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Preseason 2015 Cincinnati Cyclones Preseason Preview (10/7/2015) - Training camp began for the Cyclones Friday morning, and after a few sessions to get the legs moving and getting back into the swing of things, the 2015 preseason is upon us. It’s been a long time coming, but for the first time since April, the Cyclones will hit the ice at U.S. Bank Arena […]
Training Camp Roster & Observations, Five AHL Players to Watch and More (10/6/2015) - Here are my observations from Allen Americans training camp along with some other miscellaneous items: Training camp opened with a larger than expected group because of the return of five Allen players that attended the San Jose Barracuda (AHL) camp. There were two goalies, eight defensemen and 12 forwards participating during the first Americans practice […]
Royals Welcome Six Assigned from the Valley (10/6/2015) - We’ve come to that time of the year where AHL teams are trimming their rosters down and giving their ECHL affiliate the leftovers. Over the past few days, the Phantoms are wasting no time stacking up Reading as they have assigned six players (three forwards, one defenseman, two goalies) to the Royals, including some familiar […]
AHL Central Division Preview (10/6/2015) - GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS 2014-15 Regular Season Record: 46-22-6-2 (100 pts) — 1st in Midwest Division 2015 Calder Cup Result: Won in 1st round over Toronto 3-2; Won in 2nd round over Rockford 4-1; Lost in 3rd round to Utica 4-2 Key Addition: Stay-at-home defenseman Matt Corrente will bring added AHL experience to a fairly young […]
Americans Training Camp Info, Coach and Player Quotes and More (10/5/2015) - The big day has finally arrived as the 2015-16 version of the Allen Americans took to the ice for the first time for a formal team practice. The team skated for two hours at the Allen Event Center Community Rink from 10:00 a.m. to noon and the practice is open to the public the rest of […]
AHL Pacific Division Preview (10/5/2015) - SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE 2014-15 Regular Season Record: 45-23-7-1 (98 pts)– 1st in West Division 2015 Calder Cup Result: Lost in 1st round 3-0 to Oklahoma City Key Addition: Andreas Martinsen will be a welcome addition to the Rampage, especially considering the offensive struggle this team had when they played in Lake Erie last season. In […]
Wichita Thunder Dismiss Assistant Coach Jason Duda (10/3/2015) - The Wichita Thunder have dismissed assistant coach Jason Duda. The story was first reported by Jeff Lutz of The Wichita Eagle. A source close to the team confirms to The Sin Bin that RG Flath will move into the role of player-assistant coach for the coming season. Duda as the team’s interim head coach after […]
Breaking Down the Wichita Thunder Training Camp Roster (10/3/2015) - We are less than 48 hours from Thunder head coach Kevin McClelland opening his sixth training camp opening at the Wichita Ice Center. After back-to-back seasons which ended with no playoff berths, Thunder fans have been clamoring for new talent on the roster to compete with other teams in the ECHL. McClelland answered the bell by bringing in […]
ECHL News You Can Use: Rosters, Salaries, Rules Changes and More (10/3/2015) - With the official start of the hockey season upon us thought it would be a good idea to go over some of the ECHL roster rules, Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) changes and other changes for the upcoming season as well as a few items of general interest. During the off-season, each team can sign up […]
Mallards Sign Three to Tryout Agreements as Training Camp Opens (10/3/2015) - The Mallards signed Mason Bohlinger, Patrick McCadden, and Mike Baird to tryout agreements as training camp begins. Bohlinger is a rookie, coming from Davenport University in Michigan. McCadden and Baird each were rookies in the SPHL last year. You can read the full press release here. I’d be surprised if any of these three made […]