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HALEY SUSPENDED FOR REMAINDER OF SEASON

ahl-logo1-150x150AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE ANNOUNCES SUSPENSIONS

BY: Jason Chaimovitch, AHL, VP of Communications 

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced the following suspensions:

Hartford Wolf Pack left wing Micheal Haley has been suspended for three (3) games as a consequence of his actions in a game at St. John’s on Apr. 12.

Haley was suspended under the provisions of AHL Rule 28.1 (supplementary discipline) as a consequence of leaving the players’ bench on a legal line change for the purpose of starting an altercation. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: PACK WIN 7TH STRAIGHT

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BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

St. John’s, Newfoundland, April 12, 2014J.T. Miller scored twice, and Danny Kristo had a goal and an assist, Saturday night at Mile One Centre, as the Hartford Wolf Pack extended their win streak to seven straight games with a 7-2 victory over the St. John’s IceCaps.

The seven-goal output was the Wolf Pack’s largest of the season, and the five-goal margin of victory is also a season high for Hartford.  St. John’s had won the first two meetings of the year between the two teams by a combined margin of 12-3. Continue reading

HAWK’S EYE: DAMIEN HESS, KEEPIN’ THE PACK ON THE ICE

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BY: Bob Crawford Hartford Wolf Pack

Longevity and continuity are not often hallmarks of pro hockey in general, and the minor pro level in particular.

The Hartford Wolf Pack, however, have largely been an exception to that truism, with General Manager Jim Schoenfeld in his 11th season with the team, Ken Gernander in his seventh year as head coach, and Assistant Coach Pat Boller in year number seven in that role.

The stability also extends to the training room, with Athletic Trainer Damien Hess having celebrated his 1000th game in pro hockey this past Wednesday, when the Wolf Pack defeated the Worcester Sharks 2-1 in Worcester. Continue reading

HAWK’S EYE: VAIVE MAKING PACK’ING PHYSICAL IMPACT ON TEAM

Vaive Action Shotbob-crawford3-150x139BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Justin Vaive has played 23 games since joining the Hartford Wolf Pack on a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement January 11, and although his offensive output has been limited to one goal and four points, he has used his 6-4, 210-pound frame to make a solid impact in the forechecking department.

Vaive’s game has been particularly useful for the Pack lately, with the third-year pro playing left wing on a line with 6-1, 192-pound rookie Shawn O’Donnell on the other wing. Those two flankers are both straight-line players who stress getting in on the forecheck, and pride themselves on making life difficult for opposing defensemen. Continue reading

MISSIAEN ACCOMPLISHED – BACK TO GREENVILLE

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Re-joins Greenville Road Warriors, after Six Games of Backup Duty for Wolf Pack

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, April 11, 2014: Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the parent New York Rangers have reassigned goaltender Jason Missiaen from the Wolf Pack to its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors.

Missiaen has served as the Wolf Pack’s backup for the last six games, after having re-joined the Pack March 29. The 6-8, 220-pound third-year pro is 2-11-1 in 14 AHL games on the year, with a 3.83 goals-against average and an 87.2% save percentage. In 19 ECHL games with Greenville, Missiaen is 14-4-0 with a 2.54 goals-against average, a 92.2% save percentage and one shutout. Continue reading

GRUMET-MORRIS MUST BE FEELING BETTER – MISSIAEN SENT TO GREENVILLE

greenville-road-warriors211Jason Missiaen Reassigned to Road Warriors; Carlson Released

BY: Andy Zilch, Greenville Road Warriors

Greenville, SC: Today the Road Warriors announced goaltender Jason Missiaen has been reassigned to Greenville by the New York Rangers from the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Missiaen returns to the Road Warriors after a 13-day stint with the Wolf Pack where he did not appear in action. The 6-foot-8 netminder has posted a 14-4-1 record, a .924 save percentage and a 2.60 goals against average while with the Road Warriors this season. Missiaen has gone 11-2-0 in his last 13 starts with the Road Warriors. His stellar play in net earned him the ECHL Goaltender of the Week honors for the week of February 10th-16th. Continue reading

CANTLON: PACK KEEP HOPE ALIVE WITH ANOTHER WIN

gerry-cantlon1-150x1501BY: Gerry Cantlon, Special to Howlings

The Hartford Wolf Pack defense and the goaltending of David LeNeveu fought off a late five-on-three man disadvantage for 1:05 and held on for a crucial 2-1 over the Worcester Sharks at the DCU Center Wednesday night.

Two Pack defenseman, Conor Allen and Aaron Johnson were hit with what appeared to be weak penalties that depleted the Hartford blueline corps to handle this situation. Continue reading