Griffins-Marlies outdoor game on TV

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League has announced that Monday evening’s regular-season outdoor game between the Grand Rapids Griffins and Toronto Marlies will be televised live to audiences across the United States and Canada from Comerica Park in Detroit, Mich. The seventh outdoor game in the American Hockey League’s 78-year history will take place […]

Amerks come up short against CSKA

The Rochester Americans put forth a great effort on Friday in a 4-3 loss to CSKA Moscow in their second game at the 2013 Spengler Cup tournament in Davos, Switzerland. The Americans (0-2) return to action Sunday at 2:15 p.m. ET against either HC Vitkovice or HC Davos, with a chance to advance to the […]

Amerks fall in Spengler Cup opener

Matthew Lombardi notched three points and goaltender Tobias Stephan stopped all 23 shots he faced as Geneve-Servette defeated the Rochester Americans, 5-0, in Thursday’s opening matchup of the 2013 Spengler Cup at Vaillant Arena in Davos, Switzerland. Lombardi, a veteran of 538 National Hockey League games with Calgary, Phoenix, Nashville, Toronto and Anaheim, had two […]

AHL announces suspension

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced that Lake Erie Monsters defenseman Mikael Tam has been suspended for one (1) game as a consequence of a charging incident in a game at Rochester on Dec. 20. Tam was suspended under the provisions of AHL Rule 28.1 (supplementary discipline). Tam will miss Lake Erie’s […]

Boychuk back on the map

by Paul Branecky || AHL On The Beat Archive Given the way he bounced around from organization to organization last season, one could forgive Zach Boychuk for wondering where he fit in. A few months into what’s beginning to look a lot like a bounce-back season, that place could be right where he started five […]

Bears’ Deschamps named Player of the Week

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Hershey Bears left wing Nicolas Deschamps has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Dec. 22, 2013. Deschamps scored a goal in all three of his games played last week, finishing with five points and a plus-4 rating while […]

Bears sign Ryan Potulny

The Hershey Bears announced Sunday that the club has signed forward Ryan Potulny to an American Hockey League contract. Potulny, 29, returns to Chocolatetown after signing with Avangard Omsk (KHL) in May. He did not appear in any games. Following his signing by the Washington Capitals to a two-year deal in July 2011, Potulny played […]

Hartz on fire

by Russ Hryvnak || AHL On The Beat Archive Every player has their own ways of getting ready for games. Each has small quirks or routines that they do to physically and mentally prepare themselves to go to war with another team. For the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ newest netminder, Eric Hartzell, it’s juggling. Before every game, […]

Ref’s-eye view

AHL referee David Banfield recently wore a GoPro camera during a game between the Charlotte Checkers and the Rockford IceHogs…