The Toledo Winterfest started with the Walleye hosting the Kalamazoo Wings in the first of two ECHL outdoor games. Scotty Wazz has the results, reactions, and some stories from the lead up to the first ECHL outdoor game. Tulsa's Kevin Carr has had himself the journey from Buffalo State University to the ECHL and the rookie goalie isn't going to stop there. The Toronto Marlies are trying to stop their slide of mediocrity this season, but will now go for a new method going into the new year, while Rocco Grimaldi is trying to make a bigger name for himself than he already has thus far. All that-- but the AHL West could be picking up steam, the Las Vegas Wranglers front office takes a huge hit, the AHL OT is a huge hit, and of course-- We Hardly Knew Ye
Archive for December 2014
Big news this week out of Oklahoma City and not just from the head coach being promoted. Scotty discusses how the Barons ceasing operations could bring major changes to the minor league hockey landscape; especially the possible fast-tracking of the AHL West. Not only that, but the Hamilton Bulldogs were in the news for remarks made during the ground-breaking of a new arena in Laval, Quebec. In better news, the Fort Wayne Komets could have found the best parent affiliation they can handle as the Colorado Avalanche are happy with the early results thus far. Two goalies end it out, with Allen York playing better due to stability and Parker Milner having the fastest promotion and demotion known to man. Not to be outdone, some news and notes, plus We Hardly Knew Ye.
In a very AHL heavy episode of the Farm Report, Scotty talks about how Mikhail Grigorenko is adjusting to his slumps in his tenure with Rochester and how he will work to break out of it. The Utica Chamber of Commerce is betting on the the Comets staying in town and with helpful words from Trevor Linden, it's best for new businesses to go ahead and keep building in downtown Utica. Jason Akeson is going to try to build his resume more in order to get back to Philadelphia as he didn't expect to be in Allentown, much like how TJ Brennan didn't expect to go from Long Island to Rockford-- but mentally, he knows how to adjust. All that, plus a couple of milestones this weekend, a contract extension for a coach, and We Hardly Knew Ye.
This week in the Farm Report, we'll talk about Scooter Vaughan's versatility earning him a deeper role for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Connor Hellebuyck's learning curve earning him more starts in St. John's, and Alex Aleardi's demotion that he's using as a learning tool to get back into the AHL. Getting back into hockey is only part of Tristan Lysko's story, as he looks to move up the ladder of minor pro hockey, while the month of November ended with tons of awards, a ceremonial games, and a coach firing. All that, plus We Hardly Knew Ye.