AHL teams made most out of difficult 2021

Improvisation, sacrifice, and flexibility have long been among the traits that hockey demands for success, be it on or off the ice. The past year ― and beyond, really ― has especially tested those qualities around the AHL.

Hiller helping to break glass ceiling on ice

As a kid growing up in Colorado, Sam Hiller found a way to spend as much time as she could on the ice. Now she’s breaking barriers as one of the first female referees in the American Hockey League.

Guay, others blazing trail with their whistles

After her college hockey career at Brown University, Katie Guay became a referee as a fun part-time job to help cover gas money for her long drives to a rink where she was playing in a rec league. Some 15 years later, she’s about to make significant hockey history with her whistle.

2021-22 season opens

The American Hockey League is set to return to action today for its 86th season of play, with six games kicking things off.

31 teams, 1 goal as new season gets underway

The pandemic presented numerous obstacles last season. But the AHL and its teams pulled off the 2020-21 season, made it through, and set themselves up for that hoped-for pay-off of normalcy. Now they have that reward.

Breaking barriers

The jump to the AHL is a test for any official. But it’s a chance these women know they’ve earned, and they hope that not only can they continue to progress in their own careers, but that other women will see this as a legitimate path forward in hockey.

2021 AHL preseason begins Oct. 6

The American Hockey League announced today its composite 2021 preseason schedule, leading up to the start of the league’s 86th campaign next month.