The American Hockey League Providence Bruins announced today that the top minor-pro affiliate of the National Hockey League Boston Bruins had signed veteran netminder Francois Brassard to a one-year AHL-only contract. The 28-year-old Quebec, Canada native, was a former sixth-round selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft held at the Consol Energy Center … Keep Reading
Growing a sport can be somewhat difficult as challenges and critics get in the way. There are many things to consider, such as: working to increase viewership/ratings, marketing players and getting sponsorships, and gaining overall public exposure. Thankfully, the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) has given women’s hockey a platform and an opportunity to showcase just how good these athletes really … Keep Reading
RinkSideRhodeIsland.com writer and New England Hockey Journal contributor Mark Divver sent out a tweet over the 2021 Memorial Day weekend about the National Hockey Leagues Boston Bruins very interested in an ECHL minor-pro affiliation in Portland, Maine. The Bruins do not have an “official” affiliation agreement with the Jacksonville Icemen this season but do … Keep Reading
The Providence Bruins announced yesterday that the club has come to terms on a one-year AHL-only deal with tough-guy forward Ian McKinnon. The undrafted 23-year-old center from Ontario, Canada, was playing in the ECHL with the Jacksonville Icemen for the last two seasons but was loaned to the top minor-pro affiliate of the … Keep Reading
The 2020-21 NCAA season for the Michigan Wolverines came to an abrupt end today as the University’s hockey team was forced to withdraw from the Men’s Hockey Tournament due to Covid-19 protocols. In an article published today from ESPN Staff Writer Alex Scarborough, Wolverines Head Coach Mel Pearson had this to say after … Keep Reading
The 2019-20 minor-pro hockey season was to be Boston Bruins prospect goaltender Kyle Keyser’s first year of professional hockey after a stellar Canadian Hockey League career in the OHL with the Oshawa Generals. He was signed as a free agent by Boston shortly after the … Keep Reading
Tonight the ECHL Jacksonville IceMen are at the Hertz Arena in Estero, Florida, to take on the red-hot (4-0) Florida Everblades at 7pm ET. The Jacksonville club currently sits in the fourth spot in the South Division with a 1-3-0 record. Although not official if the IceMen are an actual “AA” minor-pro affiliate … Keep Reading
Nothing official from the National Hockey League Boston Bruins as of yet, but Mark Divver and the ECHL Transactions Page are reporting that the B’s have assigned two players to the third tier of professional hockey in North America. Forward Matt Filipe and Goaltender Kyle Keyser are heading south to join the ECHL Jacksonville IceMen as the “AA” minor-pro league gets set to kick off … Keep Reading
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