Sn 11 Ep 2: AHL Pre-Season Begins: Utica’s Mark Caswell Jr and Milwaukee’s Aaron Sims

AHL Pre-Season Begins

AHL PRE-SEASON BEGINS This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring another exciting broadcast to the fans of the American Hockey League. On this edition of the PPPShow, Bob and Megan talk about the impact of the New York Islanders new ownership details and will this affect the Bridgeport Sound Tigers? Also on the show, the two hosts run down news and notes from around the league including a couple signings from the past week, the first hockey game played at the new PPL Center in Allentown, PA and a change in the Worcester Sharks player philosophy starting in San Jose first. Bob and Megan then discuss an article coming out of Rochester, NY by Kevin Oklobzija of the … Continue reading

AHL Read This: PHPA AHL Extend CBA, 1994 Pirates Celebrate, IceCaps Award, Realignment, Rules Changes

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. No Drama as PHPA, AHL Agree to Extend CBA for One Year Stephen Meserve | 100 Degree Hockey If you were expecting drama and fireworks around the AHL collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiations this summer, you are probably going to be disappointed. Then again, that lack of fireworks is a good thing for labor negotiations and keeping the top development league in the world up and running for another season. “Our CBA was up this year, but the league had an option to renew it,” said Texas captain Maxime Fortunus, who has served as a PHPA player rep for five years. “This year was pretty easy for us. … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Green Tells Penguins No, Bears Hire Troy Mann, Landon Speaks, Stars Hire Laxdal

Green Tells Penguins No

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Travis Green turns down Penguins, to head back to Utica By John Pitarresi | Utica Observer Dispatch Travis Green could have been working in the National Hockey League next season. Instead, he expects to return to as head coach of the American Hockey League’s Utica Comets. Green was offered a job as an assistant to Mike Johnston, the new coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, but turned it down. Green was Johnston’s assistant for five seasons with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. He took over the team for the second half of the 2012-13 season, when Johnston was suspended. “Mike Johnston is a phenomenal career coach,” Green said, … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Mike Haviland Leaves Hershey, Pens Look To Farm, Preds Extend With Ads, Matt Fraser

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Colorado College names Mike Haviland new hockey coach By Joe Paisley The Gazette Just got off the phone with the new CC coach. Here is the first draft of the article. More details to come … Colorado College hired a Stanley Cup-winning assistant as its newest coach. Longtime professional coach Mike Haviland, who was an assistant on the 2010 NHL champion Chicago Blackhawks squad, was announced as the 14th coach in the 75-year-old program’s history on Friday. “This is a very exciting day,” Haviland said. Haviland, 46, replaced former longtime coach Scott Owens, who resigned after 15 seasons at his alma mater following a 7-24-6 campaign. Haviland beat out current CC … 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: 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

Sn 10 Ep 27: Colin Stuart Talks Career, Devante Smith-Pelly and Adam Almqvist

Colin Stuart Talks Career

COLIN STUART TALKS CAREER This week on the Power Play Post Show, hosts Bob Howard discuss the very serious and alarming news coming out of Portland, Maine as Mike Minard, former Portland Pirates Goalie Coach is charged with solicitation of child. The two hosts breakdown what is known about the case, the ramifications and the black eye to the AHL & hockey. The two hosts also discuss Michael Andlauer‘s un-happiness in the Hamilton Bulldogs lack of on ice success over the past season, plus how the Albany Devils have turned to college students for help on how to market to a younger generation of fans and the two hosts also provide their thoughts on the actions of the IceHogs Bobby Shea actions which ended up in … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Norfolk Outdoor Hockey, Comets lose Stuart, Wild Fighting, Amerks Woes, Stars sign Dowling

Norfolk Outdoor Hockey

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Comets lose Stuart for weekend, maybe longer By JOHN PITARRESI UTICA – The Utica Comets have another big three-game weekend coming up in their frantic stretch drive for the American Hockey League playoffs. They’ll have to get through it without team captain Colin Stuart. Comets coach Travis Green said Tuesday that Stuart, injured early in Sunday’s 4-3 shootout victory over the Milwaukee Admirals, will miss Friday and Saturday home games with the Abbotsford Heat and Sunday’s game with the Iowa Wild at the Utica Memorial Auditorium at the very least. “He’s going to be out for a while,” Green said, adding that is possible Stuart might miss the … Continue reading

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: Comets Playoff Push, Amerks Goalies Knapp & Makarov, Allentown Hockey Arena news

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Comets working overtime looking for playoff berth John Pitarresi Posted Mar. 19, 2014 @ 8:32 pm The Utica Comets will be working overtime through the final few weeks of their inaugural American Hockey League season, chasing a Calder Cup playoff spot all the way. The Comets (27-27-3-4, 61 points) open a three-games-in-three-nights weekend when the Adirondack Phantoms visit the sold-out Utica Memorial Auditorium on Friday. That will be followed by a quick trip to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Saturday, then a date with the Milwaukee Admirals at home Sunday. There is another three-game weekend next week – all at home – and another April 4, 5 and 6, with the last … Continue reading