Despite having some great weeks, the SPHL is rumored to be going through a rough patch as minor league Silly Season begins. We'll tell you who could be out next season, but to counter that-- we'll discuss the success of the Huntsville Havoc and how they've been able to maintain great success in the SPHL. Speaking of success, we'll tell you about how Robert Esche has made Utica a viable market in the AHL, as well as talk about the success of Worcester Sharks coach Roy Sommer. We have more tales of amateur try-outs in minor league hockey, some playoff news and notes, We Hardly Knew Ye, and the Games of the Week.
Archive for March 2014
The Calgary Flames could be looking at a new AHL home and we'll tell you which placed their assistant GM scouted out and what it could mean for Abbotsford. The Toronto Star gives a lot of dap to the Brampton Beast and chronicles their travels in the Central League. The Lehigh Valley is ready for the Phantoms and we'll give detail in the new arena in Allentown. The SPHL is starting up their playoffs this week, the CHL had their Best-of-the-Best poll come out, a equipment manager hits 1,000 games, free agent college players are finding their home, and the trickle-down theory hits Alaska. All that, plus We Hardly Knew Ye and the Games of the Week.
Coaching styles are at the forefront for this week's Farm Report, as we take look at the contrasting styles of Derek King of the Toronto Marlies and Dan Watson of the Toledo Walleye. We'll looking into the affiliation issues with the Ottawa Senators and Binghamton and whether or not St. John's could swoop in with a better deal. We've got teams putting fans under ice, Shannon Szabados' debut, We Hardly Knew Ye, and the Games of the Week.
In this edition of the Farm Report, Scotty goes into the big signing in the SPHL which will bring Shannon Szabados into the minor league limelight after her second gold medal. Also, a look back and other female hockey trailblazers. It was NHL trade deadline this past week-- how did it effect the Oklahoma City Barons?? We'll discuss that, as well as Peter Mannino's climb back to a starting role, Kaleigh Schrock's role in Fort Wayne as the captain, plus We Hardly Knew Ye and the Games of the Week
In this week's Farm Report, we have a couple of conditioning returns, a Walleye who had his last gasp, the differences between East and West in the ECHL, a Harvard boy following his hockey dream, and Pirates trying to find their home. All that, plus We Hardly Knew Ye and Games of the Week.