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2012 AFHL All-Star Game Recap

Gaborik shines in Buffalo; American Conference wins third straight All-Star Game January 30th, 2012 Boston Giants‘ forward Marian Gaborik walked away with MVP honors at the third annual AFHL All-Star Game. The superstar forward had a hat trick and an assist for four points in helping the American Conference beat the Canadian Conference by a final score […]

Tight Race for the Final Spot in the AFHL Playoffs

Playoff hopes still alive for Mustangs, Killers, and Power March 5th, 2012 This is the time of the season when hockey players turn into math junkies and the only thing as important as the game being played is the out-of-town scoreboard. With only one matchup remaining in the regular season, calculators have become just as […]

Hamilton wins the Stanley Cup!

Riots break out in chaotic Buffalo after loss April 2nd, 2012 While the Hamilton Firestorm beelined across the ice to mob their goaltender at the buzzer, hockey analyst Pierre McGuire ran up to Firestorm coach Gates Imbeau and asked him how it felt to be the AFHL’s best. “This is an incredible feeling, it’s hard […]

Hamilton celebrates Firestorm’s Stanley Cup Win

April 6th, 2012 Rays of sunlight beamed off the always-shiny Stanley Cup as it was held high by Hamilton Firestorm players, its first appearance in Hamilton after bringing hundreds of thousands of fans to their first championship parade in the city. “More overwhelming than I expected,” veteran forward Daniel Alfredsson said after riding one of […]

The Lockout is Over!!

AFHL teams begin to focus on training camp January 6th, 2012 The NHL and the players’ union reached a tentative agreement near 5 a.m. Sunday on a 10-year CBA, putting an end to a work stoppage that lasted nearly four months. Tweeted Washington Wolfpack forward Gabriel Landeskog: “People say it’s like Christmas morning waking up […]

Trash Talking Escalates

Toronto Red Devils GM Jordan Carbone has been dodging verbal shots from Deer Park Chiefs GM Mike Nellany ever since he won the 2012 AFHL Best Trash Talker Award in August. “Nellany recently posted a poll on the Yahoo Message Board asking the league if I was a homo,” Carbone laughed after the Red Devils’ […]

Live Coverage of the 2013 AFHL Trade Deadline

February 7th, 2013 Evgeni Malkin, Miikka Kiprusoff, Mikael Granlund — there are some big names in play this year, which should make for a very interesting deadline day. TheAFHL.com and TSN will be following all of the trades today and providing some analysis of the deals as they happen. And we’ll hear lots from Pierre LeBrun, Barry Melrose, Scott […]

Season’s Final Week Should Be a Wild Ride

March 25th, 2013 The regular season has come down to the final week and there still is so much that is to be determined. Who will win the American Conference? Who will win the Canadian Conference? Can the Giants finish their incredible second-half run with a playoff spot? Who will win the Presidents’ Trophy? Can […]

Lakehead Ice Holes Win the AFHL Stanley Cup!

April 22nd, 2013 When AFHL Commissioner Anthony Furino handed Lord Stanley over to Lakehead’s captain Eric Staal, you got a sense this was just the beginning of a Lakehead-style party that would last long into the night. After taking the Cup, Staal let loose with a loud yell before smacking three kisses on the coveted […]

Lakehead celebrates Stanley Cup with parade and rally

April 25th, 2013 An estimated 120,000 fans turned out Thursday to cheer for the Lakehead Ice Holes, holding a boisterous parade and rally to honor the Amazing Fantasy Hockey League champions who beat the Manhattan Supermen 7-2 in the Stanley Cup Finals. “I’ve had to wipe away a few tears,” Lakehead forward Andrew Ladd said. […]