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PRINT YOURSELF A ’14/’15 WOLF PACK SCHEDULE

The Hartford Wolf Pack released a nice graphic version of their 2014-2015 schedule which you can see and print here

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HARTFORD WOLF PACK 2014-15 SCHEDULE RELEASED

Hartford Wolf Pack Logo

BY: Mitch Beck, Howlings

The American Hockey League released it’s complete regular-season schedule for the 2014-15 season, the league’s 79th year of operation.

The Hartford Wolf Pack start their 18th season (including three as the Connecticut Whale) on the road against the Syracuse Crunch on Sunday October 12 at 5pm. They open their home schedule the following Saturday night, October 18th at 7pm against the Portland Pirates.

October features three road games and four at the newly renovated XL CenterContinue reading

MALCOLM RESIGNS WITH WOLF PACK

Hartford Wolf Pack LogoJEFF MALCOLM (G) RE-SIGNS WITH WOLF PACK

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2nd-year Pro Won NCAA Title with Yale                 University in 2012-13

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack 

HARTFORD, August 25, 2014:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has re-signed goaltender Jeff Malcolm.  Continue reading

CANTON’S CORNER: UPDATES AND THEN SOME

gerryBY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

The new logo (see below right) of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms was unveiled for their first season in Allentown, PA. The Phantoms first exhibition game is set for October 1st and their official home opener is on October 17.

Lehigh Valley Phantoms

According to a league source, the AHL will release the upcoming regular season schedule at the beginning of next week. Clearly, way too late, but because of San Antonio and Milwaukee – two teams that share their buildings with NBA franchises who get priority treatment with game dates – the whole league had to wait. The way things currently play out, the  AHL is the last league to release their regular season schedule. There has to be a better way to do this.

EX-WOLF PACK MOVEMENT

  • Missed mentioning that former Wolf Pack defenseman, Julien Brouillette, signed a one-year, two-way deal with Winnipeg. He will likely start the season in St. John’s. Brouillette had a great recall in Washington with the Capitals from the Hershey Bears last season including a game winning goal in his NHL debut. He had two points in ten games played.

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PACK ANNOUNCE PRESEASON SCHEDULE

Hartford Wolf Pack LogoWOLF PACK

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PRESEASON SCHEDULE

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Includes Local Games at Champions Skating Center, Trinity College and Quinnipiac University 

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, August 22, 2014:  Global Spectrum, operators of the XL Center and Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced the 2014-15 Wolf Pack preseason schedule.

The Wolf Pack will play a total of four preseason contests, with three of the four being home games in local venues.  The slate begins with a battle against the Albany Devils Wednesday, October 1 at Champions Skating Center, located at 6 Progress Dr. in Cromwell, CT.  Face-off for the exhibition opener is 7:00 PM and admission is $5.  Admission proceeds will go to acquiring ice skates for use at the wintertime outdoor skating rink in Hartford’s Bushnell Park.  Also, Champions Skating Center will be accepting donations of used skates of all sizes for the outdoor rink.

The next night, Thursday, October 2, the Wolf Pack will host the Worcester Sharks at the TD Bank Sports Center at Quinnipiac University, with faceoff at 7:00.  The TD Bank Sports Center is located at 275 Mt. Carmel Ave. in Hamden, CT, and tickets for the October 2 game are available through the TD Bank Sports Center ticket office, as well as by phone at (203) 582-3905.  The on-line address to purchase tickets is QuinnipiacBobcats.com.  Proceeds from the game will benefit Gaylord Specialty Healthcare of Wallingford, CT.

The Wolf Pack and the Sharks will meet again Saturday, October 4, in the last of the Pack’s three home preseason tilts.  That game will take place at Trinity College’s Koeppel Community Sports Center, facing off at 7:00.  Donations will be accepted at the door in lieu of an admission charge, BENEFITING the Ryan Gordon/Hartford Wolf Pack Community Scholars Fund.  The fund memorializes young fan Ryan Gordon, who passed away in 2006 and asked that a portion of the monies set aside for his college education be donated to the Hartford Wolf Pack Community Foundation.  Suggested donation is $5 per person.

The Wolf Pack then wraps up its preseason slate with its lone road game, a 3:00 contest at the MassMutual Center in Springfield vs. the Falcons Sunday, October 5.

HARTFORD WOLF PACK PRESEASON SCHEDULE

Date              Opponent       Venue                                                                            Faceoff
Wed. Oct. 1   ALBANY          CHAMPIONS SKATING CTR, CROMWELL, CT            7:00
Thu.  Oct. 2  WORCESTER   TD BANK SPORTS CENTER, QUINNIPIAC UNIV         7:00
Sat.  Oct. 4    WORCESTER   KOEPPEL COMM. SPORTS CTR, TRINITY COLLEGE  7:00
Sun. Oct. 5  at Springf’ld    MassMutual Center                                                       3:00

The Wolf Pack will open the home portion of their 2014-15 AHL regular season Saturday, October 18 at the XL Center.  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.

 

CANTLON’S CORNER: HOW THE WEST WAS BUILT

gerryBY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

A big development in the creation of the AHL Pacific Division.

The CHL (Central Hockey League) Denver Cutthroats formally suspended operations for the 2014-15 season yesterday. The team which went to the CHL President Cup finals is coached by former Wolf Pack Brad Smyth and the President/GM Derek Armstrong.

Then this morning the Arizona Sundogs followed suit because Denver was their closest rival by 13 hours and 23,490 miles in the Central Hockey League. Cantlon’s Corner first reported this direction last month. Continue reading

OLD NEWS, BUT NOW OFFICIAL – KRISTO SIGNS

kristo_danny_hwp1314RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORWARD DANNY KRISTO

NEW YORK, August 21, 2014 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Danny Kristo.

Kristo, 24, skated in 65 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL) this past season, registering 25 goals and 18 assists for 43 points, along with 18 penalty minutes. He led the team – and tied for seventh among AHL rookies – in goals, tied for second on the team in power play goals (seven), ranked third in points, and finished fifth in shots on goal (146). Kristo tallied his first career AHL goal in Hartford’s season opener on October 5 vs. Norfolk. He registered a point in eight of the first 10 games of the season (seven goals, five assists over the span), and tallied the first of two three-game goal streaks during the year from October 18 vs. Manchester to October 23 vs. Portland. Kristo also posted the first multi-goal effort of his AHL career on January 29 vs. Adirondack. Continue reading