Wolf Pack stun Sound Tigers

Down 3-0 with a minute to go, the Hartford Wolf Pack staged an most improbable comeback, rallying for a 4-3 shootout victory on Saturday night in Shelton, Conn. With goaltender Jason LaBarbera pulled for an extra attacker, Jozef Balej scored off a pass by Dominic Moore at 19:05. Moore then scored off a rebound with […]

Utah powers past Road Runners

Utah got power play goals from Peter Metcalf, Keith Ballard and Kiel McLeod to go with a 23-save performance by Jean-Marc Pelletier in a 3-0 win over Edmonton in both teams’ preseason opener on Friday in Boise, Idaho. McLeod also picked up an assist and Jeff Taffe recorded two helpers for the Grizzlies, who are […]

Lehtonen, Wolves blank Griffins

Picking up where he left off last spring, Kari Lehtonen made 23 saves as Chicago shut out Grand Rapids, 2-0, in AHL preseason action in Rolling Meadows, Ill., on Thursday night. Lehtonen led the Wolves to a four-game sweep of the Griffins in the first round of the Calder Cup 2004 Playoffs. Adam Smyth gave […]

Sportsnet announces AHL TV schedule

The American Hockey League and Rogers Sportsnet announced today a 22-game broadcast schedule for the 2004-05 season, which will showcase the AHL nationally in Canada. The package is part of a multi-year agreement reached between the AHL and Sportsnet, and features the league’s four Canadian franchises: the Hamilton Bulldogs (top development team of the Montreal […]

Vanek leads Amerks to 3-2 win

Thomas Vanek recorded a goal and two assists to lead the offense as Rochester posted a 3-2 win over Hamilton in preseason action on Wednesday night in Brantford, Ont. The 20-year-old Vanek, a native of Vienna, Austria, played three seasons of junior hockey with Sioux Falls, earning league MVP honors in the USHL in 2002. […]

Countdown to Opening Night

Seven days remain until the puck drops on the American Hockey League’s 69th regular season, with two games scheduled for next Wednesday, October 13. Seven is also the draft position of Cincinnati forward Joffrey Lupul, one of the dozens of first-round draft picks ready to start the 2004-05 season in the AHL. Nearly two-thirds of […]

Admirals ice Wolves in preseason opener

Milwaukee scored three times in the first period and Brian Finley stopped all 20 shots he faced as the Admirals took a 5-1 decision from Chicago in the preseason opener for both teams in Fond du Lac, Wis., on Tuesday night. Tab Lardner, Vern Fiddler and Cam Severson staked the Admirals to a 3-0 lead […]

Campoli’s hat trick lifts Bridgeport

Rookie defenseman Chris Campoli capped a three-goal night with a power play score 51 seconds into overtime, giving Bridgeport a 4-3 win over Springfield in Shelton, Conn., on Monday night. Campoli, a seventh-round draft pick by the N.Y. Islanders in 2004 out of Erie (OHL), has four goals and two assists in the Sound Tigers’ […]

Barons announce rink naming-rights deal

The Cleveland Barons announced today a new two-year strategic corporate partnership with National City. Michael T. Lehr, President of the Cleveland Barons, in conjunction with Rick Lewis, executive vice president at National City, made the announcement. The partnership includes rink-naming rights, making National City Rink at Gund Arena the only corporately sponsored sheet of ice […]

Pirates edge Monarchs in shootout

Tomas Fleischmann converted on both of his shootout attempts, including the winning goal in the seventh round, as Portland recorded a 5-4 win over Manchester in AHL preseason action on Sunday afternoon. Fleischmann, a second-round draft pick by Detroit in 2002, also had two assists in the first period as the Pirates opened up a […]