GAME 4: SWAMP Rabbits Look to Respond on the Road
Greenville’s 2-1 series lead on the line in North Charleston tonight as the puck drops for Game 4 of the South Division Semifinal
BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits
The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, are back in action tonight for Game 4 of the South Division Semifinal in North Charleston, SC. After Greenville took a 2-0 advantage in the series, South Carolina responded on home ice to earn a 6-0 win last night. Parker Milner earned a shutout in the game and Rob Flick led the scoring charge with two goals. After last night’s contest, the teams are even with 10 goals each in the series. Greenville and South Carolina will see each other for the 18th time this season and the tenth time in the Low Country. The Swamp Rabbits completed the regular season with a 3-4-1-0 record in North Charleston and 5-7-1-1 overall mark against their intra-state rival. Greenville has only lost back-to-back playoff games seven times in franchise history and is 9-6-1 following a postseason loss. Continue reading
Posted in Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Hockey, NHL, Sports, XL Center
Tagged Adam Payerl, American Hockey League, Amile Jefferson, Associated Press, Atlantic City, Boeing, Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Charleston, Donald Trump, GREENVILLE, Ivanka Trump, Mike Krzyzewski, National Collegiate Athletic Association, New Jersey, North Charleston, President of the United States, South Carolina, United States
Swamp Rabbits Complete Huge Roster Move
Reinforcements join Swamp Rabbits from Hartford for post-season push in four-player transaction
BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Greenville, SC – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced today that forward Adam Chapie and goaltender Mackenzie Skapski have been reassigned by the New York Rangers from Hartford to Greenville. In addition, defenseman Garrett Noonan has been loaned by Hartford to Greenville. In another transaction, goaltender Brandon Halverson has been reassigned by the New York Rangers from the Swamp Rabbits to the Wolf Pack.
The trio of players from Hartford rejoins the Swamp Rabbits with five games remaining in the regular season. Greenville ranks second in the South Division, seeking to solidify a spot in the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs. Continue reading
Posted in Bon Secours Wellness Arena, ECHL, Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hockey, Sports, XL Center
Tagged Adam Payerl, American Hockey League, Atlantic City, Baton Rouge, Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dante Fabbro, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Frédérik Gauthier, Louisiana, New Jersey
Buchnevich Leads Pack Past Thunderbirds in OT
BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings
HARTFORD, CT – Pavel Buchnevitch scored two goals including the overtime game-winner for the Hartford Wolf Pack as they edged the Springfield Thunderbirds 4-3 Wednesday night before an announced crowd of 1,788 at the XL Center.
Buchnevich’s game-winner was a pure sniper’s goal. The Wolf Pack were looking too often for the perfect shot while on the four-on-three power play advantage.
The Russian rookie took Adam Tambellini’s pass as the duo rotated positions on the right wing. Buchnevich wired the shot just over Thunderbirds’ goalie Reto Berra’s left shoulder and off the crossbar at 4:45. For Buchnevich, it was his third of the year. Continue reading
Posted in AHL, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hockey, Sports, XL Center
Tagged Alex Galchenyuk, Asbury Park Press, Associated Press, Atlantic City, Ballistic trauma, Belleville, Bergen, Bergen County, Hartford Wolf Pack, Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Massachusetts, MassMutual Center, New Jersey, Newark, Springfield, Springfield Thunderbirds, WWLP
NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 40-20-2 (82 pts)
Capitals: 41-13-7 (89 pts)
BY: New York Rangers
The Rangers play their 63rd game of the 2016-17 season tomorrow, Feb. 28, against the Washington Capitals in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts have won nine of their last 12 games (9-2-1), as well as 12 of their last 17 contests (12-4-1). The Rangers have posted a 40-20-2 record this season. Continue reading
Posted in Hockey, Madison Square Garden, New York Rangers, NHL, Sports
Tagged Adam Cracknell, Airport terminal, Alain Vigneault, Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Radulov, Associated Press, Atlantic City, Ballistic trauma, Belleville, Belmar, Columbus Blue Jackets, Henrik Lundqvist, Henrik Sedin, National Hockey League, New Jersey, Rangers F.C., University of Minnesota, Washington Capitals, WCCO (AM)
BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings
Hartford, CT – As the second year of the University of Connecticut playing in Hockey East comes to a close with a two-game sweep by the University of Vermont a lot was accomplished, and yet a lot more seems to be on the horizon.
Head coach Mike Cavanaugh was clear on his objectives when he joined UConn from Boston College, where he was an assistant to Jerry York for ten years.
“I told players we’re building something here, and I care about three things; Graduating players, Making them better men, and to compete for trophies. I expect that (seniors) Shaun (Paul), Patrick (Kirtland), Joey (Ferriss) and Kyle (Huson) will graduate with a 3.0 or higher and in my eyes will graduate as better men. We just didn’t get the trophy for them.”
Cavanaugh made a promise to those outgoing seniors and his other former players. Continue reading
Posted in AHL, Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Calder Cup Playoffs, College Hockey, ECHL, Greenville Road Warriors, Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hockey, Junior Hockey, NHL, Sports, UConn Hockey, World Junior Championships, XL Center
Tagged American Hockey League, Atlantic City, Free agent, National Hockey League, New Jersey, New York City, Newmarket, Ontario, Phoenix Coyotes, Springfield Falcons, Steve Downie, University of Vermont
ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY REPORT
Week 18: February 23 – March 1
BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Rd Warriors
LAST WEEK’S RECAP
Overall Picture: The Greenville Road Warriors (28-21-3), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, had high hopes entering last weekend’s doubleheader at South Carolina, but lost ground in the playoff race with a pair of setbacks in North Charleston.
Things started extremely well on Saturday when Josh Nicholls scored twice in the opening six minutes of the contest, but the Stingrays bounced back with five unanswered goals in a 5-2 loss at the North Charleston Coliseum. South Carolina’s Rob Ricci scored twice and Andrew Rowe notched three assists, while Road Warriors’ goaltender Jason Missiaen stopped 18 shots in the setback. In addition, the game included three fights and a total of 52 penalty minutes. Bretton Cameron, Sam Noreau and Michael St. Croix each dropped the gloves for Greenville. Continue reading
Posted in AHL, Bon Secours Wellness Arena, ECHL, Greenville Road Warriors, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hockey, New York Rangers, NHL, Sports
Tagged American Hockey League, Atlantic City, Bob Dylan, Civic Center Music Hall, Connecticut Whale, ECHL, Florida, Florida Everblades, Fort Lauderdale, Greenville Road Warriors, New Jersey, Rob Gronkowski
NICHOLLS SCORES TWICE IN 5-2 LOSS TO SOUTH CAROLINA
Stingrays snap Road Warriors’ win streak on Saturday
BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors
North Charleston, SC – Josh Nicholls scored twice in the opening six minutes on Saturday, but the Greenville Road Warriors (28-20-3), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, surrounded five unanswered goals in a 5-2 setback against the South Carolina Stingrays at the North Charleston Coliseum.
The loss snapped Greenville’s three-game win streak and dropped the club to 12-11-3 away from the Bon Secours Wellness Arena this season. In addition, it was the 11th consecutive head-to-head contest that the Stingrays have earned at least one point against the Warriors (8-0-3).
BOX SCORE Continue reading
Posted in Bon Secours Wellness Arena, ECHL, Greenville Road Warriors, Hockey
Tagged American Hockey League, Associated Press, Atlantic City, Bob Dylan, Civic Center Music Hall, Connecticut Whale, Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Greenville Road Warriors, New Jersey, North Charleston, South Carolina
BY: Zack Grenier, Hartford Wolf Pack
Hartford, CT, December 11, 2014 – Chris Bourque scored two goals, and Justin Vaive had a goal and an assist, Thursday night at the XL Center, to lead the Hartford Wolf Pack to a 3-2 victory over the Albany Devils.
Marek Hrivik had two assists for Hartford, and Cedrick Desjardins made 32 saves. Reid Boucher and Rod Pelley scored the Devil goals, and Eric Baier had two assists. Continue reading
Posted in AHL, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hockey, NHL, Sports, XL Center
Tagged Albany Devils, American Hockey League, Atlantic City, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Connecticut, Connecticut Whale, Darcy Zajac, Devil, Hartford, IHeartRadio, J.T. Miller, Joey Crabb, Ken Gernander, New Jersey, Scott Clemmensen
Hartford Wolf Pack 4, Albany Devils 3 (SO)
BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack
Albany, NY, November 26, 2014 – Mackenzie Skapski made 36 saves, including one on a penalty shot in overtime, and went 3-for-3 in the shootout, as the Hartford Wolf Pack pulled out a 4-3 shootout win over the Albany Devils Wednesday night at the Times-Union Center.
The Wolf Pack led 3-1 in the third period, but a pair of Joe Whitney goals, the second with only 1:58 left, tied the game for Albany.
Danny Kristo scored in regulation for the Wolf Pack, and also had the only goal of the shootout. The Wolf Pack also got goals from Justin Vaive and Joey Crabb. Chris Bourque had two assists. Darcy Zajac scored the other Albany goal, and Raman Hrabarenka had two assists. Continue reading
Posted in AHL, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hockey, New York Rangers, NHL, Sports
Tagged Albany Devils, American Hockey League, Atlantic City, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Chris Bourque, Connecticut, Connecticut Whale, Darcy Zajac, Hartford, IHeartRadio, J.T. Miller, New Jersey