Tag Archives: AHL

Sweetening The Lineup: A First Look At The 2021-22 Hershey Bears Roster

Photo: Lehigh Valley Phantoms A little over a month has passed since the Hershey Bears concluded their successful 2020-2021 American Hockey League (AHL) season with a 5-2 triumph over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. It’s still early in the offseason, but Hershey’s 2021-22 … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Prospect Connor McMichael Named To AHL’s All-Rookie Team For 2020-21 Season

Photo: EP Rinkside The American Hockey League announced the 2020-21 AHL All-Rookie Team today, as voted by coaches, players, and media in each of the league’s 28 active member cities. Selected was Hershey Bears center Connor McMichael, making him the first forward in franchise history … Continue reading

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AHL Announces Plans For 2021 Playoffs And Calendar For 2021-22 Season

The American Hockey League (AHL) announced on Thursday that the league will not hold traditional Calder Cup playoffs in 2021. As a result, the league provided each of the divisions the opportunity to independently determine its own postseason format, but … Continue reading

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More McMichael Magic: Connor McMichael Has Himself A Game, Scores Two Goals, Records One Assist Against Leigh Valley Phantoms

Lehigh Valley Phantoms The recent announcement that the Ontario Hockey League would not play this season gave the Washington Capitals confirmation on the playing future of top prospect Connor McMichael for the 2020-21 season. With no OHL season, the 2019 … Continue reading

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The First Dance: A Look At Aliaksei Protas’ First AHL Game

Photos: Lehigh Valley Phantoms The Washington Capitals drafted Center Aliaksei Protas with the 91st overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. The 20-year old Center was loaned to the Kontinental Hockey League’s Dinamo Minsk earlier in the 2020-21 season … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Re-Sign Goaltender Zachary Fucale To Two-Year Contract

NHLI via Getty Images Just a week after re-signing defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk to a two-year contract extension on, the Washington Capitals have re-upped Hershey Bears farmhand goaltender Zachary Fucale to a two-year, two-way contract.

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“Anytime You Can Score A Goal…It Sparks the Team”: Capitals 2019 First-Round Pick Connor McMichael Scores First Professional Hat Trick Against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

Hershey Bears Having already made his NHL debut earlier this season, Washington Capitals 2019 first-round pick and top prospect Connor McMichael crossed off another milestone on his professional career, recording a hat trick in the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears’ … Continue reading

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McMichael Magic: Connor McMichael Scores His First Professional Goal, A Game-Winning Tally Over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Photo: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Considered the Washington Capitals’ top prospect in their pool of young talent, forward Connor McMichael has had an eventful 2020-21 season. Having come one win shy of winning the Gold Medal in the World Junior Championships with … Continue reading

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All Together: Local Sports Teams and Others Wish Washington Capitals Luck On Start of New Season

NHL The Washington Capitals are set to begin a pandemic-shortened 2020-21 season tonight against the Buffalo Sabres in New York, and with a set roster, lines seemingly in place, and enthusiasm to begin play once again, the team has been … Continue reading

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A Question Of Depth: A Summary Of ECHL And AHL Affiliates Operating This Season

Photo: Bridgeport Sound Tigers Organizational depth will be paramount in the run for this year’s Stanley Cup. With the NHL set to embark on a shortened, but compressed 56-game schedule on January 13th, injuries and issues related to the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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