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CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: March 9-15, 2015

bob-crawfordBY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (30-21-5-3, 68 pts.) have lost three straight in regulation for the first  time this season, after dropping a trio of games this past weekend.  The Pack jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period Friday night in Worcester, only to see the Sharks strike for five second-period goals and hand the Wolf Pack a 5-2 loss.  A crowd of 7,192, the fifth lower-bowl sellout in the last seven home games, was on hand Saturday at the XL Center for a matinee between the Wolf Pack and the AHL-leading Hershey Bears, and the Wolf Pack outshot the visitors 37-20.  A pair of Hershey goals in the third period, though, broke a 3-3 and gave the Bears a 5-3 victory.  The Wolf Pack struck first in Sunday’s visit to Atlantic Division-leading Manchester, on an early goal by Dylan McIlrath, but the Monarchs eventually held sway in a 5-3 verdict. 

AHL – EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS

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 * = Division leaders are seeded 1, 2, and 3 in Conference standings.

Eight teams in each conference qualify for the playoffs: the three division winners will be seeded first through third in order of points, and the next five teams in order of points will be seeded fourth through eighth. Continue reading

BELL: PENGUINS POUND PACK

Hartford Wolf Pack    VERSUS    Wilkes Barre Penguins

BY: George Bell,  Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, February 22, 2015 – The Hartford Wolf Pack absorbed a loss at home on Sunday to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, by a score of 4-1.  It was just the fifth time in the last 20 games (12-5-2-1) that the Wolf Pack were unable to gain a point in the standings. The team seemed to be visibly suffering from their grueling travel schedule of late, something Coach Ken Gernander pointed to as the reason for several miscues.

“Once you go down against a team like that, they’re solid defensively,” Gernander said after the game.  He expressed that his team was worn down from their late arrival last night in Hartford but, like every team in the American league, they had to find a way to grind through the hard traveling schedule. Continue reading

PACK RECALL AND SIGN ESCOBEDO TO PTO

downloadWOLF PACK SIGN DEFENSEMAN SEAN ESCOBEDO TO PTO

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Has 15 Points and a +16 in 44 ECHL Games with Greenville

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack  

HARTFORD, February 22, 2015:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has signed defenseman Sean Escobedo to a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement.

Escobedo, a 6-1, 204-pound second-year pro out of Boston University, has skated in 44 games this year with the Wolf Pack’s ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors, scoring three goals and adding 12 assists for 15 points and logging 32 penalty minutes.  The 24-year-old Bayside, NY native is also a +16, good for second-best among Road Warrior defensemen and third-best on the team. Continue reading

CANTLON: PACK MAKE IT 5-OF-6 PTS ON BUSY WEEKEND

hartford-wolf-pack-logo-150x133      VERSUS     Bridgeport

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – After winning their last two via overtime, Sunday, the Hartford Wolf Pack went to extra time for a third straight night but team killer Kael Mouillierat buried a 35 foot shot past netminder Mackenzie Skapski at 4:45 of overtime giving the Bridgeport Sound Tigers a 4-3 victory in front of 4,240 at the XL Center.

Mouillerat’s goal was his eleventh of the season and came during the three-on-three portion of overtime.

“We battled hard and it was a pretty emotional weekend Friday and Saturday and this was a pretty big game as well,” Pack head coach Ken Gernander said. “We were tired at times and that led to some breakdowns overall I’m pleased. We worked hard to come back.” Continue reading

WOLF PACK MAKE IT OFFICIAL – ANNOUNCE POTULNY SIGNING

Hartford Wolf PackWOLF PACK SIGNS F RYAN POTULNY

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2011 Calder Cup Winner is 2X AHL 30-goal-scorer 

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, August 14, 2014:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has signed veteran forward Ryan Potulny to an AHL contract.

Potulny, a ninth-year pro, has spent the last three seasons with the AHL’s Hershey Bears.  In 2013-14, after signing with the Bears December 22, the 6-0, 179-pound Potulny scored three goals and added seven assists for ten points in 38 games, also amassing ten penalty minutes.  In his last full AHL campaign, 2012-13, he scored 41 points (19-22-41) and had 30 PIM in 66 games. Continue reading

1ST-RD SCHEDULES FOR 2014 CALDER CUP PLAYOFFS

ahl playoffsFIRST-ROUND SCHEDULES FOR 2014 CALDER CUP PLAYOFFS

BY: Jason Chaimovitch, AHL, VP Communications 

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The American Hockey League has released the following schedules for the conference quarterfinal round of the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs.

Unless building availability dictates otherwise, the best-of-five first-round series are in either a 2-2-1 format or a 2-3 format; in the 2-3 format, the higher seed has the option of playing the first two games or the last three games at home. Continue reading

AHL ALL-STAR TEAMS NAMED

ahl-logo1-150x1502013-14 AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE ALL-STAR TEAMS NAMED

BY: Jason Chaimovitch, AHL VP of Communications 

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today the 2013-14 AHL First and Second All-Star Teams, as voted by AHL coaches, players and media in each of the league’s 30 member cities.

2013-14 AHL First All-Star Team
Goaltender Jake Allen, Chicago Wolves (49gp, 30-16-3, 2.09gaa, .926sv%, 6so)
Defense T.J. Brennan, Toronto Marlies (70gp, 22+44=66pts., 12 PPG, 4 GWG)
Defense Adam Clendening, Rockford IceHogs (70gp, 12+44=56pts., +7, 19 PP pts.)
Left WingMike Hoffman, Binghamton Senators (51gp, 30+37=67pts., +11, 12 PPG)
Center Travis Morin, Texas Stars (62gp, 31+50=81pts., +13, 10 PPG)
Right WingColton Sceviour, Texas Stars (54gp, 32+31=63pts., +11, 13 PPG, 6 GWG) Continue reading