The Calder Corner
Ilya Kovalchuk: 1st professional goal, 4 shots, -2
Kamil Piros: 1 Assist, -2
Clark: 1 Assist, 2 Shots, +1
Mike Ribeiro: 1 goal, 2 Shots, -1
Boumedienne: 1st professional goal, -1
Krys Kolanos: 1st Professional Goal, 2 Shots, -1
As a general rule, I will always list goals and assists and other noteworthy stats. If there is more to be noted or we missed something, HF encourages our readers to talk about them below!
To kick off the beginning of the AHL season, Hockey’s Future has merged with the AHL Report to bring you full and complete coverage of the primary minor league for the NHL, the American Hockey League!
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Over the next month, AHL Team message boards will be functional, a regular power-poll, articles appearing on both AHL Report and HF, and player profiles will be appearing.
So as they say at places under construction “Pardon our Dust, we are making improvements” is applicable here, we hope you visit our new feature and enjoy it while it evolves!
Justin Morrison is the evidence of Wayne Gretzky’s effect on hockey in Southern California. Morrison grew up in Los Angeles. It was not exactly known as hockey hotbed when he was a kid. Now he is in Winnipeg as a member of the Manitoba Moose. Definitely known as hockey hotbed.
“Nobody in my family played, none of my friends played. I just started on my own and I took it from there,” said Morrison. “No one in my high school played. A lot of people thought I was cool because I was doing something different.”
Just like Canadian kids, the 6-foot-3, 200-pound right-winger caught the puck bug early. “I was going public skating, just learning how to skate, and after the public session was over I’d always see the recreation hockey players coming on afterward,” recalled Morrison. “I’d just sit there and watch. I was just amazed, I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t know much about it at all, but right after I saw them play with all the equipment and stuff. I just went straight home and told my mom that’s what I wanted to do.”
“They thought I was crazy. They didn’t know anything about the sport of hockey,” said Morrison. “They were saying, ‘No way.’ I finally had to convince them I wanted to play and after that they loved it.
“I only played at a local rink for one year and then after that it was select teams and we would practise all over Southern California. It took a lot of work for my parents.” “I didn’t really notice the Kings, or know much about them, until Gretzky came to L.A.,” said Morrison. “There are a lot more rinks now than ther Read more»
Monday, a known face came to Pittsburgh to see the Penguins practicing. Jaromir Jagr couldn’t choose a more ironic day to show up at the Civic Arena. Kris Beech, the key players of the trade just started to play on the first line with his ex-teammate, #66.
That a fact, Kris Beech has a great career in front of him. But what a surprise, especially for him, to know that the No. 1 line of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the opening game is composed of Kris Beech, Mario Lemieux and Stephane Richer. The young Canadian will also play on the first unit of the powerplay with Lemieux, Stevens, Kovalev and Straka.
Moreover, the Penguins will play the Stanley cup champions Wednesday at 7 pm. The complete roster is right below IF the Monday’s practice was any indication.
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