Sn 11 Ep 37: New AHL Rules For 2015, Stephen Meserve & Chris Roy

NEW AHL RULES FOR 2015 This week on a mid-summer edition of the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring another news and notes filled show to the fans of the American Hockey League. The two Hosts open the show with a dedication to the Marines and Naval officer who tragically died in Chattanooga, Tennessee shootings and Host Megan provides insight on the life of her friend Gunnery Sargent Thomas J. Sullivan and their friendship. The two Hosts then talk about the new rules the AHL announced including the 5 California based Pacific Division teams playing 8 games less then the rest the, the changes in how overtime will be played and about the new video review rules coming to the 2015-16 … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 31: AHL Division Alignments, Chris Roy and Stephen Meserve

AHL Division Realignment

AHL DIVISION ALIGNMENTS BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff return to the airwaves to talk about the American Hockey League‘s Calder Cup Playoffs. The two hosts breakdown the four teams now playing in the Conference Finals with the Manchester Monarchs taking on the Hartford Wolf Pack and the Utica Comets taking on the Grand Rapids Griffins. Find out how the four teams got the Conference Finals and what to look out for all four teams during these two series that will determine the two teams that will play in the Calder Cup Finals. As expected, Hosts Bob and Megan also discussed the new AHL Division Alignments with comments on the teams in the divisions, … Continue reading

AHL 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs Series Match-Ups, Scores & Upcoming Games

AHL 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs 33 Games Played | 22 home team wins | 11 road team wins Leaders: Goals:  Teemu Pulkkinen 4 (Griffins) | Assists: 5 tied at 5 | Points: Michael Mersch 8 (Monarchs) Leaders: Save %: Richard Bachman .981 (Barons) | Goal Against: Richard Bachman 0.59 (Barons) | Wins: 6 tied at 3 [cryout-multi][cryout-column width=”1/2″] ROUND 2 Eastern Conference 1-Manchester Monarchs vs. 4-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Monarchs lead the series 2-0 May 6 – MANCHESTER 4, W-B/Scranton 3 (3OT) May 7 – MANCHESTER 5, W-B/Scranton 2 2-Hershey Bears vs. 3-Hartford Wolf Pack Wolfpack lead the series 1-0 May 6 – Hartford 2, HERSHEY 1 (OT) ROUND 1 Eastern Conference 1-Manchester Monarchs vs. 8-Portland Pirates Monarchs win the series 3-2 Apr. 23 – MANCHESTER 5, Portland 2 Apr. 25 – MANCHESTER 6, Portland 2 Apr. 26 … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 25: Bruins Center Seth Griffith, Jason Shaver & Stephen Meserve

Bruins Center Seth Griffin

BRUINS CENTER SETH GRIFFITH BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring to the fans of the American Hockey League another great episode leading up to the Calder Cup playoffs. This week we continue our coverage of “Quest for Calder” with a breakdown of the latest teams that have punched their tickets in the Calder Cup playoffs along with who can clinch this weekend. The AHL has also started the awards part of the season and we will talk about the All Rookie Team and the 1st and 2nd Team All Stars selections. This week’s special guests: Seth Griffith – Center – Providence Bruins – One of the top prospects for the Boston Bruins, Seth joined the show … 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

AHL Read This: Canadian AHL Teams Hurting, NHL vs Independent AHL Owners, Ashton Traded

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Canada’s AHL teams hit hard by falling dollar By Teri Pecoskie | Hamilton Spectator In Hamilton and across Canada, American Hockey League teams are being burned by the drooping dollar. Bulldogs president Stephen Ostaszewicz says a dip in the loonie’s value — around 15 per cent since the team’s travel budget was set last June — has created “a significant headwind.” “All of our trips on the back end of the schedule, specifically the months of March and April, are U.S.-based,” he added. “It’s just another avenue that creates pressure on the business.” The Bulldogs — along with St. John’s IceCaps and Toronto Marlies, the league’s other Canadian franchises … 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

Sn 11 Ep 12: All Star Coaches Announced, Sean Shapiro and Alex Ackerman

ALL STAR COACHES ANNOUNCED This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring a special Tuesday night edition of the show just a day away from the 2014 New Years Eve holiday. Bob and Megan start the show off with a look at the American Hockey League standings through December 30th and how the divisions stand going into the new year. The two hosts then went over the latest news and notes from around the AHL including the announcement of this season’s Eastern and Western Conference coaches for the 2015 All Star Classic, plus a rec goalie gets to live out his dreams with the Iowa Wild and the Rockford IceHogs Assistant Coach Mark Osiecki coaching Team USA in the 2015 … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 8: AHL HOF 2015, Scooter Vaughan and Stephen Meserve

AHL HOF 2015

AHL HOF 2015 This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring another information filled episode to the fans of the American Hockey League. This week the AHL announced the Hall of Fame Class of 2015 that will be inshrined in the AHL HOF during the AHL All Star Classic in Utica, NY in January of 2015. The two hosts also go through the AHL standings, the latest news and notes from around the league. Scooter Vaughan – Bridgeport Sound Tigers – Forward/Defenseman – On Twitter: @Scooter_Von – Scooter joined the #PPPShow this week to talk about growing up in California, playing for the University of Michigan on a very talented team, the increased development of US born players even from … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Flames Shooting For Profitability; Falcons New Coach, Texas Being Hunted

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Flames shooting for profitability By Amanda May Metzger | Post Star.com GLENS FALLS — As the Adirondack Flames take the ice, they’re aiming not only for the net. They’re making a play for your discretionary spending in the competitive arena of family entertainment. As Flames President Brian Petrovek explained, operating the Calgary Flames American Hockey League affiliate is like running other businesses, but with an uncommon product: a hockey team that takes the ice for its home opener Saturday at 7 against the Albany Devils. “We define ourselves as a properly priced family entertainment option. What makes us unique is we have world-class athletes that can do things on … Continue reading