Pack sweep away Cats in 3OT

The oldest player on the ice had enough legs to carry the Wolf Pack to the Eastern Conference championship series. Ken Gernander scored 7:49 into the third overtime period on Wednesday night, giving Hartford a 4-3 win over Worcester and a four-game sweep of their Atlantic Division final. Gernander, the Wolf Pack’s 34-year-old captain, took […]

Prospect Profile: Colby Armstrong

More in the Prospect Profiles archive Colby Armstrong had high hopes as he entered his first season of professional hockey in 2002-03. The former first-round draft pick (21st overall in 2001) finished his junior career with 185 points (76+109) in 205 games with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League, and capped his […]

Gamache ready to face old friends

Five months ago, Simon Gamache was well into his second full AHL season, after having finished third in the entire league with 35 goals and fifth with 77 points during the 2002-03 campaign. The native of Thetford Mines, Que., had 11 points in 16 games with Chicago this year, when on Dec. 2 he was […]

Series Previews — Division Finals

Atlantic Division Final – Series “I” A1-Hartford Wolf Pack vs. A3-Worcester IceCats Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 30 Worcester at Hartford, 7:05 ET Game 2 – Sat., May 1 Hartford at Worcester, 7:05 ET Game 3 – Sun., May 2 Hartford at Worcester, 6:05 ET Game 4 – Wed., May 5 Worcester at Hartford, 7:05 […]

AHL announces changes to HAM-ROC schedule

The American Hockey League has announced two changes to the North Division final series between the Hamilton Bulldogs and the Rochester Americans. Game 1, originally scheduled for Tuesday night, has been moved to Wednesday, May 5, at 7:00 p.m. ET, at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton. Game 4, scheduled for Sunday, May 9, at the Blue […]

Best postseason ever?

More articles in the On The Beat archive The field of 20 has been whittled down to eight, and in three short weeks the Calder Cup 2004 Playoffs have proven to be as memorable a postseason as the AHL has seen in recent history. They say that nothing in sports compares to overtime playoff hockey. […]

Balej high

Jozef Balej scored just 12 seconds into overtime to give Hartford a 4-3 win in Worcester on Sunday and a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Atlantic Division final series. It was Balej’s second overtime goal of the postseason and fourth game-winning score. Balej found a loose puck in front of the IceCats net on […]

Bulldogs finish off Barons in 6

Captain Benoit Gratton scored his first goal of the 2004 postseason with 8:16 left, breaking a 1-1 tie and lifting Hamilton a 3-1 win over Cleveland on Sunday afternoon and a 4-2 series victory in their North Division semifinal series. The Bulldogs will face Rochester in the North Division final beginning Tuesday night at Copps […]

Milley crunches Syracuse’s hopes

In just the 12th Game 7 ever to go into overtime, Norm Milley scored at 17:53 of overtime to give Rochester a 4-3 win in Syracuse, propelling the Amerks into the North Division final. Rochester is the 12th team in AHL history to win a series after trailing three games to one. Milley scored off […]

Bulldogs’ Perezhogin suspended indefinitely

Hamilton Bulldogs forward Alexander Perezhogin has been suspended indefinitely by the American Hockey League, pending further review and without pay, after being assessed a match penalty for his actions against Cleveland Barons defenseman Garrett Stafford during a Calder Cup North Division semifinal playoff game on Friday night. The Bulldogs currently lead the best-of-seven series, three […]