Sn 11 Ep 24: Utica Comets Darren Archibald & the Pirates Jordan Martinook

Utica Comets Darren Archibald

UTICA COMETS DARREN ARCHIBALD BAK STUDIOS – This week on the Power Play Post Show, teams are punching their tickets for the American Hockey League‘s Calder Cup playoffs and Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring you the update news and information on those teams. The two hosts also bring the lasted news on the San Jose Barracuda franchise, the news out of Thunder Bay pertaining to the proposed hockey arena and ‘If the Playoffs Started Today‘. This week’s special guests: Darren Archibald – Left Wing – Utica Comets – On Twitter: @arch2five – Darren joins the show this week to talk about the red-hot Utica Comets, the team making the playoffs, playing for the Barrie Colts of the OHL and what the team has to … 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 Read This: Dolgon Looking At All Star 2016, AHL To Make Big Announcement, Pacific Division News

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Syracuse Crunch owner Howard Dolgon pondering bid for 2016 AHL All-Star Classic By Lindsay Kramer | The Post Standard The American Hockey League will celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2016. The landmark birthday should call for a series of celebrations, especially at the league’s All-Star Classic. Could Syracuse be the host of that city’s mid-season party? Perhaps. AHL president Dave Andrews said at last weekend’s event at Utica that the league is still searching for the site of its 2016 game. He’s open to all suggestions, but awarding it to a city with historic league significance would be a nice touch. Hershey, perhaps, or maybe Springfield or Rochester. Read … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 15: Admirals All Star Magnus Hellberg and Bruins Matt Linblad

Admirals All Star Magnus Hellberg

ADMIRALS ALL STAR MAGNUS HELLBERG On this week’s edition of the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and continue their coverage of all the latest breaking news on the Western Movement as the American Hockey League moves into its All-Star Classic weekend in Utica, NY. Talk about where the San Jose Sharks will place the Worcester Sharks in the Western Movement scenario heated up and Hosts Bob and Megan discuss this news and truly how it will affect the AHL plans to move out west. The All-Star Classic is this weekend in Utica and the AHL has announced new players to roster as well as announced who you the fans picked to be the starters at this weekends celebration of young stars. The two hosts … 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

Sn 11 Ep 10: Griffins Chris Bruton, Comets Cal O’Reilly and Jessica Highman

Griffins Chris Bruton

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS CHRIS BRUTON This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff have another jam packed show for the American Hockey League fans. The two hosts start the show off with a quick look around the AHL standings and the league leaders. Then its down to the AHL new and notes from around the league including the Charlotte Checkers getting a new/old home to play in, the Milwaukee Admirals working with the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA on a new home arena, the AHL Player of the Week and the two discuss the latest two articles centered around AHL western movement. Chris Bruton – Grand Rapids Griffins – Right Wings – On Twitter: @chrisbruton1987 – Chris joined Bob this week on … Continue reading

AHL New York State Of Mind

If the AHL season ended today, well that would be one short tease of a season. All joking aside, the top of the AHL standings have a distinctly Empire State look about them. Pacing the field and positioned atop the Western Conference are the Utica Comets with 14 points. Jump over to the Eastern Conference and you’ll find the Albany Devils and their 13 points leading the charge up top. Mind you, in a New York minute, everything can change. That said, there was a lot to be excited about along the Thruway in October. Utica Comets (6-1-2-0, 14 points, 1st place Western Conference) – Jacob Markstrom knows a thing or two about playing in Upstate, suiting up for 37 games with the Rochester Americans … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 5: Brad Mills PED Suspension, Eric Lindquist and Bob Kaser

Brad Mills PED Suspension

BRAD MILLS PED SUSPENSION This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff return to the airwaves for another edition of the only show dedicated to the American Hockey League. This week’s show starts off with a topic that has become to known in other sports like Major League Baseball and the National Football League, rather then hockey, Performing Enhancing Drugs. This week the AHL suspended Binghamton Senators forward, Brad Mills for 20 games after testing positive for PEDs and the two host provide their thoughts on this hot topic. How long has this been going on? Will this be the last time we hear about this in the AHL? How does this effect Brad Mills and the Binghamton Senators? … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Trevor Gillies Fallout, 18 year olds in AHL, Pirates winning fans back

Trevor Gillies Fallout

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. AHL suspends Trevor Gillies 12 games for head-slamming incident By Chris Peters | Hockey Writer Adirondack Flames forward Trevor Gillies, a career-enforcer throughout the minor leagues and briefly with the Anaheim Ducks and New York Islanders, has been suspended 12 games by the American Hockey League for an incident during an attempted fight with Rochester Americans forward William Carrier. After Gillies engaged the 19-year-old Carrier, who did not appear willing to drop the gloves with the 35-year-old pugilist, Gillies picked Carrier up by his jersey collar and slammed his head to the ice twice. The noted goon received 27 minutes in penalties including two misconducts for his actions. … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 3: AHL Season Begins, Utica All-Star Phil Giubileo and Stephen Meserve

AHL Season Begins

AHL SEASON BEGINS This week on the Power Play Post Show, hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff are excited for the return of the American Hockey League as the season starts Friday night with five contests. The two hosts discuss three major trades that affect AHL teams from around the league including our very own, “Three J. Brennan” who was on the New York Islanders but after a pre-season game that Megan saw him in, was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks and sent to the Rockford IceHogs. Then the two hosts sing the praises of the city of Utica and the Utica Comets as the 2nd year franchise was awarded with the 2015 AHL All Star Classic that will take place on Sunday, January 25th … Continue reading