Bulldogs clinch final spot in North

Chris Higgins‘s empty-net goal with 50.9 seconds left in regulation gave Hamilton a 4-3 victory over Syracuse on Wednesday night and wrapped up the final Calder Cup Playoff spot in the North Division for the Bulldogs. Hamilton was 12 points out of fourth place just before the All-Star break, but has gone 11-2-1-1 in its […]

Penner working hard to develop his game

His path to professional hockey may have been unusual, but Cincinnati Mighty Ducks left wing Dustin Penner has worked hard to achieve success every step of the way. Growing up in Winkler, Man., Penner was cut from the majority of the teams he tried out for, sometimes more than once. Despite the disappointments, his love […]

Bourque wins Red Garrett Award

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that left wing Rene Bourque of the Norfolk Admirals has been named the winner of the Dudley “Red” Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL’s outstanding rookie for the 2004-05 season, as voted by AHL players and media in each of the league’s 28 member cities. Bourque, […]

Wolves sign Coburn to ATO

The Chicago Wolves have signed defenseman Braydon Coburn, the Atlanta Thrashers’ first-round pick (eighth overall) in the 2003 National Hockey League Entry Draft, to an amateur tryout contract, the team announced on Tuesday. Coburn joins defenseman Jay Bouwmeester, center Stephen Weiss and goaltender Kari Lehtonen as the fourth first-rounder on the Wolves’ current roster. Coburn […]

Kesler, Moose to much for Runners

Ryan Kesler scored twice and Jeff Heerema recorded three assists as Manitoba posted a 3-2 win over Edmonton at Rexall Place on Tuesday night. The win moved the Moose two points ahead of St. John’s in second place in the North Division. The Moose and Maple Leafs will meet in the divisional semifinal playoff round, […]

AHL launches Calder Cup fantasy contest

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced the launch of the RBK Hockey 2005 Calder Cup Fantasy Contest, an on-line challenge to run on the official Web site of the 2005 Calder Cup Playoffs, caldercup.com. The contest is a game of skill designed to test fans’ ability to guess the performance of selected […]

Kronwall wins Eddie Shore Award

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Niklas Kronwall of the Grand Rapids Griffins has been named the winner of the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL’s outstanding defenseman for the 2004-05 season, as voted by AHL players and members of the media in each of the league’s 28 cities. Kronwall has […]

Cronin heading back to college

Bridgeport Sound Tigers coach Greg Cronin was introduced today as the new head coach at Northeastern University in Boston. New York Islanders general manager Mike Milbury released the following statement this afternoon: “On behalf of the New York Islanders and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, I want to thank Greg for his years of service, his […]

More milestones at Mile One for Rochester

The Rochester Americans hit a couple of milestones and added another piece of hardware with a 4-3 shootout victory in St. John’s on Monday night. Ryan Miller made 27 saves, then stopped three of five shootout attempts, to earn the win in net for the Amerks. It was Miller’s 40th victory of the season, making […]