Category Archives: NHL

SHAWN O’DONNELL RETURNING TO HARTFORD

Hartford Wolf PackWOLF PACK SIGN FORWARD SHAWN O’DONNELL TO AHL CONTRACT

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Had 10 Points, 85 PIM in 57 Games Last Season 

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, August 29, 2014:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has signed forward Shawn O’Donnell to an AHL contract.

As a rookie in 2013-14, O’Donnell skated in 57 games with the Wolf Pack, scoring three goals and adding seven assists for ten points.  The 6-1, 192-pound Halifax, Nova Scotia native also served 85 minutes in penalties, the fifth-highest total on the Wolf Pack club. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: LOTS OF NEWS FROM HOCKEY

gerryBY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

I think it’s fair to say that I complain about as much as anybody else does about the late timing by the AHL in releasing it’s schedule. Well on Wednesday, it was FINALLY released.

The Hartford Wolf Pack open their 18th season and their 76 game regular season schedule on the road on a Sunday afternoon in upstate New York starting at 5pm. Their opponent, the newest member of the Northeast Division, the top affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Syracuse Crunch.

The home opener features the Portland Pirates, the top farm club of the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday October 17. The Hershey Bears come in the following day for a Sunday matinee at 3pm. Continue reading

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

CANTLON’S CORNER: THE PASSING OF A SPECIAL MAN

gerryBY: GERRY CANTLON, Howlings

It was sad to learn of the passing of one-time New Haven Coliseum Executive Director, Jim Perillo, on Monday at age 71. Perillo succumbed in his battle with cancer.

JamesPerilloPerillo was a patron of the New Haven political system and was a political protégé of the late Arthur Barbieri, one of New Haven’s big political kingmakers and power brokers in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Perillo, was known as a fierce negotiator. His MO started with screaming. His strategy and toughness came from his love of basketball where he was known to be as highly competitive with Notre Dame of West Haven where he teamed up with Joe Tonelli Sr., the former AD of their high school alma mater and at Southern Connecticut State University. Perillo knew numbers. He was a mathematics teacher and was a varsity head coach for eight years for the West Haven Blue Devils. He was also a guidance counselor at West Haven High where he met his widow Eileen. 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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