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Landon Ferraro turning things around?
Landon Ferraro was a goal scoring machine for the Red Deer Rebels during the 2008-09 season which prompted the Detroit Red Wings to take him with their first choice in the 2009 NHL Draft. Since then, he has struggled.
Posted by Twig on 01/17/11 | Comments 0

Great Lakes Invitational Winner is…
The 46th annual Great Lakes Invitational has come to an end. Michigan Tech, Michigan, Michigan State and Colorado College competed in this years tournament.
Posted by Twig on 12/31/10 | Comments 1

Hockey Dad from Hell
You know the guy at the high school hockey game that yells at his kid and humiliates him in front of everyone? The guy who corners the coach after practice and demands that he change his strategy in order to fit his son’s game? Those guys suck and there seems…
Posted by Twig on 12/22/10 | Comments 10

Big Chill at the Big House Live Blog
If you’re on this site, you’re probably a hockey fan. While others are out enjoying this fine Saturday afternoon, we’re here browsing the internet in search of any news about our favorite team. Maybe you’re even looking for dirt on a rival. I know I do that…
Posted by Twig on 12/11/10 | Comments 102

Update on the Big Chill
Don’t forget, this Saturday is the Michigan State vs Michigan game at Michigan Stadium. The puck drops at 3pm EST.
Posted by Twig on 12/09/10 | Comments 4

Big Chill at the Big House
We’re just 9 days away from the biggest college hockey game ever. Just 9 more days until Sparty maintains their bragging rights at the Big House, or the Wolverines get some pride back and send State back to East Lansing, sobbing all the way. The battle will be epic, that’s…
Posted by Twig on 12/02/10 | Comments 8

Minor Issues 10/28
Sometimes, there are significant things to write about in the world of minor league hockey. Other times, there are not. For those times, I’ll write one of these posts and let you, the dedicated reader, decide what interests you. The AHL candidates for 2011 will be announced today at 3:00pm…
Posted by Twig on 10/28/10 | Comments 3

CHL brawl follow up
Follow up of the preseason game between the Colorado Eagles and the Odessa Jackelopes. From the Colorado Eagles home page: Colorado forward Brad MacMillan has been suspended 22 games for his match penalty for attempting to injure a player.  Colorado defenseman George Bradley has been suspended five (5) games for…
Posted by Twig on 10/15/10 | Comments 0

CHL game ends in forfeit after 193 PiM
Just preseason, right? Whether it was retaliation for a dirty hit, or someone said something about the coach’s mom, it got ugly in an exhibition game between the Colorado Eagles and the Odessa Jackelopes. The first two periods seemed like a typical minor league hockey game. A few fights, some…
Posted by Twig on 10/12/10 | Comments 5

Nylander to the AHL… again.
As Paul has already mentioned, Michael Nylander has been loaned to the Rochester Americans, the top affiliate of the Florida Panthers. I won’t go into details about the deal because that’s been covered already and that kind of talk bores me to tears. I wanted to talk about what I…
Posted by Twig on 09/30/10 | Comments 2

Ways to Follow Junior Hockey
If you’re interested in watching or listening to more hockey than you ever have before, here are some ways to follow the junior hockey team of your choosing: The WHL is offering WHL Live. You can buy anything from a single archived game to live coverage of every team in…
Posted by Twig on 09/23/10 | Comments 8

Penn State adds ice hockey program
Penn State has added both men’s and women’s Division I ice hockey to their school’s athletics programs. Both teams will be ready to go for the 2012-13 season. This has been made possible by an $88 million donation to build an ice arena. Recession? What recession? All jokes aside, I…
Posted by Twig on 09/17/10 | Comments 7

The Affiliate
Hello friends. My name is not really Twig, but it’s what I go by. I’ll be covering all forms of Minor League and European League Hockey for Kukla’s Korner. The blog will be called ‘The Affiliate’. I thought that was a fitting name considering the content of the blog and…
Posted by Twig on 09/09/10 | Comments 12

Everyone has to get their start somewhere…
So what’s going on in the world of minor league hockey? Anyone? No one knows? I’ll never quite understand that. I get that the AHL lacks the big names that the NHL has, but the game is the same. In some ways I think it’s better, though in the end…
Posted by Twig on 08/30/10 | Comments 1

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