By Doyle Woody
Anchorage Daily News
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – When Colin Hemingway played for the ECHL’s Peoria Rivermen in 2004, his Kelly Cup experience, and his season, ended when he suffered a concussion in the club’s second playoff game.
In 2006, when the Rivermen skated in the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup playoffs, Hemingway never even hit the ice — he was a healthy scratch.
That was the totality of Hemingway’s playoff experience in his first four pro seasons in North American — a rattled melon in one postseason, a seat in the stands in another.
“Both left a sour taste,” Hemingway said.