MLHR Podcast #25: President’s Cup Round 2 Playoff Preview


Greetings! Minor League Hockey Report Podcast #25 (Sunday, April 20th, 2014), sponsored by Superior Signs and Engraving, is now available! You can find the MLHR podcasts on iTunes! Be sure to click on the logo below the podcast player for a link to the podcast in the iTunes store.

The guys are joined by Wichita Eagle Thunder Beat Writer Jeffrey Lutz.

In this edition of the podcast, we discuss:

  • The Missouri Mavericks’ collapse in the first round versus Arizona
  • Discuss the Rapid City/Quad City Series
  • Use of goaltenders in the first round
  • Tulsa’s showing in the first round versus Denver
  • Discuss the 2nd round matchups and offer our picks
  • Kevin McClelland’s quotes to The Wichita Eagle’s Jeffrey Lutz
  • The guys also discuss the Stanley Cup Playoffs and give their picks for finalists and Stanley Cup champions

Stay with Minor League Hockey Report throughout the 2014 President’s Cup Playoffs for series previews, as well as game-recaps, and podcasts previewing each round of the playoffs!

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Allen Takes Two Goal Game Two: Series Tied at One

ALN_QDC RD 2 2014 Playoffs

After dropping game one at home to Quad City, the Allen Americans raced back to tie the series on Sunday night. In front of 3,742, the Americans shut out the Mallards, in what was a one goal game until the dying seconds of the third. The series will now shift to Moline Illinois on Wednesday night.  Continue reading

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Beast Look Ahead to Next Season

Brampton Beast

BRAMPTON — The last few months have been busy for Mark DeSantis and the Brampton Beast.

The Beast head coach held tryout camps, scouted and signed players prior to a Central Hockey League schedule, which began in mid-October. He and the team traveled thousands of miles on a bus for a number of lengthy road trips, following a 66-game league schedule and then a first-round playoff series. Continue reading

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CHL Represented in Stanley Cup Playoffs


The Stanley Cup Playoffs are under way and seven former CHL players have made their way onto NHL Post-Season rosters.

In Dallas, forward Ryan Garbutt (Corpus Christi) and defenseman Jordie Benn (Allen) are trying to help the Stars in their playoff return to an upset of the Anaheim Ducks.

Former Laredo Bucks forward Andrew Desjardins is suiting it up for the San Jose Sharks and forwards Keith Aucoin (Memphis) and Brenden Morrow (Oklahoma City) are both part of the forward depth for the Cup hopeful St. Louis Blues.

Defensemen Kyle Quincey (Detroit) and Alec Martinez (Los Angeles) both took to the CHL ice last season during the NHL’s lockout with Quincey skating for the Denver Cutthroats and Martinez for the Allen Americans.

Come June, a former CHL player could be hoisting the Stanley Cup. 

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Cutthroats Take 1-0 Series Lead Over Sundogs

DEN_ARZ RD 2 2014 Playoffs

Perhaps the most offensively-charged series we see in this year’s playoffs got off to a defensive start Friday night.  Continue reading

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