Category: Robert Pannier

Rockland Boulders Buzz: Off-Season Update

With the American Association playing a large number of games against Can-Am League teams, it makes sense to see what it going on in this independent league as well, so the Minor League Sports Report will do a monthly look at each of the off-season moves of the six teams in this league. When the…

Quebec Capitales Chat: Off-Season Update

With the American Association playing a large number of games against Can-Am League teams, it makes sense to see what it going on in this independent league as well, so the Minor League Sports Report will do a monthly look at each of the off-season moves of the six teams in this league. When the…

Sussex County Miners Message: Off-Season Report

With the American Association playing a large number of games against Can-Am League teams, it makes sense to see what it going on in this independent league as well, so the Minor League Sports Report will do a monthly look at each of the off-season moves of the six teams in this league. When the…

Ottawa Champions Courier: Off-Season Report

With the American Association playing a large number of games against Can-Am League teams, it makes sense to see what it going on in this independent league as well, so the Minor League Sports Report will do a monthly look at each of the off-season moves of the six teams in this league. When the…

New Jersey Jackals Journal: Off-Season Update

With the American Association playing a large number of games against Can-Am League teams, it makes sense to see what it going on in this independent league as well, so the Minor League Sports Report will do a monthly look at each of the off-season moves of the six teams in this league. When the…

Scott Croxall Crowned 2015 Red Bull Crashed Ice Champion

For seven years, Canadian Scott Croxall struggled to live up to the potential so many felt the 24-year-old had, but no more. After several second place finishes in his previous years in the Red Bull Crashed Ice Series the younger Croxall brother reached the pinnacle of the sport, winning the 2015 Red Bull Crashed Ice…

Grant Rollheiser Shutouts Allen, Wichita Thunder Win 4-0

They say that for a team to make a real run in the playoffs they need their goalie to get hot at just the right time. If that is the case then the Wichita Thunder should be in real good shape. Thunder goalie Grant Rollheiser remained hot, shutting out the Allen Americans on route to…

Tulupov Gives Wichita Thunder Needed Victory in OT

With the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) season rapidly coming to a close, every game is crucial, especially for a team on the outside of the playoff hunt that would very much like to re-insert itself into the conversation. That is where the Wichita Thunder lie, in ninth place in the Western Conference. However, when…

Joplin Blasters Jive: March Update

Entering their inaugural season in the American Association, the Joplin Blasters have methodically been building a team that should be competitive. February and into March has seen the club sign some quality arms, and add two hitters that should help the Blasters live up to their nickname. On Friday the 13th, Joplin signed OF Yasser…

Amarillo Thunderheads Tale: March Update

After finishing in last place in the South Division of the American Association last year it was expected that there would be some changes made to upgrade the team for this season, but the Amarillo Thunderheads have made wholesale changes at a variety of positions looking to reach the top of the league. They have…

Grand Prairie AirHogs Press: March Update

The Grand Prairie AirHogs are watching their South Division rivals lose some key pieces, and have to be thinking that they have a real good shot of making the playoffs in the upcoming American Association season. Their two biggest obstacles, the Wichita Wingnuts and Laredo Lemurs, have seen key pieces depart from the team, and…

Fort Wayne Mad Ants Acquire Jordan Crawford

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants have acquired NBA veteran Jordan Crawford. After passing a physical, he will be able to suit up and play against the Delaware 87ers on Saturday, March 14th. Jordan Crawford started his collegiate career at Indiana University, but transferred to Xavier University for his sophomore season. After two years of college, he…

Wichita Wingnuts Wire: March Update

After a 73-win season and an American Association championship no one can expect such lofty goals for this upcoming season, however, the Wichita Wingnuts have made a lot of moves this off-season that have gutted the last year’s team. Gone are such stars as Jake Kahaulelio, Ryan Khoury, Carlo Testa, Jake Luce, and Brent Clevlen.…

Wichita Thunder Tame Brampton Beast, 5-2

In the last three games the Wichita Thunder had to rally from two goal deficits in all three contests to gain points, finishing with two overtime wins and a shootout loss. They have proven to be the kings of the comeback, but no need to get the heart pumping late in this one. On this…

Sioux City Explorers Examiner: March Update

With just about 10 weeks before the start of the American Association season, the Sioux City Explorers have been one of the quieter teams in terms of building their club. They currently have 15 players signed to the active roster, and have just one catcher and two infielders signed and ready to compete for a…

Wichita Thunder’s Comeback Falls Short, Fall in OT

The never say die Wichita Thunder mounted another great comeback Sunday afternoon, coming back from three goals down to force overtime. Eventually the Kansas hockey team fell short in the shootout, but what looked like a sure loss resulted in a point for the Thunder, keeping them one point behind Rapid City for third in…

Kansas City T-Bones Talk: March Update

The Kansas City T-Bones had been one of the busiest teams in the off-season and February was no different. They have added quality depth across their roster, yet have seen another one of their talented players sign with a Major League club. The T-Bones have watched their division rivals make sweeping changes to improve their…

Gary Southshore RailCats Report: March Update

Two years from winning the American Association title, the Gary Southshore RailCats look to return to the top of the league. Like Lincoln, the RailCats have been much more active in the final weeks of February than they were at the start. They have made a lot of moves to make their pitching staff one…

Lincoln Saltdogs Line: March Update

The Lincoln Saltdogs were just three wins from the American Association championship last season, and after losing a few key pieces from last season’s team, they now look to restock to make another run. The early part of the off-season saw them playing catchup with some of their division rivals, and they were quiet for…