Category Archives: AHL

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

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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.

CRAWFORD: PACK WIN THRILLER IN WORCESTER

Bob CrawfordHartford Wolf Pack 5, Worcester Sharks 4

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Worcester, MA, October 21, 2014 – Rookie defenseman Mat Bodie’s first pro goal, scored with 17.9 seconds left in the third period, gave the Hartford Wolf Pack a 5-4 win over the Worcester Sharks Tuesday night at the DCU Center.

The Wolf Pack let a 4-2 lead slip away in the third, but with the game seemingly headed for overtime, Tommy Hughes and Danny Kristo combined to get the puck to Bodie, who moved to the left-wing faceoff dot and launched a shot that went high into the net behind Worcester goaltender Troy Grosenick, a former teammate, and roommate, of Bodie’s at Union College.  Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: October 20-26, 2014

Bob CrawfordBY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (2-0-1-0, 5 pts.) gained three out of a possible four points this past weekend, in their first two home games, and remain unbeaten in regulation through three games.  The Wolf Pack’s home opener Saturday produced a 2-1 win over the Portland Pirates, with Ryan Haggerty scoring his first pro goal, J.T. Miller netting the game-winner and Cedrick Desjardins making 19 saves.  On Sunday against Hershey, Jason Missiaen stopped 36 of the Bears’ 37 shots, but a power-play goal by Casey Wellman with 1.5 seconds left in overtime sent the Pack to a 1-0 defeat. Continue reading

FUEHRING: ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY, Week 1: October 20-26

greenville-road-warriors_thumb16ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY RELEASE

Week 1: October 20-26

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Rd Warriors

LAST WEEK’S RECAP

About Opening Weekend in Orlando: The Road Warriors (0-2-0-0) did not get the start they were hoping for as they opened the 2014-15 season on the road in Orlando. Despite firing a combined 73 shots on net, the Warriors were held to two goals and were defeated in back-to-back games by the Solar Bears (2-0-0-0) over the weekend. On Saturday, Orlando’s Brad Ross scored three goals, while netminder Garrett Sparks made 35 saves en route to a 5-2 decision. Less than 24 hours later, Sparks stopped another 36 shots as the Solar Bears topped Greenville 3-0. Forwards Chad Nehring and Kyle Jean tallied the only two goals of the weekend for the Road Warriors, while goaltenders Jeff Malcolm and Mackenzie Skapski each suffered a loss.  Continue reading