Building a healthier environment in Bridgeport

Though they have been together for seven years, Stacey Hahn and fiance Rob Collins, who first met when he was playing junior hockey in Elmira, Ont., have spent plenty of time apart, including most of Rob’s four years at Ferris State University where he was a finalist for the 2002 Hobey Baker Award. So when […]

Boogaard a student in all areas of the game

Derek Boogaard is used to standing at center ice with thousands on their feet screaming his name. However, the Aeros enforcer, nicknamed The Boogeyman, recently found himself in the middle of the rink with a slight variation — without a dance partner. Boogaard, who had one goal in 33 games in 2002-03 with ECHL Louisiana […]

Phil Hergesheimer dies at 89

Phil Hergesheimer, a Calder Cup champion with the Cleveland Barons in 1939 and a five-time AHL All-Star, died on Saturday in Kelowna, B.C. He was 89. Hergesheimer twice led the AHL in goals, scoring 25 in 1937-38 and 34 in the 1938-39 season, when he led Cleveland to the first of its nine league championships. […]

Meloche the Pens’ center of attention

As a fourth-year center, Eric Meloche has certainly become familiar with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins locker room. But when he recently walked back through the doors following a 25-game stint in the NHL, he almost felt like an outsider. “I didn’t really recognize too many players,” he said. “I played with some of them and I […]

Trade deadline means moving day

With all the moving and shaking leading up to the National Hockey League’s trade deadline on Tuesday afternoon, AHL teams continue to feel the aftershocks. Brad Boyes, the AHL’s fourth-leading scorer with 60 points in 61 games for Cleveland this season, has been acquired by the Boston Bruins in a three-team trade. Boyes, an AHL […]

MacNeil fitting well into Phantoms’ system

Phantoms head coach John Stevens is the prototype of the modern-day coach: young, a student of the game, systems-oriented and organized. Very organized, in Stevens’ case, with laptops, pre-scouts and video cassettes by the bundle being the tangibles of his system. Stevens has two assistant coaches — former NHLers Kjell Samuelsson and player/assistant Craig Berube […]

Griffins first to punch playoff ticket

Michel Picard scored twice as Grand Rapids posted a 2-1 win in San Antonio on Saturday night, becoming the first of 20 teams to clinch a berth in the Calder Cup 2004 Playoffs. The Griffins lead the West Division and the overall AHL standings with 86 points, and are in search of their third consecutive […]

NHL trades have trickle-down effect

The flurry of activity leading up to next week’s NHL trade deadline is already affecting rosters in the AHL, where one division leader has lost its top scorer and another is suddenly without its league-leading goaltender. The Hamilton Bulldogs lost All-Star forward Jozef Balej in Tuesday night’s trade that saw the parent Montreal Canadiens acquire […]