CANTLON’S CORNER: PACK PLAY FIRST THREE-IN-THREE (PREVIEW)

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – The Hartford Wolf Pack host the Albany Devils Friday night at the XL Center. The puck drops at 7pm. On Saturday they complete the home-and-home by traveling to Albany for a 5pm game and then return to Hartford Sunday for a game against the Norfolk Admirals at 3pm.

For the Pack, things went a lot better Tuesday than they did on Sunday.

“Obviously we played a better game, but we’re putting it behind us,” said head coach Ken Gernander.

The decisions, like Nick Tarnasky’s fine move to set up Danny Kristo’s goal, were clearly not evident on Sunday against the Hershey Bears but were there in abundance Tuesday night against the Worcester Sharks. Continue reading

MORE ROSTER MOVES FOR ROADIES

greenville-road-warriors_thumb16ROAD WARRIORS ADD A TRIO FOR HOME OPENER

Skapski recalled to Hartford, Banwell placed on IR and two others released

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Rd Warriors

Greenville, SC – The Greenville Road Warriors, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced a variety of changes to the team’s roster heading into the home opener tomorrow night.

Winger Chris McCarthy has been assigned to the Road Warriors by Hartford, defenseman Devon Krogh has been acquired in a trade with the Cincinnati Cyclones for future considerations, and defenseman Ryan Hegarty has been signed to a standard players contract. In addition, rookie goaltender Mackenzie Skapski has been recalled to Hartford by New York. Continue reading

FOR PACK, AN OLD FRIEND RETURNS

nightingale-hartfordWOLF PACK SIGN DEFENSEMAN JARED NIGHTINGALE TO PTO
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Ninth-year Pro Played 240 Games for Wolf Pack/Whale from 2007-08 through 2011-12

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, October 23, 2014: Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has signed defenseman Jared Nightingale to a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement. Continue reading

PACK RELEASE NEJEZCHLEB – HEADS BACK TO WHL

Hartford Wolf Pack LogoWOLF PACK RELEASE RICHARD NEJEZCHLEB FROM ATO
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Forward Returns to Brandon Wheat Kings of WHL

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, October 22, 2014: Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has released forward Richard Nejezchleb from his Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement. Nejezchleb will return to his Junior team, the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League.

The 20-year-old Nejezchleb, who was a fifth-round selection (122nd overall) by the parent New York Rangers in the 2014 NHL Draft, sat out the Wolf Pack’s first four games of the season due to injury. The Prague, Czech Republic native has skated for the Wheat Kings for the past two seasons.

The Wolf Pack are next in action this Friday night, October 24, hosting the Albany Devils at the XL Center in a 7:00 PM game. Once again this season every Friday night home game features $1 hot dogs and $2 beers through the start of the second period. Tickets for all 2014-15 Wolf Pack home games are now on sale at the XL Center ticket office, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499. Wolf Pack tickets start as low as $12 for youth 12 years old or younger.

CANTLON’S CORNER: CLOCK TICKING ON XL CENTER

gerry-150x130XL Future Clock Starts Ticking

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

The long and winding road on the future of the XL Center is truly and finally begun to take shape.

The announcement at last Thursday’s monthly meeting of the CRDA (Capital Region Development Authority) that New York City based, SCI Architects, were the one of the four finalists who’ve been selected to do yet another feasibility study on the XL Center. It was further announced that a contract will be signed this week starting the final process that has been three years in the making. Continue reading

PACK MAKE ROSTER MOVES

Hartford Wolf Pack LogoWOLF PACK MAKE TWO ROSTER MOVES
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Mackenzie Skapski Reassigned to Hartford from Greenville, Chris McCarthy Assigned to ECHL

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, October 22, 2014: Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the parent New York Rangers have reassigned goaltender Mackenzie Skapski to the Wolf Pack from its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors, and have reassigned forward Chris McCarthy from the Wolf Pack to Greenville. Continue reading

XL CENTER RENOVATIONS – OPENING NIGHT

xl-center1_dt_128662417158768750-150x112GLOBAL SPECTRUM RELEASES TWELFTH VIDEO BLOG OF XL CENTER RENOVATION PROJECT

XL Center Chapter 40 – Celebrating 40 Years of the Hartford Civic Center

BY: Erin Bilton, Global Spectrum

Global Spectrum, operators of the XL Center, in partnership with Powerstation Events, have released the twelfth weekly video blog. This week Jay Taylor, Video Operator of the Powerstation Video team, introduces us to the new XL Center for the Hartford Wolf Pack Home Opener against the Portland Pirates as well as patron’s reactions regarding the new fan bar, concourse, and scoreboard.