Sn 11 Ep 19: Milwaukee Admirals Taylor Aronson & an All Star Medley

Milwaukee Admirals Taylor Aronson

MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS TAYLOR ARONSON This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring all the latest news and notes from around the American Hockey League. With the NHL’s trade deadline coming up this Monday at 3:00 PM, trades are already starting to happen in the AHL and the two hosts discuss the latest moves. The two also breakdown the latest standings, news on the Albany Devils staying in Albany, more news on the Pacific Division teams names and a little history lesson on the San Diego Gulls name. This week’s special guests on the show: Taylor Aronson – Milwaukee Admirals -Defenseman – On Twitter: @Taronson37 – Taylor joined Host Bob this week on the show to talk about growing up … Continue reading

Albany Devils Looking To Strike The Right Balance

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Fighting through the fog of February. It is never an especially easy task. A task only made more difficult with a slate chalk full of road games, including a recent three-in-three weekend road swing. While they clotted the bleeding Saturday at Utica, the Albany Devils have been scuffling of late. Albany remains a game over AHL .500 but by virtue of going 2-8 in its last ten contests, has fallen seven points off the pace for the 8th and final playoff spot. Certainly there are some key differences between this squad and the one which stood atop the standings after all hallows eve. In New Jersey are Keith Kinkaid, Steve Bernier and Peter Harrold. Then of course the injuries and various call-ups that all clubs … Continue reading

Binghamton Senators vs Hershey Bears Pictures 2/20/2015

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Binghamton Senators vs Hershey Bears Pictures 2/20/2015 Pictures by Bob Howard from the Binghamton Senators vs the Hershey Bears game at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, NY. The B-Sens won the game, 5-3 and improved their current winning ways to 4-1 in their last 5 games and also broke the Bears 11-0-2 streak. To view all 170+ photos from the game click here. Like this:Like Loading…

Sn 11 Ep 18: Dedicated to Jeremy Hall, Andrew Gordon & Tony Androckitis

Dedicated to Jeremy Hall

DEDICATED TO JEREMY HALL This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff, pay their respects to one of the biggest American Hockey League fans, Jeremy Hall who lost his battle to cancer on February 12th, 2015. Jeremy was beloved in the AHL community from Broom-ball Tournaments to AHL Booster Club Conventions to AHL All-Star Classics which is where Host Bob and former Co-Host Jason Wilcox were honored to meet Jeremy and his wife Donna. A fan of the show, a huge fan of the Syracuse Crunch and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Jeremy will be missed greatly and we dedicate this episode to his passion for the AHL, love of life and to Donna his wife, his family and friends. … Continue reading

Sn 11 Ep 17: Barons Andrew Miller, Sharks Bryan Lerg & Ted Warren

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BARONS ANDREW MILLER This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff bring another spirited edition of the show to the fans of the American Hockey League. This week the two hosts run down the AHL standings, discuss the latest news and notes from around the league including a couple of suspensions, trades and the weekly award winner. The two hosts then discuss music for a few minutes as both are very passionate for hard rock and metal music which is no longer a form of mainstream music anymore. This week’s guests are: Andrew Miller – Oklahoma City Barons – Right Wing  – Andrew joined the PPPShow this week to talk about growing up in Detroit as a young hockey … Continue reading

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

Are the Canadian AHL teams hurting because of the fallen Canadian dollar?
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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

Sn 11 Ep 16: AHL Pacific Division Talk, Ken Cail, Tasha Hudick, Diana Nearhos & Chris Roy

AHL Pacific Division Talk

AHL PACIFIC DIVISION TALK This week on the Power Play Post Show, Hosts Bob Howard and Megan Reiff make the return to the internet airwaves to discuss all the latest happenings in the world of the American Hockey League. The biggest news of the last ten days was the announcement by the AHL of a five team Pacific Division which will include the cities of Stockton, Bakersfield, Ontario, San Jose and San Diego. Hosts Bob and Megan provide their thoughts on this move and the potential shortened schedule in which those 5 NHL owned AHL franchises would like to have happen to reduce travel for their prospects. The two hosts also discuss the latest news from the league including the Hershey Bears historic milestone, the … Continue reading

Albany Devils February Focus

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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: AHL Pacific Division Becomes Official, Reaction From Around the Country

Dave Andrews holds up an American Hockey League jersey along with the 5 NHL teams moving their AHL teams to California.
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A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps. AHL approves formation of Pacific Division The AHL.com – January 29th, 2015 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews announced today that the league’s Board of Governors has formally and unanimously approved the steps necessary to create a Pacific Division within the AHL beginning with the 2015-16 season. The Board has approved the following: • The Anaheim Ducks will purchase the Norfolk Admirals AHL franchise and will relocate it from Norfolk, Va., to San Diego, Calif. • The AHL franchise owned by the Calgary Flames will relocate from Glens Falls, N.Y., to Stockton, Calif.  • The AHL franchise owned by the Edmonton Oilers will relocate from Oklahoma City, Okla., to Bakersfield, Calif.  • The AHL franchise … Continue reading

AHL Read This: Dolgon Looking At All Star 2016, AHL To Make Big Announcement, Pacific Division News

Could Howard Dolgon bring the All Star game to Syracuse? It is being considered and talked about.
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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