Breadcrumb Trail Links Vancouver Canucks Sports NHL Hockey Young netminder praises goalie coach Ian Clark after wrapping up abbreviated 2020-21 season this week in Utica, now off to Latvia for hockey worlds Author of the article: Patrick Johnston Mike DiPietro and Braden Holtby listen attentively to Canucks goalie coach Ian Clark during training camp in
The Tampa Bay Lightning have agreed to terms on a new contract with Syracuse Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx. Groulx, 53, has served as Crunch head coach since the 2016-17 season. He has guided Syracuse to two 100-plus point seasons in 2017-18 and 2018-19 and posted the best record in franchise history during those consecutive
With a 5-0 win over Bakersfield on Thursday night, the Henderson Silver Knights clinched the Pacific Division’s regular-season title in their first year of play in the American Hockey League. Vegas’s top development affiliate also won division titles in 2017-18 and 2018-19 while partnered with the Chicago Wolves. Henderson (25-12-0-0, .676) will be the top
With a 7-0 win over Grand Rapids on Wednesday night, the Chicago Wolves have secured the Sam Pollock Trophy as the champions of the AHL’s Central Division for 2020-21. It is the Wolves’ fourth Central Division title in the last five years, and their ninth first-place finish in 20 seasons of play in the AHL.
Winnipeg Jets prospect Cole Perfetti has played his final game for the Manitoba Moose this season, but his hockey season is far from done. Perfetti accepted an invitation to play for Team Canada at the upcoming World Championship in Latvia. “It’s crazy to think about,” said Perfetti. “To do that before I even have my
The Montreal Canadiens have agreed to terms on a two-year, entry-level contract with forward Rafaël Harvey-Pinard, beginning in 2021-22. Harvey-Pinard, 22, has played the 2020-21 season on an American Hockey League contract with the Laval Rocket and has tallied eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points in 32 games to date. He leads all
The New York Islanders’ top development affiliate playing in the American Hockey League has been renamed the Bridgeport Islanders. The new Bridgeport Islanders logo features an iconic mark for the team’s future. The strong letter “B” recognizes the great city of Bridgeport. The stick which forms the letter “B” has the parent Islanders “NY” logo
“It’s a step in the right direction,” Joseph said. “My goal, and the goal of players of color in this league, obviously want to showcase their sports to your families or other people of color. It’s definitely awesome to be one of the guys who were for that, and it was all from the coaching
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Ontario Reign forward Alex Turcotte has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending May 9, 2021. Turcotte notched three goals and three assists in three games for Ontario last week, including the first hat trick of his professional career. Turcotte began the
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Howson announced that the AHL Board of Governors, convening today for its Spring Meeting, has approved the following franchise transactions: • The AHL franchise owned by the Vancouver Canucks will relocate from Utica, N.Y., to Abbotsford, B.C., to play at the Abbotsford Centre
by Mark Newman | AHL On The Beat For every hockey-loving kid who grows up in the Detroit area, the idea of playing in the Red Wings organization is a dream come true. Tyler Spezia can hardly believe that something that once seemed so impossible is now a reality. That he is now playing for the organization
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Howson today announced the format and schedule for the Pacific Division playoff tournament. All seven teams will participate in the tournament to determine the 2020-21 division championship. The fourth- through seventh-place clubs in the regular-season standings will play a single-elimination play-in, held at
With a 6-3 win in their season finale on Thursday afternoon, the Providence Bruins clinched the Emile Francis Trophy as the champions of the AHL’s Atlantic Division for 2020-21. It is the Bruins’ second consecutive division title and their seventh overall. Providence finished the abbreviated season with a record of 15-6-2-2 (.680).
TORONTO – The crisp, white Maple Leaf covering Frederik Andersen’s chest protector looked perfectly in place, but the multi-coloured crown stamped over top triggered a double-take. Same city, same goalie. New league, new uniform. Seven seasons and 1,071 kilometres removed from his days as a Norfolk Admiral, Andersen returned to the farm Thursday. A surreal
William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past nine years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the sport. Today, as part of Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, he profiles Victor Hadfield, a Filipino-Canadian playing for Manitoba of the American Hockey League and
Picking up a point in a 4-3 overtime loss to Toronto on Tuesday night, the Laval Rocket clinched the Frank S. Mathers Trophy as champions of the Canadian Division for 2020-21. It is the first division title for Laval, which joined the AHL in 2017. Under head coach Joël Bouchard, the Rocket are 16-1-1-1 in
by Daniel Fink | AHL On The Beat April 11, 2015. After three losses to begin his professional career with the St. John’s IceCaps, goaltender Eric Comrie earns his first win. The prospect netminder turns away 21 of 22 Hershey Bears shots in the victory. Comrie went on to win his next, and final start, in St.
The Vancouver Canucks confirmed today their intent to relocate the club’s American Hockey League affiliate to Abbotsford, B.C., for the start the 2021-22 season. Details of a partnership with the City of Abbotsford are being finalized and the relocation will be subject to AHL Board of Governors approval on May 6. “With momentum starting to