Schaefer sketching out future plans

More articles in the AHL On The Beat archive Nolan Schaefer wants to be mentioned in the same breath as Martin Brodeur. Sure, it would be nice to be a sure-fire Hall-of-Famer. It would be great to lead the NHL in goals against average three different times. But Schaefer has something different in mind. “Brodeur […]

Hauser keeps ‘Cats scratching their heads

The Manchester Monarchs are back in their Atlantic Division semifinal series thanks to goaltender Adam Hauser. The rookie Hauser made 26 saves for his second consecutive shutout and Noah Clarke scored a pair of goals as Manchester rolled to a 6-0 win over Worcester in Game 4 on Tuesday night. The best-of-seven series is now […]

Division Semifinal previews (1 vs. 4/5)

Atlantic Division Semifinal – Series “A” A1-Hartford Wolf Pack vs. A5-Portland Pirates Game 1 – Tue., Apr. 20 Portland at Hartford, 7:05 ET Game 2 – Wed., Apr. 21 Portland at Hartford, 7:05 ET Game 3 – Fri., Apr. 23 Hartford at Portland, 7:05 ET Game 4 – Sun., Apr. 25 Hartford at Portland, 4:05 […]

Clowe’s goal KO’s T.O.

Ryan Clowe scored the game-winning goal with 6:03 to go in regulation on Sunday afternoon as Cleveland knocked off Toronto, 6-3, to win the North Division qualifying series, two games to one. The pesky Roadrunners won Game 1 before the Barons bounced back with a double-overtime victory on Saturday night. In Game 3, Cleveland saw […]

Mighty fine victory for Mighty Ducks

There will be a new Calder Cup champion in 2004. The Cincinnati Mighty Ducks defeated the Houston Aeros on Saturday night, 6-3, ending the Aeros’ reign as champions with a two-game sweep of the West Division qualifying series. Cincinnati moves on to face Milwaukee in the next round, beginning Wednesday night at the Bradley Center. […]

Bridgeport wins repeat performance

Brandon Smith‘s goal 87 seconds into overtime lifted Bridgeport to a 5-4 win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Saturday night and a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven East Division semifinal series. For the second straight game, the Penguins scored four times on the road against the stingiest defense in AHL history, but for the second straight game […]

Norfolk, Portland advance

Fifth-place finishers Norfolk and Portland wrapped up their qualifying series in convincing fashion on Friday night to advance to their respective division semifinal series. Norfolk got two goals from Yorick Treille and 18 saves from Michael Leighton for another 3-0 win in Binghamton, sweeping the Senators out of the postseason. It was Leighton’s third shutout […]

MacKenzie, Wolves get shorty in OT

Derek MacKenzie‘s shorthanded goal 58 seconds into overtime gave Chicago a 4-3 win over Grand Rapids in Game 1 of their West Division semifinal series on Friday night. MacKenzie’s winner came after Brian Swanson tied the game with 11 seconds to go in regulation. Kevin Miller scored all three goals for the Griffins, but the […]

AHL suspends Bridgeport’s Colley

The American Hockey League announced today that Bridgeport Sound Tigers center Kevin Colley has been suspended for two (2) Calder Cup playoff games as a result of his actions in an April 15, 2004 AHL game versus Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Colley will miss the next two games of Bridgeport’s East Division Semifinal series; Sat., Apr. 17 versus […]