Pirates reach lease agreement with Civic Center By Chris Roy PORTLAND – The Portland Pirates have accepted the lease agreement from the Board of Trustees from the Cumberland County Civic Center, paving the way for the American Hockey League team to return to Maine’s largest city and bringing to an end a nearly year-long process that at times proved to be contentious on both sides. The trustees approved the latest lease by a 6-2 vote after the board met last Wednesday in executive session for roughly 65 minutes. Trustees Linda Boudreau of South Portland and Mitchell Berkowitz of Bridgton were the dissenting votes against the lease. The lease was sent … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Pirates & Civic Center team up, Falcons defensemen, Canes/Leafs trade & more

Nathan Dempsey

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Portland Pirates, civic center back liquor-revenue bill Allowing arenas that hold a license to share income with teams would remove one obstacle in difficult lease talks. By Edward D. Murphy emurphy@pressherald.com Staff Writer AUGUSTA — Officials of the Cumberland County Civic Center and the majority owner of the Portland Pirates reached agreement Tuesday: Both supported a proposed bill that they said would remove one obstacle to a new lease allowing the hockey team to resume playing in the Portland arena. But, they said, the change in the law, which would allow the arena and the American Hockey League team to share liquor sales revenue, isn’t the only hurdle they face in … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Tom Mitchell honored, Bachman’s 3 in 3, Aud’s high marks & Falcons 20 Years

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Binghamton Senators executive Tom Mitchell honored for his playing days in the Mohawk Valley Posted on January 20, 2014 by mweinste Tom Mitchell has done a lot for professional hockey in the Binghamton area, but he is also highly revered in the Mohawk Valley region of New York. Before becoming a businessman and hockey ambassador in Broome County, Mitchell was a professional hockey player in the Minnesota North Stars organization… Read more ———————————————————————————- OKC Barons notebook: Goaltender Richard Bachman starts all three weekend games By Michael Baldwin Published: January 19, 2014 Barons goaltender Richard Bachman started Friday, Saturday and Sunday, which is hockey’s version of a triple-header. A 26-year-old veteran with 35 games NHL experience, … Continue reading