Here at the Pink Puck, we cover hockey at all different levels. Just like there’s a difference with the ins and outs between an NHL and AHL game, there’s a difference in the way you dress in the different press boxes. While in the NHL, you have a whole level devoted to the media, scouts, and other team personnel, in the AHL you’re usually dealing with a press box. Things are a little more casual and you have more leeway with your clothing choice. Of course, it’s still a bad idea to wear colors supporting the opposing team.
For me, my AHL press-box must have clothing item is something bright. It ends up being pink a lot because (not surprisingly to anyone that knows me) that’s what I own the most of. With the more laid back atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to make a statement with bold colors.
AHL media tip: Always be aware of who’s around you. There are usually drastically fewer people in the press box at an AHL game, which gives you a chance to talk to other media or visiting scouts. You never know who you’ll meet and what you’ll learn!