Category Archives: Hockey

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

FUEHRING: WARRIORS TRUMP KOMETS WITH BIG 3RD PERIOD

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3-GOAL 3RD LIFTS WARRIORS OVER KOMETS

Greenville earns sixth come-from-behind victory with 3-1 win on Saturday

 

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors

Fort Wayne, IN – The Greenville Road Warriors (10-6-0-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, produced three goals in the third period for a 3-1 come-from-behind win over the Fort Wayne Komets (11-4-0-0) at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Saturday.

The win marked the sixth comeback victory for the team this season and gave Greenville its league-high fourth win when trailing after two periods. In net, Jeff Malcolm (8-3-0) made 25 saves for his eighth win in his last 10 starts. 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: UCONN HOCKEY CONTINUES TO SURPRISE

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT - UConn Husky hockey knocked off the top team in Hockey  East, The University of Vermont, 2-1, before 5,072 fans at the XL Center. Vermont entered the game nationally ranked at number 10.

UConn meanwhile improved it’s record to 3-5-4 and 2-2-1 in Hockey East play. Vermont drops to 7-3-1 with a 5-3-1 record in the conference. UConn next plays Boston University, also at the XL Center, Saturday afternoon at 3:30pm while the Catamounts head north up I-91 to play UMass at Amherst Saturday night.

It’s the third big win for the Huskies who are in their maiden season of Hockey East. They’ve already knocked off non-conference and now an in-state rival in Quinnipiac University and beat Boston College two weeks ago. 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