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CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK START SHIFT CAROUSEL

hartford-wolf-pack-logo-150x133WOLF PACK SIGN TWO DEFENSEMEN TO PTO’S

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Bretton Stamler Returns to Wolf Pack from Gwinnett, Dallas Jackson in from Greenville

 BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack 

HARTFORD, November 2, 2014:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has signed defensemen Bretton Stamler and Dallas Jackson to Professional Tryout (PTO) agreements.

Stamler, a 27-year-old fourth-year pro, began this year with the Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL, after splitting last season between the Wolf Pack and its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors.  The 6-1, 203-pound Stamler has skated in five games with the Gladiators this season, notching three assists, two penalty minutes and a team-best +4 rating. Continue reading

XL CENTER RENOVATIONS CONTINUE

xl-center1_dt_128662417158768750GLOBAL SPECTRUM RELEASES ELEVENTH VIDEO BLOG OF XL CENTER RENOVATION PROJECT

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

BY: Erin Bilton,  Global Spectrum

Global Spectrum, operators of the XL Center, in partnership with Powerstation Events, have released the eleventh weekly video blog. This week, the CRDA’s Robert Saint, Director of Construction Services, the CRDA’s Kim Hart, Venue Director, and Bill Katz, Director of Jubilee Fine Arts, discuss the relocation of the Romare Bearden murals from the XL Center to the Hartford Public Library. The murals were carefully removed by Mariano Brothers, a specialty moving contractor from the XL Center in June, placed into storage and then restored by Tim Hall of Hartford Fine Arts, and now available for the public to view.

 

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY – October 7-12, 2014

Bob CrawfordBY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack kick off their 18th season of AHL action this Sunday, October 12, travelling to Syracuse to battle the Crunch in a 5:00 PM game.  The Pack completed a four-game preseason slate with a 1-1-0-2 record, after a 3-2 shootout loss at Springfield on Sunday.  That followed three local exhibition outings, a 3-1 victory over the Albany Devils at Champions Skating Center in Cromwell, CT Wednesday, a 5-4 shootout loss to the Worcester Sharks Thursday at Quinnipiac University’s TD Bank Sports Center and a 6-2 defeat at the hands of the Sharks at Trinity College’s Koeppel Community Sports Center Saturday.  

This week:

The Wolf Pack opens its 2014-15 campaign at the Syracuse Crunch on Sunday, facing off at 5:00 PM.  Continue reading

WOLF PACK MAKE FINAL CUTS

Hartford Wolf Pack LogoHARTFORD WOLF PACK ANNOUNCE ROSTER CHANGES

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Twelve Players Loaned or Released

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf  Pack 

HARTFORD, October 6, 2014:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld today announced the following changes to the Wolf Pack’s roster:

Reassigned by the New York Rangers from the Wolf Pack to Greenville (ECHL):

Forwards (1):         Michael St. Croix

Loaned by the Wolf Pack to Greenville (ECHL):

Forwards (1):         Vinny Saponari

Goaltenders (1):     Jeff Malcolm

Released from training camp tryouts and joining Greenville (ECHL):

Forwards (3):         Tyler Brown, Kyle Jean, Pat Mullane

Defensemen (3):    Sean Escobedo, Andrew Himelson, Dallas Jackson

Reassigned by the New York Rangers from the Wolf Pack to Erie (OHL):

Defensemen (1):    Troy Donnay 

Released from training camp tryout and joining Fort Wayne (ECHL):

Defensemen (1):    Mikael Tam

Released from training camp tryout and joining Rapid City (CHL):

Defensemen (1):    Brandon Martell

With those moves, the Wolf Pack training camp roster now stands at 24 players:

Goal (2):           Cedrick Desjardins, Jason Missiaen

Defense (7):      Conor Allen, Mat Bodie, Tommy Hughes, Mike Kostka, Dylan McIlrath, Sam Noreau, Steve Spinell

Forwards (15):   Chris Bourque, Ryan Bourque, Joey Crabb, Ryan Haggerty, Marek Hrivik, Michael Kantor, Danny Kristo, Oscar Lindberg, Matthew Lombardi, Chris McCarthy, Richard Nejezchleb, Shawn O’Donnell, Ryan Potulny, Nick Tarnasky, Justin Vaive

The Wolf Pack begin regular-season play this Sunday, October 12, traveling to Syracuse to battle the Crunch in a 5:00 PM game.  The Pack open the home portion of their 2014-15 AHL regular season Saturday, October 18 at the XL Center, hosting the Portland Pirates at 7:00 PM.  Tickets for that game, and all 2014-15 Wolf Pack home games, are now on sale at the XL Center ticket office, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.  Wolf Pack tickets start as low as $12 for youth 12 years old or younger.

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, or click here to request more info.

CANTLON: PACK FINISH PRESEASON WITH SHOOTOUT LOSS TO FALCONS

Hartford Wolf Pack Logo      VERSUS      Springfield

By Gerry Cantlon, Howlings 

SPRINGFIELD, MA - The Hartford Wolf Pack dropped their final preseason game of the 2014-2014 campaign, 3-2 to the Springfield Falcons in a shootout Sunday afternoon before barely a 100 fans at the Mass Mutual Center.

The Wolf Pack ended their four game exhibition tour 1-0-3.

The only player of six participants in the shootout to score was the Falcons’ T.J. Tynan who approached slowly before roofing a backhander over the Wolf Pack netminder, Jeff Malcolm. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: PACK SHOT OUT BY FALCONS

Hartford Wolf Pack Logo      VERSUS      Springfield

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Springfield Falcons 3, Hartford Wolf Pack 2 (SO)

Springfield, MA, October 5, 2014 – Shawn O’Donnell scored a pair of goals to bring the Hartford Wolf Pack back from a 2-0 deficit Sunday afternoon at the MassMutual Center, but the Springfield Falcons prevailed 3-2 in a shootout, in the Wolf Pack’s preseason finale.

Mike Hoeffel and Hubert Labrie scored in regulation for Springfield, and T.J. Tynan scored the only goal of the shootout.  Anton Forsberg made 24 saves in the Springfield net and went three-for-three in the shootout.  Jason Missiaen started in goal for the Wolf Pack and stopped nine of the ten shots that he faced, and Jeff Malcolm allowed one goal on 22 shots. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: “SKATING AWAY ON THE THIN ICE OF A NEW DAY”

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT - If Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson had witnessed the Hartford Wolf Pack‘s 6-2 drubbing at the hands of the Worcester Sharks Saturday night at the Koeppel Center on the Campus of Trinity University, instead of naming his classic song,  “Skating Away on the Thin Ice of A New Day,” he might have instead called it, “Skating Away On A Thin Ice of Playing In Some Other Place.”

After inserting a flute solo, or maybe taps based upon the disorganized effort, on Monday, many players could find themselves in different spots than they expected.

The Wolf Pack have been outscored 10-2 in the last four periods by Worcester and it could have been much higher. Continue reading