Hey fellow AHL fans. I just wanted to mention that I have updated the community's profile page. The affiliations are now up-to-date for the 2010-11 season. I also threw in links to all of the AHL team websites. And of course, the Hershey Bears are recognized as the 2009-10 Calder Cup champions.
Let me know if there's any other information you'd like to see on the profile page. Let's keep this community (and the rest of LiveJournal) alive!
This story broke over a month ago, but I figured I'd post it anyway:
Albany River Rats Relocating To Charlotte
I'm a diehard Chicago Wolves fan who's relocated to NC, so I'm extremely excited that I will once again have an AHL hockey team within an hour's drive of me! Plus, depending on which conference/division the new Charlotte Checkers enter, I may get to watch some teams that I never have before, like the Devils, Phantoms, and Sound Tigers.
I look forward to having a new AHL team to root for--except for when the Wolves come into town, that is. ;)
I noticed this on the box score of last night's Game 6 between Worcester and Providence:
2 - PRO Reich, 13:44 - Fighting , 5 min
2 - WOR Armstrong, 13:44 - Major - Boarding , 5 min (2 PP)
2 - WOR Armstrong, 13:44 - Major - Spearing , 5 min (PP)
2 - WOR Armstrong, 13:44 - Game misconduct - Spearing (62.5), 10 min
2 - WOR Armstrong, 13:44 - Game misconduct - Boarding (42.5), 10 min
I've managed to confirm in the Worcester Telegram that, yes, that was in fact a double *major* penalty (10 minutes of scorefest opportunity), but neither the Telegram nor the Providence Journal recaps describe *what*, exactly, happened. TheAHL.com recap doesn't mention it at all!
So, was anyone at the game or know more? I'm curious as to who he hit, what seemed to happen to cause it, and how Reich's fighting major factored in, since there was no Worcester fighting major balancing it out.
(ETA). Well, there's part of the mystery clarified. From Sharkspage.com:
Worcester's frustration would show at 13:44 of the second period when Riley Armstrong was called for a rare double-major after he boarded a Providence defenseman and then while being escorted off the ice to the locker room speared P-Bruin defenseman Johnny Boychuk.
The American Hockey League has announced the scheduling of the completion of AHL Game #1005, which was suspended after one period on Mar. 21 in Cleveland.
The San Antonio Rampage and Lake Erie Monsters will finish that game on Monday, April 6, beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET. The completion of the contest will take place at Hoover Arena in Strongsville, Ohio.
The Rampage held a 1-0 lead after one period of play when the game was suspended due to unsafe ice conditions at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland [Source]
Unsafe ice? I've never heard that
one before. Any ideas?
I don't know if anyone else is actively reading the community at this point, but I wanted to let anyone who is know that I've discovered the community's maintainer no longer exists on LJ. :/ I've reported the spam ads to LJ abuse and noted that I'm willing to take over as Maintainer if no one else has already requested it.
Go Sharks. :)
(ETA: The spam ads have been deleted.)
this is for all thoes who are really sad for the loss of a manitoba moose player, Luc.#4.
44 ICONS !
 Luc Bourdon
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(Stolen from the AHL site):
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. ... The Philadelphia Phantoms have defeated the Albany River Rats, 3-2, at the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y., in the longest game in the 72-year history of the American Hockey League.
Ryan Potulny’s goal at 2:58 of the fifth overtime period gave the Phantoms the win and a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven East Division semifinal series. Game 6 is Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia.
The winning goal was scored at 12:39 a.m. EDT on Friday morning, five hours and 38 minutes after the game began.
Philadelphia took an incredible 101 shots on goal in the game, and Albany’s Michael Leighton, who won the Aldege “Baz” Bastien Award as the AHL’s outstanding goaltender during the 2007-08 regular season, made 98 saves, believed to be an AHL record. The Phantoms’ Scott Munroe stopped 65 of 67 shots to earn the win.
Albany’s Kiel McLeod netted a pair of goals in regulation, both coming in the second period to give the River Rats 1-0 and 2-1 advantages.
But the Phantoms’ Jared Ross responded to tie the score on both occasions, including a tally at 15:13 of the third period to send the contest to overtime.
It remained deadlocked at 2-2 for more than three hours of real time before Potulny finally ended it in the fifth extra session.
The marathon surpassed the previous longest game, a 2003 Calder Cup Final game between Hamilton and Houston that went 14:56 into a fourth overtime. It was also longer than all but three NHL games ever played.
Longest games, Calder Cup Playoffs (by OT played)
1. Apr. 24, 2008 -- Philadelphia 3 at Albany 2 -- 82:58
2. May 30, 2003 -- Houston 1 at Hamilton 2 -- 74:56
3. Apr. 10, 1982 -- Rochester 2 at New Haven 3 -- 74:08
4. Apr. 4, 1938 -- Syracuse 3 at Cleveland 2 -- 62:42
5. Apr. 14, 1953 -- Cleveland 2 at Pittsburgh 3 -- 61:46
Various teams - includes,
Pittsburgh Penguins, Calgary Flames, New York Islanders, Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres, Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators
Get 'em here.
I recently received 2 free tickets to the Binghamton Senators - Albany River Rats game in Binghamton's Broome County Arena on Friday, March 14th at 7:05pm through the RBK Hockey promotion and I can't go, so if anyone would like them, free of charge, comment here. I feel bad not using them. :)
The Quad City Flames apparently have far more interesting intermission shows than my local AHL team...
Another video from a better angle. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4dHnQRrh4c
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