The Dunkin’ Donuts Center and Providence are frequently listed among the top destinations for fans who travel the American Hockey League circuit. The combination of a great downtown area, modern mid-sized arena, and fantastic fan support makes this venue one of the top rinks in the league.
When Dunkin’ Donuts announced earlier this week that they will be changing their name to the more streamlined Dunkin’, it caused a ripple effect that went beyond coffee and donuts to the sports scene here in New England. Local sports fans pondered: Will this affect the names of our favorite sports venues?
Ask anyone from Cincinnati if they like a 3-way and they will know exactly what you mean. Cincinnati-style chili is a regional taste cemented that is a multi-million dollar business, but outside of the area, it’s more of an enigma.
Past temples of the game still host regular hockey in Toronto; Maple Leaf Gardens and Varsity Arena are two great examples, but no arena manages to retain its historical flair and combine it with modern conveniences quite like Ricoh Coliseum, the home of the legendary Toronto Marlborough Hockey Club, later known as the Marlboros, then the Marlies.
The AHL (American Hockey League) Admirals are becoming a hit in Milwaukee. The move from the BMO Harris Bradley Center to the UW Milwaukee Panthers Arena was a great one for the team and its fans.
The Rockford IceHogs are the AHL (American Hockey League) affiliate of the NHL Chicago Blackhawks. They began their hockey endeavor with the now defunct UHL (United Hockey League) in 1999. The IceHogs spent eight seasons in the UHL, transitioning to the AHL in the 2007-2008 season. The IceHogs negotiated a 10-year affiliation with the nearby Chicago Blackhawks in March, 2007. That deal has since been extended another five years, securing an affiliation with the Blackhawks through the 2021-2022 season.