BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings
HARTFORD, CT – With 1.5 seconds left in overtime former Wolf Pack Casey Wellman was able to bang the puck into the net on the powerplay and give the Hershey Bears a 1-0 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack at the XL Center Sunday afternoon.
The powerplay resulted from a tripping minor issued to Dylan McIlrath in overtime and created a four-on-three advantage for Hershey. Strating netminder, Jason Missiaen, who was very strong in the game for the home team made two saves before Wellman got the rebound of his second shot and it somehow found it’s way over the goal line. Continue reading
Posted in AHL, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hockey, Sports, XL Center
Tagged Dane Byers, Danny Kristo, Dylan McIlrath, Garrett Mitchell, Hershey Bears, Ken Gernander, Ryan Potulny, Wolf Pack
RANGERS ACQUIRE (F) RYANE CLOWE
Send 2 Draft Picks & a Conditional Pick to San Jose
BY: The New York Rangers
NEW YORK, April 2, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired forward Ryane Clowe from San Jose in exchange for a second round pick in 2013, a third round pick in 2013 (originally Florida’s), and a conditional pick in 2014. Continue reading
Posted in Hockey, New York Rangers, NHL, Sports
Tagged Clowe, Dane Byers, Florida, Glen Sather, Gordie Howe Hat Trick, Los Angeles, National Hockey League, New York Ranger, New York Rangers, Ryane Clowe, San Jose
BY: Bruce Berlet
When the Connecticut Whale gathered for a team meal Saturday night in Manchester, N.H., coach Ken Gernander had a surprise, especially for veteran defenseman Wade Redden.
After the Whale had been without a captain for nearly 16 months, Gernander announced he and assistants J.J. Daigneault and Pat Boller had decided the man affectionately known as “Papa” would be wearing the “C” for the first time in his illustrious career. Redden had been an assistant captain several times, including since he arrived in Hartford last season, but never was the official leader of the pack.
Posted in AHL, Connecticut Whale, CTWhale, ECHL, Greenville Road Warriors, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hockey, New York Rangers, NHL, Sports
Tagged Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Chad Kolarik, Columbus Blue Jackets, Connecticut Whale, CTWhale, Dane Byers, J.J. Daignault, Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Ken Gernander, Pat Boller, Redden, Wade Redden, Whale, XL Center
In a move that is long overdue, veteran defenseman Wade Redden has been named the sixth captain in the history of the New York Rangers Hartford affiliation, first with the Wolf Pack and now with the Whale.
Head Coach Ken Gernander was the teams first captain for the Wolf Pack’s first eight seasons in existence, He was succeeded after he retired and became a coach by Craig Weller. Weller was followed Andrew Hutchinson, then Greg Moore and the last captain was Dane Byers. The hasn’t had a captain since Byers was traded by the parent New York Rangers to the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 10, 2010 for Chad Kolarik.
Posted in AHL, Connecticut Whale, CTWhale, Hockey, New York Rangers, NHL, Sports
Tagged Andrew Hutchinson, Chad Kolarik, Connecticut Whale, Craig Weller, CTWhale, Dane Byers, Greg Moore, Jim Schoenfeld, Kelsey Tessier, Ken Gernander, National Hockey League, New York Ranger, New York Rangers, Scott Tanski, Wade Redden, Whale, XL Center
There are a multitude of ways to lose in any sporting event, and the Connecticut Whale have certainly explored many of them this season, but Saturday night’s 2-0 loss to the Springfield Falcons at the MassMutual Center in front of 5,003 was in no small part due to some of the most bizarre officiating certainly of the season and possibly longer than that.
Posted in AHL, Connecticut Whale, CTWhale, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hockey, New York Rangers, NHL, Sports
Tagged Alexandre Giroux, Andre Deveaux, Brent Regner, Cam Atkinson, Cam Talbot, Casey Wellman, Chad Johnson, Connecticut Whale, CTWhale, Dane Byers, Falcon, Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Kelsey Tessier, Ken Gernander, Kris Newbury, Martin St. Pierre, Mats Zuccarello, Maxsim Mayorov, New York Ranger, Paul Dainton, Pavel Valentenko, Ryan Garlock, Scott Tanski, Springfield Falcons, Tim Erixon, Tommy Grant, Whale
Both I-91 rivals are a mix of veteran and young talent, but after scoring four unanswered goals over the last two periods, the Connecticut Whale showed how they have managed to hold onto first palace in the Northeast Division while the Springfield Falcons struggle to remain out of the division basement with a chemistry-led and convincing 5-2 win over in front of 5,448 at the XL Center on the last game of 2011.
Despite having strong talent like goaltender Manny Legace, AHL All-Star Martin St. Pierre, veteran Adam Mair, left winger Matt Calvert, ex-Wolf Pack captain Dane Byers and future AHL Hall-of-Famer Alexandre Giroux and young talent like Cam Atkinson and Tomas Kubalik the Falcons just seem adrift on the ice as they have lost all five games against the Whale this season.
For the Whale, Francois Bouchard, the game’s First Star, had a break-out game pacing the Whale with three assists. Kris Newbury extended his points scoring streak to seven games with two goals and Pavel Valentenko, quickly moving up the depth chart, had a goal and a helper, including what proved to be the game-winner for the Whale.
Posted in AHL, Connecticut Whale, ECHL, Greenville Road Warriors, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hockey, New York Rangers, NHL, Sports
Tagged Alexandre Giroux, Brendan Bell, Cam Atkinson, Cam Talbot, Connecticut Whale, Dane Byers, Falcon, Francois Bouchard, Hartford Wolf Pack, Kelsey Tessier, Ken Gernander, Kris Newbury, Manny Legace, Martin St. Pierre, Springfield Falcons, Whale, XL Center
BY: Bruce Berlet
If you want to see the personification of tough luck, look no farther than Connecticut Whale right wing Chad Kolarik.
After persevering through nagging hamstring problems last season to earn kudos from New York Rangers coach John Tortorella for his work during four games with the parent club, returning to continue his solid play in the AHL playoffs and then getting a contract extension on June 17 and married on Aug. 5, Kolarik was primed to enjoy a run at a steady job on Broadway.
Posted in AHL, Connecticut Whale, Hockey, New York Rangers, NHL, Sports
Tagged AHL, Anterior cruciate ligament, Anterior cruciate ligament injury, Chad Kolarik, Columbus Blue Jackets, Connecticut Whale, Dane Byers, Francis Lessard, John Tortorella, Michael Sauer, New York Rangers, NHL, Rangers, Springfield Falcons