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PACK ANNOUNCE ’14-’15 PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE

hartford-wolf-pack-150x140WOLF PACK ANNOUNCE 2014-15 PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE, TICKETS-ON-SALE DATE

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Single Game Tickets Available Starting Sept. 22

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack 

HARTFORD, September 16, 2014:  Global Spectrum, operators of the XL Center and Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced the schedule of promotional dates for the Wolf Pack’s 2014-15 season.  Also, single-game tickets for the Wolf Pack’s 2014-15 home schedule will go on sale this Monday, September 22 at 12 noon Eastern Time. Continue reading

XL CENTER RENOVATION: UPDATE 8

XL Center1_dt_128662417158768750GLOBAL SPECTRUM RELEASES EIGHTH VIDEO BLOG OF XL CENTER RENOVATION PROJECT 

XL Center Chapter 40 – Celebrating 40 Yrs of the Hartford Civic Center

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Global Spectrum, operators of the XL Center, in partnership with Powerstation Events, have released the eighth weekly video blog that documents the current state of the XL Center renovation. This week, Carl Casserino of Ducci Electric details the upgrades that have been made to the electrical systems supporting the venue’s operation.  In addition Mike Freimuth, Executive Director of the CRDA discusses the overall goals and objectives of the renovations from the site of the new Hartford Wolf Pack locker room.  The President of JCJ architecture, Peter Stevens, showcases the design of the concourse nodes and the new fan-friendly wayfinding features of the venue and how it will impact the patron experience.

WOLF PACK SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE

Hartford Wolf PackWOLF PACK ROAD GAME TIME CHANGED

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Dec. 31 Gm in Portland now Faces off at 5:30 PM

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Faceoff for the Hartford Wolf Pack’s game on New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31 at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, ME vs. the Portland Pirates has been changed to 5:30 PM.

The contest had originally been scheduled for a 7:00 start.

The Wolf Pack will open the home portion of their 2014-15 AHL season Saturday, October 18 at the XL Center, hosting the Pirates at 7:00 PM. To speak with a Wolf Pack representative about season or group tickets, or any of the Wolf Pack’s many ticketing options, call (855) 762-6451.

CANTLON’S CORNER: AHL WESTERN DIVISION UPDATE AND SIGNINGS IN HARTFORD

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

The announcement that the Winnipeg Jets have signed a one-year extension in St. John’s comes as plans for a new building in Thunder Bay have not been finalized. That means that the IceCaps will play the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons in the eastern most part of Canada. They will seek to break the AHL record for consecutive games sold out of 144 that’s held by the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins, who presently are on a streak of 114 straight.

As we reported last month via the Thunder Bay Chronicle-Herald, a September 25th public meeting is scheduled with the hopes of laying the groundwork and finalizing financing for the project. Continue reading

WOLF PACK SIGN ANOTHER FORWARD

bu_v_saponari_goalWOLF PACK SIGN FORWARD VINNY SAPONARI TO AHL CONTRACT

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Had 15 Goals and 33 Points in 58 Games for Milwaukee Last Year

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, September 9, 2014: Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has signed forward Vinny Saponari to an AHL contract. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: RACE IS ON TO GET XL CENTER READY ON TIME

gerryBY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

The renovations to the nearly 40-year old XL Center are in full force in Hartford. A tight set of deadlines must be met over the next six weeks to insure completion of all of the work  necessary for opening the building on time for the official re-opening scheduled for October 8th.  That night the XL Center will host an NBA preseason game between the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks.

A handful of media was on hand to witness the $35 million worth of work upgrading the building. The hope is to improve its short term viability and long term prospects for the Hartford market. Continue reading

PACK ADD D DEPTH WITH SPINELL

8477592WOLF PACK SIGN DEFENSEMAN STEVE SPINELL TO AHL CONTRACT

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Split Last Year between Providence and ECHL South Carolina

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack 

HARTFORD, September 5, 2014:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has signed defenseman Steve Spinell to an AHL contract.

Spinell, a 23-year-old, 6-2, 210-pound native of Vernon Hills, IL, is entering his second year of pro hockey.  As a rookie last season, Spinell saw action in seven AHL games with the Providence Bruins, going scoreless with two penalty minutes.  In 58 games with the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays, he scored one goal and added eight assists for nine points, and logged 108 PIM, tops among team defensemen and second-most overall on the club.  Spinell also was a +3 and had 70 shots on goal, the second-highest total by a Stingray blueliner.  In ECHL postseason action, he was scoreless with a team-high 16 PIM in four games. Continue reading