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OXNARD: PACK START 3-IN-3 WEEKEND WITH LOSS TO PENGUINS

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 3, Hartford Wolf Pack 1

BY: Phil Oxnard, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, February 12, 2016 – The Hartford Wolf Pack suffered their second straight loss Friday night at the XL Center, falling to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins by a score of 3-1.

Nicklas Jensen’s third-period goal was the Wolf Pack’s only scoring.  Kael Mouillierat had a goal and an assist for the Penguins, and Anton Zlobin scored the game-winning goal.  Matt Murray stopped 26 out of 27 shots in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton net.

Jensen was disappointed with the team’s erratic play, saying, “We’ve got to play a full 60 minutes, or else we’re not going to win hockey games. That was the case tonight.”

Mouillierat scored the only goal of the first period, as Josh Archibald’s feed from the right-wing side went off of Mouillierat’s skate and past Wolf Pack goaltender Magnus Hellberg (20 saves) at 11:21. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: RED HOT PACK PREP FOR THREE IN THREE

rp_hartfordwolfpacklogo_thumb1.jpgBY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

CROMWELL, CT – The Hartford Wolf Pack (24-21-2-0) start this weekend’s action in sixth place in the Atlantic Division and ninth overall in the Eastern Conference. The Pack can make some strides in their conference position for securing playoff position this weekend.

The Pack will play at home on Friday night against the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins. On Sunday afternoon they will do battle with the Rochester Americans and sandwiched in between the two is a trip to Bridgeport on Saturday to tangle with the Sound Tigers.

The Pack split last weekend’s action. They started with a 5-0 shutout over the Portland Pirates and played perhaps their most complete game of the season. However, the following night they were unable to change the scoreboard from a zero. A primary reason for the failure to score was the goaltending of Albany Devils netminder, and ex-Wolf Pack, Yann Danis. Continue reading

FUEHRING: RABBITS RELEASE PRICE PLAN FOR 2016-17

rp_Greenville-Swamp-Rabbits-300x225.pngSWAMP RABBITS UNVEIL NEW PRICING STRUCTURE FOR 2016-17

Price reorganization will offer simplified pricing and greater opportunity to sit where you want 

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SC – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, today unveiled a revised pricing structure for the 2016-17 season and beyond. The price reorganization will offer more efficient scaling of the arena, simplified pricing and greater opportunity for fans to choose preferred seating locations.

Beginning with the 2016-17 season, full and half season ticket holders will have three price levels to choose from: glass, center ice and end zone seating. Overall, the new pricing structure is very competitive and offers one of the best values in both the division and the ECHL. Fans can view exact prices at SwampRabbits.com or by contacting an account executive over the phone at 864-674-PUCK (7825). Continue reading

FUEHRING: SWAMP RABBITS WEEKLY – Week 17: February 7 – February 14

alan-fuehringSWAMP RABBITS WEEKLY

Week 17: February 7 – February 14

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

LAST WEEK’S RECAP

Overall Picture: The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (22-19-6), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, kicked off the month of February last week by splitting a pair of games with the Orlando Solar Bears in Central Florida. Entering Week 17, Greenville continues to sit fourth in the South Division standings and now ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference, one point ahead of Elmira.

The Swamp Rabbits opened the week in thrilling fashion when Jordan Knackstedt went top shelf and buried the game-winning goal with just 3.3 seconds remaining in a 6-5 victory at the Amway Center on Thursday. Knackstedt’s game-winner was one of three unanswered goals in the third period, lifting Greenville to a come-from-behind win and helping the team eclipse the 50-point mark this season. Knackstedt (2g, 1a), Scott Fleming (2g, 1a), Kodie Curran (3a) and Bretton Cameron (2a) all chipped in multiple point efforts on the night. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: February 9-14, 2016

bob-crawfordBY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (24-21-2-0, 50 pts., .532 pts. percentage) came out of the AHL All-Star break Friday night with their most convincing victory of the season, a 5-0 road shutout of the Portland Pirates. Magnus Hellberg made a Wolf Pack season-high 35 saves in that game for his third whitewash of the season, and Tommy Hughes and Adam Tambellini had a goal and an assist apiece. It was the Wolf Pack offense that ran dry Saturday night in Albany, though, as former Wolf Pack goaltender Yann Danis blanked Hartford in a 3-0 verdict for the Devils.  That was just the second loss in the last 12 games for the Wolf Pack, who have climbed to within three points of a playoff spot in the Atlantic Division. Continue reading

CANTLON: PACK SHUT OUT BY DEVILS (SATURDAY)

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

ALBANY, NY The Hartford Wolf Pack force met the unmovable object called the Albany Devils.

The Devils stingy defense and solid goaltending by former Wolf Pack netminder, Yann Danis, earned their fifth shutout of the season, 3-0 Saturday night before 8,124 at the Times Union Center.

The Wolf Pack’s record drops to 24-21-2-0 (50 points) remain in sixth place in the Atlantic Division and ninth in the conference. The New York Rangers’ AHL affiliates return to the XL Center on Friday night against the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins before heading to Bridgeport Saturday night for a battle with the Sound Tigers and end their three-in-three weekend with the Rochester Americans on Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm. Albany’s record advances to 26-12-7-0 (59 points)and they are now second in the North Division and third in the conference standings. Continue reading

FUEHRING: EXCOBEDO HEADING TO CHARLOTTE

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Defenseman earns second call-up to American Hockey League this season

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SC – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced defenseman Sean Escobedo has been loaned to the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers.

It’s the first time the 25-year-old has earned a promotion to Charlotte, and the second time this season he has been called up to the American Hockey League, following a two-game stint with Hartford in December.

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