2007-08 AHL schedule to be released Tuesday

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League will be releasing its 2007-08 regular-season schedule on Tuesday, August 7, at 11:00 a.m. ET. The schedule will be available for viewing and download on the official Web site of the American Hockey League, theahl.com. The 2007-08 season will be the AHL’s 72nd year of operation, and will […]

Sharks find a gem in team doctor

by Jeremy Lemoine || AHL On The Beat Before their inaugural season even began, the Worcester Sharks found themselves a gem – literally. On Sept. 13, 2006, the Worcester Sharks announced a partnership with Saint Vincent Hospital where Dr. Bill Morgan would lead the medical team for the Sharks players. For those unfamiliar with Dr. […]

Arny’s Army finds success under rookie coach

by Jen Sharpe || AHL On The Beat Archive Through the summer and into September, hockey clubs from Vancouver to Vienna add new names and numbers to their rosters in an attempt to build a perfect line, team, and season. For the past three seasons in Manitoba, the summer shuffle has involved more than finding […]

Somebody up there likes Griffins’ Meech

by Mark Newman || AHL On The Beat ArchiveIn hockey, like other sports, players are given preference in their choice of uniform numbers based on age and seniority with the team, particularly in the case of a number that is already taken. It’s no different with all-star teams. When 23-year-old Grand Rapids Griffins defenseman Derek […]

Wolves’ Oystrick not a typical rookie

by Scott J. Powers || AHL On The Beat Archive Nathan Oystrick joined the Chicago Wolves last season just as they were fighting for their playoff life. The Wolves weren’t about to risk playing a defenseman fresh from college with so much at stake. Oystrick practiced with the team but had to sit out the […]

Penguins fan putting talents on display

by Will Beekman || AHL On The Beat Archive Ken Frantz grew up around Wilkes-Barre, and he still resides in the area today. In between now and then, he has had a few detours – the odd job here and there, some time spent in Germany during World War II – but wherever he has […]

Getting to know Chris Harrington

by Cynthia Tremblay || AHL On The Beat Archive Growing up in St. Cloud, Minn., a small city one hour northwest of Minneapolis, Chris Harrington was surrounded by influences that would one day propel him into the world of professional hockey. The long and cold winters of Minnesota provided the perfect surroundings for Chris to […]

American-bred Guenin making waves in Philadelphia

by Brian Smith || AHL On The Beat Archive While growing up in the Pittsburgh suburb of Aliquippa, Nate Guenin was of course a Pittsburgh Penguins fan. But as is the case in all sports towns, there are residents that are also quietly rooting for the enemy, so as not to be publicly scorned. Guenin […]

Trio turns Norfolk into Badgertown

by Pete Michaud || AHL On The Beat Archive It’s more than 1,000 miles from the campus of the University of Wisconsin to Scope in Norfolk, Va. The northern land of bratwurst and cheese seems worlds away from the sandy beaches and southern hospitality of the Atlantic coast. For Norfolk Admirals forwards Adam Burish, Jake […]

Noah Welch and the lost wooden stick

by Justin Swackhamer || AHL On The Beat ArchiveWith the aid of new technology, hockey stick manufacturers are able to create high-tech sticks that are sworn by their makers to give players harder shots even though they weigh less than the average wooden stick. Mostly, the ultra-light, ultra-expensive composite sticks are trendy alternatives to the […]