CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: October 16-22, 2017

WOLF PACK WEEKLY: October 16-22, 2017

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack swept a pair of games this past week, to extend a winning streak to three games.  On Friday night at home, the Wolf Pack defeated the Toronto Marlies by a score of 5-2, led by a goal and an assist each from Boo Nieves and Joe Whitney, and three assists from Scott Kosmachuk.  Then, in its first road game Saturday night, Head Coach Keith McCambridge’s club downed the Springfield Thunderbirds 4-3, with Filip Chytil scoring the game-winning goal and adding two assists, for his first North American pro points. 

AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE STANDINGS

This week:

The Wolf Pack play their first three-game weekend, starting with a home contest Friday night vs. the new Belleville Senators.  Faceoff for that game is 7:15 PM.  Then, Hartford hits the road for Atlantic Division battles with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Saturday night (7:05) and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Sunday (3:00).

Friday, October 20 vs. the Belleville Senators (Ottawa) at the XL Center, 7:15 PM

  • At this game, and all Wolf Pack Friday-night home games, fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs and $2 beers at every Friday Wolf Pack home game, through the start of the second period, presented by Dave & Buster’s.
  • This is the first-ever meeting between the Wolf Pack and the Senators, a new franchise in the AHL this season.  For the previous 15 years, the parent Ottawa club has had its AHL affiliation in Binghamton.
  • The Senators, who are in the midst of a season-opening stretch of nine straight road games, chalked up their first victory of the season Saturday night in Hershey, downing the Bears 5-2, after losses in their first three outings.
  • Forward Chris DiDomenico leads Belleville in both points and goals thus far, with 3-2-5.
  • Tickets for this and all 2017-18 Wolf Pack home games are on sale now at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, online at hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.  Tickets purchased in advance for kids 12 or younger are just $10 each, and all tickets will have a $2 day-of-game increase.
  • Broadcast – live with Bob Crawford and Mark Bailey on News Radio 1410 WPOP, online at iheart.com and on iHeartRadio.  Video streaming at www.ahllive.com. 

Saturday, October 21 at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Pittsburgh) at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 7:05 PM

  • This is the first of six games on the season between the Wolf Pack and Penguins, and the first of three Wolf Pack visits Wilkes-Barre.  The Penguins won all eight games of last season’s series between the two clubs.
  • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has split its first four games, three of which have been at home, after a season last year that saw the club post the best record in the AHL, a mark of 51-20-3-2 (107 pts., .704).
  • Rookie Daniel Sprong has been the Penguins’ top offensive threat through the first four games, with 4-2-6.
  • Broadcast – live with Bob Crawford on News Radio 1410 WPOP, online at iheart.com and on iHeartRadio.  Video streaming at ahllive.com.

Sunday, October 22 at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (Islanders) at the Webster Bank Arena, 3:00 PM

  • This matchup begins a ten-game season series between the Wolf Pack and their in-state rivals the Sound Tigers and is first of five trips for the Wolf Pack to Bridgeport.  The Pack was 2-4-1-1 in eight games vs. their Nutmeg State adversaries in 2016-17, 1-2-0-1 on the road.
  • The Sound Tigers have four straight road games to start the season, and Bridgeport has dropped two of the first three.  Last season, former Wolf Pack defenseman Brent Thompson’s team was 16 games above .500, at 44-28-3-1 (92 pts., .605), but still finished four points out of the final playoff spot in the Atlantic Division.
  • Rookie center Scott Eansor has four goals in the Sound Tigers’ first three games.
  • Broadcast – live with Bob Crawford on News Radio 1410 WPOP, online at iheart.com and on iHeartRadio.  Video streaming at ahllive.com.

Wolf Pack Community Appearances:

The Wolf Pack have the following appearances scheduled this week.  For further information on these, or any other Wolf Pack community initiatives, contact Wolf Pack community relations manager Frank Berrian, at (860) 541-4728:

  • Thursday, October 19, 6:30 PM, Bushnell Park, Downtown Hartford

Sonar, the Wolf Pack’s lovable mascot, takes part in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Light the Night” walk.

Recent Transactions:

Filip Chytil – loaned to the Wolf Pack by the NY Rangers October 10.

Malte Stromwall – reassigned by the NY Rangers from the Wolf Pack to Greenville (ECHL) October 10.

Pack Tracks:

The Wolf Pack’s home game Friday, October 27, a 7:15 PM contest vs. the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, features a “Howl-o-ween” celebration.  Youngsters can enjoy trick-or-treating on the XL Center concourse and take part in a costume parade during one of the intermissions.

Once again this season, fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs and $2 beers at every Friday Wolf Pack home game, through the start of the second period, presented by Dave & Buster’s.  After this Friday, the Wolf Pack are right back on home ice next Friday, October 27, hosting the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at 7:15 PM.

Each of the Wolf Pack’s Sunday and Wednesday home games will feature the Wolf Pack’s “Click It or Ticket Family Value Pack”.  The Family Value Pack includes two tickets, two sodas and two hot dogs, all for just $35.  The next Family Value Pack game is Sunday, November 5, when the Springfield Thunderbirds visit for a 5:00 PM tilt.

Every Wolf Pack Wednesday home game is a “Winning Wednesday”.  If the Wolf Pack win at home on a Wednesday, fans can show their Winning Wednesday ticket at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center and receive a free ticket to the next Wolf Pack home game (some restrictions apply).  The Wolf Pack’s first Wednesday home outing of the season is November 15, a 7:00 PM game vs. the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Wolf Pack home game tickets can be purchased at the XL Center ticket office, online at hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.  Tickets purchased in advance for kids 12 or younger are just $10 each, and all tickets will have a $2 day-of-game increase.

To speak with a Wolf Pack representative about season or group tickets, or any of the Wolf Pack’s many ticketing options, call (855) 762-6451, or click here to request more info.

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