A new book by New York native Warren Kozireski follows the adventures of what has oftentimes been considered the AHL's model franchise in Rochester Americans: The First 50 Years. Amazon: "From former players and hockey icons like Al Arbour, Bronco Horvath and Gerry Cheevers in the early years to Mike Keenan, and one of the AHL's all-time greats in Jody Gage along with a chapter from the lighter side on and off the ice, this trip down memory lane will hopefully bring a smile to the face of every hockey fan." Can be purchased here. Cool cover, though I doubt whether there'll be much newfound love for their Panther overlords quite yet.
The 'Blades continue their trek through the ECHL postseason, and announced today that the three (!) games at South Carolina will be shown at Estero's Germain Arena: "The games will be broadcast on B2 Networks, the 'Official Broadband Broadcast Provider' of the ECHL." Yeah! Whatever all that meant. I can count on one hand - no, really - the number of times I've personally read a single sentence with three uses of the word "broad". One hand. And it never referred to women in a derogatory sense. Oh, wait...
- ...a bit closer to home, the Panthers Ice Dancers will be making a local appearance in Palm Beach County this weekend. Click this here link for details on the charitable event and tickets.
And no, nothing new since yesterday on the possible sale/merger/melding of the club. We'll just keeping Googling away until something pops up. Or perhaps make something up. Gonna be a long summer.