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Physicals, Testing Friday, First Practice is Saturday

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, September 24, 2014: Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld today announced the schedule for the opening of the Wolf Pack’s 2014 training camp, as well as the camp roster.

The Pack’s initial group of 30 players will undergo physicals this Friday, September 26, followed by on-ice testing at Champions Skating Center in Cromwell, CT, beginning at 11:15 AM.

Training camp practices will start at Champions this Saturday, September 27 at 10:00 AM, and the Wolf Pack will also skate at Champions this Sunday, September 28 at 2:10 PM, and Monday, September 29 and Tuesday, September 30 at 10:00 AM.

The Wolf Pack’s preseason opener is Wednesday, October 1, a 7:00 PM game at Champions Skating Center vs. the Albany Devils.

Following is the Wolf Pack’s training camp roster of 19 forwards, 9 defensemen and two goaltenders.

Goal (2): Jeff Malcolm, Mackenzie Skapski

Defense (9): Nick Crawford, Troy Donnay, Sean Escobedo, Andrew Himelson, Dallas Jackson, Brandon Martell, Sam Noreau, Steve Spinell, Mikael Tam

Forwards (19): Tyler Brown, Mike Catenacci, Emerson Clark, Kyle Jean, Michael Kantor, Nick Latta, Paxton Leroux, Chris McCarthy, Pat Mullane, Chad Nehring, Logan Nelson, Richard Nejezchleb, Josh Nicholls, Shawn O’Donnell, Trevor Parkes, Michael St. Croix, Vinny Saponari, Justin Vaive, Andrew Yogan

The Wolf Pack will open the home portion of their 2014-15 AHL regular season Saturday, October 18 at the XL Center, hosting the Portland Pirates at 7:00 PM. Tickets for that game, and all 2014-15 Wolf Pack home games, are now on sale at the XL Center ticket office, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499. Wolf Pack tickets start as low as $12 for youth 12 years old or younger.

To speak with a Wolf Pack representative about season or group tickets, or any of the Wolf Pack’s many ticketing options, call (855) 762-6451.


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


bob-crawford3-150x139BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Albany, NY, March 15, 2014 – Scott Wedgewood made 23 saves Saturday night at the Times Union Center, to backstop the Albany Devils to a 2-0 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Harri Pesonen and Rod Pelley scored the Devil goals. Dov Grumet-Morris made 20 saves for the Wolf Pack.

After a scoreless first period in which the two teams held each other to only four shots apiece, the Devils dominated the second period territorially, outshooting the Wolf Pack 11-3 and not allowing the visitors a shot until the 18:30 mark. Continue reading


Grumet-Morris Action Shot 4BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT March 10, 2014 – Even with their 3-2 loss Sunday in Manchester, the Hartford Wolf Pack have played better than .650 hockey over a span of 19 games (12-6-0-1), exactly a quarter of an AHL season, and no single factor has been more responsible for that run than the goaltending of Dov Grumet-Morris. Continue reading

WOLF PACK WEEKLY: March 10-16, 2014

bob-crawford3-150x139BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (25-28-0-6, 56 pts.) moved to within two points of third place in the Northeast Division this past week, by winning two out of three games.  The Pack scored their most lopsided victory of the year Friday night at the XL Center against Northeast Division-leading Springfield, downing the Falcons by a score of 6-2.  Saturday saw the Wolf Pack eke out a 4-3 win at home over the Albany Devils, but then a Pack comeback from a 3-0 deficit fell short Sunday in Manchester, in a 3-2 loss to the league-leading Monarchs.  J.T. Miller keyed the Wolf Pack offense in the three games, rolling up 2-6-8, including a four-point performance (1-3-4) in Saturday’s win.

This week:

It’s a third straight three-game weekend for the Wolf Pack, starting Friday night at home with an XL Center matchup against the Adirondack Phantoms.  That game faces off at 7:00 PM, and then the Pack hit the road for a pair.  Albany is the site of a 5:00 game on Saturday, and then the Wolf Pack move on to Providence Sunday for a 3:05 tilt. Continue reading


bob-crawford3-150x139BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack 

Hartford, CT, March 8, 2014 – J.T. Miller had a goal and three assists Saturday night at the XL Center, and Ryan Bourque scored the game-winning goal and added two assists, as the Hartford Wolf Pack defeated the Albany Devils, 4-3.

It was a see-saw battle, with the Wolf Pack giving up the first goal of the game, then scoring the next three, before giving up two quick third-period goals.  After Albany had tied the score at three, Bourque’s 17th goal of the year at 12:25 of the third held up as the game-winner.

Jesper Fast and Bretton Stamler also scored for the Wolf Pack, who won for the sixth time in their last seven games, and Conor Allen had two assists.  Dov Grumet-Morris made 33 saves.  Brandon Burlon, Mike Sislo and Joe Whitney scored for the Devils, and Kelly Zajac had two assists.  Continue reading

WOLF PACK WEEKLY: March 3-9, 2014

bob-crawford3-150x139The Wolf Pack (23-27-0-6, 52 pts.) won three out of four games this past week, in their busiest week of the season so far.  The Pack came back from a 3-0 first-period deficit Tuesday night in Lewiston, Maine, scoring the last four goals of the contest to down the Portland Pirates by a score of 4-3.  The Wolf Pack then posted a 2-1 shootout win over the Hershey Bears Friday night at the XL Center, before building a 3-0 first-period advantage on the Pirates Saturday night at home, and holding on for a 4-3 victory.  A four-game Wolf Pack win streak came to an end Sunday back up in Lewiston, with the Pack falling by a count of 5-1 to the Pirates.  Dov Grumet-Morris was the winner in net in all three of Hartford’s victories during the week, stopping 76 out of the 79 shots he faced (1.09 GAA, 96.2% save percentage). Continue reading