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

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

Texas Stars Captain, Maxime Fortunus talks about the ease of the new AHL CBA.
(Photo by: Steven Christy/Texas Stars)

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

Albany Devils Familiarity Breeds Success

Can the Albany Devils be marketed better? Students spoke to the President of the Devils

Continuity. The Albany Devils have plenty of that, as they enter season five of play in the Capital District. Yes, you read that correctly, the Devils have now been back in town longer than their predecessors and this season will mark 18 years of Devils affiliated hockey in downtown Albany, NY. There is swirling optimism abound and the Devils are looking to get right back to where they started from. In his fifth season at the helm, Rick Kowalsky is once again tasked with shepherding the top prospects of the New Jersey Devils. Joining his staff once again is Sergei Brylin, along with newcomers David Cunniff and Johan Hedberg. That’s a lot of experience in the Devils organization, in both New Jersey and Albany. Kowalsky: … 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

Wrap Around: A new season for the B-Sens, but starting where they left off!

Shane Prince scored 2 goals in France, 39 goals the last 2 seasons for the B-Sens.

A new season for the B-Sens, but starting where they left off! BSens Scoring Continues BINGHAMTON, NY – Welcome to the new home of Wrap Around, a column about the Binghamton Senators right here at the home of the Power Play Post Show. I am also excited that we will be featuring other talented writers right here on PPPShow.net and these won’t be your boring typical beat writing articles but stories, opinions and columns about the teams these writers cover and follow. I would personally like to encourage the fans that read this articles to comment on them, share them and express your thoughts about them to the writers. This season for the Power Play Post Show our motto is #AHLFansFirst, so please don’t hesitate … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Five Player Trade For Islanders, Spezza/Morin AHL MVP, McKenna Homecoming

Five Player Trade For Islanders

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Islanders trade for defensemen Boychuk, Leddy By John Kreiser | NHL.com Managing Editor The New York Islanders retooled their defense Saturday, acquiring veteran defenseman Johnny Boychuk from the Boston Bruins and up-and-coming defenseman Nick Leddy from the Chicago Blackhawks in separate trades. Boychuk, who helped the Bruins win the Stanley Cup in 2011, was obtained for two second-round picks, one in the 2015 NHL Draft and another in 2016. There is a conditional third-round pick in 2015 involved in the trade, which comes into play if the Islanders trade Boychuk to another Eastern Conference team before the end of this season. The 2015 second-round pick going to Boston was … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Civic Center Future Decision, Bruins prospects, Stars Julius Honka, Ryan Craig Returns

Civic Center Future Decision

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Common Council to meet in private Monday to reach Civic Center sale consensus By Maury Thompson | Post Star.com GLENS FALLS — The Glens Falls Common Council is expected to reach “a consensus opinion” on the sale of the Glens Falls Civic Center at a special meeting on Monday, said 1st Ward Councilman James Campinell. “I think we’re all going to be in agreement. Let’s put it that way,” he said, in an interview at City Hall on Friday. Glens Falls Mayor John “Jack” Diamond and Common Council members would not say specifically which of the two bids they favor, but said they have concerns with aspects of the … Continue reading

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

Sn 11 Ep 1: Season 11 Premiere, Jonathan Bombulie and Mike Gwizdala

The AHL

SEASON 11 PREMIERE This is the Season 11 Premiere of the Power Play Post Show with hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff! In this episode, Bob and Megan recap the happenings over the summer that includes the new rule changes affecting the American Hockey League, the changes in Head Coaches and the changes in divisions going into the 2014-15 AHL season. The two then discuss the affiliation extensions that the Springfield Falcons, Binghamton Senators, St John’s IceCaps and others signed in the off-season and how they affect the status of the AHL. With going into the Power Play Post Show’s 11th season, hosts Bob and Megan discuss their hopes for the show, the AHL season and the future of the PPPShow in regards to how they … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Bulldogs pass on Veterans, Support to Keep IceCaps, BriseBois on new Rules

With no high scoring veterans on this upcoming Bulldogs team, can they still win games?
(Photo Credit: Matt Kostek/Hamilton Bulldogs)

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. Will Hamilton Bulldogs regret passing on high-scoring veterans? By Scott Radley | Hamilton Spectator The opening days of any hockey team’s training camp are always thick with optimism. Everything’s fresh and better. All slates are clean. Last year is in the past. So today it’s possible to believe many of the young men who will eventually be released from the Montreal Canadiens’ camp — which opens on Thursday — and handed a bus ticket to Hamilton will make this year different from the last three in which the Bulldogs missed the playoffs each time. Hopefully, that’s the case. But if it turns out they’re not yet quite ready for primetime … Continue reading