Blogging with Aeros rookie Alex Leavitt

by Alex Leavitt || AHL On The Beat Archive My whole life is in the hands of Clayton Stoner, who just left the rink with my wallet, my keys and my cell phone which I left in his car. I don’t know if he actually stole my wallet, my keys and cell phone because I’d […]

Rowe leading River Rats into new era

by Don Helbig || AHL On The Beat Archive When the Carolina Hurricanes informed Albany River Rats head coach and general manager Tom Rowe they were going to sign a deal to place their top prospects with the River Rats, the 50-year-old native of Lynn, Mass., was pleased with the news. Having spent part of […]

And the Meech shall inherit the “A”

by Randy Cleves || AHL On The Beat ArchiveIn the hierarchy of hockey leadership, it is rare for a younger player to be named captain or alternate captain. Such an honor is usually reserved for the grizzled vet, a distinguished player whose lengthy resume and considerable accomplishments give ample credence to his knighting. The Grand […]

For Sharks, “draft and develop” is the way to go

by Jeremy Lemoine || AHL On The Beat ArchiveWhen it comes to the Worcester Sharks, top American Hockey League affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, one thing comes to mind.  Draft and Develop. “Draft and Develop” is the concept San Jose lives by with players in their system — and for good reason. During the […]

Wolves’ Anderson has the answers

by Erica Oakley || AHL On The Beat Archive John Anderson knows it all.  Just ask him. The Chicago Wolves head coach has established opinions on topics like the right age to marry, the value of a dollar and the importance of independent thinking. And he’s not afraid to share those thoughts: ON THE IMPORTANCE OF AN […]

Skating instructor brings know-how to Penguins

by Brian Coe || AHL On The Beat Archive Puck drills, scrimmages and punishing bag skates are a staple of most American Hockey League practices. But the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins coaching staff has taken a bit of a different approach when it comes to preparing its players for the rigors of a long season. Oh sure, […]

Marlies’ defense never rests

by John Bartlett || AHL On The Beat Archive When the Maple Leafs opened training camp this season, they did so with a very deep talent pool on the blue line. Little did they know that by the time the regular season was only four games old, the blue line would be very black and […]

Buckley set to captain Monarchs

by Kim Mueller || AHL On The Beat ArchiveDefenseman Brendan Buckley has been a professional hockey player for seven years now, six of which have been in the American Hockey League. On Oct. 7, Manchester head coach Mark Morris named Buckley the captain of the 2006-07 Monarchs squad. “Brendan exemplifies what a captain stands for […]

Looking back on the Rampage as Year 5 begins

by Andrew Monaco || AHL On The Beat Archive The fifth season of the San Antonio Rampage may be the most anticipated season for the American Hockey League squad. And while we look ahead to the team’s drive in year five, you can’t help but look at what has been. If any position has been […]

Arsene a man of the people in Hershey

by Julie Sensenderfer || AHL On The Beat Archive Residents of Hershey, Pa., do not vote for a mayor of their town, but until a change in government format occurs sometime in the future, perhaps they should consider adopting current Hershey Bears defenseman Dean Arsene as an honorary member of their local governing body. Arsene, […]