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CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK SIGN WETHERSFIELD NATIVE DAVID HALLISEY TO ATO

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK SIGN WETHERSFIELD NATIVE DAVID HALLISEY TO ATO

Played four Years at Princeton University

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack 

HARTFORD, April 5, 2018:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Chris Drury announced today that the team has signed forward David Hallisey to an Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement.

Hallisey, a 23-year-old native of Wethersfield, CT, just completed a four-year career at Princeton University (ECAC).  In 36 games this season, the 5-10, 180-pound Hallisey scored 18 goals and added 20 assists for 38 points, and served ten minutes in penalties.  His scoring totals were good for second on the Tigers squad in goals and a tie for third in points.

In 110 career games with Princeton, Hallisey totaled 37 goals and 44 assists for 81 points, as well as 44 PIM.  Prior to his college tenure, he played three seasons (2010-11 through 2012-13) at Westminster School in Simsbury, CT.

The Wolf Pack’s next action is this Friday night, April 6, when they travel to Providence to take on the Bruins.  Faceoff is 7:05 PM and all of the action can be heard live online at 979espn.iheart.com and on iHeartRadio.  Video streaming is available at ahllive.com.

The next Wolf Pack home game is this Saturday night, April 7, a 7:00 PM game vs. the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Tickets for that and all remaining 2017-18 Wolf Pack home games are on sale now at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, online at hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.

Information about all of the Wolf Pack’s many attractive ticketing options can be found online at hartfordwolfpack.com.  To speak with a Wolf Pack representative, call (855) 762-6451, or click here to request more info.

CANTLON: (SAT) SOUND TIGERS MAKE THEIR LAST VISIT OF THE SEASON TO THE XL CENTER

CANTLON: (SAT) Sound Tigers MAKE THEIR Last Visit of the Season to the XL Center

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT Sebastien Aho had three assists. Connor Jones had a goal and an assist and the visiting Bridgeport Sound Tigers got some strong goaltending from Eamon MacAdam (32 saves) to earn a decisive 5-1 win Saturday night before 4,513 at the XL Center.

Aho and Jones helped the Sound Tigers get key goals and with a game in hand on the Charlotte Checkers kept their statistically very slim playoff hopes alive. The Sound Tigers are in fifth place in the Atlantic division with a record of 34-27-5-3 for 76 points.

In the last meeting of the season, the Sound Tigers won the season series, 6-3-1. The Wolf Pack record drops back to the .500 mark at 31-31-6-3. Continue reading

CANTLON: (SAT) WOLF PACK HERSHEY HOME AND HOME

CANTLON: (SAT) Wolf Pack Hershey Home and Home

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – A well-played game was decided by which team could capitalize on their power-play chances; the Hershey Bears (28-30-4-5), led by Madison Bowery and capitalized on their two quality chances and were able to knock off the Hartford Wolf Pack (29-30-5-3) at the XL Center, Saturday night, 2-1.

The game-winning tally came as Bowey, who was playing in just the fifth game of the season, showed why he is a difference maker.

His second of the game, and for the season, came when he took a cross-ice pass from off the left wing from Wayne Simpson. Bowery then went through the box as he came off the right point and snapped a perfect shot into the top shelf over Pack netminder, Marek Mazanec‘s left shoulder. The goal came at 12:49 of the third period. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: (SAT) PLAY-OFF HOPES FADING FAST

CRAWFORD: (SAT) PLAY-OFF HOPES FADING FAST

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Charlotte Checkers 7, Hartford Wolf Pack 3

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Charlotte, NC, March 10, 2018 – The Hartford Wolf Pack fell behind 3-0 in the first period, and could never battle all the way back Saturday night at Bojangles’ Coliseum, losing 7-3 to the Charlotte Checkers in the second of back-to-back games between the two teams.

The Checkers defeated the Wolf Pack 4-3 on Friday night at Bojangles’ Coliseum.

Charlotte topped off its offense with a pair of empty-net goals, the second of which was scored by goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic, the first goal ever scored against the Wolf Pack by a netminder.

In addition to the two open-netters, the Checkers also had a power-play goal and a shorthanded tally.

The Wolf Pack outshot Charlotte 10-9 in the first period but found themselves down by a score of 3-0. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: (FRI) PACK LOSE LEADS AND THEN LOSE GAME

CRAWFORD: (FRI) PACK LOSE LEADS AND THEN LOSE GAME

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Charlotte Checkers 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 3

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Charlotte, NC, March 9, 2018 – Two goals by Cole Schneider helped the Hartford Wolf Pack build leads of 2-0 and 3-2 Friday night at Bojangles’ Coliseum, but the Charlotte Checkers came back for a 4-3 win, in the first of back-to-back games between the two teams.

Valentin Zykov, the AHL’s leading goal-scorer, had two goals and an assist for the Checkers, and Trevor Carrick added three assists, as Charlotte went 3-for-5 on the power play.  The loss dropped the 26-28-5-3 Wolf Pack to 11 points behind the Checkers for the final playoff spot in the Atlantic Division.

“We liked our game,” Wolf Pack head coach Keith McCambridge said.

 

“We obviously liked the start, the energy we came out with, lots of jump, able to get up in the game.  We had a strong understanding of the type of power play that team possesses on the other side and didn’t give ourselves a chance to hold on to that lead, putting them on the power play with too many opportunities.  You’ve got to stay out of the box, can’t let a dangerous power play like that on the ice.” Continue reading

TOSTI: SWAMP RABBITS LAND J.T. HENKE, SIGN BRAD BARONE 

TOSTI: Swamp Rabbits Land J.T. Henke, Sign Brad Barone

Greenville inks leading scorer from Lake Superior State University and third-year netminder from Roanoke.

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 the team has signed forward J.T. Henke and goaltender Brad Barone. Henke signs his first pro hockey contract after leading Lake Superior State University in scoring during two of the last three seasons. Barone joins the Swamp Rabbits for the second time this season. The goaltender was first called upon as an emergency backup goaltender on Oct. 20.

Henke, 23, played the last three seasons in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, logging 109 games with the Lakers. As a sophomore at Lake Superior State, Henke led the program with 22 points (10G, 12A) and posted 30 points (10G, 20A) the following year. The senior from Trenton, Michigan once again led his alma mater in scoring, netting nine goals and adding 18 assists this season. Henke recorded a hat-trick six games into his collegiate career and tied his career high three-point outing four other times.

The 5-foot-9 winger played one season at the University of Maine in 2013-14, earning eight points (1G, 7A). He left the program after one season and returned to his junior hockey team, the Jersey Hitmen for the 2014-15 campaign. Henke tallied 115 points (42G, 73A) in 84 games in two seasons with Jersey. Before taking the ice with the Hitmen, Swamp Rabbits newest forward played 41 games in the USHL for the Muskegon Lumberjacks and Tri-City Storm collecting 18 points (6G, 12A) in 2011-12.

Barone, 27, has played 100 pro games in his first three seasons spanning three leagues and five teams. The third-year pro was part of the Swamp Rabbits roster earlier this season, suiting up as an emergency backup goaltender on Oct. 20. The 6-foot netminder from Medfield, Massachusetts has won six of his last seven games in the SPHL and leads the league with a .920 save percentage. Barone has earned a 41-34-3-2 career record with four shutouts, 2.71 goals against average, and .919 save percentage. The Boston College alum began his career in the FHL and eventually made his ECHL debut with the Atlanta Gladiators on Mar. 5, 2016, facing Greenville in relief.

The Swamp Rabbits travel to Estero, Florida to face the Florida Everblades for two games this weekend at Germain Arena.

CANTLON: (SAT) WOLF PACK EDGE BRUINS 2-1

CANTLON: (SAT) Wolf Pack Edge Bruins 2-1

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – The  Hartford Wolf Pack used strong team defense, got some timely saves and scoring which allowed them to edge the Providence Bruins 2-1 before a season-high crowd of 9,021 at the XL Center Saturday night.

The Wolf Pack penalty kill was superb and killed off a late penalty spending all 1:12 left in regulation in their own zone. Goalie Chris Nell had to make just two stops as all other Bruin attempts were either blocked or taken away.

“The game overall was comparable (to last night). The key difference was handling the pressure in the last minute half of the game,” remarked Pack head coach Keith McCambridge.

Brandon Smith and the defense corps were solid for 60 minutes. Continue reading

TOSTI: SWAMP RABBITS EARLY LEAD OVERTURNED BY WALLEYE 

Tosti: Swamp Rabbits Early Lead Overturned by Walleye

Greenville nets two first period goals but fall in the final game of three-in-three against Central Division.

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Toledo, OH – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (20-31-4-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, capitalized on a pair of turnovers in the first period to lead 2-1 at the end of the first period. The Toledo Walleye (37-14-2-2) managed a pair of power-play goals and earned two more to take the final game of the weekend 5-2 at the Huntington Center. The Walleye have won 12 straight on home ice.

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CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK SWEPT IN CHARLOTTE

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK SWEPT IN CHARLOTTE

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Charlotte Checkers 3, Hartford Wolf Pack 2

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Charlotte, NC, February 14, 2018 – Lias Andersson had a goal and an assist for the Hartford Wolf Pack Wednesday night, but Warren Foegele had the game-winning goal and an assist for the Charlotte Checkers in a 3-2 win at Bojangles’ Coliseum, giving the Checkers a sweep of a pair of games between the two clubs in Charlotte.

The Checkers had blanked the Wolf Pack 6-0 the night before, in the Wolf Pack’s first-ever visit to Bojangles’ Coliseum.

Ryan Graves had the other Wolf Pack goal, and Brandon Halverson made 21 saves in the Hartford net, in his third straight start.  Aleksi Saarela and Marcus Kruger had the other Charlotte goals, and Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 25 shots. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: PACK TEN-GAME WIN STREAK COMES TO AN END

CRAWFORD: PACK TEN-GAME WIN STREAK COMES TO AN END

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Charlotte Checkers 6, Hartford Wolf Pack 0

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Charlotte, NC, February 13, 2018 – A Hartford Wolf Pack streak of ten games without a regulation loss ended in a 6-0 defeat to the Charlotte Checkers Tuesday night, in the first of back-to-back games between the two clubs in Charlotte, and the Wolf Pack’s first-ever visit to Bojangles’ Coliseum.

The Wolf Pack, who had won four straight and were 9-0-1-0 in their previous ten games, were outshot 45-15, including a combined 28-6 in the first two periods.

Brandon Halverson made 39 saves in the Wolf Pack net, in his second straight start, after having made his first AHL appearances of the season in the Wolf Pack’s previous game, a 5-2 win at Hershey Saturday night.  Halverson helped hold the Checkers to two goals in the first two periods Tuesday, but Charlotte broke the game open with four third-period scores.

Alex Nedeljkovic had his second straight shutout for the Checkers, who had blanked the Springfield Thunderbirds 7-0 at home on Saturday in their last game.

Janne Kuokkanen had two goals and an assist to lead the Charlotte attack, and Valentin Zykov and Lucas Wallmark had a goal and an assist apiece.  League points leader Andrew Miller added three assists for the Checkers. Continue reading