The Calder Farmstead AHL Podcast

The Calder Farmstead AHL Podcast

Covering the American Hockey League, co-hosts C.C. Hawkley and Sean O'Brien give an analytical take on the NHL's feeder league while having a good amount of fun along the way!

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June 18, 2022 175 min
23 playoff teams are now down to just two. It's the 2022 Calder Cup Finals preview episode here on The Calder Farmstead!

C.C. and Sean first tackle the new head coach in Ontario with Sarah Avampato (Locked On Kings). Then, the season postmortems: the boys discuss Laval with Melissa Boyd (The Hockey Writers) before diving into a franchise eulogy for Stockton with Paige Siewert (Full Press Hockey, Flames Nation).

Lastly, it's t...
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On this episode of The Calder Farmstead, C.C. is left to host the show alone. But, he's brought along some friends to talk about the AHL Eastern and Western Conference Finals! Blain Potvin (The Hockey Writers, Habs Unfiltered) joins to discuss Springfield vs. Laval out east, and Sarah Avampato (Canes Country, Locked On Kings) hops on to discuss Chicago vs. Stockton!
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June 3, 2022 123 min
On this edition of The Calder Farmstead, C.C. and Sean have three post mortems to cover for the 2022 AHL Calder Cup Playoffs. The boys bring on Checkers broadcaster TJ Chillot to talk Charlotte, Eric Dunay from On The Forecast to discuss Milwaukee, and Meghan Angley from DNVR to eulogize Colorado.

All that, plus the Eastern & Western Conference Finals previews -- Springfield vs. Laval and Chicago vs. Stockton!
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May 27, 2022 85 min
CC is away and Sean has to fly somewhat solo. He brings on TJ Chillot of the Charlotte Checkers to talk about the Springfield and Charlotte series. He dives into the North Division series that Laval won. Sean then brings on Sarah Avampato from Canes Country to break down the Wolves / Admirals series. Lastly, CC comes on.....as a guest?!.....to talk Stockton / Colorado.
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May 21, 2022 169 min
The AHL Divisional Semifinals have concluded, and now, only eight teams remain in the 2022 Calder Cup Playoffs! C.C. and Sean bring on Alexandra Ackerman (Syracuse Speaks Podcast), Ben Birnell (Daily Sentinel News), and Mitch Anderson (Eyes on Isles / Deckhands Podcast) to talk the Syracuse Crunch, Utica Comets, and Bridgeport Islanders post mortem. The boys also preview the four AHL Divisional Finals: Charlotte vs. Springfield (At...
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May 17, 2022 153 min
The 2022 AHL Calder Cup Playoffs are in full swing, with (almost) two rounds down in the postseason! C.C. and Sean revisit the finished series from round one, while also tackling the completed match-ups from round two (minus three still ongoing). Full Press Hockey's Courtney Bauman and Jacob Stoller help the boys out as guests!
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On the 100th episode of The Calder Farmstead, C.C. and Sean hand out the regular season awards for the 2021-22 AHL regular season! Categories include...

Best AHLTV Broadcast
Best Broadcaster
Best Coaching Staff
Best Hockey Flow
Best Goalie Mask
Best Goalie
Best Defenseman
Best Forward
The Mea Culpa Award
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The multiverse of AHL playoff madness is upon us! With two first round series ending (and more still currently being played), the second round begins on Friday, May 6. C.C. and Sean welcome on Mitch Anderson (Eyes on Isles, Deckhands) to discuss Bridgeport sweeping Providence, Ben Lypka (The Abbotsford News) to talk Bakersfield sending Abbotsford packing, and previews for the upcoming second round match-ups: #2 Syracuse vs. #3 Lava...
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The AHL's regular season is over, and the 2022 Calder Cup Playoffs are set! C.C. and Sean break down all seven of the first round match-ups: Providence vs. Bridgeport and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton vs. Hershey in the Atlantic Division; Belleville vs. Rochester in the North Division; Rockford vs. Texas in the Central Division; and Ontario vs. San Diego, Colorado vs. Henderson, and Bakersfield vs. Abbotsford in the Pacific Division!
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The 2021-22 AHL regular season is winding down with just a handful of weeks left to play! C.C. and Sean recap the featured series that include Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Utica, Iowa at Texas, and Henderson at San Jose! Plus, the boys talk about the best players of the weekend in The Cream of the Crop segment, and Sean has yet another quiz for C.C.!
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April 8, 2022 103 min
The 2021-22 AHL Calder Cup Playoffs are a little less than a month away, and The Calder Farmstead has you covered!

C.C. and Sean break down the remaining playoff probabilities in each division, as well as outline featured weekend previews from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Utica, Iowa vs. Texas, and Henderson vs. San Jose (with special guest, Kevin Lacy of Teal Town USA).

Plus, the rest of the weekend's picks are made in The Speed Rou...
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April 5, 2022 97 min
It's another weekend in the books for the AHL, and The Calder Farmstead has your recap! C.C. and Sean go over Bridgeport, Laval at Abbotsford, Chicago and Milwaukee, and Colorado at Ontario before diving into the best AHL players of the weekend in The Cream of the Crop & do The Time Warp quiz to try and stump C.C.!
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April 1, 2022 103 min
On this episode of The Calder Farmstead, C.C. and Sean updated the AHL Playoff Probabilities Model for the last time in the month of March. Plus, per usual, the weekend preview -- Bridgeport (featuring Mitch Anderson from Eyes on Isles), Laval vs. Abbotsford, Chicago vs. Milwaukee, and Colorado vs. Ontario. The boys finish out the rest of their weekend picks in The Speed Round!
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March 29, 2022 97 min
On this edition of The Calder Farmstead: An AHL Podcast...C.C. and Sean break down the AHL Trade Deadline (Monday, March 28) before recapping the weekend that was for the Hershey Bears, Toronto Marlies, Iowa WIld, and Grand Rapids at Bakersfield! Plus, the best AHL skaters of the weekend -- The Cream of the Crop!
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On this episode of The Calder Farmstead: An AHL Podcast...the NHL Trade Deadline has come and gone, so Sean and guest co-host Courtney Bauman (Full Press Hockey, From Center Ice Podcast) dive into the AHL implications of those deadline deals! Plus, the weekend preview: Hershey, Toronto, Iowa, and Grand Rapids vs. Bakersfield get a closer look heading into their match-ups. And, to conclude, the two run The Speed Round to choose the ...
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March 18, 2022 64 min
With the NHL Trade Deadline in sight, C.C. and Sean decide to play "What If?" and dissect some hypothetical trades in the AHL. The kicker? The trades can occur only between AHL-contracted players. To finish off the show, C.C. flips the script and gives Sean a quiz complimenting the St. Patrick's Day record date!
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March 11, 2022 46 min
With the end of the 2021-22 AHL season approaching rapidly, C.C. and Sean run down the playoff races in each division, and try to make an educated guess as to which teams will sneak into the postseason...and which teams will stay stuck at the bottom & on the outside looking in.
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March 9, 2022 123 min
C.C. returns after an episode off to re-join Sean in recapping the weekend that was in the AHL! The two reviewed Charlotte / Lehigh Valley, Rochester / Belleville, Milwaukee (with Eric Dunay from On The Forecheck/On The Future), and San Jose before diving into the best skaters from the weekend in The Cream of the Crop!
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March 4, 2022 89 min
On this edition of The Calder Farmstead, Sean O'Brien is without his cohort C.C. Hawkley, so he welcomes back Courtney Bauman from Full Press Hockey and From Center Ice to fill in as co-host! The pair talk Charlotte at Lehigh Valley, Rochester at Belleville (feat. Amerks Multimedia Journalist Suzie Cool!), Milwaukee, and San Jose for their weekend previews. All that, plus the rest of the weekend's picks in The Speed Round!
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March 1, 2022 98 min
On this episode of The Calder Farmstead, C.C. and Sean recap the weekend that was in the AHL. Providence & Hartford, Syracuse, Chicago at Manitoba, and San Diego at Henderson round out the deep-dive series reviews. Plus, the best in the AHL from the weekend -- The Cream of The Crop!
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