American Hockey League

Canucks place Reid Boucher on waivers

The Vancouver Canucks have placed forward Reid Boucher on waivers.<p>Waivers: REID BOUCHER<br>VAN<p>— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) April 22, 2018<p>Boucher had …

NHL

Grand Rapids evens series with Manitoba, 1-1

The Grand Rapids Griffins erupted for five unanswered goals, including four in the first period, to defeat the Manitoba Moose 5-1 Sunday at MTS Bell …

Grand Rapids

Final period is magic again for streaking Charlotte Checkers in AHL playoffs

Something about the third period brings out the best in the Charlotte Checkers.<p>For the second straight night, a third-period surge played a key role …

Ice Hockey

Nashville Predators recall nine players from AHL

The Nashville Predators have recalled their group of Black Aces—players who will skate with the team throughout the playoffs but not get into any …

Ice Hockey

Habs Headlines: Nicklas Backstrom, Ryan O’Reilly, and other potential options to fill the Canadiens’ top-line centre role

Montreal Canadiens news and notes<p>With the Canadiens in search of a centre, could a trade for Ryan O’Reilly, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, or even Nicklas …

Montreal Canadiens

Agostino not singing the blues with Bruins' organization

<i>The following article appeared on www.sunchronicle.com on Friday, April 20, 2018 feauring former Yale standout Kenny Agostino.</i><p><b>By Peter …

College Hockey

Playoff primer: Chicago Wolves vs. Rockford IceHogs

John Dietz takes a look at five things fans can expect to see during the Chicago Wolves vs. Rockford IceHogs best-of-five Calder Cup playoff series, …

American Hockey League

Canucks sign 20-year-old Czech winger Lukas Jasek to 3-year contract

What a long, strange trip it has been for Canucks prospect Lukas Jasek.A sixth-round pick by Vancouver in 2015, the Czech Republic native has bounced …

NHL

The Red and White Authority - Episode 57: Todd Nelson, head coach Grand Rapids Griffins

Grand Rapids

Josh Jooris Re-Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Josh Jooris to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by …

Ice Hockey

Gabriel Dumont’s hat trick leads Syracuse over Rochester in Game One victory, 6-2

Jamie McBain also had three points in the victoryAn empty net goal with less than a minute to go gave Gabriel Dumont a hat trick and the Syracuse …

Ice Hockey

UConn blueliner Masonius gives up senior season, signs AHL contract with Penguins affiliate

UConn junior defenseman Joseph Masonius has signed an AHL contract for the 2018-19 season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Masonius will join …

College Hockey

Dallas Stars: Going after a unicorn? Here's 4 coaching candidates who could be on Stars GM Jim Nill's radar | SportsDay

Going after a unicorn? Here's 4 coaching candidates who could be on Stars GM Jim Nill's radar<p>This Story is About...<p>No NHL coach was fired during the …

Texas

Jets recall Michael Hutchinson from AHL

After Steve Mason suffered an injury at morning skate, the Winnipeg Jets have recalled Michael Hutchinson. In a corresponding move the team has sent …

NHL

Bulldogs blitz Frontenacs 7-1, lead East Final 2-0

The Hamilton Bulldogs crushed the Kingston Frontenacs 7-1 Friday night to grab a 2-0 lead in the OHL’s Eastern Conference Final.<p>Hamilton broke the …

Ice Hockey

Vancouver Canucks Sign Lukas Jasek To Three-Year Deal

The Vancouver Canucks have seen enough of <b>Lukas Jasek</b> to know that he’s a player they want in their organization, and today announced a three-year …

NHL

Providence Drops Playoff Opener

<b>PROVIDENCE</b> - The Providence Bruins fell in game one of their first-round playoff series to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms by the score of 3-2. Ryan …

Ice Hockey

New York Rangers: Who in the world is Michael Lindqvist?

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)<p>The New York Rangers know they need a stronger presence on the wing. Enter 23-year old Swedish sniper Michael …

NHL

Hurricanes name Paul Krepelka VP of hockey ops; GM search continues

The Carolina Hurricanes have named Paul Krepelka vice president of hockey operations, the team announced Thursday.<p>Krepelka previously served as …

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Tampa Bay Lightning sign forward Otto Somppi to entry level contract

Earlier today, the Tampa Bay Lightning signed Finnish forward Otto Somppi to an entry-level contract. He is expected to report to the Syracuse Crunch …

NHL

With Colliton in control, Rockford IceHogs charge into playoffs

After Cody Franson was assigned to the Rockford IceHogs in early January, he wasn't sure what to expect when he arrived in Ontario for the start of a …

Ice Hockey

AHL North Division semifinals game 1: Syracuse Crunch vs. Rochester Americans

The in-state rivals are set to square off in the playoffs for the first time since 2004.The down and dirtyThe Syracuse Crunch is set to take the …

Ice Hockey

Lightning reassign forward Matthew Peca to Syracuse

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forward Matthew Peca to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and …

Tampa Bay

Minor Moves: Niku, O’Reilly, Peca

• <b>Cal O’Reilly</b> has been recalled by the Minnesota Wild as another “Black Ace.” He’s unlikely to get into a game for the team, as Michael Russo of The …

Ice Hockey

Lehigh Valley Phantom's Hoping Home Is Where the Wins Are

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms start their journey for the Calder Cup on Friday against the Providence Bruins. The Phantoms had the second-most wins (47) …

Lehigh Valley

Lime Ridge Mall a nice fit for new Hamilton Bulldogs arena?

A city councillor is suggesting Lime Ridge Mall would be a nice fit for a new arena for the Hamilton Bulldogs.<p>Ward 7 Coun. Donna Skelly’s idea …

Ontario Hockey League

Montreal Canadiens: Hayden Verbeek returns in offensive fashion

Montreal Canadiens prospects Hayden Verbeek had an impactful return to Greyhound’s lineup helping them defeat Owen Sound and advance to the next …

NHL

Jordan Kyrou assigned to Chicago Wolves for AHL Playoffs

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports<p>Jordan Kyrou has turned into one of the most intriguing prospects in the league, and now his season will continue after …

NHL

Pirri, Chicago Wolves ready for a strong Calder Cup finish

Two games. Six periods plus an overtime. One-hundred-and-twenty-five minutes.<p>That's how long Brandon Pirri's NHL re-audition lasted as a member of …

American Hockey League

Paul Krepelka was hired as VP of Hockey Operations by the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, with a focus on contract negotiations. That's understandable, given that Krepelka worked as an agent for 20 years and was a co-founder of The Orr Hockey Group, which was recently acquired by Wasserman. His only viable hockey ops experience was as director of player development for the AHL Norfolk Admirals since 2016. Krepelka might be familiar for two reasons: He was the agent that negotiated Rick DiPietro's 15-year deal with the NY Islanders, and then had a 32-month dispute after DiPietro refused to pay his agency fees; and he dated Jenny McCarthy in 2011. So, the Hurricanes' new VP of hockey operations helped found one of the most powerful agencies in hockey and had Jenny McCarthy talk about him on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. As always, interesting times in Raleigh.

Paul Krepelka was hired as VP of Hockey Operations by the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, with a focus on contract negotiations. That's …

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