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 34: Calder Cup Finals Coverage & Andy Tonge

Calder Cup Finals Coverage

CALDER CUP FINALS COVERAGE BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring a jammed packed, mega episode to the fans of the American Hockey League. The two hosts start the show off with a breakdown of the Calder Cup Finals between the Manchester Monarchs and the Utica Comets, along with Host Bob’s thoughts atmosphere inside the Utica Memorial Auditorium and both hosts thoughts on the Alex Friesen non boarding call on the AHL’s regular season scoring champ and All-Star, Brian O’Neill that took the Monarchs top offensive player out of the game. The conversation then changes to the Mike Stothers press conference and thoughts on how and what media should push when asking questions to … Continue reading

Calder Cup Finals – Game 2: No ‘Dowd’ about it, Monarchs win in OT, 2-1

No ‘Dowd’ about it, Monarchs win in OT, 2-1 MANCHESTER, NH – Heading into Game 2 of the Calder Cup Finals, the Manchester Monarchs were 8-0 at home while the Utica Comets were 7-0 coming off of a playoff loss. Something had to give. Nic Dowd from the Manchester Monarchs continued the trend for the home team as the Manchester Monarchs take Game 2 by a 2-1 score and lead the best of seven series two games to none. There were lineup changes for both sides. Kevin Raine drew in for the injured Jeff Schultz on defense for the Monarchs and Nicklas Jensen drew in the lineup for Wacey Hamilton at forward. No change in goal for either side, as it was Jacob Markstrom for … Continue reading

Calder Cup Finals – Game 1: Monarchs need OT to take game 1, 3-2

Monarchs need OT to take game 1, 3-2 MANCHESTER, NH – The two best teams in the AHL all season long locked horns for the first time all season up in Manchester, NH for Game 1 of the Calder Cup Finals in front of 8,155 fans at the Verizon Wireless Arena. The home crowd went home happy, as they have every game they have witnessed this postseason. Michael Mersch’s game winning goal at 4:10 of the first overtime ensured that the Monarchs extend their record to 8-0 at home in the Calder Cup Playoffs. For the visiting Comets, who vanquished the Chicago Wolves in five, Oklahoma City in seven and Grand Rapids in six may have had a bit of tired legs coming into Game 1. They … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 33: Utica Comets Frankie Corrado & Writer Jessica Higham

Utica Comets Frankie Corrado

UTICA COMETS FRANKIE CORRADO BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff break down the Calder Cup Finals match-up between the Eastern Conference Champion, Manchester Monarchs vs the Western Conference Champion Utica Comets. The two hosts discuss the strong points to both teams going into this Saturday’s game 1 in Manchester and what the impact of the fans of the Comets will bring to games 3, 4 and 5. Predictions of the Calder Cup Finals and the players to look out for in this series were also discussed in the opening segment of the show. The two hosts also looked around the American Hockey League with news breaking this week for the Hershey Bears, the Charlotte … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 32: Rookie Standout Michael Mersch & Comets Brendan Burke

Rookie Sensation Michael Mersch

ROOKIE STANDOUT MICHAEL MERSCH BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff are back with another jammed pack edition talking about the American Hockey League‘s Calder Cup Playoffs and all the news and notes from around the league. The St. John’s IceCaps unveiled a new look to their logo, the AHL’s CEO & President of the league David Andrews talks about the All Star Game slated to be in Syracuse, NY along with the clarification on the amount of games being played by Pacific Division teams are all topics being discussed on this week’s show. Hosts Bob and Megan then breakdown the Eastern and Western Conference match-ups that include the Manchester Monarchs sweep of the Hartford Wolf … 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

Sn 11 Ep 30: AHL Second Round Series, Jim Byers and Ken Cail

AHL SECOND ROUND SERIES BAK STUDIOS – On this week’s Quest for Calder edition of the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff get the American Hockey League fans all caught up on 1st round playoff action and then set the stage for round 2 which starts on Wednesday with 3 of the 4 2nd round series. The two hosts also discuss the latest news and notes from around the league including the announcement by the Winnipeg Jets of the return of the Manitoba Moose to the AHL starting next season. This week’s special guests: Jim Byers – Radio Broadcaster – Oklahoma City Barons – On Twitter: @jim_the_lip – We welcomed Jim back to the show this week to talk about the Oklahoma City Barons 1st … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 29: Utica Comets Paul Jerrard & Jason Iacona

UTICA COMETS PAUL JERRARD BAK STUDIOS – On a special edition of the Power Play Post Show, Host Bob Howard brings a #PPPShow Extra Broadcast with an update of the 1st round of the American Hockey League‘s Calder Cup Playoffs and two great guests for the AHL fans. Host Bob sets the fans up for the weekend games, the impacts of Friday’s games as the 1st round of the playoffs wind down. Tonight’s special guests: Paul Jerrard – Assistant Coach – Utica Comets – Host Bob welcomed Assistant Coach Paul Jerrard to the show to talk about the run the Utica Comets have been, how the team has played through out the season, the play of both goaltenders, Jacob Markstrom & Joacim Eriksson, the importance of Captain Cal O’Reilly to … 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