#AHLOTB: Monsters ready for postseason

By Tony Brown | AHL On The Beat Archive   No matter the season, no matter the sport, a lengthy campaign that culminates in a postseason berth is an exercise in validation, but the Lake Erie Monsters, playoff-bound for just the second time in the franchise’s nine-year history, have their sights set on more than […]

#AHLOTB: Megan a playoff contributor

By Whitneigh Kinne | AHL On The Beat Archive   For many people, July days are spent at the beach with thoughts of hockey far off in the distance. That wasn’t the case for Portland Pirates center Wade Megan, the first to sign with the team under its new affiliation agreement with the Florida Panthers […]

#AHLOTB: The Gulls’ inaugural AHL season

By Sam Kieckhefer | AHL On The Beat Archive   As with the first of anything, the first season of a sports team, at any level, is filled with unknowns and questions. How will the city react to a new sports franchise? How will season ticket sales be? What about group sales? And single-game tickets? […]

#AHLOTB: Hershey is in good hands

By Scott Stuccio | AHL On The Beat Archive   The working motto of every employee of Hershey Entertainment and Resorts is to carry on the legacy stapled down by its founder, Milton S. Hershey. Always the visionary, Milton Hershey was responsible for numerous icons of this central Pennsylvania town that continue to thrive and […]

#AHLOTB: No one, true path to success

By Stephen Meserve | AHL On The Beat Archive   Sometimes, your life is defined by expectations. Your past defines who you are, how you are supposed to perform and how you behave now and in the future. But sport is a glorious equalizer, showing that there is no one true path to success. Two […]

#AHLOTB: More than world’s okayest goalie

By Paul Gackle | AHL On The Beat Archive Goaltender Aaron Dell will need to find a new T-shirt if he continues along his current trajectory. After stopping 39 of 40 shots in a 4-1 win over the Stockton Heat on Feb. 21, Dell strutted around the Barracuda locker room at Stockton Arena showing off […]

#AHLOTB: Away from the puck

By Todd Crocker | AHL On The Beat Archive   One of the great advantages of watching games on television beyond the low prices at the refrigerator concession stand is the replay. It allows you to experience what the people who are seeing it live see when they look away from the puck carrier in […]

#AHLOTB: Kearns presses on

By Paul Ryan | AHL On The Beat Archive   It took 563 American Hockey League games, but for Bridgeport Sound Tigers forward Bracken Kearns, it finally happened.   A yawning net, a hungry vet and a day that he won’t soon forget.   On Friday, February 5 against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, with the […]

#AHLOTB: Payerl making impact on Admirals

By Jason Karnosky | AHL On The Beat Archive   Milwaukee Admirals forward Adam Payerl knows what it takes to win.   During his three-plus years of professional hockey, the unsung forward had played a vital role on two of the league’s elite teams, first the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and now the Milwaukee Admirals—two franchises that […]

#AHLOTB: Cory Ward’s Sin City dreams

By Charles Dart | AHL On The Beat Archive   The undeniable allure of Las Vegas for many individuals is within the city’s luxury and extravagancy that entices many into the wagering casino, all-hours-party lifestyle.   But for St. John’s IceCaps forward Cory Ward, Las Vegas is his hometown; a place with a tight knit […]