Category Archives: Connecticut Whale

CANTLON: (FRIDAY) PACK AIN’T ‘FRAID OF NO GHOSTS

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – The Hartford Wolf Pack registered their fourth consecutive win defeating the visiting Lehigh Valley Phantoms 3-2 before 4,686 at the XL Center Friday night.

The Wolf Pack built a two goal lead early in the third period as Ryan Bourque drifted on the right wing and from forty feet out took a Mike Kostka pass and one timed it for his eleventh of season beating Phantom netminder Rob Zepp over his glove hand at 2:23.

“It was a good one-timer off a nice pass from Kostka,” Wolf Pack head coach Ken Gernander said. “It was a good rush and (Ryan Bourque) had a shooter’s mentality.”

The younger Bourque’s goal turned out to be his second game-winner of the season. On the goal, Chris Mueller picked up his third assist of the game and has now registered eleven points in his last nine games. Continue reading

CANLTON: PACK HAVE THEIR FILL OF HERSHEY CHOCOLATE

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT - The Hershey Bears scored twice on just three shots in the third period to pull away from the Hartford Wolf Pack for a 5-3 win Saturday afternoon before a crowd of 7,192 at the XL Center.

The loss, the Wolf Pack’s fifth in a row (0-4-1), dropped them out of the playoffs and into ninth place in the conference standings with a month to go in the regular season.

The Portland Pirates have the edge over the Pack despite the teams being tied with 68 points. The Pirates have two more wins than Hartford does, the latest, a 5-4 win over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, came Saturday night.

The dagger in the heart came from two former CT Whale players who factored into the game winning goal. Continue reading

CANLTON: (FRIDAY) SHARKS PUT A BITE INTO WOLF PACK

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Worcester Five Goal Second Downs the Wolf Pack

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

After a solid first period, the rest of the way the Worcester Sharks dominated as they scored five times in the second period to drop the Hartford Wolf Pack 5-2 Friday night.

The two teams are now tied for the sixth spot in the conference standings with 68 points. Hartford faces the leagues hottest team, the Hershey Bears, Saturday afternoon at 3:30pm.

The Sharks came out quickly and scored in bunches. In the second period they tied the game at two with both goals coming just 1:13 apart. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: PACK TAKE TO THE ROAD

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

CROMWELL, CT - The Hartford Wolf Pack enter the final two months of the regular season in a very good place.

By virtue of their win on Saturday night, they have seized onto second place in the Northeast Division and displaced the Springfield Falcons, who have now lost six straight. For the Pack, their next target is taking first place.

But that road to first place won’t be an easy one. The New York Rangers’ AHL affiliates will be road warriors for the month of February. The team will play just three home games in the second month of 2015. The quest for the division top spot begins in earnest Wednesday night when the team travels to Syracuse to challenge the first place Crunch. The game can be heard live on FOX SPORTS RADIO 1410 beginning at 7pm. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: “HARTFORD HOCKEY HERITAGE WEEKEND” THIS FRI/SAT

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WOLF PACK CELEBRATE “HARTFORD HOCKEY HERITAGE WEEKEND” THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

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Saturday’s Game vs. Springfield Close to a Lower-Bowl Sellout

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack 

HARTFORD, January 27, 2015:  The Hartford Wolf Pack will honor 40 years of pro hockey history in Hartford with a “Hartford Hockey Heritage Weekend” celebration at the team’s home games this Friday and Saturday, January 30 and 31.

The Wolf Pack host the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the XL Center on Friday night, and the Springfield Falcons visit on Saturday night.  Both games face off at 7:00 PM. Continue reading

CANTLON: PACK WINNING STREAK ENDS AT 6 after 3-2 HWP LOSS!

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

The Hartford Wolf Pack came within inches of another late game heroic comeback, but ultimately fell short in a 3-2 loss in Syracuse to the Crunch on Saturday night. The loss, the first in regulation for the Pack in the last seven games in which they were 6-0-1, was the last for the New York Rangers’ AHL affiliate before the league takes off for its All-Star Break.

The game winning goal came off the stick of that noted Wolf Pack thorn, Mike Angelidis. Continue reading

CANTLON: FRIDAY – PACK SHUT OUT BY CRUNCH

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT, Friday, December 19,2014 – The Syracuse Crunch received 24 saves from starting goaltender, Krister Gudlevskis, and shutout the Hartford Wolf Pack, 2-0. The loss ended the Wolf Pack’s four game winning streak.

Hartford remains in third place as their record drops to 15-10-2-1. Syracuse has now won eight in a row goes to advance their record to 18-7-3-0 and have 39 points to lead the Northeast Division.

The Pack play tomorrow night at 5:00pm against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms,w ho make their first-ever appearance in Hartford. Continue reading