Adam Erne is one of three Crunch regulars who has recently debuted in the NHL. Tanner Richard and Matthew Peca also played their first big-league games over the past few weeks.
The six-month grind that is the AHL's regular season has reached its midpoint. Up next for many teams in the coming weeks will be re-tooling for a late-season push to the Calder Cup Playoffs.
Take a look at action shots from around the league during Week 14 of the AHL's 2016-17 season.
Some may say it provided a degree of closure, a reference to the future that’s been rekindled, to what lies ahead. And isn’t it beautiful.