AHL Today: Colorado Avalanche re-sign Joey Hishon

A part of the Lake Erie Monsters offense was re-signed by the Colorado Avalanche, as Joey Hishon was re-signed to a one-year, two-way contract. Hishon is slated to make $67,500 in the AHL, the same as his recently-expired ELC. On the NHL side, he would make $850,500, a $49,500 cut from his ELC.

Hishon had an interruption to the start of his professional career in 2011-12, having to sit out the entire season due to a concussion. In 2012-13, Hishon was only able to participate in nine games with the Lake Erie Monsters, scoring a goal and five assists.

Participating in 50 games with the Monsters this past season, Hishon scored 10 goals and 14 assists before getting the call up to the Avalanche during their Stanley Cup Playoff run. In three games with the Avalanche, Hishon picked up a single assist.

The Stratford, Ontario native spent four seasons with the Owen Sound Attack, earning 254 points in 214 games, and was a part of the 2010-11 OHL championship team.

AHL Today: AJ Jenks signs with ECHL Toledo

As ECHL signings begin to roll out, the Toledo Walleye announced that they have signed AJ Jenks to a contract. Jenks, a 2008 4th round pick of the Florida Panthers, has spent the last two seasons splitting time between the Charlotte Checkers and the Florida Everblades. Prior to his stint with the Checkers, Jenks spent an entire season with the Rochester Americans before moving to the San Antonio Rampage when the Panthers switched their affiliations.

Jenks found himself in the Carolina Hurricanes system following a trade that sent him and Evgenii Dadonov to the Canes in exchange for Jon Matsumoto and Mattias Lindstrom. Jenks wasn’t re-signed following the expiration of his ELC during the 2013 offseason, but he still found time with the Checkers, on loan from the Everblades.

In 151 AHL games, Jenks has scored 15 goals and 23 assists. In 68 ECHL games between Florida and the Cincinnati Cyclones, Jenks has added 22 goals and 22 assists.

 

Go West, Young AHL!

It’s been a topic of great debate among the minor hockey league circles. Can the American Hockey League move west? The league has worked it’s way west-ward in the last five years, but outside of Abbotsford, the league has only made it to some midwestern states in Texas and Oklahoma. Plus, we now know the fate of Abbotsford as they have been moved back to the East to Glens Falls, New York. That move makes the San Antonio Rampage the western-most team in the league by longitude.

However, that’s not far enough west for the California and Arizona-based National Hockey League teams. Here’s a list of the current Pacific Division NHL teams, and their AHL affiliates:

Anaheim Ducks -> Norfolk Admirals (Virginia)
Los Angeles Kings -> Manchester Monarchs (New Hampshire)
San Jose Sharks -> Worcester Sharks (Massachusetts)
Vancouver Canucks -> Utica Comets (New York)
Phoenix(Arizona?) Coyotes -> Portland Pirates (Maine)
Edmonton Oilers -> Oklahoma City Barons (Oklahoma)
Calgary Flames -> Adirondack Flames (New York)

The distances between those teams and cities?

Anaheim -> Norfolk: 2703 miles (4350 km)
LA -> Manchester: 3014 miles (4851 km)
SJ -> Worcester: 3094 miles (4980 km)
Vancouver -> Utica: 2929 miles (4713 km)
Phoenix -> Portland: 2748 miles (4423 km)
Edmonton -> OKC: 1938 miles (3118 km)
Calgary -> Glens Falls: 2506 miles (4033 km)

The talk of teams moving west has picked up a lot of steam lately, with AHL President Dave Andrews having said that there is a strong probability of it happening within the next few years, most recently in an interview with the Marek vs. Wyshynski podcast and saying that it could happen as early as the 2015-16 season.

Bob Rotruck, the broadcaster for the (now) Lehigh Valley Phantoms, has been a great follow on Twitter during all of this, be sure to check out his tweets regarding this. One of them brings me to the next topic of discussion. Who moves?

As much as I hate to put Oklahoma City in there, I have to agree with Bob on this guess. San Jose owns Worcester, LA owns Manchester, Edmonton owns OKC. They’re the three almost guaranteed in my mind. Norfolk and Portland are owned by independent groups, which means Anaheim and the Coyotes would need to find franchises that are either willing to move, or are willing to sell, in order for this to work for them. Especially in the case of Portland, I imagine they still hold an AHL team in the aftermath, but some affiliations change hands in the meantime.

Next to consider, where do the teams move to? The ECHL’s western conference currently consists of seven teams. The Alaska Aces (Anchorage, AK), Bakersfield Condors (California), Colorado Eagles (Loveland, CO), Idaho Steelheads (Boise, ID), Ontario Reign (California), Stockton Thunder (California), and the Utah Grizzlies (Salt Lake City, UT). Dormant this next season will be the Las Vegas Wranglers, plus the San Francisco Bulls suspended operations halfway through the 2013-14 season.

-The AHL had it’s own version of the Grizzlies before the team suspended operations and the ECHL moved in, and I could easily see the AHL making a return there. The Grizzlies were also affiliated with the Ducks this season, which doesn’t mean a whole lot in the grand scheme, but could have led to some talks.
-There’s been speculation that a part of the driving force behind the Edmonton Oilers buying the Bakersfield franchise was to make room for an easy transition to move their AHL franchise to California.
-Loveland, Colorado would make a great place for an AHL team, they have a nice building and it’s a great market. But unless it was the Avalanche moving a team there, I don’t know how much sense it would make. It’s possible the Avalanche are considering that, but like Anaheim and the Coyotes, they would need to buy a team. The Lake Erie Monsters are owned by the same owners as the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA, and I don’t know how willing they would be to sell their franchise.
-Boise is one of my choices and may be somewhat of a longshot, but their attendance has been very good over the last few seasons which tells me that there is quite a market for hockey there.
-The Ontario Reign are owned by the LA Kings ownership group, leading to a pretty sure deal that the Monarchs move there.
-I personally think (with no knowledge of the situation, I’m just throwing it out there) that part of Las Vegas’ decision to go dormant next season, outside of needing to secure a place to play, is maybe trying to finalize the details of moving an AHL franchise there as well, which would fit with the 15-16 timeline.

And not with the ECHL, but the Coyotes have expressed interest with having their franchise in the state of Arizona, specifically Tuscon.

So with the sure-fire five teams and possibly more moving to the west, there are seven or eight locations that they could move to. Two teams I don’t see moving west anytime soon are the Canucks and Flames, as they just moved their teams to New York. Utica will be moving into year two of a six-year lease, and Calgary just moved to Adirondack. Maybe they reconsider in the future, but it won’t be in the initial stages of westward expansion.

Lots of developments still to happen, lots of talks to be had, but it sounds like the AHL West will be happening, it’s just a matter of when and where. Something to keep an eye on over the next couple of seasons as more details are sure to come out.

Tend The Farm Calder Cup Picks: Second Round Edition (via the writing team & guest)

Your trusty Tend the Farm experts + guest have spoken yet again! The Calder Cup first round has finished and Eric and I were … okay. Not brilliant by any means! We both went with OKC in 5 (duh!), but as you all know by now, Texas won it in 3-sweep. We both picked Chicago and Toronto to win, and split on the Griffins vs. Heat — Eric picked the Heat (who lost) and I chose the Griffins who are now moving on to face our division rival the pesky Texas Stars.

As for the East, Eric and I both were losers on the Monarchs vs Admirals and Falcons vs. Bruins rounds (ouch!), but we came out winners with our Wilkes-Barre Scranton and St. John’s Ice Caps picks (whew!). Now on to Round TWO!

(The Small Tiny Print: TTF and its writers are not responsible for any harm that might come to your bank account if you take our picks to heart. We do, however, believe that the first moon walk took place on a soundstage in Hollywood, and that eating Pop Rocks with soda will cause your head to explode. Thus proving…we are experts!)

Eric Rodgers Picks:
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— Western Conference: 2nd Round (Best of 7)

Texas Stars vs. Grand Rapids Griffins — Stars in 7

Toronto Marlies vs. Chicago Wolves — Wolves in 6

— Eastern Conference: 2nd Round (Best of 7)

St. John’s IceCaps vs. Norfolk Admirals — IceCaps in 6

Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins vs. Providence Bruins — Penguins in 5

Patricia Teter’s Picks:
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— Western Conference: 2nd Round (Best of 7)

Texas Stars vs. Grand Rapids Griffins – Griffins in 7

Toronto Marlies vs. Chicago Wolves — Wolves in 6

— Eastern Conference: 2nd Round (Best of 7)

St. John’s IceCaps vs. Norfolk Admirals — IceCaps in 6

Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins vs. Providence Bruins — Bruins in 7

Neal Livingston’s Picks:
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— Western Conference: 2nd Round (Best of 7)

Texas Stars vs. Grand Rapids Griffins – Stars in 7

Toronto Marlies vs. Chicago Wolves – Marlies in 6

— Eastern Conference: 2nd Round (Best of 7)

St. John’s IceCaps vs. Norfolk Admirals – IceCaps in 6

Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins vs. Providence Bruins – Bruins in 7

Bob Gianettino’s Picks:
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— Western Conference: 2nd Round (Best of 7)

Texas Stars vs. Grand Rapids Griffins – Griffins in 6

Toronto Marlies vs. Chicago Wolves – Wolves in 7

— Eastern Conference: 2nd Round (Best of 7)

St. John’s IceCaps vs. Norfolk Admirals – Admirals in 6

Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins vs. Providence Bruins – Bruins in 6

Tend The Farm Calder Cup Picks: First Round Edition (via the writing team)

Your trusty Tend the Farm experts have spoken yet again! The Calder Cup first round has already started and in honor of Mr. Frank Calder and his sparkly Cup, the farmhands at TTF have picked the winners using coin flips, drawing straws and pure old guesswork with a bit of heart. Yes, we failed miserably with our Stanley Cup 1st Round pick of Tampa Bay over the Canadiens, but hey, we have a compulsion for warm sunny Florida beaches, seafood and who can forget Walt Disney World!

(The Small Tiny Print: TTF and its writers are not responsible for any harm that might come to your bank account if you take our picks to heart. We do, however, believe that the first moon walk took place on a soundstage in Hollywood, and that eating Pop Rocks with soda will cause your head to explode. Thus proving…we are experts!)

Eric Rodgers Picks:
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 – Western Conference: 1st Round (Best of 5)

Texas Stars vs. Oklahoma City Barons – Oklahoma City in 5

Chicago Wolves vs. Rochester Americans – Chicago in 4

Toronto Marlies vs. Milwaukee Admirals – Toronto in 5

Grand Rapids Griffins vs. Abbotsford Head – Abbotsford in 5

 – Eastern Conference1st Round (Best of 5)

Manchester Monarchs vs. Norfolk Admirals – Manchester in 4

Springfield Falcons vs. Providence Bruins – Springfield in 4

Binghamton Senators vs. Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins – WBS in 5

St. John’s IceCaps vs. Albany Devils – St. John’s in 3

Patricia Teter’s Picks:
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 – Western Conference:  1st Round (Best of 5)

Texas Stars vs. Oklahoma City Barons – Oklahoma City in 5 (I prefer 7, but 5 it must be!)

Chicago Wolves vs. Rochester Americans – Chicago in 4

Toronto Marlies vs. Milwaukee Admirals – Toronto in 5

Grand Rapids Griffins vs. Abbotsford Head – Grand Rapids in 5

 – Eastern Conference: 1st Round (Best of 5)

Manchester Monarchs vs. Norfolk Admirals – Manchester in 4

Springfield Falcons vs. Providence Bruins – Springfield in 4

Binghamton Senators vs. Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins – WBS in 5

St. John’s IceCaps vs. Albany Devils – St. John’s  in 4

AHL Today: March 15th, 2014

Photo courtesy Steven Christy Photography. All rights reserved.

         Yesterday’s Games

UTICA
AT
ABBOTSFORD
COMETS
HEAT
 
1
3
Game 894: GAMESHEET
26-27-3-4
RECORD
34-21-5-2
6-4-0-0
LAST TEN
2-6-1-1
0-1-0-0
STREAK
1-0-0-0
———————————————————————————————
Joacim Eriksson
(19-18-2)
LOSS, 33 saves
GOALTENDER
Olivier Roy
(7-7-1)
WIN, 27 saves
———————————————————————————————
Josh Jooris (10)
Brendan Connolly (1)
Derek Smith (5)
GOAL SCORERS
Alexandre Grenier (16)
———————————————————————————————

 

NORFOLK
AT
BINGHAMTON
ADMIRALS
SENATORS
 
1
3
Game 895: GAMESHEET
32-20-1-7
RECORD
34-20-1-4
5-5-0-0
LAST TEN
4-5-0-1
0-1-0-0
STREAK
1-0-0-0
———————————————————————————————
Brad Thiessen
(3-3-2)
LOSS, 31 saves
GOALTENDER
Andrew Hammond
(18-14-3)
WIN, 30 saves
———————————————————————————————
Devante Smith-Pelly (22)
GOAL SCORERS
David Dziurzynski (7)
Stephane Da Costa (15)
Jean-Gabriel Pageau (13)
———————————————————————————————

 

ADIRONDACK
AT
HARTFORD
PHANTOMS
WOLF PACK
1
2
Game 896: GAMESHEET
24-30-1-4
RECORD
26-28-0-6
2-6-1-1
LAST TEN
7-3-0-0
0-3-0-1
STREAK
1-0-0-0
———————————————————————————————
Yann Danis
(8-10-4)
SOL, 32 saves
4/5 saves in SO
GOALTENDER
Dov Grumet-Morris
(14-11-5)
WIN, 24 saves
5/5 saves in SO
———————————————————————————————
Chris VandeVelde (10)
GOAL SCORERS
Danny Syvret (8)
———————————————————————————————

 

BRIDGEPORT
AT
MANCHESTER
SOUND TIGERS
MONARCHS
0
7
Game 897: GAMESHEET
26-28-2-4
RECORD
40-16-2-6
5-4-1-0
LAST TEN
7-2-0-1
0-4-1-0
STREAK
4-0-0-0
———————————————————————————————
Kenny Reiter
(10-10-2)
LOSS, 36 saves
GOALTENDER
JF Berube
(23-14-2)
WIN, 23 saves
2nd shutout
———————————————————————————————
GOAL SCORERS
Zach O’Brien (8)
Brian O’Neill (17)
Brian O’Neill (18)
Zach O’Brien (9)
Brian O’Neill (19)
Nick Shore (14)
Hunter Bishop (4)
———————————————————————————————

 

ROCKFORD
AT
MILWAUKEE
ICEHOGS
ADMIRALS
 
5
6
Game 898: GAMESHEET
30-24-5-4
RECORD
28-20-6-6
5-3-1-1
LAST TEN
5-4-0-1
0-2-0-1
STREAK
1-0-0-0
———————————————————————————————
Jason LaBarbera
(12-9-3)
SOL, 33 saves
1/4 saves in SO
GOALTENDER
Marek Mazanec
(12-8-3)
WIN, 24 saves
3/3 saves in SO
———————————————————————————————
Jeremy Morin (23)
Jeremy Morin (24)
Brad Mills (4)
Joakim Nordstrom (16)
Brad Mills (5)
GOAL SCORERS
Francis Wathier (6)
Mark Van Guilder (11)
Patrick Cehlin (5)
Vinny Saponari (13)
Calle Jarnkrok (17)
———————————————————————————————

 

GRAND RAPIDS
AT
OKLAHOMA CITY
GRIFFINS
BARONS
 
3
2
Game 899: GAMESHEET
38-18-2-4
RECORD
29-25-1-7
8-1-0-1
LAST TEN
6-3-0-1
1-0-0-1
STREAK
0-1-0-0
———————————————————————————————
Tom McCollum
(20-11-3)
WIN, 24 saves
GOALTENDER
Richard Bachman
(20-15-4)
LOSS, 26 saves
———————————————————————————————
Andrej Nestrasil (8)
Mitch Callahan (22)
Triston Grant (6)
GOAL SCORERS
Andrew Miller (6)
Mark Arcobello (10)
———————————————————————————————

 

WORCESTER
AT
PROVIDENCE
SHARKS
BRUINS
 
4
3
Game 900: GAMESHEET
28-27-3-1
RECORD
32-21-2-7
5-5-0-0
LAST TEN
5-3-1-1
4-0-0-0
STREAK
1-0-1-0
———————————————————————————————
Troy Grosenick
(14-10-0)
WIN, 24 saves
GOALTENDER
Niklas Svedberg
(20-14-3)
LOSS, 29 saves
———————————————————————————————
Rob Davison (3)
Daniil Tarasov (14)
Brodie Reid (10)
OT: Daniil Tarasov (15)
GOAL SCORERS
David Warsofsky (6)
Ryan Spooner (7)
Anthony Camara (9)
———————————————————————————————

 

TORONTO
AT
ROCHESTER
MARLIES
AMERICANS
 
2
1
Game 901: GAMESHEET
35-19-2-3
RECORD
30-20-6-4
7-2-0-1
LAST TEN
4-2-3-1
2-0-0-1
STREAK
2-0-2-0
———————————————————————————————
Christopher Gibson
(4-1-0)
WIN, 23 saves
GOALTENDER
Nathan Lieuwen
(17-10-2)
LOSS, 38 saves
———————————————————————————————
Spencer Abbott (15)
OT: Spencer Abbott (16)
GOAL SCORERS
Rasmus Ristolainen (6)
———————————————————————————————

 

ALBANY
AT
SPRINGFIELD
DEVILS
FALCONS
 
4
6
Game 902: GAMESHEET
30-20-3-7
RECORD
37-18-1-5
4-4-0-2
LAST TEN
6-3-0-1
0-2-0-1
STREAK
3-0-0-0
———————————————————————————————
Keith Kinkaid
(21-10-4)
LOSS, 22 saves
GOALTENDER
Mike McKenna
(18-7-1)
WIN, 19 saves
———————————————————————————————
Joe Whitney (21)
Harri Pesonen (10)
Mattias Tedenby (8)
Tim Sestito (13)
GOAL SCORERS
JF Jacques (11)
Matt Taormina (7)
Patrick McNeill (7)
Trent Vogelhuber (1)
JF Jacques (12)
Ryan Craig (13)
———————————————————————————————

 

PORTLAND
AT
ST. JOHN’S
PIRATES
ICECAPS
 
7
4
Game 903: GAMESHEET
22-29-2-8
RECORD
37-20-1-3
3-6-0-1
LAST TEN
9-1-0-0
1-0-0-0
STREAK
0-1-0-0
———————————————————————————————
Louis Domingue
(8-11-2)
WIN, 26 saves
GOALTENDER
Michael Hutchinson
(15-5-1)
LOSS, 25 saves
———————————————————————————————
Tobias Rieder (23)
Brandon Yip (8)
Jordan Szwarz (6)
Darian Dziurzynski (2)
Lucas Lessio (21)
Phil Lane (3)
Jordan Martinook (11)
GOAL SCORERS
Adam Lowry (16)
Will O’Neill (8)
Patrice Cormier (6)
J.C. Lipon (9)
———————————————————————————————

 

HERSHEY
AT
SYRACUSE
BEARS
CRUNCH
 
2
3
Game 904: GAMESHEET
30-22-4-4
RECORD
24-26-4-5
2-6-1-1
LAST TEN
6-3-1-0
0-1-1-0
STREAK
2-0-0-0
———————————————————————————————
Philipp Grubauer
(11-9-1)
LOSS, 34 saves
GOALTENDER
Kristers Gudlevskis
(13-9-2)
WIN, 31 saves
———————————————————————————————
Chris Brown (15)
Matt Watkins (10)
GOAL SCORERS
Charles Landry (1)
Dalton Smith (5)
OT: Jon DiSalvatore (10)
———————————————————————————————

 

HAMILTON
AT
WBS
BULLDOGS
PENGUINS
 
1
5
Game 905: GAMESHEET
25-29-1-4
RECORD
33-20-3-5
3-7-0-0
LAST TEN
5-2-1-2
0-4-0-0
STREAK
4-0-0-1
———————————————————————————————
Devan Dubnyk
(0-3-0)
LOSS, 10 saves
Robert Mayer
4 saves
GOALTENDER
Peter Mannino
(4-1-1)
WIN, 26 saves
———————————————————————————————
Mike Blunden (14)
GOAL SCORERS
Andrew Ebbett (12)
Anton Zlobin (7)
Chuck Kobasew (1)
Brian Dumoulin (4)
Anton Zlobin (8)
———————————————————————————————

         The Standings

Pos Team Points Pts % Pos Change
1 * – Manchester Monarchs 88 0.688
2 * – Springfield Falcons 80 0.656
3 WBS Penguins 74 0.607 ↑2
4 St. John’s IceCaps 78 0.639
5 Binghamton Senators 73 0.619 ↑2
6 Providence Bruins 73 0.589
7 Norfolk Admirals 72 0.600 ↓4
8 Albany Devils 70 0.583
9 Hershey Bears 68 0.567
10 Worcester Sharks 60 0.508
11 Bridgeport Sound Tigers 58 0.483
12 Hartford Wolf Pack 58 0.483
13 Syracuse Crunch 57 0.483
14 Portland Pirates 54 0.443 ↑1
15 Adirondack Phantoms 53 0.449 ↓1

 

Pos Team Points Pts % Pos Change
1 * – Grand Rapids Griffins 82 0.661 ↑1
2 * – Texas Stars 80 0.656 ↓1
3 * – Toronto Marlies 75 0.636
4 Chicago Wolves 76 0.644
5 Abbotsford Heat 75 0.605
6 Rochester Americans 70 0.583
7 Rockford IceHogs 69 0.548
8 Milwaukee Admirals 68 0.567
9 Oklahoma City Barons 66 0.532
10 Charlotte Checkers 63 0.525
11 Utica Comets 59 0.492
12 San Antonio Rampage 59 0.492
13 Iowa Wild 58 0.492
14 Lake Erie Monsters 56 0.483
15 Hamilton Bulldogs 55 0.466

         Transactions

Player
From
To
Garnet Hathaway
NCAA
NOTE: Signed to SPC
Andrew Johnston
Scott Greenham
Kevin Moore
NOTE: Signed to PTO
Mike Ullrich
NOTE: Released from PTO
Matt Lindblad
Josh McFadden
Chris Mueller
Travis Morin
Brad Ross
Bryce Aneloski
NOTE: Released from PTO
Brock Higgs
NCAA
NOTE: Signed to ATO
Kyle Bigos

         Today’s Games

UTICA
AT
ABBOTSFORD
COMETS
HEAT
 
Game 906: GAMESHEET
26-27-3-4
RECORD
34-21-5-2
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HARTFORD
AT
ALBANY
WOLF PACK
DEVILS
 
Game 907: GAMESHEET
26-28-0-6
RECORD
30-20-3-7
———————————————————————————————

 

ROCHESTER
AT
BINGHAMTON
AMERICANS
SENATORS
 
Game 908: GAMESHEET
30-20-6-4
RECORD
34-20-1-4
———————————————————————————————

 

WORCESTER
AT
BRIDGEPORT
SHARKS
SOUND TIGERS
 
Game 909: GAMESHEET
28-27-3-1
RECORD
26-28-2-4
———————————————————————————————

 

LAKE ERIE
AT
CHARLOTTE
MONSTERS
CHECKERS
 
Game 910: GAMESHEET
25-27-0-6
RECORD
30-27-1-2
———————————————————————————————

 

TEXAS
AT
CHICAGO
STARS
WOLVES
 
Game 911: GAMESHEET
36-17-3-5
RECORD
35-18-4-2
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ADIRONDACK
AT
HERSHEY
PHANTOMS
BEARS
 
Game 912: GAMESHEET
24-30-1-4
RECORD
30-22-4-4
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SAN ANTONIO
AT
MILWAUKEE
RAMPAGE
ADMIRALS
 
Game 913: GAMESHEET
25-26-3-6
RECORD
28-20-6-6
———————————————————————————————

 

GRAND RAPIDS
AT
OKLAHOMA CITY
GRIFFINS
BARONS
 
Game 914: GAMESHEET
38-18-2-4
RECORD
29-25-1-7
———————————————————————————————

 

PROVIDENCE
AT
SPRINGFIELD
BRUINS
FALCONS
 
Game 915: GAMESHEET
32-21-2-7
RECORD
37-18-1-5
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PORTLAND
AT
ST. JOHN’S
PIRATES
ICECAPS
 
Game 916: GAMESHEET
22-29-2-8
RECORD
37-20-1-3
———————————————————————————————

 

HAMILTON
AT
SYRACUSE
BULLDOGS
CRUNCH
 
Game 917: GAMESHEET
25-29-1-4
RECORD
24-26-4-5
———————————————————————————————

 

NORFOLK
AT
WBS
ADMIRALS
PENGUINS
 
Game 918: GAMESHEET
32-20-1-7
RECORD
33-20-3-5
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AHL Today: March 14th, 2014

Photo from San Antonio Rampage Instagram. All rights reserved.

         Yesterday’s Games

GRAND RAPIDS
AT
SAN ANTONIO
GRIFFINS
RAMPAGE
 
1
2
Game 893: GAMESHEET
37-18-2-4
RECORD
25-26-3-6
7-2-0-1
LAST TEN
4-5-0-1
0-1-0-1
STREAK
1-0-0-0
———————————————————————————————
Tom McCollum
(19-11-3)
SOL, 31 saves
1/4 saves in SO
GOALTENDER
Michael Houser
(10-7-1)
WIN, 26 saves
3/3 saves in SO
———————————————————————————————
Adam Almquist (4)
GOAL SCORERS
Bobby Butler (19)
———————————————————————————————

         The Standings

Pos Team Points Pts % Pos Change
1 * – Manchester Monarchs 86 0.683
2 * – Springfield Falcons 78 0.650
3 * – Norfolk Admirals 72 0.610
4 St. John’s IceCaps 78 0.650
5 WBS Penguins 72 0.600
6 Providence Bruins 72 0.590
7 Binghamton Senators 71 0.612
8 Albany Devils 70 0.593
9 Hershey Bears 67 0.568
10 Worcester Sharks 58 0.500
11 Bridgeport Sound Tigers 58 0.492
12 Hartford Wolf Pack 56 0.475
13 Syracuse Crunch 55 0.474
14 Adirondack Phantoms 52 0.448
15 Portland Pirates 52 0.433

 

Pos Team Points Pts % Pos Change
1 * – Texas Stars 80 0.656
2 * – Grand Rapids Griffins 80 0.656
3 * – Toronto Marlies 73 0.629
4 Chicago Wolves 76 0.644
5 Abbotsford Heat 73 0.598
6 Rochester Americans 69 0.585
7 Rockford IceHogs 68 0.548
8 Milwaukee Admirals 66 0.559
9 Oklahoma City Barons 66 0.541
10 Charlotte Checkers 63 0.525
11 Utica Comets 59 0.500
12 San Antonio Rampage 59 0.492 ↑1
13 Iowa Wild 58 0.492 ↓1
14 Lake Erie Monsters 56 0.483
15 Hamilton Bulldogs 55 0.474

         Transactions

Player
From
To
Cal Heeter
Chris VandeVelde
Maxime Lamarche
Troy Rutkowski
Johan Sundstrom
Colton Jobke
Taylor Matson
Joe Lavin
Taylor Vause

         Today’s Games

UTICA
AT
ABBOTSFORD
COMETS
HEAT
 
Game 894: GAMESHEET
26-26-3-4
RECORD
33-21-5-2
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NORFOLK
AT
BINGHAMTON
ADMIRALS
SENATORS
 
Game 895: GAMESHEET
32-19-1-7
RECORD
33-20-1-4
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ADIRONDACK
AT
HARTFORD
PHANTOMS
WOLF PACK
 
Game 896: GAMESHEET
24-30-1-3
RECORD
25-28-0-6
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BRIDGEPORT
AT
MANCHESTER
SOUND TIGERS
MONARCHS
 
Game 897: GAMESHEET
26-27-2-4
RECORD
39-16-2-6
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ROCKFORD
AT
MILWAUKEE
ICEHOGS
ADMIRALS
 
Game 898: GAMESHEET
30-24-5-3
RECORD
27-20-6-6
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GRAND RAPIDS
AT
OKLAHOMA CITY
GRIFFINS
BARONS
 
Game 899: GAMESHEET
37-18-2-3
RECORD
29-24-1-7
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WORCESTER
AT
PROVIDENCE
SHARKS
BRUINS
 
Game 900: GAMESHEET
27-27-3-1
RECORD
32-21-1-7
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TORONTO
AT
ROCHESTER
MARLIES
AMERICANS
 
Game 901: GAMESHEET
34-19-2-3
RECORD
30-20-5-4
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ALBANY
AT
SPRINGFIELD
DEVILS
FALCONS
 
Game 902: GAMESHEET
30-19-3-7
RECORD
36-18-1-5
———————————————————————————————

 

PORTLAND
AT
ST. JOHN’S
PIRATES
ICECAPS
 
Game 903: GAMESHEET
21-29-2-8
RECORD
37-19-1-3
———————————————————————————————

 

HERSHEY
AT
SYRACUSE
BEARS
CRUNCH
 
Game 904: GAMESHEET
30-22-3-4
RECORD
23-26-4-5
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HAMILTON
AT
WBS
BULLDOGS
PENGUINS
 
Game 905: GAMESHEET
25-28-1-4
RECORD
32-20-3-5
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AHL Today: March 13th, 2014

Photo from Iowa Wild Twitter. All rights reserved.

         Yesterday’s Games

IOWA
AT
MILWAUKEE
WILD
ADMIRALS
 
3
2
Game 889: GAMESHEET
24-25-6-4
RECORD
27-20-6-6
3-6-1-0
LAST TEN
4-5-0-1
2-0-0-0
STREAK
0-1-0-0
———————————————————————————————
Johan Gustafsson
(10-13-2)
WIN, 30 saves
GOALTENDER
Marek Mazanec
(11-8-3)
LOSS, 13 saves
———————————————————————————————
Brett Bulmer (11)
Zack Phillips (11)
Stephane Veilleux (5)
GOAL SCORERS
Miikka Salomaki (15)
Joe Piskula (3)
———————————————————————————————

 

BINGHAMTON
AT
ROCHESTER
SENATORS
AMERICANS
 
Game 890: GAMESHEET
33-20-1-4
RECORD
30-20-5-4
POSTPONED DUE TO SPOCK (VULCAN)(I really hate the naming of winter storms going on now. Really hate it.) Game rescheduled for Sunday.
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PORTLAND
AT
ST. JOHN’S
PIRATES
ICECAPS
 
1
5
Game 891: GAMESHEET
21-29-2-8
RECORD
37-19-1-3
2-7-0-1
LAST TEN
9-0-0-1
0-3-0-1
STREAK
9-0-0-1
———————————————————————————————
Mark Visentin
(14-18-5)
LOSS, 32 saves
GOALTENDER
Michael Hutchinson
(15-4-1)
WIN, 27 saves
———————————————————————————————
Mathieu Brodeur (2)
GOAL SCORERS
Andrew Gordon (20)
J.C. Lipon (7)
Jerome Samson (20)
J.C. Lipon (8)
Jason Jaffray (16)
———————————————————————————————

 

CHARLOTTE
AT
TEXAS
CHECKERS
STARS
 
3
1
Game 892: GAMESHEET
30-27-1-2
RECORD
36-17-3-5
6-3-0-1
LAST TEN
6-2-1-1
2-0-0-0
STREAK
0-1-0-0
———————————————————————————————
John Muse
(20-11-0)
WIN, 43 saves
GOALTENDER
Jack Campbell
(7-1-0)
LOSS, 27 saves
———————————————————————————————
Zach Boychuk (28)
Nicolas Blanchard (6)
Chris Terry (21)
GOAL SCORERS
Matej Stransky (7)
———————————————————————————————

         The Standings

Pos Team Points Pts % Pos Change
1 * – Manchester Monarchs 86 0.683
2 * – Springfield Falcons 78 0.650
3 * – Norfolk Admirals 72 0.610
4 St. John’s IceCaps 78 0.650
5 WBS Penguins 72 0.600
6 Providence Bruins 72 0.590
7 Binghamton Senators 71 0.612
8 Albany Devils 70 0.593
9 Hershey Bears 67 0.568
10 Worcester Sharks 58 0.500
11 Bridgeport Sound Tigers 58 0.492
12 Hartford Wolf Pack 56 0.475
13 Syracuse Crunch 55 0.474
14 Adirondack Phantoms 52 0.448
15 Portland Pirates 52 0.433

 

Pos Team Points Pts % Pos Change
1 * – Texas Stars 80 0.656
2 * – Grand Rapids Griffins 79 0.658
3 * – Toronto Marlies 73 0.629
4 Chicago Wolves 76 0.644
5 Abbotsford Heat 73 0.598
6 Rochester Americans 69 0.585
7 Rockford IceHogs 68 0.548
8 Milwaukee Admirals 66 0.559
9 Oklahoma City Barons 66 0.541
10 Charlotte Checkers 63 0.525
11 Utica Comets 59 0.500
12 Iowa Wild 58 0.492 ↑2
13 San Antonio Rampage 57 0.483 ↓1
14 Lake Erie Monsters 56 0.483 ↓1
15 Hamilton Bulldogs 55 0.474

         Transactions

Player
From
To
Brendan Connolly
Max Reinhart
Derek Whitmore
NOTE: Loaned by Hershey to Adirondack
Kris Newbury
NOTE: Loaned by Philadelphia
Dallas Jackson
Jeremy Langlois
Cade Fairchild
NOTE: Traded by St. Louis to Phoenix
Teemu Pulkkinen
Josh Brittain
Trent Daavettila
NOTE: Signed to PTO
Zach Budish
Rikard Rakell
Anton Lander
Sebastian Stalberg
NOTE: Reassigned by San Jose
Nick Petrecki
NOTE: Reassigned by San Jose
Alex Petrovic
Jonathan Hazen
Mike Mottau
Quinton Howden
Mike Clemente
Chris Mueller
Harrison Ruopp
Tom Kuhnhackl
Casey Wellman
Joel Hanley
NCAA
NOTE: Signed to PTO
Jordon Southorn
NOTE: Signed to PTO
Eric O’Dell

         Today’s Games

GRAND RAPIDS
AT
SAN ANTONIO
GRIFFINS
RAMPAGE
 
Game 893: GAMESHEET
37-18-2-3
RECORD
24-26-3-6
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AHL Today: March 12th, 2014

Photo courtesy of Steven Christy Photography. All rights reserved.

         Yesterday’s Games

SAN ANTONIO
AT
OKLAHOMA CITY
RAMPAGE
BARONS
 
 
2
5
Game 888: GAMESHEET
24-26-3-6
RECORD
29-24-1-7
4-5-0-1
LAST TEN
7-2-0-1
0-3-0-1
STREAK
6-0-0-1
———————————————————————————————
Scott Clemmensen
(1-3-0)
LOSS, 28 saves
GOALTENDER
Richard Bachman
(20-14-4)
WIN, 37 saves
———————————————————————————————
Colby Robak (8)
Ryan Whitney (6)
GOAL SCORERS
Tyler Pitlick (8)
Brad Hunt (10)
Anton Lander (18)
Will Acton (10)
Matthew Ford (16)
———————————————————————————————

         The Standings

Pos Team Points Pts % Pos Change
1 * – Manchester Monarchs 86 0.683
2 * – Springfield Falcons 78 0.650
3 * – Norfolk Admirals 72 0.610
4 St. John’s IceCaps 76 0.644
5 WBS Penguins 72 0.600
6 Providence Bruins 72 0.590
7 Binghamton Senators 71 0.612
8 Albany Devils 70 0.593
9 Hershey Bears 67 0.568
10 Worcester Sharks 58 0.500
11 Bridgeport Sound Tigers 58 0.492
12 Hartford Wolf Pack 56 0.475
13 Syracuse Crunch 55 0.474
14 Adirondack Phantoms 52 0.448
15 Portland Pirates 52 0.441

 

Pos Team Points Pts % Pos Change
1 * – Texas Stars 80 0.667
2 * – Grand Rapids Griffins 79 0.658
3 * – Toronto Marlies 73 0.629
4 Chicago Wolves 76 0.644
5 Abbotsford Heat 73 0.598
6 Rochester Americans 69 0.585
7 Rockford IceHogs 68 0.548
8 Milwaukee Admirals 66 0.569
9 Oklahoma City Barons 66 0.541
10 Charlotte Checkers 61 0.517
11 Utica Comets 59 0.500
12 San Antonio Rampage 57 0.483
13 Lake Erie Monsters 56 0.483
14 Iowa Wild 56 0.483
15 Hamilton Bulldogs 55 0.474

         Transactions

Player
From
To
Tim Miller
Dmitry Antipin
ATO
Travis Novak
NOTE: Signed to PTO
Mike Condon
Brad Malone
Paul Carey
Chris Huxley
No team
NOTE: Released from PTO
Mike Collins
NCAA
NOTE: Signed to PTO
Mike Mottau
Mike Banwell
NOTE: Released from PTO
Chris Culligan
ATO
Colton Sceviour
Chris Mueller
Danny Hobbs
elmira
Michal Jordan
Ryan Stoa
Joey Crabb

         Tomorrow’s Games

IOWA
AT
MILWAUKEE
WILD
ADMIRALS
 
Game 889: GAMESHEET
23-25-6-4
RECORD
27-19-6-6
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BINGHAMTON
AT
ROCHESTER
SENATORS
AMERICANS
 
Game 890: GAMESHEET
33-20-1-4
RECORD
30-20-5-4
———————————————————————————————

 

PORTLAND
AT
ST. JOHN’S
PIRATES
ICECAPS
 
 
Game 891: GAMESHEET
21-28-2-8
RECORD
36-19-1-3
———————————————————————————————

 

CHARLOTTE
AT
TEXAS
CHECKERS
STARS
 
Game 892: GAMESHEET
29-27-1-2
RECORD
36-16-3-5
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AHL Today: March 11th, 2014

Thoughts and prayers are with Rich Peverley as he recovers after collapsing on the bench during the Stars/Blue Jackets game last night. Here’s a picture of Rich when he played for the Milwaukee Admirals.

         Yesterday’s Games

No games in the AHL yesterday.

         The Standings

Check out yesterday’s AHL Today for the actual standings. But since we didn’t have any games yesterday to change up the standings, we’re going to look at the what the seedings would look like if the season ended today. Keep in mind, this brings in Regulation/Overtime Wins for a tiebreaker and pays no attention to the Points Percentage.

Pos Team Points Games Wins ROW SOW Max Pts Pts % Pace Pts
1 Manchester
 
86 63 39 34 5 112 0.683 104
2 Springfield   78 60 36 28 8 110 0.650 99
3 Wilkes-Barre   72 60 32 29 3 104 0.600 91
4 St. John’s   76 59 36 33 3 110 0.644 98
5 Norfolk   72 59 32 24 8 106 0.610 93
6 Providence   72 61 32 22 10 102 0.590 90
7 Binghamton   71 58 33 31 2 107 0.612 93
8 Albany   70 59 30 26 4 104 0.593 90
9 Hershey   67 59 30 24 6 101 0.568 86
10 Bridgeport   58 59 26 22 4 92 0.492 75
11 Worcester   58 58 27 18 9 94 0.500 76
12 Hartford   56 59 25 21 4 90 0.475 72
13 Syracuse   55 58 23 20 3 91 0.474 72
14 Adirondack   52 58 24 22 2 88 0.448 68
15 Portland   52 59 21 16 5 86 0.441 67

 

Pos Team Points Games Wins ROW SOW Max Pts Pts % Pace Pts
1 Texas
 
80 60 36 34 2 112 0.667 101
2 Grand Rapids   79 60 37 33 4 111 0.658 100
3 Toronto   73 58 34 30 4 109 0.629 96
4 Chicago   76 59 35 30 5 110 0.644 98
5 Abbotsford   73 61 33 28 5 103 0.598 91
6 Rochester   69 59 30 28 2 103 0.585 89
7 Rockford   68 62 30 27 3 96 0.548 83
8 Milwaukee   66 58 27 24 3 102 0.569 86
9 Oklahoma City   64 60 28 27 1 96 0.533 81
10 Charlotte   61 59 29 27 2 95 0.517 79
11 Utica   59 59 26 21 5 93 0.500 76
12 San Antonio   57 58 24 15 9 93 0.491 75
13 Lake Erie   56 58 25 19 6 92 0.483 73
14 Iowa   56 58 23 17 6 92 0.483 73
15 Hamilton   55 58 25 22 3 91 0.474 72

         And The Award Goes To….

         The Suspensions

Team
Player
No. Games
Mitchell Heard
2
Steve Pinizzotto
1
Ben Eager
1

         Transactions

Player
From
To
Jordan Knackstedt
NOTE: Released from PTO
Cory Emmerton
Colton Sissons
Joseph Cramarossa
Teigan Zahn
Joey Leach
Tim Miller
Dan Milan
Yanni Gourde
NOTE: Signed to SPC
Frazer McLaren
Eric Hartzell
Harrison Ruopp
Tom Kuhnhackl
Jared Coreau
Anton Lander
J.P. Anderson

         Tomorrow’s Games

SAN ANTONIO
AT
OKLAHOMA CITY
RAMPAGE
BARONS
 
 
Game 888: GAMESHEET
24-25-3-6
RECORD
28-24-1-7
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