Monthly Archives: June 2011

2010-11 Postseason wrap-up: AHL (AAA)

As I’ve mentioned before, I spent many years watching tons of ECHL games in person here in Charlotte.  I’d seen American Hockey League games a handful of times previously, but after experiencing a full season at AAA, I’d be hesitant … Continue reading

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2010-11 Postseason wrap-up: ECHL (AA)

Don’t call it the East Coast Hockey League.  Since absorbing the West Coast Hockey League in 2003, the ‘Coast is gone leaving just “ECHL.”  Think the Artist Formally Known as Prince with looser fitting pants (and much less guitar skill).  … Continue reading

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2010-11 Postseason wrap-up: Central Hockey League (number of As questioned)

The Central Hockey League promotes itself as a AA minor league while using the slogan “The Center of Hockey.”  The ECHL promotes itself as a AA minor league with the slogan “Premier AA Hockey League.”  I’ll be the first to … Continue reading

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Several stories from the NHL go to players’, fans’ heads

Before I touch on the Central League recap, there are a couple NHL topics to discuss: Winnipeg, hits to the head, and the Awards Ceremony.  Caution: terrible segues ahead. The Atlanta Thrashers’ move to Winnipeg MB was officially approved by … Continue reading

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2010-11 Postseason wrap-up: Bush Leagues (single-A)

The last several years have seen a constant state of flux regarding what is classified as “single-A hockey.”  While there is no Professional Hockey Players Association sanctioned single-A league, there are some sub-CHL leagues that feed up to the CHL … Continue reading

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2010-11 Postseason wrap-up: Amateur Leagues

Going to try and be quick; this blackberry cobbler won’t eat itself. The Ontario Hockey League came down to two teams: the Owen Sound Attack (97 pts) and Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors (108 pts).  Both teams strolled to the Robeson … Continue reading

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Don’t move an inch

One of the great things about hockey is how long it lasts.  Hockey fans are some of the most passionate around.  That makes it quite fitting that the Stanley Cup Finals ended this past Wednesday, June 15, and the 2011 … Continue reading

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Meager beginnings and unfortunate endings

For several months now I’ve tossed the idea of forming a hockey blog that brings information and news to a central location.  With the gluttony of news that comes with the end of all the amateur and professional seasons, I … Continue reading

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