American Hockey League

Seattle's Shea Theodore is an exciting NHL Prospect (Seattle Thunderbirds/WHL)

Q&A With Anaheim’s Shea Theodore

The 2013 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. The Anaheim Ducks used their first round pick on 18-year-old defenseman Shea Theodore, who played his […]

by · April 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Anaheim Ducks, Norfolk Admirals
Travis Morin (Texas Stars Hockey)

Can Travis Morin Solve One of the Dallas Stars’ Issues?

@AnaheimDucks big guys are winning that battle. Andersen, getzlaf, perry. Are out playing seguin, Benn and lehtonen. That needs to change. — Mike Modano (@9modano) April 19, 2014 Mike Modano, […]

by · April 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Dallas Stars, Texas Stars
The Penguins should win this series if their goaltending and defense is up to the task. (Alison Myers/THW)

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Conference Quarterfinal Preview

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are in the Calder Cup Playoffs for the 12th straight season, which is tied for the longest active streak in the AHL. However, in all of those […]

Dunkin Donuts Center (photo credit: Andy Riter/cc)

AHL Eastern Conference Playoff Preview: First Round Predictions

The American Hockey League playoffs get underway Wednesday night as 16 clubs begin battle for the Calder Cup. The Grand Rapids Griffins hoisted last season’s championship trophy and are in […]

by · April 23, 2014 · 1 comment · AHL
Albany Devils 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs Preview

Albany Devils 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs Preview

The Albany Devils will open the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs by battling the 4th seeded St. John’s IceCaps.  These two teams did not meet during the 2013-14 AHL season.  They […]

Hershey Bears bench (Annie Erling Gofus/The Hockey Writers)

Hershey Bears: Why They Missed the Playoffs

Postseason play had become a yearly tradition for the Hershey Bears and their fans since they became affiliated with the Washington Capitals. However, this season the Bears underachieved monumentally and […]

by · April 20, 2014 · 0 comments · AHL, Hershey Bears
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Norfolk Overtakes Hershey In Conference Standings

As playoffs loom the Norfolk Admirals and the Hershey Bears are in a dogfight for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference which is the final position as both clubs […]

by · April 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Hershey Bears, Norfolk Admirals
(Albany River Rats 1997 Calder Cup Playoffs/Rink Rat Illustrated).

Albany Devils Top 10 Playoff Moments

Up until this season, it has been quite some time since a New Jersey Devils affiliated team in Albany has qualified for the AHL Calder Cup playoffs.  To be precise, […]

Sven Baertschi (Ross Bonander/THW)

The Life and Death of the Abbotsford Heat

In April 2009, the Calgary Flames announced the transfer of their American Hockey League affiliate from the Quad Cities to Abbotsford, British Columbia. On April 15, 2014, the Flames announced […]

Zajac & Jagr celebrate (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

A Glass Half Full Look At The Devils’ Season

By now you’re looking at the Stanley Cup playoff bracket and obviously you know that the New Jersey Devils are nowhere to be found.  That’s not to say it was […]

Josh Manson Photo Credit: (Northeastern
 University Athletic Communications)

Josh Manson: A Welcomed Addition To Norfolk’s Blue Line

Josh Manson knew what he wanted to do from the time he could walk and that was to play hockey. The 22-year-old defenseman could have had no better teacher than […]

by · April 15, 2014 · 0 comments · AHL, Norfolk Admirals
Grand Rapids Griffins bench (Ross Bonander / THW)

AHL Power Rankings Week 28

The AHL regular season will come to a close this week, and as of this writing, 11 teams have clinched their spot in the Calder Cup Playoffs. In addition, the […]

by · April 15, 2014 · 0 comments · AHL, Power Rankings