AHL alumni receive Lester Patrick Award

Veteran NHL broadcasters and AHL alumni Mike Emrick and John Davidson were honored earlier this week with the NHL’s 2004 Lester Patrick Award for outstanding service to hockey in the United States. The award, one of the most prestigious in hockey, was presented to the National Hockey League by the New York Rangers in 1966. […]

A star on the horizon in western New York

Athleticism is probably the best word to describe Milan Bartovic. His love of athletics and fitness started at an early age. Bartovic was always very active as a child growing up in Trencin, Slovakia. One of Milan’s fond memories was the time he spent skating during the winter. “I remember skating on the frozen river […]

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 […]