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FUEHRING: GREENVILLE WINS WITH MALCOLM

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CROIX SCORES TWICE TO PROPEL WARRIORS PAST GLADS

Greenville closes to within two points of Orlando with five games remaining

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors

Duluth, GAMichael St. Croix (2g, 1a) and Paul Rodrigues (1g, 2a) each earned a three-point performance on Saturday to lead the Greenville Road Warriors (35-28-4), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, to a 5-1 victory against the Gwinnett Gladiators (18-42-6) at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

Between the pipes, Jeff Malcolm (16-9-1) also contributed in his first start since returning from Hartford with a 25-save effort for the victory.

Consequently, the Road Warriors (74 points) closed to within two points of Orlando for the final playoff spot in the East Division with five games remaining. Greenville also extended its gap over sixth-place Elmira to five points.

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CRAWFORD: KODIE CURRAN STANDING UP AGAINST BULLIES

bob-crawfordAnti-Bullying Efforts Hit Home for Wolf Pack’s Kodie Curran

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack 

Defenseman Kodie Curran has only been with the Wolf Pack since last Wednesday, but the organization has already left a strong personal impression on him with its “Anti-Bullying Night” and “Kindness Campaign” initiatives.

Curran, a 25-year-old native of Calgary, Alta., was a victim of bullying in his younger years, and has selflessly shared that reality with the world via social media.  And to him, the fact that an entity like the Wolf Pack would dedicate this kind of energy and attention to the issue of bullying speaks volumes as to how far the world has progressed in dealing with the problem.  Continue reading

CANTLON: PACK SELF-DESTRUCT IN THIRD AGAINST DEVILS

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

The Albany Devils overcame a two goal deficit and erupted for five goals in the third period, including an empty netter and were able to hold off a late charge by the visiting Hartford Wolf Pack and get the win 5-3 before 4,578 at the Times Union Center Sunday afternoon.

The Pack record drops to 34-22-5-4 (77 points) but remain in the sixth spot in Eastern Conference playoff hunt as the Portland Pirates were knocked off by both the league and conference best record holding, Manchester Monarchs, 3-1. The Springfield Falcons also lost, dropping their home game to the Northeast Division leading Syracuse Crunch, 4-1. The Worcester Sharks who sit in the ninth spot were idle.

The Pack did not lose any ground on the Providence Bruins who they still trail by two points as the Baby B’s lost to the St. John’s IceCaps, 3-2.

The Pack will have an opportunity to make up those two points when they host the Bruins this coming Friday night at the XL Center. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: PACK BLOW 3-GOAL LEAD – SURRENDER 5-IN THIRD

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BY: Bob Crawford Hartford Wolf Pack

Albany, NY, March 22, 2015 – The Hartford Wolf Pack took a 2-0 lead into the third period Sunday at the Times Union Center, only to see the Albany Devils score five times in the third and hand the Wolf Pack a 5-3 defeat.

The loss snapped a run of five games with at least a standings point (4-0-0-1) for the Wolf Pack, who fell to 34-22-5-4 (77 points) on the season.

The Devils scored three times on power plays in the third period, against a Hartford penalty-killing unit that had been 26-for-28 in the previous seven games.

“When you play PK (penalty kill) it’s tough to score goals, and they get a chance to score goals, so that’s probably the story of this loss,” said Wolf Pack forward Carl Klingberg, who had a goal and an assist in the game.  “I thought we played a good game, though, when we were not playing PK.” Continue reading

CANTLON: POST GAME SKILLS COMPETITION COSTS PACK POINT

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

SPRINGFIELD, MA - The Hartford Wolf Pack earned a standings point off an exceptional effort from goaltender Yann Danis at the Mass Mutual Center Satrday night. The eighth place Springfield Falcons got the better of the visiting Pack in the post game skills competition to get a 2-1 win.

“He played very good tonight. He was the difference for us,” Pack head coach Ken Gernander said.

Michael Chaput was the only player of the eight shooters to score. Chaput came down the left wing side in his attempt and a quick move caused Danis to commit and go down before the Falcon forward fired what proved to be the game winner into the top half of the net.

The Wolf Pack record advances slightly to 34-21-5-4 (74 points, 12 games left). The earned point allowed them to remain two behind the Providence Bruins (79 points 11 games left) and retain their hold on the sixth spot in the conference standings. The Pack remain one point ahead of the Portland Pirates (76 points 13 games left) and two ahead of the Falcons (75 points, 11 games left) and three ahead of the ninth place Worcester Sharks (74 points, 13 games left).

The Pack are back in action against the Albany Devils Sunday afternoon at 3pm. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: PACK SHOT-OUT IN SPRINGFIELD

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Springfield Falcons 2, Hartford Wolf Pack 1 (SO)

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Springfield, MA, March 21, 2015Yann Danis made 34 saves for the Hartford Wolf Pack Saturday night at the MassMutual Center, but it wasn’t enough, as the Springfield Falcons pulled out a 2-1 shootout win.

Michael Chaput scored the only goal of what turned out to be a four-round shootout, and Falcon goaltender Scott Munroe stopped all four Wolf Pack shootout attempts, after making 15 saves in regulation and overtime.  Continue reading

FUEHRING: SWEEPING THE CYCLONES OUT OF GREENVILLE

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WARRIORS SWEEP CYCLONES WITH 4-1 VICTORY

Greenville closes to within one point of Orlando for the final playoff spot

in the East Division

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors 

Greenville, SCThe Greenville Road Warriors (33-27-4), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, completed a four-game series sweep of the Cincinnati Cyclones (27-28-6) on Friday with a 4-1 victory at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

Greenville’s effort on special teams was fantastic, finishing the game 2-for-7 on the power play and a perfect 5-for-5 on the penalty kill. Sam Noreau led the offense with three points (3a), while Emerson Clark, Dallas Jackson, Andrew Himelson and Josh Nicholls each scored. The Road Warriors finished the season-series 4-0-0 against Cincinnati.-

With the victory, Greenville (70 points) also closed to within one point of Orlando for the final playoff spot in the East Division, and increased the gap between itself and sixth-place Elmira to three points. Elmira lost in a shootout to Wheeling, while Orlando had the night off.

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