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PACK RELEASE NEJEZCHLEB – HEADS BACK TO WHL

Hartford Wolf Pack LogoWOLF PACK RELEASE RICHARD NEJEZCHLEB FROM ATO
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Forward Returns to Brandon Wheat Kings of WHL

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, October 22, 2014: Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has released forward Richard Nejezchleb from his Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement. Nejezchleb will return to his Junior team, the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League.

The 20-year-old Nejezchleb, who was a fifth-round selection (122nd overall) by the parent New York Rangers in the 2014 NHL Draft, sat out the Wolf Pack’s first four games of the season due to injury. The Prague, Czech Republic native has skated for the Wheat Kings for the past two seasons.

The Wolf Pack are next in action this Friday night, October 24, hosting the Albany Devils at the XL Center in a 7:00 PM game. Once again this season every Friday night home game features $1 hot dogs and $2 beers through the start of the second period. Tickets for 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.

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: October 20-26, 2014

Bob CrawfordBY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (2-0-1-0, 5 pts.) gained three out of a possible four points this past weekend, in their first two home games, and remain unbeaten in regulation through three games.  The Wolf Pack’s home opener Saturday produced a 2-1 win over the Portland Pirates, with Ryan Haggerty scoring his first pro goal, J.T. Miller netting the game-winner and Cedrick Desjardins making 19 saves.  On Sunday against Hershey, Jason Missiaen stopped 36 of the Bears’ 37 shots, but a power-play goal by Casey Wellman with 1.5 seconds left in overtime sent the Pack to a 1-0 defeat. Continue reading

GRENIER: PACK FALL IN OT TO BEARS

Hartford Wolf Pack LogoBY: Zachary Grenier, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, October 19, 2014 – Jason Missiaen made 36 saves for the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday at the XL Center, but Casey Wellman’s rebound goal with 1.5 seconds remaining in overtime gave the Hershey Bears a 1-0 win.

With Dylan McIlrath in the penalty box for tripping and the Bears on a four-on-three man advantage, Missiaen stopped a Connor Carrick shot and the rebound came to Wellman on the left-wing side. Wellman’s shot hit Missiaen, went up in the air and dropped behind the Wolf Pack goaltender and slid over the goal line.

“I got the first one, and then the second one,” Missiaen said, “and I don’t know, I think the third one hit something and deflected in somehow, but it dropped right in front of the net.” Continue reading

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CANTLON: PACK BEAT VETERAN LADEN DEVILS 301

Hartford Wolf Pack Logo         VERSUS    Albany Devils

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

CROMWELL, CT - It was a test in more ways than one and the rookie-laden Hartford Wolf Pack as the team passed their first exam with a gritty 3-1 pre-season opening win over the visiting Albany Devils at the Champions Ice Skating Center Wednesday night.

Surprisingly, Albany dressed eleven of the veterans on their roster to six for the Pack, but despite the overwhelming experience advantage, Hartford prevailed with two third period goals. Continue reading

PACK ANNOUNCE OPENING TRAINING CAMP, SCHEDULE, ROSTER

hartford-wolf-pack-150x140WOLF PACK ANNOUNCE TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE, ROSTER
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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 2014-15 SCHEDULE RELEASED

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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

CRAWFORD: PLAYOFF CHANCES TAKE BIG BLOW WITH WITH 2-0 LOSS TO ALBANY

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