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Interesting questions about the AHL and answers to them

Basic hockey information and data about significant sporting events are always available on the Internet and in the media. Viewers rarely do not understand something when it comes to the main concepts. The AHL is a relatively simple and understandable concept. Subtleties and key features are the main problems to face.

Where can fans enjoy online match broadcasts?

Often sports fans cannot attend all the events on their own. The question arises – how to be aware of all results? There is an alternative option – online hockey broadcasting. The AHL owns the rights to the online platform. The platform’s name is AHLTV and has a personal website.

What are the most famous clubs in the AHL?

Among all the clubs that take part in the hockey franchise, the most famous ones in the world are:

  • Rochester Americans;
  • Hershey Bars;
  • Philadelphia Phantoms;
  • Providence Bruins;
  • Hartford Wolf Pack;
  • Albany Riva Rats;
  • Portland Pirates!

How does the AHL determine the hockey match winner?

The classic rules are the standard hockey game of three periods, twenty minutes every. Between periods there are two breaks that last for seventeen minutes. If during the regular time it was not possible to determine the winner, the referee calls over time. Such a period continues for five minutes.

If it also did not help determine the hockey triumphant, the game goes to a shootout.

When is the release date for the upcoming season?

Franchise organizers usually release the initial schedule before the start of the upcoming season – in mid-July. Such activities take place every year in the summer. The full schedule is available on the official website in mid-September.

Sample schedule for the 2021-2022 season:

Date Event
15 October 2021 Six games
16 October 2021 Abbotsford Canucks – Bakersfield Condors
16 October 2021 Springfield Thunderbirds – Milwaukee Admirals
17 October 2021 Utica Comets – New Jersey Devils
25 February 2022 Rochester Americans – Syracuse Crunch
6 February 2022 Laval Rocket host the 2022 AHL All-Star Classic
August 2022 2022 Calder Cup Playoffs


Is there a main AHL development rule?

In the AHL, the development of every athlete is a top priority. There are several development rules in a franchise. Each club can choose 18 outfield players for the game (excluding goalkeepers).

13 of these 18 athletes should exist in development status. 12 athletes out of 13 must have more than 250 professional games experience.

Main development rules
Total sportsmen 18/each team
Developing status 13/18 sportsmen
Professional games 12/13 sportsmen – more than 250 ones
Professional games 1/13 sportsman – more than 310 ones


One – more than 310 professional games. Statistics are taken into account concerning the regular season.