American Hockey League

by Bob Rotruck | AHL On The Beat “I wasn’t even supposed to be here today.” — Dante Hicks, Clerks. That famous line from the 1994 film from Kevin Smith could also apply to Lehigh Valley Phantoms rookie Zayde Wisdom even though he was born eight years after the movie. The 18-year-old rookie, who was
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Mar 2, 2021 By AJ Manderichio/SanDiegoGulls.com During a recent American Hockey League game at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Jordan Samuels-Thomas noticed the new look of hockey. Two of the Ontario Reign’s top prospects, Quinton Byfield and Akil Thomas, faced off against Henderson’s Jermaine Lowen. The three Black players represented significant milestones – Lowen as the
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Lehigh Valley Phantoms forward Max Willman has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending February 28, 2021. Willman scored five goals in three games last week, surpassing his output from his previous 28 career AHL contests. Willman notched the first
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Chicago Wolves forward Rem Pitlick, San Diego Gulls defenseman Jamie Drysdale and Henderson Silver Knights goaltender Logan Thompson have been selected as the league’s award winners for February. Pitlick, the CCM/AHL Player of the Month, scored eight goals and totaled 10 points in eight games
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Three-time AHL All-Star forward Colin McDonald announced his retirement on Sunday. McDonald played 13 pro seasons, skating in 757 regular-season games in the AHL with the Springfield Falcons, Oklahoma City Barons, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Bridgeport Sound Tigers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms. He won the Willie Marshall Award in 2010-11 after leading the league with 42 goals,
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by Nicole Del Villano | AHL On The Beat During an unpredictable season requiring constant flexibility and adjustments, the Cleveland Monsters’ coaching staff knew they’d need to rely on the team’s leadership core to keep things steady day-to-day. Under the guidance of second-year head coach Mike Eaves and returning assistant coaches Steve McCarthy and Trent
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Chicago Wolves forward Morgan Geekie has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending February 21, 2021. Geekie joined the Wolves ahead of their two-game weekend series against Iowa and posted four goals and an assist to help Chicago maintain its perfect
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ROCHESTER – Seth Appert’s gut told him rookie Jack Quinn deserved an opportunity to follow C.J. Smith in the shootout. After starting his pro debut slowly, Quinn, 19, grew comfortable as Thursday’s game progressed. Late in the third period, the Sabres prospect created Steven Fogarty’s tying power-play goal for the Americans. So when Appert needed
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