Category Archives: Hartford Wolf Pack

CRAWFORD: PACK END LOSING STREAK – KNOCK OFF BST IN OT

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Hartford Wolf Pack 2, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 1 (OT)

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, November 22, 2014 – In a physical game at the XL Center Saturday night, Mat Bodie’s three-on-three goal with 60 seconds left in overtime gave the Hartford Wolf Pack a 2-1 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

The victory snapped a five-game losing streak (0-4-1-0) for the Wolf Pack, who also got a goal and an assist from Chris Bourque, and 17 saves from Mackenzie Skapski. C.J. Stretch scored for Bridgeport, and Kevin Poulin stopped 28 shots.

“I don’t think we got swept up in some of the physical play,” said Hartford coach Ken Gernander. “We were able to get our hits and maintain our coverage and play physical without crossing the line and taking penalties, which certainly is helpful.” Continue reading

CRAWFORD: JOSH NICHOLLS REJOINS PACK

nyr_50_josh_nicholls_epFORWARD JOSH NICHOLLS JOINS WOLF PACK
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Reassigned from ECHL Greenville

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, November 22, 2014: Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the parent New York Rangers have reassigned forward Josh Nicholls to the Wolf Pack from its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors.

Nicholls, a second-year pro out of the Western Hockey League, has four goals and five assists for nine points, along with six penalty minutes, in nine games with Greenville this season. That is good for a tie for third on the team in goals, and Nicholls stands fourth among Road Warrior skaters in points. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: DOES THE XL CENTER HAVE A FUTURE?

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

Hartford, CT - The long term future work that needs to be done on the XL Center continues even as new impediments outside the control of anyone have finally come to past.

SCI Architects of New York City, hired for a design study for a new building, is working on a two tract system in this process.

“They have one group that is meeting with the business community, Hartford Metro Alliance, the city, the main tenants in the building. The other team is working on the structural portion to put together a full report,” said CRDA Executive Director Mike Freimuth. “We expect to get some preliminary results in December and a full report in January. That might slip into February, but certainty not September.”  Continue reading

FUEHRING: WARRIORS WASTE WALLEYE

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WARRIORS IGNITE OFFENSE IN 6-3 WIN OVER WALLEYE

Greenville spreads six goals between six skaters in Friday victory at Toledo

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors 

Toledo, OH The Greenville Road Warriors (9-6-0-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, earned six goals from six different skaters on Friday en route to a 6-3 victory over the Toledo Walleye (9-3-0-1) at the Huntington Center. Josh Nicholls (1g, 2a) and Trevor Parkes (1g, 1a) each recorded a multi-point effort, the latter of which did it in his first game against his former team.

In net, Jeff Malcolm (7-3-0) made 18 saves for his seventh win in his last nine games. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: PACK LOSE FIFTH STRAIGHT

bob-crawfordBY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Providence Bruins 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 1

Providence, RI, November 21, 2014 – A two-goal, late-second period burst by the Providence Bruins made the difference Friday night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Providence, as the Bruins defeated the Hartford Wolf Pack by a score of 4-1.

Jordan Caron and Matt Lindblad scored 1:44 apart late in the second, to break open a 1-1 game and send the Wolf Pack (8-7-2-0, 18 pts.) to their fifth straight defeat (0-4-1-0).  Continue reading

CANTLON: HARTFORD CRUNCHED 5-4

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT - The Syracuse Crunch extended the Hartford Wolf Pack losing streak to four straight with their 5-4 victory Wednesday night before , “crowd” of just 1,782, the eighth lowest regular season crowd in team history.

The Pack put up a valiant comeback effort from a 4-2 deficit to tie the game, but a weak defensive zone play led to the game winning goal.

Philip Paradis was able to redirect Luke Witkowski’s shot form the right point, despite Dylan McIlrath being right on top of him, from nearly 25 feet out. The shot caught Pack goaltender, Mackenzie Skapski, off-guard who was reacting to Witkowski’s original shot. The redirected shot cleared Skapski vis his open stickside at the four minute mark. Continue reading

GRENIER: 4-GOAL FIRST DOOMS PACK

hartford-wolf-pack-logo-150x133BY: Zachary Grenier, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, November 19, 2014 – The Hartford Wolf Pack were unable to recover from a Syracuse Crunch four-goal first period Wednesday night at the XL Center and lost, 5-4.

Mike Angelidis and Yanni Gourde led the way for the Crunch with two goals each on the night.  Tanner Richard tallied two assists in the Crunch victory as well.  Conor Allen had a team high three points on the night for Hartford, with a goal and two assists.  Justin Vaive also gave the Pack a goal and an assist in the loss.  Continue reading