Category Archives: Sports

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

FUEHRING: ROADIES BURNED BY SOLAR BEARS AGAIN

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PARKES SCORES TWICE IN 3-2 OT LOSS TO ORLANDO

Road Warriors notch season-high 52 shots in setback to Solar Bears on Saturday

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors 

ORLANDO, FLFor the second consecutive night, the Greenville Road Warriors (25-14-2), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, set a season high in shots (52) and battled back from a two-goal deficit in the third period, but suffered a 3-2 overtime loss to the Orlando Solar Bears (19-14-3) at the Amway Center.

Forward Trevor Parkes scored both goals for the Road Warriors, while Orlando netminder Garrett Sparks made a career-best 50 saves and set a Solar Bears single-game record for the second straight game. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: PACK WINNING STREAK COMES TO AN END IN SYRACUSE

hartford-wolf-pack-logo-150x133BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Syracuse, NY, January 24, 2015 – The Hartford Wolf Pack had a four-game winning streak snapped Saturday night, in a 3-2 loss to the Syracuse Crunch at the War Memorial Arena, the Wolf Pack’s last game before the AHL All-Star break.

After a Marek Hrivik goal gave the Wolf Pack a 2-1 lead early in the third period, Syracuse came back with a shorthanded goal by Mike Blunden, his second tally of the game, and a Mike Angelidis power-play goal, which came at 9:48 of the third and was the game-winner.  Continue reading

CANTLON: MCILRATH’S LATE GOAL GIVES PACK HUGE WIN

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT - Dylan McIlrath’s wicked wrist-shot from the right circle with 5:44 remaining in the third period proved to be the game-winner as the Hartford Wolf Pack repeatedly came-from-behind for a wildly exciting 4-3 win over the Springfield Falcons before 5,917 at the XL Center Friday night.

McIlrath jumped into the play in the offensive zone, blocked an outlet pass, then came down the right wing into the face-off circle and fired a shot over the left shoulder of Falcons’ goaltender Anton Forsberg. Statistically, Forsberg is currently the third highest ranked netminder in the AHL.

Oscar Lindberg, the game’s first star, had two goals and an assist and Joey Crabb had the game tying goal that set up the heroics for McIlrath, and had two helpers as well.  Kerby Rychel, the game’s third star, had two goals and an assist and Frederic St. Denis had two assists for the Falcons.

“I saw an opportunity and (Ryan) Bourque did a good job pressuring their D-man, went hard to the net and shot the puck,” a chuckling McIlrath said. McIlrath, the game’s second star, scored his second game winner in the past two weeks. “I know I have a good shot, but I’m not a, ‘shoot-first’ kind of guy. When you get those kind of opportunities its kind of nice.” Continue reading

FUEHRING: 51 SHOTS NOT ENOUGH FOR ROADIES TO WIN

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WARRIORS RIP 51 SHOTS BUT SUFFER SHOOTOUT LOSS TO ORLANDO

Greenville claws back from a pair of two-goal deficits to earn one point on Friday

 

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors

ORLANDO, FL The Greenville Road Warriors (25-14-2) recorded a season-high 51 shots and clawed back from a pair of two-goal deficits on Friday, but suffered a 4-3 shootout loss to the Orlando Solar Bears (18-14-3) at the Amway Center.

Kyle Jean, Josh Nicholls and Chris McCarthy each found the back of the net in regulation for Greenville, while Solar Bears’ netminder Garrett Sparks stopped the other 48 shots he faced for the victory. Orlando’s Carson McMillan and Denver Manderson were the only players to score in a four-round shootout. Continue reading

GRENIER: PACK WIN THRILLER IN HARTFORD

hartford-wolf-pack-logo-150x133Hartford Wolf Pack 4, Springfield Falcons 3

BY: Zack Grenier, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, January 23, 2015 – The Hartford Wolf Pack pulled out a come-from-behind victory Friday night at the XL Center, as they defeated the Northeast Division-leading Springfield Falcons, 4-3, in front of a crowd of 5,917, a lower-bowl sellout.

Hartford was led by Oscar Lindberg, who had two goals and an assist.  Joey Crabb had a goal and two assists, and Dylan McIlrath scored the game-winning goal.  Mackenzie Skapski stopped 25 of the 28 shots he faced. Continue reading

RANGERS: TIME TO SHARE THE LOVE AND CUP MEMORIES

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NEW YORK RANGERS AND CHASE HOST RANGERS ASSIST CELEBRATION FOR PLAYLAND ICE CASINO ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 25

1994 Stanley Cup Champions Adam Graves, Mike Richter, Stephane Matteau, Alexei Kovalev, Glenn Anderson and Mike Hartman Scheduled to Attend

Westchester County Executive Astorino Will Drop the Ceremonial Puck; Rangers Greats will be joined by Coaches and Playland Ice Casino Volunteers for an Exhibition Game

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, NY (January 21, 2015) – The New York Rangers and Chase, along with town of Rye, NY, will host a celebration as part of New York Rangers Assist initiative for Playland Ice Casino on Sunday, Jan. 25 beginning at 1:30pm. Rangers Assist supported by Chase is dedicated to refurbishing local ice rinks and improving the youth hockey experience through increased opportunities and accessibility to the sport.

As part of the program, the Rangers and Chase donated $25,000 to Playland Ice Casino and has worked with Westchester County to help refurbish the arena that was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Restorations to the ice rink over the last two years included a repaired roof, new dehumidification system and replaced boilers. Continue reading