Jan 1, 2011; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Kids play hockey on a miniature ice rink before the 2011 Winter Classic between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-US PRESSWIRE

Gospel of Hockey: AHL broadcaster Carmine Vetrano joins Matt and Larry

With the NHL locked out for at least another month, the American Hockey League maintains its status as the best circuit this side of the Atlantic.

To further explore the AHL, Gospel of Hockey co-hosts Matt Gajtka and Larry Snyder are joined by Carmine Vetrano, broadcaster for the New York Islanders’ affiliate, the Bridgeport (Conn.) Sound Tigers. Matt, Larry and Carmine will discuss how the NHL’s labor situation has affected the AHL and if the continent’s top developmental league can take advantage of the added publicity to generate long-term fans.

The three will also tackle the Islanders’ announced future move to Brooklyn, how the Sound Tigers are responding to Hurricane Sandy, Carmine’s new role as NCAA Division III reporter for USCHO.com, and the recent news about the cancellation of the 2013 Winter Classic.

Matt and Larry also dig into their Local Hockey Report, providing updates on the Youngstown Phantoms, Erie Otters, Penn State Nittany Lions, Robert Morris Colonials and Johnstown Tomahawks, in addition to the Pittsburgh Penguins’ minor-league affiliates in Wheeling and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

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