Marc Roberts has spent over 20 years performing in silence. Well, silence in voice, at least. One can’t call being a member of the Blue Man Group silent, per se. Since moving to Las Vegas from the midwest in 2003, Roberts has been one of many to don the blue body paint and bald cap.
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
Ben Birnell | Observer-Dispatch Wacey Hamilton took some inspiration from a well-known actor as he takes the next step. Hamilton — known for his work ethic, grit and leadership over the last six seasons with the Utica Comets — has made the decision to retire from hockey after nine pro seasons and 432 total American
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today released the full schedule of games for the five teams in the Canadian Division. In addition, the AHL Board of Governors has approved the provisional relocation of the Belleville Senators to play their home games at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ont., for the 2020-21 season.
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
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
The 2020-21 AHL campaign finally got underway earlier this month, several weeks after the puck dropped on the NHL season. The seven Canadian NHL clubs are all currently playing in the same division. It’s a similar-yet-not-identical setup in the AHL with affiliate teams for Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Winnipeg making up the Canadian Division,
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced that due to league COVID-19 protocols affecting the Tucson Roadrunners, their three games this weekend against the San Jose Barracuda have been postponed. Tucson was scheduled to host San Jose on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. Make-up dates have not been determined.
An influx of first-round picks from recent NHL drafts has hit the American Hockey League. The AHL is playing a condensed schedule, which started Feb. 5, due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus. Among the changes for this season is the opportunity for players drafted from a team in the Canadian Hockey League with remaining junior
Ben Birnell | Observer-Dispatch UTICA — Calling mom and dad is a little bit easier for Nolan and John Stevens these days. As members of the Utica Comets, the brothers — separated by about two years in age — are on the same team for the first time in their professional careers. So, it is
Robert Norvell and his team of architects and designers have worked on several arena and stadium projects, but their objective for the forthcoming $250 million sports and entertainment arena in the Coachella Valley was for something unique. The team wanted a finished product that was truly special. Norvell, the principal architect on the project, and his team
SPRINGFIELD, Mass./MONTREAL … The American Hockey League and CCM Hockey are pleased to announce a five-year extension of their long-term partnership that will continue to serve as the foundation for the AHL’s marketing, licensing and on-ice branding strategies. CCM will remain the exclusive supplier of sticks, helmets, gloves, pants and jerseys, delivering world-class product to
by Suzie Cool | AHL On The Beat The true beauty of the unknown is that there is so many possibilities as to what could be. Remember when we told you that a few months back? To some, it probably seems like 10 years ago at this point because the quarantine lifestyle seems to have
The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired defenseman David Warsofsky and forward Egor Korshkov from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward Alex Galchenyuk. Warsofsky has been assigned to the AHL’s Chicago Wolves, where his older brother Ryan is head coach. Warsofsky, entering his 10th pro season in 2020-21, served as captain of the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Tucson Roadrunners forward Michael Bunting has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending February 14, 2021. Bunting recorded four goals (including two game-winning tallies) and three assists for seven points in three games as the Roadrunners continued their perfect start to
After Sasha Chmelevski heard his name called in the sixth round of the 2017 National Hockey League draft, his spoken mentality at the time was — like many late-round picks with greater aspirations — to say that the draft is just a number. The Huntington Beach native reached a new milestone in his hockey career
While Thomas prepares for a life in the big leagues that may bring more uncomfortable questions, the big leagues prepare for a future led by those like him. “I think that a lot of the future of our culture is going to be absolutely dictated by young, bold, courageous and fearless players like Akil, and
Feb 12, 2021 As high-level hockey tries to trudge through the COVID-19 pandemic, its players have been forced to adapt — and accept isolation as a lifestyle. One player who knows this well is Winnipeg Jets prospect Cole Perfetti. The 19-year-old has spent 34 days quarantining over the past three months, and since Nov. 15,