Category Archives: Connecticut Whale

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

CANTLON: PACK GIVE THE DEVIL THEIR DUE – MOVE INTO 3RD IN DIV

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT - The Hartford Wolf Pack brought a lead into the third period and held on to win a tight 3-2 decision over the visiting Albany Devils in a rare Thursday night contest at the XL Center.

The Wolf Pack record improves to 13-9-2-1 (29 points) are moves them into sole possession of third place in the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference ahead of Albany who’s record dropped to 12-8-1-4 (27 points) and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, (also 27 points). Albany falls to the bottom of the division as they’ve played one more game than Bridgeport has. The Wolf Pack trail the second place Syracuse Crunch (14-7-3-0) by two points. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: DALLAS “STONEWALL” JACKSON

greenville-road-warriors_thumb16BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

CROMWELL, CT - In professional hockey, you always have to be prepared for the chance of recall coming at any time.

For Hartford Wolf Pack defenseman Dallas Jackson, the recall from the team’s ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors, came on November 1st after seven games with the New York Rangers‘ Double AA affiliates. For him, it was a bit of an adventure.

Jackson was coming back with the Road Warriors after completing a two-game swing in South Carolina against the Stingrays when he got the call that he was needed in Hartford. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: NEWS UPDATE

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

CROMWELL, CT It’s another big weekend of three-games-in-three days for the Hartford Wolf Pack, but with a slight twist.

The Pack visit the Syracuse Crunch on Friday night to kick things off where they started the regular season. They will return home for a Saturday night tilt at the XL Center to play the Springfield Falcons followed by a Sunday afternoon encounter with the Binghamton Senators.

Getting back from Syracuse on Friday should be fun.

“Our travel is so much better than most teams. We can’t complain,” Head Coach Ken Gernander said. “It’s part of pro hockey; travel. It’s not NHL East Coast – West Coast. We have a big weekend and we have to have a good performance.”

Gernander’s club left Thursday, a day ahead of time, to alleviate the quick turnaround. Over the years, other AHL teams usually cite cost concerns and haven’t done that. Continue reading