AHL Today: Bears back in win column, Crunch’s Dolgon “confident” in new home

AHL Today is a roundup of the night that was, the day ahead, and anything you may have missed. Your quick look at what’s going on around the league.


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Last Night:

  • HERSHEY 3, NORFOLK 1The Bears, just one day after having their six-game winning streak snapped, got back in the win column. With a 3-1 win over the Admirals, the Bears moved within a point of the St. John’s IceCaps and Albany Devils who sit in sixth and seventh place in the Eastern Conference respectively. The win also gets the Bears some ground on the Ads — currently in fifth place — as the league heads into the All-Star break.


Worcester Sharks
Matt Tennyson (D) To: San Jose Sharks
Grand Rapids Griffins
Cory Emmerton (F) From: Detroit Red Wings
Syracuse Crunch
Jordan Henry (D) To: Florida Everblades
Utica Comets
Guillaume Lépine (D) From: Evansville Icemen

News & Notes:

  • 19-year-old Jared Doyon wanted to get behind the mic for his hometown Hartford Wolfpack as the public address announcer. He’s getting that chance Tuesday, when the Wolfpack take on the visiting Adirondack Phantoms. [Record-Journal]
  • Mark Cundari, the newest Chicago Wolves defenceman, is already feeling at home on his new club’s blue line thanks to familiarity with a lot of the team. [Howlin’ Wolves]
  • The Syracuse Crunch are looking to get out of the War Memorial, and owner Howard Dolgon said he was confident that the Crunch could be getting a new venue. [Syracuse.com]

Andrew Carroll re-signs with Wolfpack

Andrew Carroll will be back with the same team next season, he’ll just be wearing different threads.

After signing a contract last season with the Connecticut Whale, the 28-year-old forward will skate with the Hartford Wolfpack next season. Carroll, who has worked his way to the AHL after stints with the ECHL’s Charlotte Checkers, Greenville Road Warriors, and Idaho Steelheads.

Carroll, who went pro after going undrafted prior to his four year stint with University of Minnesota-Duluth, signed his first AHL deal with the Hershey Bears in 2011-12, but after a one goal and five assist campaign, he found himself back in Idaho of the ECHL.

With the Whale — who have changed their name back to the Wolfpack — Carroll potted a goal and four assists in 24 games.

Rangers, Flyers deal impacts AHL rosters

The Adirondack Phantoms and Hartford Wolfpack will be welcoming some fresh faces when the 2013-14 season gets underway.

The Flyers sent 28-year-old defenceman Danny Syvret to the Rangers in exchange for forward Kris Newbury.

Syvret, a third-round draft pick of the Oilers in 2005, never lived up to the Oilers hopes for him, and has subsequently been shuffled around the league. The Rangers will be Syvret’s fourth big club in his young career.

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Kris Newbury will suit up with the Phantoms next season.

After the Flyers acquired Syvret in a trade with Oilers in 2008, they’ve had a penchant for reacquiring the blue liner. Syvret has returned to the Flyers organization on two separate occasions, and most await his third once his stint in New York comes to an end.

Newbury is most commonly known for taking ill-advised penalties while a member of the Rangers, but the 31-year-old has had himself a productive AHL career. In 599 career games in the A, Newbury has posted 142 goals and 297 assists. While still having a nose for the penalty box, Newbury brings a bit more offensive flair with the farm clubs.

The deal won’t dramatically change either roster, but it serves to add a nice piece to both teams as Adirondack looks to add some scoring up front and Hartford — formerly the Connecticut Whale — look to improve a defense that gave up the 11th most goals last year.