Category Archives: ECHL

MALCOLM BLANKS CAROLINA IN HOME OPENER

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MALCOLM BLANKS ‘RAYS IN HOME OPENER WIN

Road Warriors defeat South Carolina 3-0 in front of 5,321 fans

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors

Greenville, SCJeff Malcolm made 22 saves for his first professional shutout on Friday as the Greenville Road Warriors, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, defeated the South Carolina Stingrays, 3-0, on opening night at SANDLAPPER Securities Rink at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

With the win, the Road Warriors improve to 1-2-0 (two points) on the season and 3-2-0 in home openers since the franchise moved to Greenville in 2010. Chad Nehring, Vinny Saponari and Scott Arnold each scored a goal in front of 5,321 fans in attendance.

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CANTLON’S CORNER: PACK PLAY FIRST THREE-IN-THREE (PREVIEW)

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – The Hartford Wolf Pack host the Albany Devils Friday night at the XL Center. The puck drops at 7pm. On Saturday they complete the home-and-home by traveling to Albany for a 5pm game and then return to Hartford Sunday for a game against the Norfolk Admirals at 3pm.

For the Pack, things went a lot better Tuesday than they did on Sunday.

“Obviously we played a better game, but we’re putting it behind us,” said head coach Ken Gernander.

The decisions, like Nick Tarnasky’s fine move to set up Danny Kristo’s goal, were clearly not evident on Sunday against the Hershey Bears but were there in abundance Tuesday night against the Worcester Sharks. Continue reading

MORE ROSTER MOVES FOR ROADIES

greenville-road-warriors_thumb16ROAD WARRIORS ADD A TRIO FOR HOME OPENER

Skapski recalled to Hartford, Banwell placed on IR and two others released

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Rd Warriors

Greenville, SC – The Greenville Road Warriors, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced a variety of changes to the team’s roster heading into the home opener tomorrow night.

Winger Chris McCarthy has been assigned to the Road Warriors by Hartford, defenseman Devon Krogh has been acquired in a trade with the Cincinnati Cyclones for future considerations, and defenseman Ryan Hegarty has been signed to a standard players contract. In addition, rookie goaltender Mackenzie Skapski has been recalled to Hartford by New York. Continue reading

FOR PACK, AN OLD FRIEND RETURNS

nightingale-hartfordWOLF PACK SIGN DEFENSEMAN JARED NIGHTINGALE TO PTO
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Ninth-year Pro Played 240 Games for Wolf Pack/Whale from 2007-08 through 2011-12

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, October 23, 2014: Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has signed defenseman Jared Nightingale to a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement. 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

CANTLON: SHERIFF “BODIE” ENDS SHARKS LATE

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Hartford Win Late on Bodie Blast In Worcester

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

WORCESTER, MA - Rookie defenseman Matt Bodie picked the right time to score his first AHL goal.

With just 17.9 seconds left in regulation, Bodie took a pass from his defensive mate, Tommy Hughes, and moved into the left wing faceoff circle. Bodie then pumped fake once, which Sharks goalie, Troy Grosenick, but on and made the first move. That allowed Bodie to unleash and let one fly that got past the Shark goalkeeper and found the back of the net with fellow rookie forward, Ryan Haggerty, right there on the doorstep looking for a rebound giving the visiting Hartford Wolf Pack the 5-4 win on the road in Worcester at the DCU Center in front of 1,488 Tuesday night. 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