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NWHL RECAPS: Bozek’s OT Winner Helps Buffalo Upend Boston, Darkangelo Nets Three In Whale’s 6-1 Victory

First Hat Trick In Connecticut History, First Victory For Beauts Over Pride

BY: Jake Duhaime, NWHL

Buffalo Beauts 4, Boston Pride 3 (OT)
Megan Bozek‘s game-winner 1:20 into overtime gave Buffalo its second win of the season and halted Boston’s four-game win streak.

It also marked Buffalo’s first win over Boston in franchise history.

The Beauts broke open the scoring on a shorthanded goal by Hailey Browne just under eight minutes into the game. Boston answered back with two quick goals midway through the period. Jordan Smelker put Boston on the board with help from Casey Pickett and Jillian Dempsey with 9:21 left to play. Forty seconds later, Hilary Knight put the Pride ahead 2-1, with an assist from Marissa Gedman.

With just over six minutes left in the middle frame, the Beauts evened the score when Browne netted her second of the game on a delayed penalty call to Brianna Decker.

Boston took the lead again with just under five minutes gone in the third, as Brianna Decker put a pass from Hilary Knight past Beauts keeper Amanda Makela on the high blocker side. Buffalo tied it up midway through the period as Devon Skeats converted a pass from Browne. With five seconds left on the clock, Amanda Pelkey took a cross checking penalty that carried over into the overtime period, giving Buffalo the four on three advantage in the extra time. Bozek put away the winning goal with assists from Emily Pfalzer and Meghan Duggan.

Connecticut Whale 6, New York Riveters 1
After losing its first game of the season a week ago, the Connecticut Whale got back to its winning ways with a loud 6-1 road win over the New York Riveters.

Shiann Darkangelo scored on the power play in the first period with an assist from her college teammate Kelly Babstock to give the Whale a 1-0 lead. The Whale went into the second period leading 1-0, despite being outshot 9-8. Four minutes into the second period, the two former Quinnipiac Bobcats connected again, this time shorthanded, to put the Whale up 2-0. Just under five minutes later, Darkangelo scored her third of the game, the first hat trick of the season (and in franchise history) for the Whale. Jordan Brickner assisted on the goal.

Early on in the third period, Shannon Doyle took advantage of traffic in front of the Riveters’ net, sending home a slap shot to put the Whale up 4-0. Kaleigh Fratkin and Kelli Stack assisted on the goal, and Nana Fujimoto was replaced by Jenny Scrivens in net for the Riveters. Kelly Babstock put the moves on Scrivens after receiving a Hail Mary pass from Alyssa Wohlfeiler on the penalty kill, putting the Whale up 5-0.

At the 7:00 mark, things got a little heated, resulting in the ejection of Micaela Long along with a five-minute major penalty for charging. The Riveters took advantage of the longer power play, as Lyudmila Belyakova snuck one by Nicole Stock, but Kelli Stack added an empty-netter to seal the win for the Whale, 6-1.

Game Video: HERE 

Connecticut: 9-1-0, 18 points
Boston: 7-3-1, 15 points,
New York 3-6-1, 7 points
Buffalo: 2-7-2, 6 points

The NWHL is the first professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players. The inaugural season begins October 11, 2015, and playoffs conclude in March 2016 when the first NWHL championship team raises the Isobel Cup.


bob-crawford3-150x139BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, April 18, 2014David LeNeveu made 37 saves Friday night at the XL Center, leading the Hartford Wolf Pack to their eighth victory in nine games, a 2-1 win over the Northeast Division-champion Springfield Falcons.

Oscar Lindberg’s third-period power-play goal was the game-winner for the Wolf Pack (36-32-1-6, 79 pts.), who were outshot 38-20 in the game, and Danny Kristo also scored.  Carter Camper had the Falcons’ only goal of the game, and Mike McKenna made 18 saves. Continue reading


bruce mug shot 1By Bruce Berlet

Connecticut Whale rookie defenseman Tomas Kundratek now fully understands the adage that it’s sometimes better to be lucky than good.

Despite admittedly knowing little about men’s college basketball, Kundratek was the Whale’s top dog when he won the team’s NCAA pool on his first try.



SPRINGFIELD, MA The American Hockey League has announced that center Cody Bass of the Binghamton Senators has been selected the winner of the Yanick Dupré Memorial Award as the 2010-11 IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year. The award is presented annually to an AHL player for his outstanding contributions to his local community and charitable organizations.

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Charlotte Checkers VERSUS Binghampton

Bailey scores first two goals of the season; Brust makes 31 saves in win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After falling behind 1-0 in the game’s opening five minutes, the Binghamton Senators scored three unanswered goals to defeat the Charlotte Checkers, 3-1, at Time Warner Cable Arena.

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Hartford Wolf Pack Logo      VERSUS       Binghampton

“We won ugly on the road, and we’ll take it,” Head Coach Kurt Kleinendorst said after his Binghamton Senators beat the Hartford Wolf Pack 1-0 at the XL Center Friday night.

The game winning goal was not without controversy.

Rookie defenseman Ryan McDonagh.

“I stepped up on a guy (right wing Eric Condra) and made a good smack on him and was kind of dazed for a second just trying to get back to my senses,” With McDonagh down on the ice by the center redline, centerman Cody Bass came over and held McDonagh down to the ice and gave him a couple of shots that prevented him from getting back in to the play.

Wolf Pack head coach Ken Gernander was not happy with referee Mark Lemelin. “I thought someone took a retaliation poke at McDonagh. He made a good hit in the neutral zone, and one of their guys came over and gave him a shot that prohibited him from getting up,” the 4th year coach said. “There should have been a penalty, but at that point, what’s he going to do? He missed it.”

“Guys were saying (Bass) gave me an extra shot and kept me down. I tried to get up as fast I could. I just realized it was a 2-on-2, and I didn’t stick with my guy and it led to a goal,” the obviously disappointed Pack defenseman said.

So with McDonagh pinned to the ice, the puck was picked up by Jim O’Brien who rushed in up the left side on Wolf Pack starter Chad Johnson, (2-3-1, 19 saves).

Johnson was clearly disappointed in how the game ended. “The shot just handcuffed me,” he said. “(O’Brien) didn’t really hammer it the way I thought he would, the puck dropped and I moved to the left but just didn’t get over fast enough. I sprawled when I just should have slid over. It was a bad bounce, but it’s one that I have to make a better effort on in that situation. With three minutes left, I have to try to get my body in a different position and control the puck. It’s a real tough way to lose.”

“I didn’t think it was a great shot, and the rebound was big and (Johnson) couldn’t recover, and with three minutes left, it’s tough to battle back from that,” Gernander said.

The story in this one was the stellar goaltending of Johnson’s counterpart, Barry Brust (2-2-0, 28 saves).

The first period saw only 13 shots on goal between both teams even with four power plays, three of which went to the home team, but still favored the visitors. However the second stanza was a totally different story.

Hartford came out of the locker room and simply dominated play all over the ice. They held onto the puck in the offensive zone for what seemed like minutes at a time but just could not get it into the net past Brust, who has given the Wolf Pack fits in Hartford his entire career.

Brust stopped excellent opportunities by captain Dane Byers on his doorstep at 7:51 and then off a two-on-one odd man rush used his glove to envelop a Devin DiDiomete slap shot from the left circle. DiDiomete was playing in his first game since recovering from off-season hip surgery.

“Brust was our knight in shining armor,” Kleinendorst said, “Otherwise we’re down 2-0 or 3-0 at the end of the second period.”

“It’s frustrating for sure,” McDonagh said. “The good thing is we played pretty close to a 60-minute game. And coming back from that Norfolk game (a 5-1 loss Wednesday night), that’s what we wanted to focus on. I think the guys gave a great effort, and everybody finished their checks and that’s just the way we have to play every game and build off of this.”

Bruce Berlet served double duty last night. He posts his Wolf pack perspective at Hartfordwolfpack.com and then wrote the Binghamton point of view at PressConnects.com. Gerry Cantelon has a WolfPack perspective at eurohockey.net.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              



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* Whalers Sports & Entertainment chairman/CEO Howard Baldwin will be meeting and greeting Hartford Wolf Pack/Connecticut Whale fans prior to the Wolf Pack’s home game this Saturday, October 23 vs. the Syracuse Crunch at the XL Center Atrium, adjacent to the arena box office from 6:15-6:45 PM.


Byers ©Newbury – J. Williams
Dupont – Kennedy – Zuccarello
DiDiomete – Grachev – Tessier
Soryal – Garlock

Redden – Niemi
McDonagh – Kundratek 
N. Williams – Valentenko


(Assistant Captains Bold and Italicized)


Cam Talbot – Groin – Day-to-Day
Jared Nightingale – Foot Infection – Day-to-Day
Dale Weise – Broken Wrist – Four to Six weeks
Brandon Wong – Healthy Scratch
Chris McKelvie – Healthy Scratch


1. BNG – E. Condra
2. BNG – B. Brust
3. HFD – C. Johnson


Mark Lemelin (84)

Brent Colby (7)
Luke Galvin (2)


Game Three of the five-game homestand Saturday night with the Syracuse Crunch visiting the XL Center. Game-time is 7pm with Bob Crawford and the pregame at 6:30pm.

To watch the game live, you can purchased it for $6.99 at AHL-live.

For Ticket information call (860) 548-2000.

Too far away or can’t make it? Listen live at WTIC.com or from your cell phone or computer visit www.twitter.com/howlingstoday for complete live in-game coverage.


Binghamton Senators 1 at Hartford Wolf Pack 0 – Status: Final
Friday, October 22, 2010 – XL Center Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Binghamton 0 0 1 – 1
Hartford 0 0 0 – 0

1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Lessard Bng (hooking), 2:50; Gryba Bng (interference, fighting), 6:06; Garlock Hfd (fighting), 6:06; Dupont Hfd (slashing), 10:37; O’Brien Bng (holding), 16:42.

2nd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Redden Hfd (holding), 4:08; Baldwin Hfd (interference), 15:38.

3rd Period-1, Binghamton, Condra 2 (O’Brien), 16:50. Penalties-Newbury Hfd (hooking), 0:31; Byers Hfd (hooking), 2:28.

Shots on Goal-Binghamton 7-3-10-20. Hartford 6-14-8-28.
Power Play Opportunities-Binghamton 0 / 5; Hartford 0 / 3.
Goalies-Binghamton, Brust 2-2-0 (28 shots-28 saves). Hartford, Johnson 2-3-1 (20 shots-19 saves).
Referees-Mark Lemelin (84).
Linesmen-Brent Colby (7), Luke Galvin (2).