Category Archives: World Junior Championships

CANTLON: PACK RALLY ENDS SHORT OF GOAL AGAINST PENS

rp_hartfordwolfpacklogo_thumb1.jpg      VERSUS      Wilkes Barre

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

The Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins scored twice in the third period and needed both after a furious late charge by the Hartford Wolf Pack to seal a critical 4-3 win before 4,114 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza Wednesday night.

The Wolf Pack trailed 4-1 and scored twice in the last five minutes to make it a single marker difference, but try as they did, they couldn’t find the equalizer.

Chris Bourque started the comeback as he out positioned Penguins’ defenseman Scott Harrington in front of the net. Bourque easily deposited the rebound of Tommy Hughes shot from the right point at 15:11. Hughes made the play by intercepting Scott Wilson’s clearing attempt off the left wing boards and then launching an effective 55 foot shot that created the rebound. Continue reading

FUEHRING: ROSTER MOVES EFFECTING ROADIES

greenville-road-warriors_thumb16SAPONARI RECALLED BY HARTFORD

Banwell activated from injured reserve; Arnold placed on 21-day IR

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 forward Vinny Saponari has been recalled by Hartford. In addition, defenseman Mike Banwell has been activated from the 21-day injured reserve while forward Scott Arnold has been placed on the 21-day injured reserve, retroactive to November 27thContinue reading

CRAWFORD: SAPONARI RECALLED

hartford-wolf-pack-logo-150x133WOLF PACK RECALL FORWARD VINNY SAPONARI FROM GREENVILLE

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2nd-year Pro is Road Warriors’ Leading Pt-scorer

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack 

HARTFORD, December 9, 2014:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has recalled forward Vinny Saponari from its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: A THANKSGIVING APPETIZER

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

ROSTER CHANGES 

The weekly Hartford Wolf Pack roster cha-cha-cha continues. Back to the Gwinnett Gladiators (ECHL) heads good guy defenseman, Bretton Stamler, while the Wolf Pack’s ECHL affiliates, the Greenville Road Warriors receive forward Chris McCarthy. Making the return trip back to Hartford from Greenville is defenseman Steve Spinnell who’s played in three games for the Wolf Pack. Spinnell has no points and 11 PM  and a minus-1.

One change to this lineup change is that Bretton Stamler’s life has taken a right turn after he signed a deal with the Hamburg Freezers of the German DEL for the remainder of the season because of an injury to their veteran, former Philadelphia Phantom Frederik Cabana.

According to a team press release, the recommendation to Sports Director and one-time New Haven Nighthawk, Stephane Richer, was from former Hartford and Greenville teammate and current Freezer defenseman Sam Klassen.

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CANTLON’S CORNER: TURN UP THE LIGHTS IN HARTFORD

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

The doors are ready to be opened.

Hartford Wolf Pack fans will get their first taste of the newly renovated XL Center and all its glitzy interior work, new food and brew offerings and as an added bonus, they’ll see the 2014-15 edition of the New York Ranger‘s AHL affiliates begin year number 18 of their existence in Connecticut’s capitol.

Then captain Ken Gernander was there the very first night and now enters his seventh season as the team’s head coach. His teammates included PJ Stock, who’s now with, “Hockey Night in Canada;” Brent Thompson is now the head coach in Bridgeport with the Sound Tigers; Pierre Sevigny watches his son Mathieu – born in Hartford – play with the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the QMJHL and the team’s head coach at the time, EJ McGuire, he watches the team from above. Continue reading

CANLTON’S CORNER: PACK SCHOOL NOW IN SESSION

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

Class is in session.

The 2014-15  Hartford Wolf Pack season officially got underway this past Saturday at what felt like a frozen meat locker or as it is otherwise known, the Champions Skating Center in Cromwell, CT. The location will be the team’s sole training camp site renovations continue at the XL Center.

There are plenty of new faces all over the ice each attempting to securing an AHL job or even an ECHL position with the Pack’s affiliate there, the Greenville Road Warriors. All of the activity is under the watchful eye of Head Coach, Ken Gernander. The one-time captain of the team is now in his seventh season behind the bench. General Manager Jim Schoenfeld was observing everything from above the ice in the offices of the Hartford Junior Wolf Pack sitting with assistant coach,  Jeff Buekeboom, Meanwhile, on the ice playing the part of a linesman is Assistant General Manager and the team’s other assistant coach, Pat Boller. Continue reading

OLD NEWS, BUT NOW OFFICIAL – KRISTO SIGNS

kristo_danny_hwp1314RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORWARD DANNY KRISTO

NEW YORK, August 21, 2014 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Danny Kristo.

Kristo, 24, skated in 65 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL) this past season, registering 25 goals and 18 assists for 43 points, along with 18 penalty minutes. He led the team – and tied for seventh among AHL rookies – in goals, tied for second on the team in power play goals (seven), ranked third in points, and finished fifth in shots on goal (146). Kristo tallied his first career AHL goal in Hartford’s season opener on October 5 vs. Norfolk. He registered a point in eight of the first 10 games of the season (seven goals, five assists over the span), and tallied the first of two three-game goal streaks during the year from October 18 vs. Manchester to October 23 vs. Portland. Kristo also posted the first multi-goal effort of his AHL career on January 29 vs. Adirondack. Continue reading