The AHL has named Hayley Moore to the position of Vice President, Hockey Operations today, bringing in the NWHL executive for the upcoming minor league season. Moore will be responsible for overseeing the league’s on-ice operations, including the AHL officiating program and disciplinary process. AHL CEO Scott Howson released a short statement on the hire:
Hayley has extensive experience at every level of hockey, and will provide outstanding leadership in her role with the American Hockey League. On behalf of our Board of Governors, I am pleased and excited to welcome her to the AHL.
Moore currently serves as president of the NWHL’s Boston Pride and will begin working with the AHL when the NWHL season concludes. The 34-year-old was a star player for Brown University before joining the CWHL for a short time.
- The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will have a familiar face behind the bench for the upcoming season, hiring Kevin Porter as an assistant coach. Porter played several seasons of his long professional career with the AHL Penguins, including as an alternate captain in 2016-17. The 34-year-old forward scored 354 points in 528 career AHL games, while also suiting up for more than 250 contests in the NHL. He recently served as a volunteer assistant with the U18 NTDP and can certainly help collegiate players transition to the professional ranks—Porter won the Hobey Baker Award in 2008 as a senior with the University of Michigan.
- The San Diego Gulls added several players today, signing Jeff Glass, Keegan Lowe, Keegan Kanzig, and Nikolas Brouillard to one-year AHL contracts. While the other three have plenty of minor league experience, Brouillard is coming back to professional hockey after three years at McGill University in Montreal. In his one year of ECHL action, he scored 21 points in 39 games for the Orlando Solar Bears during the 2016-17 season.