Edmonton Oilers to pull Barons from OKC at season’s end

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One of the first signs the AHL is massive move west in the summer of 2015 came Thursday morning, when the Edmonton Oilers announced they will be pulling the Barons from Oklahoma City at the end of the year.  Continue reading

D2TN: Toledo Walleye Christmas Edition 2014

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A very Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Joyous Kwanzaa to all the readers of Minor League Hockey Report.  If you happen to celebrate something not listed, sorry about your luck – it’s probably made up and I refuse to recognize it.  Unless of course you’re into festivus.  Then I salute you.

We have almost made it to the finish line on this Holiday Season so I figured we would do a Holiday edition of D2TN.  Why not right?  Walleye fans should be in a good mood this year, so let’s explore a Christmas Edition of Drive to the Net.  There is the Walleye’s Naughty & Nice List, Santa’s gift requests and maybe a little something from Rudolph. Continue reading

D2TN: Fort Wayne Komets Christmas Edition 2014

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Christmas time only comes once a year.  We should consider ourselves lucky on that.  I love the festive lights and the spirit of giving, but there are a lot of headaches too.  This week D2TN will be a headache free zone.  Just a Christmas Edition of D2TN for the Fort Wayne Komets!  If you’ve been around MLHR this week you already know the Christmas edition includes a Naughty & Nice List, some requests from Santa and a little something from Rudolph.   Continue reading

Brampton Beast sign another defenseman

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Tanner Burton is the latest defenseman signed by the Brampton Beast Hockey Club

BRAMPTON, ON - The Brampton Beast announced the signing of 26-year-old defenseman Tanner Burton.

Burton joins the Beast after spending 10 games this season with the Louisiana IceGators of the SPHL, where he scored 3 goals and 3 assists to go along with 8 PIM and a +6 rating. The 6’0″, 185-pound defenseman of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario spent 7 games with the IceGators last season after a four-year tenure with Marian University (NCAA III).  Continue reading

Tulsa Oilers to honor legendary coach Garry Unger

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This Friday, December 19th, the Tulsa Oilers will hold a special pre-game ceremony to honor former head coach, and NHL legend, Garry Unger.  The Oilers would like to thank Unger for his tireless efforts in promoting the game of hockey and serving as an ambassador for the Tulsa Oilers organization. Continue reading

MLHR Power 10

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Greetings! We hope that you had a great weekend and have had a good start to the week.  The Florida Everblades have taken the top spot in this week’s MLHR Power 10, after defeating Elmira and Indy in three games last week. The Everblades have won 11 of their last 12 games, dropping their only game to the Wheeling Nailers.

Florida features a potent offense, averaging 3.95 goals per game this season. The defense has been equally good, only allowing 2.57 goals per game, good for 3rd in the ECHL.

For more on where your team ranks, scroll down! Continue reading

D2TN: Cincinnati Cyclones Christmas Edition 2014

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Welcome to the very special Christmas Edition of D2TN.  Wait, should this be the Holiday Edition?  Ok ok, if you celebrate anything other than Christmas, welcome to the Holiday edition.  If you celebrate nothing at all, lighten up – life is too short.  In honor of the Holiday Season, D2TN gets to go on a 2 week hiatus to spend time with the family and enjoy some time at home.  Sincerely and truly, a very happy holiday from my family to yours.

Since it’s such a festive time of the year, I thought it might be fun to do a bit of a Christmas themed Drive to the Net.  What makes it Christmas themed?  I’m looking at the Christmas list for the Cincinnati Cyclones.  It’s time to do a little bit of shopping plus a naughty and nice list! Continue reading