San Diego Gulls winger Brian McGrattan was felled by a right hand from San Antonio Rampage defenseman Daniel Maggio Tuesday night, and immediately hit the ice out cold. He was stretchered off the ice, though the Gulls later announced that he was conscious and alert:
Condors are majestic creatures. The California Condor, which historically ranged across the West Coast and Southwest (and even to Florida way back in the day), is the largest land bird in North America. In the late 1980s the California Condor went extinct in the wild, due to poaching and various types of environmental…
Former and maybe future NHLer Paul Bissonnette is currently playing in the AHL for the Manchester Monarchs. He posted a pretty funny video on Instagram from the team’s shootout against the Hartford Wolf Pack earlier today. Apparently it was so loud at Hartford’s XL Center that the Manchester goalie—who had his head…
It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad night for Binghamton Senators goalie Andrew Hammond, whose Senators took on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms tonight in AHL action.
On Sunday, Bridgeport Sound Tigers goalie David Leggio escaped a 2-on-0 breakaway by toppling his own net, happily opting to face (and stopping) a penalty shot. Terrified that the move would inspire other netminders, the AHL has enacted a rule change.
Thirty-year-old David Leggio has never made the big show—but you don't spend that long in the minor leagues without learning a few tricks. In a game yesterday, the netminder for the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers saw his team turn the puck over at center ice, so he immediately toppled his own net to stop play.
Choosing to go in a different direction than the wanton killing of first responders, the AHL's Adirondack Flames have decided to smother the short, eventful life of would-be mascot Scorch.
Your ugly ice hockey fight of the night comes from the AHL, where Trevor Gillies of the Adirondack Flames grabbed Rochester forward William Carrier's head and bashed it into the ice.
Via Puck Daddy, this is Scorch. He's the newly revealed mascot of the AHL's Adirondack Flames. He was probably purchased a local Halloween superstore. But his shoddy construction and uninspiring photoshoot locations are probably the least problematic thing about him.
Former Portland Pirates assistant coach Michael Minard pleaded no contest to a charge of sexual misconduct Wednesday. Minard had started an online relationship with a 13-year-old girl he met through Twitter after a game last year.
(Update: this is from last year, our bad.) Lost in the madness of March was this little gem from the AHL this week. A fight between the Rockford Ice Hogs and Chicago Wolves, in the final seconds of a 2-1 Hogs win, broke out basically in the Rockford bench and spread to surrounding area.
The NHL's on an Olympic break, but here's a hockey highlight to tide you over.
A good goalie fight should be like a good summer fling: short and passionate. These two AHL goalies brushed against each other at center ice and it was on. For one brief moment, they truly lived.
AHL referee David Banfield wore a GoPro camera for the Rockford IceHogs/Charlotte Checkers game on Dec. 7, and although these perspectives are sometimes surprisingly boring, this one's entertaining. Long, but entertaining. We get to watch Banfield break up scrums, allow fights to happen, argue with players, and get…
This is Canucks prospect Darren Archibald, playing for the AHL's Utica Comets, trucking Karl Stollery of the Lake Erie Monsters with the rare 360-degree hit. (Really more of a 180, but inertia handles the rest.)
The Providence Bruins and Hartford Wolf Pack was one extended brawl tonight—the game had 167 total penalty minutes handed out—and although five-foot-eleven Ben Youds facing off against six-foot-five Dylan McIlrath was an entertaining mismatch, the highlight of this particular chaos came when goalies Malcolm Subban…
Be sure to watch the entire clip to catch all the angles. Drew MacIntyre is a goalie for the Toronto Marlies, the AHL affiliate for the Toronto Maple Leafs. At the time MacIntyre made the save, the Marlies were tied 3-3 with the Rochester Americans in the second period of the opening game of their playoff series.…
This skate belongs to Eric Wellwood of the Adirondack Phantoms, the Flyers' AHL affiliate, who hurt himself during a game yesterday afternoon. The blood is his own, and the injury—a severed tendon in his right leg, just above the ankle—was of his own doing.
The last time we checked in with the AHL's Rockford IceHogs, they were "celebrating" Hispanic Heritage Weekend by slapping a sombrero and a mustache on their mascot. Last night, they traded racism for goonery, starting a massive brawl at the end of a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Wolves.
Rick DiPietro (full legal name: Oft-Injured Goaltender Rick DiPietro) may have come to the end of the road on Long Island. The Islanders put him on waivers today after he made just three starts this season—all multi-goal losses—and an era has come to an end.