Trio to miss All-Star event

The American Hockey League announced on Saturday that Milwaukee Admirals forward Scottie Upshall, St. John’s Maple Leafs defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo and Rochester Americans forward Jason Pominville will miss this weekend’s 2004 Pepsi AHL All-Star Classic due to injury. Additionally, the AHL announced that Houston Aeros forward Kyle Wanvig will replace Pominville in the starting lineup […]

Wilm providing a spark in St. John’s

It’s not often that a fledgling American Hockey League team can acquire a player who has played more than 300 games at the sport’s highest level. Mike Penny, general manager of the St. John’s Maple Leafs, did just that when he went out and signed free agent forward Clarke Wilm a quarter of the way […]

’90 Calder Cup MVP wins AHL return

In his first game on a conditioning stint with the Phantoms, Jeff Hackett stopped 16 shots to help Philadelphia to a 5-2 win over Albany on Friday night. It was Hackett’s first appearance in the AHL since he won the Jack Butterfield Trophy as MVP of the Calder Cup Playoffs in 1990. Defenseman Kirk Furey […]

Tomorrow’s NHL stars shining today

The 2004 Pepsi AHL All-Star Classic is just three days away! Most of today’s top NHL players developed their skills in the American Hockey League, and many shined on the AHL’s brightest stage, taking part in the annual celebration of the league’s top players. This year’s event kicks off at Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena […]

Vauclair, Miller named All-Star starters

The American Hockey League today announced that Binghamton Senators defenseman Julien Vauclair and Rochester Americans goaltender Ryan Miller have been added to the starting lineup for the PlanetUSA team at this weekend’s 2004 Pepsi AHL All-Star Classic. Vauclair starts in place of injured Philadelphia Phantoms defenseman Dennis Seidenberg, who had been voted a starter through […]

Stars will shine to over 108 million homes

When the puck drops at the 2004 Pepsi AHL All-Star Classic this weekend, it will also air on a network of 22 cable and digital carriers to more than 108 million households across the continent. Rogers Sportsnet will be the exclusive home of the AHL All-Star Classic in Canada, while a series of regional networks […]

Cox working his way to the top

They say habits form only after constant effort and for third-year Utah Grizzlies forward Justin Cox, working hard is now a natural part of life. Cox, who is among the Grizzlies leaders this season in goals and points, is in some ways the same energetic player that fans watched and fell in love with back […]

Shishkanov, Janik added to PlanetUSA

The American Hockey League today named Milwaukee Admirals forward Timofei Shishkanov and Rochester Americans defenseman Doug Janik to the PlanetUSA AHL All-Star roster for the 2004 Pepsi AHL All-Star Classic, which will be held Feb. 8-9 at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich. The AHL also announced that PlanetUSA selections Josh Langfeld of Binghamton […]

Ellison making huge strides in Norfolk

Going from the British Columbia Hockey League to the Western Hockey League is a jump. But going from the BCHL to the National Hockey League in under two years’ time? That’s what Matt Ellison of the Norfolk Admirals did, making the leap from the BCHL to the AHL with a one-year layover in WHL Red […]

“Grand” event showcasing AHL stars

AHL Weekly Release #17 As another bumper crop of American Hockey League All-Stars descends on Grand Rapids later this week, they follow in the skate marks of those great AHL players that first gathered to showcase their skills 62 years ago. The 2004 Pepsi AHL All-Star Classic, set for this coming Sunday and Monday at […]