Weekend notebook: Kings-Sharks rivalry runs deep into AHL

Southern California black-and-silver versus Bay Area teal has been a West Coast fixture for more than 30 years in the NHL, and the Kings’ and Sharks’ affiliates have built a rivalry of their own since the AHL’s Pacific Division formed in 2015.

Sokolov, Senators finding confidence

The confidence battle is one that most American Hockey League prospects face and must fight at some point if they are to advance to the National Hockey League.

Makiniemi making case among Canes crease hopefuls

What Chicago Wolves goaltender Eetu Makiniemi faces in his battle to earn a job with the Carolina Hurricanes goes well beyond the many talented American Hockey League shooters he will see this season.

Weekend notebook: Honesty best policy for Laperriere

Ian Laperriere did not manage to play 1,083 NHL games as a seventh-round draft pick by grasping for silver linings or by making excuses. The first-year Lehigh Valley Phantoms head coach is a results guy.