AHL Coaching Changes – Summer 2016

The American Hockey League could never be accused of being boring.  New teams, affiliations, rule changes and a total of eleven coaching changes this summer. Here’s a run-down of the latter. Rochester Americans: Departed: Randy Cunneyworth – Hired: Dan Lambert Dan Lambert has been given the task of resurrecting the Rochester Americans. Randy Cunneyworth was… More AHL Coaching Changes – Summer 2016

ECHL hidden gems

The East Coast Hockey League is no longer considered a last chance saloon or retirement home for those eking out the last days of their hockey career. The majority of ECHL teams are now fully affiliated with NHL organisations and many young prospects begin their professional careers in the third tier of North American hockey.… More ECHL hidden gems

Montreal Canadiens’ switch affiliation to Laval

The announcement that St. John’s fans feared but knew was inevitable, came this past Monday (July 11). Montreal are upping sticks from St. John’s and moving their AHL affiliate closer to home – in fact very close to home, with just twenty kilometres or so separating the NHL and AHL rinks. It’s the third change… More Montreal Canadiens’ switch affiliation to Laval

2016-17 AHL rules changes and alignment

The American Hockey League’s board of governors have met and delivered some interesting changes for the 2016-17 season. Playing Schedule/Standings • The 2016-17 regular season will consist of 1,116 games, played between Oct. 12 and Apr. 16. All teams will play 76 games each with the exception Bakersfield, Ontario, San Diego, San Jose, Stockton and… More 2016-17 AHL rules changes and alignment

31st AHL Team

With Las Vegas confirmed to be the home of the 31st NHL franchise, there is the distinct possibility of an expansion in the American Hockey League. After one of the largest realignments in the AHL’s long history, it’s somewhat fitting that Vegas should be the next port of call for the NHL. It certainly makes… More 31st AHL Team