Michael Latta

Forward Michael Latta of the Hershey Bears, the longest running franchise in the American Hockey League.

This is the American Hockey Blog, dedicated to coverage of the American Hockey League.

The manifestation of this blog is due in large part to the lack of coverage the AHL receives in the hockey blogging community. While there are moments, however brief, in which the AHL receives its due coverage, often times it’s a one-off. Sustained coverage is rare.

The AHL is an extremely interesting league and much more than just a feeder system for the NHL. There are players like Darren Haydar, Jason Krog, and Jimmy Roy — to name more recent examples — who have made careers in the AHL. It’s a league where, more often than not, the jerseys throughout the building aren’t those of the big league affiliates up-and-comers, but instead the hometown hero who has spent years skating with the next generation.

In the interest of full disclosure, I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge that this is going to be a new process for myself that may hit a few snags. The difficulty lies in uncovering and staying on top of stories in a league that doesn’t exactly have the breadth of media coverage which we hockey fans get with the NHL. However, we — both you, loyal reader, and I — will build this together and create the one-stop source for news, notes, and original coverage of the American Hockey League.

Welcome to the American Hockey Blog.


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