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WICHITA, Kan. –  With the race on to crown three league champions over the next two months, The Sin Bin will provide readers & listeners in-depth coverage of the 2018 playoffs across minor league hockey. For the first time in our site’s history, all 20 of the opening round playoff series across all three minor leagues; AHL, ECHL & SPHL, will be covered.

Additionally, Wichita Thunder and Macon Mayhem playoff games will be broadcast exclusively through The Sin Bin app.

Southern Professional Hockey League

Before the start of each SPHL playoff round, Matthew Harding, Mike Campos and Ben Garrod of the Fayetteville Marksmen will break down the matchups and offer listeners insight on the series on the Inside the SPHL podcast. Fans can follow along with the podcast on The Sin Bin app or The Sin Bin – SPHL Facebook page.

Campos, the site’s SPHL Editor, will be tracking all four opening-round matchups in the league.


The Sin Bin’s Kristen Wooten will lead the site’s coverage of the 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs. writers will be on-site covering all eight opening-round playoff series: Writer Series
Adirondack/Worcester Carrie Roberts
Manchester/Reading Josh Heistman
Florida/Atlanta Tia Preece
South Carolina/Orlando Travis Rogers & Chad Boerth
Toledo/Indy Michael Scott & Mark Grainda
Fort Wayne/Cincinnati Kristen Wooten
Colorado/Wichita Matthew Harding
Idaho/Allen C.C. Hawkley & Barry Janssen

Before the start of each ECHL playoff round, Matthew Harding and C.C. Hawkley will break down the matchups and offer listeners insight on the series on the In the Corners podcast. Fans can listen live to the podcast on The Sin Bin app.

American Hockey League

The site’s coverage of the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs will be led by Samantha Hoffmann. Like the ECHL Playoffs, will have coverage of all eight opening-round playoff series: Writer Series*
Lehigh Valley/Charlotte Ryan Bizzaro
W/B-Scranton/Providence Brent Baldwin
Toronto/Utica Jeff White
Syracuse/Rochester Matthew Wiernasz
Chicago/Rockford Samantha Hoffmann
Manitoba/Grand Rapids Alex Wolff
Tucson/San Diego Cameron Turner
Ontario/Texas Duck and Hound

* => Tentative series — writers will be finalized once the matchups are set

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