Showing posts with label American Hockey League. Show all posts
Showing posts with label American Hockey League. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Minnesota Wild Announce New ECHL Affiliate

There has been a lot of hockey news in the past day or so, and more coming from the Minnesota Wild camp today as well, and no it isn't anything about the Darcy Kuemper situation. The Wild have announced an affiliation with the ECHL's Alaska Aces.

The Aces have been very successful as a franchise in the past few seasons, winning three Kelly Cup Championships in the past nine seasons, including this past season.

Included in the agreement, according to wild.com, the Aces will serve as a resource for developmental efforts for both Iowa (AHL) and Minnesota.

UND fans may take notice at a familiar face on the Aces roster, and now in the Minnesota Wild system, Evan Trupp. Trupp played four years at UND and was a member of the Aces for their championship winning team last season.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

New AHL Rules for 2014-15

The alternate logo of the AHL.
The alternate logo of the AHL. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
s/t to Paul of Kukla's Korner. Some interesting rule changes are coming to the American Hockey League for the 2014-15 season. Frankly, I wish they would leave the overtime the way it is. I do like rule 20.4. I think two fights in one game is enough.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League’s Board of Governors has concluded its 2014 Annual Meeting, held this week at Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Chaired by AHL President and CEO David Andrews, the four days of meetings, which concluded Thursday, saw the approval of the following rules changes to be implemented beginning in 2014-15:

Rule 85 (“Overtime”) During the regular season, the sudden-death overtime period will be seven minutes (7:00) in length, preceded by a “dry scrape” of the entire ice surface.

Teams will change ends at the start of overtime.

Full playing strength will be 4-on-4 until the first whistle following three minutes of play (4:00 remaining), at which time full strength will be reduced to 3-on-3 for the duration of the overtime period.

If the game is still tied following overtime, a winner will be determined by a three-player shootout.

Rule 20.4 (“Major Penalties”) An automatic game misconduct will be applied to any player who has been assessed two major penalties for fighting or three major penalties for any infraction in the same game.

Rule 9.6 (“Helmets”) A player on the ice whose helmet comes off during play will be assessed a minor penalty unless he immediately (a) exits the playing surface or (b) puts the helmet back on with the chin strap properly fastened.

“With the full support of the league’s Competition Committee and Player Development Committee, the Board has approved these changes with the betterment of our game and the safety of our players in mind,” said Andrews.

Friday, May 09, 2014

Mike Haviland named head coach of C.C. Tigers



It's an interesting selection, Mike Haviland has been hired as the 14th head coach of the Colorado College Tigers hockey team. Haviland played collegiately at Elmira College a Division III school. Also, it looks to be a good hire, Haviland has coached in the American Hockey League and the National Hockey league as an assistant.
Colorado College Tigers --- Mike Haviland has agreed to become Colorado College's next head ice hockey coach. The highly regarded veteran coach with experience at the NCAA, ECHL, AHL and NHL levels will take over as the 14th coach of the Tigers later this month.

Haviland, most recently head coach for the Hershey Bears, the oldest franchise in the AHL, owns an impressive record. He earned a Stanley Cup as assistant coach for the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL in 2010. He was honored with the AHL's Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Coach of the Year Award for the 2006-07 season while serving as head coach of the Norfolk Admirals. He won ECHL championships as head coach of Trenton Titans in 2004-05 and the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies in 2002-03. From 1996-1998 as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Elmira College, Haviland helped guide that team to two ECAC championships.

Haviland has more than 20 years of hockey coaching experience, and became head coach of the Hershey Bears in 2013. Prior to arriving at Hershey, he served as associate head coach at Norfolk. From 2008-2012 he served as an assistant coach for the Blackhawks. Haviland got his start in the Blackhawk organization by serving as head coach of Rockford in 2007-2008. He also served as head coach for Norfolk in 2005-2007; of Trenton in the ECHL from 2004-2005; and Atlantic City of the ECHL from 2001-2004. Prior to 2001 Haviland served as assistant coach for several organizations.
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Monday, January 06, 2014

WJHC: Finland's Rasmus Ristolainen scores the Overtime Game Winner.



Finland's and Buffalo Sabres prospect defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen scores the game winning goal in overtime, to beat the Swedes. It kind of reminds me of the Sega style dipsy-doodle goal.
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Monday, December 23, 2013

Buffalo Sabres: Mark Pysyk Goal. Butt goal.....



Wow! I have never seen anything like this. This is Wild. This is the description of the goal from the Buffalo Sabres site. You may never seen anything like this again.

Mark Pysyk, who was recalled from the American Hockey League on Monday afternoon, was credited with the game-winning goal when Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal knocked a loose puck out of the air and into goalie Mike Smith's hockey pants.

Smith slid backward into the net to prevent a rebound opportunity not knowing the puck was in his equipment. A review of the play confirmed the puck crossed the line.
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Former UND Hockey Players sent Down

Former UND Hockey Players Corban Knight and Danny Kristo have both been sent down to the AHL from their parent clubs.






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Thursday, August 08, 2013

NHL Hockey: George Gwozdecky to Become Tampa Bay Assistant

Tampa Bay's previous alternate logo (1992–2007...
Interesting development, Terry Frei an NHL hockey reporter from the Denver Dost is reporting that former DU head coach George Gwozdecky will become an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Actually, I find it surprising since Gwozdecky never played in the NHL.
Terry Frei, Denver Post --- Former University of Denver hockey coach George Gwozdecky has agreed to become an assistant coach with the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning, and arring unexpected last-minute snags, an announcement of his hiring will come soon, two college hockey sources confirmed Thursday.

Gwozdecky's firing after 19 seasons at DU — a stint that included back-to-back NCAA championships in 2004 and 2005 — generated controversy last spring, and he since had turned down an opportunity to be the head coach at Alabama-Huntsville. He had a year left on his contract at DU and was expected to sit out the 2013-14 season while waiting to see what other jobs might open on the collegiate level.

But the Lightning will bring in Gwozdecky to work under new head coach Jon Cooper, promoted after three seasons as head coach of Tampa Bay's American Hockey League farm club. Gwozdecky will join Rick Bowness, a veteran assistant who has had several stints as an NHL head coach, on Cooper's staff.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Men's National Team Orientation Camp Roster Set

Zach Parise, the United States during the 2010...
The Minnesota Wild have landed two of their star players (Zach Parise and Ryan Suter) on the U.S. Men's National Team Orientation Camp roster, The orientation camp will take place from Aug. 26-27, at Kettler Capitals IcePlex in Arlington, Va. If you look at the roster you will see a good number of players on team USA played Division I College Hockey

Also, there are two former Fighting Sioux forwards on the U.S. Men's National Team Orientation Camp roster in Zach Parise and T.J. Oshie. 

GOALTENDERS

Name
Height
Weight
Date of Birth
Shoots
Hometown
Current Team
6-2 (188)
180 (82)
1981-05-21
L
Park Ridge, Ill.
6-3 (191)
209 (95)
1993-07-14
L
Pittsburgh, Pa.
6-0 (183)
218 (99)
1984-03-26
L
Syracuse, N.Y.
Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
6-2 (188)
175 (79)
1980-07-17
L
East Lansing, Mich.
Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
6-1 (185)
218 (99)
1986-01-21
L
Milford, Conn.
Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
6-2 (188)
195 (88)
1986-03-18
L
Marblehead, Mass.
New Jersey Devils (NHL)
DEFENSEMEN
Name
Height
Weight
Date of Birth
Shoots
Hometown
Current Team
6-3 (191)
215 (98)
1990-07-15
R
Massena, N.Y.
Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
6-5 (198)
265 (120)
1985-03-27
R
Roseau, Minn.
Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
6-3 (191)
212 (96)
1990-01-10
R
Colonia, N.J.
Washington Capitals (NHL)
6-3 (191)
198 (90)
1990-03-07
L
Clay Township, Mich.
Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
6-0 (183)
215 (98)
1992-03-20
R
South St. Paul, Minn.
Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
6-1 (185)
196 (89)
1991-03-05
L
Farmington Hills, Mich.
Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
6-2 (188)
184 (83)
1990-07-04
L
Minnetonka, Minn.
Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
6-4 (195)
232 (105)
1988-03-21
R
Bloomington, Minn.
Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
6-1 (185)
231 (105)
1987-01-13
L
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
6-4 (195)
206 (93)
1994-10-03
R
Plano, Texas
Nashville Predators (NHL)
6-0 (183)
191 (87)
1991-03-20
L
Eden Prairie, Minn.
Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
6-1 (185)
200 (91)
1981-03-05
L
Minneapolis, Minn.
Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
6-1 (185)
213 (97)
1989-06-13
L
St. Paul, Minn.
New York Rangers (NHL)
6-2 (188)
219 (99)
1980-09-26
L
San Francisco, Calif.
Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
5-11 (180)
207 (94)
1989-01-29
R
Greenwich, Conn.
St. Louis Blues (NHL)
6-1 (185)
198 (90)
1985-01-21
L
Madison, Wis.
Minnesota Wild (NHL)
6-1 (185)
196 (89)
1994-02-26
R
Rochester, Mich.
Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
6-1 (185)
190 (86)
1986-09-09
L
Boston, Mass.
Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
FORWARDS
Name
Height
Weight
Date of Birth
Shoots
Hometown
Current Team
6-1 (185)
219 (99)
1987-02-25
L
Muskegon, Mich.
Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
6-3 (191)
221 (100)
1984-05-01
R
Minneapolis, Minn.
St. Louis Blues (NHL)
6-2 (188)
207 (94)
1991-11-27
R
Gardena, Calif.
Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
6-6 (198)
215 (98)
1992-07-17
R
Minneapolis, Minn.
Florida Panthers (NHL)
6-0 (183)
212 (96)
1984-11-04
L
Ithaca, N.Y.
Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
5-11 (180)
180 (82)
1985-03-21
R
Rochester, N.Y.
New York Rangers (NHL)
6-1 (185)
196 (89)
1994-02-12
L
Milwaukee, Wis.
Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
5-11 (180)
181 (82)
1988-11-19
L
Buffalo, N.Y.
Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
6-2 (188)
202 (92)
1984-08-31
R
Livonia, Mich.
Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
6-0 (183)
202 (92)
1987-10-02
R
Madison, Wis.
Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
6-1 (185)
199 (90)
1987-01-08
R
Salt Lake City, Utah
Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
6-0 (183)
212 (96)
1988-03-16
R
St. Paul, Minn.
New York Islanders (NHL)
5-11 (180)
189 (86)
1986-12-23
R
Warroad, Minn.
St. Louis Blues (NHL)
6-2 (188)
219 (99)
1988-11-20
L
New Canaan, Conn.
Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
5-11 (180)
197 (90)
1991-02-01
R
Smithtown, N.Y.
Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
5-11 (180)
190 (86)
1984-07-28
L
Minneapolis, Minn.
Minnesota Wild (NHL)
5-11 (180)
190 (86)
1984-07-11
R
Plover, Wis.
San Jose Sharks (NHL)
6-2 (188)
200 (91)
1987-03-17
R
Cherry Hills, N.J.
Ottawa Senators (NHL)
6-1 (185)
202 (92)
1992-10-27
L
Gibsonia, Pa.
Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
6-1 (185)
202 (92)
1989-09-05
R
Madison, Wis.
Nashville Predators (NHL)
6-0 (183)
205 (93)
1985-12-27
L
St. Louis, Mo.
Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
6-0 (183)
196 (90)
1990-06-18
R
Hastings, Minn.
New York Rangers (NHL)
6-3 (191)
200 (91)
1989-05-04
L
Middletown, N.J.
Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
6-5 (198)
205 (93)
1986-08-31
R
Robbinsdale, Minn.
Winnipeg Jets (NHL)

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