#AHLOTB: Kale cookin’ up success in California

By Ryan Holt | AHL On The Beat Archive   Any good cook will tell you that the key to any dish is the right ingredients, prepared the right way, and presented perfectly. There are so many points in the process where the dish could fall apart, but when everything comes together, the final product […]

#AHLOTB: McCarthy thriving in fourth-line role

By Bob Crawford | AHL On The Beat Archive   When the New York Rangers signed forward Chris McCarthy out of the University of Vermont in March of 2014, the Collegeville, Pa., native was fresh off of an 18-goal, 42-point senior season with the Catamounts, and seemed poised to be an offensive force in the […]

#AHLOTB: Benoit smiling his way through career

By Anna Fogel | AHL On The Beat Archive   Andre Benoit plays more than the game of hockey with a smile on his face.   It’s become customary to spot the Chicago Wolves defenseman with an engaging grin when he’s running sprints in the tunnel before a game, when he’s walking onto the ice […]

#AHLOTB: Thiessen seizes Monster chance

by Tony Brown | AHL On The Beat Archive   As of Wednesday morning, American Hockey League goaltenders must have a minimum of 1,020 AHL minutes played to their credit this season in order to qualify for inclusion among the league’s official statistical leaders. As of Wednesday morning, Lake Erie Monsters goaltender Brad Thiessen, a […]

#AHLOTB: Schremp’s road to redemption

By Jeff Mannix | AHL On The Beat Archive   In the summer of 2011, Rob Schremp’s hockey career was at a crossroads. Months after feeling like he’d gotten into a good situation when he was claimed on waivers by the Atlanta Thrashers, the club was sold and moved to Winnipeg. After the sale, the […]

#AHLOTB: The role of veterans

By Sam Kieckhefer | AHL On The Beat Archive   The American Hockey League is considered to be the top development league for the National Hockey League, with the vast majority of players in the AHL having been chosen in the NHL Entry Draft and signed to an NHL contract.   Despite the two leagues […]

#AHLOTB: Hershey’s own “Big Brother”

By Scott Stuccio | AHL On The Beat Archive   The Hershey Bears Hockey Club is 52 games into its 11th season as the top affiliate of the Washington Capitals.   A rather large player turnover happened last off-season, with some of the team’s veteran corps heading overseas or to other organizations. That, coupled with […]

#AHLOTB: Hats off for Lehigh Valley

By Dan Fremuth | AHL On The Beat Archive   Entering the week, there have been 41 hat tricks during the 2015-2016 American Hockey League campaign.   And while 12 teams have yet to produce a hat trick this season, there have been seven clubs to date who have recorded three or more hat tricks […]

#AHLOTB: Ranford’s success written in the stars

By Stephen Meserve | AHL On The Beat Archive   Texas Stars right winger Brendan Ranford has always been a big fan of the game. But not every fan gets to say he was carried around the Oilers locker room on Doug Weight’s shoulders as a kid.   “When I was around 4 or 5, […]

#AHLOTB: Binghamton’s rookie class

By Nicole Del Villano | AHL On The Beat Archive   Professional hockey players follow similar paths to get to their goal though there may be a couple different turns along the way. That proves to be no different with four players of the Binghamton Senators rookie class: one college athlete signed to a National […]