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CANTLON’S CORNER: (FRI) SOUND TIGERS END PACK WINNING STREAK

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – Taylor Beck’s two breakaway goals paced the Bridgeport Sound Tigers to a 4-1 win Friday night at the XL Center. The loss ended the Hartford Wolf Pack‘s eight game winning streak and extended the Bridgeport win streak to three games.

The Sound Tigers at 22-19-2-1 (47 points) are in fifth place in the Atlantic. The Wolf Pack are 22-19-2-0 (46 points) are sixth place in the Atlantic Division and have dropped to the eleventh spot in the conference.

Everything the Wolf Pack did in their winning streak was not in evidence in the game right from the start.

“It wasn’t very indicative of how we have been playing. I don’t want to go into too much detail. We didn’t play well tonight,” remarked a tense head coach Ken Gernander.

The Sound Tigers sealed off the win in third as Beck got a nice short pass from defenseman Scott Mayfield off a clearing in attempt by Ryan Bourque that was picked off by Bracken Kearns originally. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: PACK ROLLING WITH HUGE 5-0 SHUTOUT

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Hartford Wolf Pack 5, Portland Pirates 0

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Portland, ME, February 5, 2016 – Magnus Hellberg made 35 saves for his third shutout of the season, and Tommy Hughes had a goal and an assist Friday night at the Cross Insurance Arena, as the Hartford Wolf Pack won for the tenth time in their last 11 games, beating the Portland Pirates 5-0.

The win was the most decisive of the season for the Wolf Pack, whose previous biggest margin of victory had been three goals.  Hartford also had a season-high 40 shots on goal in the game, their first after the AHL All-Star break.

Adam Tambellini also had a goal and an assist for the Wolf Pack, and Nicklas Jensen, Ryan Bourque and Ryan Graves also scored.  Travis Oleksuk had two assists.

“I think we had a really good team effort,” Hellberg said.  “I think Portland was really good, I don’t think the score tells how the game was.  But we scored on our chances, and I think that tells a lot about our team and our character right after this break, too, coming into their barn and taking two points.”

The Wolf Pack scored the only goal of the first period, with Jensen finding the net at 9:56, 13 seconds after a Hartford power play expired.  Hughes fired from the right point and Jensen deflected the puck past Pirate starting goaltender Mike McKenna on the stick side. Continue reading

RANGERS: PAGING JAYSON MEGNA, REPORT TO NY AT ONCE

rp_new-york-r_thumb.gifRANGERS RECALL JAYSON MEGNA FROM HARTFORD

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, February 3, 2016 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has recalled forward Jayson Megna from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Megna, 26, has skated in five games with the Rangers this season, registering one goal and one assist for two points, along with two penalty minutes. He recorded his first goal and assist as a Ranger while making his debut with the Blueshirts on Jan. 5 vs. Dallas.

The 6-1, 195-pounder has skated in 38 games with the Wolf Pack in 2015-16, registering nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points, along with 14 penalty minutes. Megna recorded three points (two goals, one assist) in four games with Hartford after he was assigned to the Wolf Pack on Jan. 22. He leads the Wolf Pack in shots on goal (121), ranks fourth in points, and is tied for fourth in goals this season. Megna also ranks second on the team in points per game in 2015-16 (0.55).

CRAWFORD: PACK SEND CURRAN TO GREENVILLE

rp_hartfordwolfpacklogo_thumb1.jpgWOLF PACK RETURN DEFENSEMAN KODIE CURRAN TO ECHL GREENVILLE

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Had Notched two Assists in 14 Wolf Pack Games

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, February 3, 2016:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has returned defenseman Kodie Curran to its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits.

Since his recall from Greenville December 14, Curran has skated in 14 games with the Wolf Pack, registering two assists, 16 penalty minutes, a +1 rating and 12 shots on goal.  A rookie out of the University of Calgary (Canada West Universities Athletic Association), Curran has played 25 games this season for Greenville, totaling three goals and ten assists for 13 points, along with 14 penalty minutes and a +3.

A 26-year-old native of Calgary, Alta., Curran was signed to an AHL contract by the Wolf Pack June 16, 2015.

The Wolf Pack’s first action after the All-Star break is this Friday, February 5, as they travel to Portland, ME to take on the Portland Pirates in a 7:00 PM game.  All of the action can be heard live on News Radio 1410 WPOP, and on-line at www.newsradio1410.com and iHeartRadio.  Video streaming is available at www.ahllive.com.

The next home game for the Wolf Pack is Friday, February 12, with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins visiting the XL Center for a 7:15 PM game.  At all Friday-night Wolf Pack home games, fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs and $2 beers, through the start of the second period.

Tickets for all 2015-16 Wolf Pack home games are on sale now at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.  Tickets purchased in advance for kids 12 or younger have been reduced to $10 this season, and all tickets will have a $2 day-of-game increase.

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.

FUEHRING: SWAMP RABBITS WEEKLY – Week 16: February 2 – February 7

alan-fuehringSWAMP RABBITS WEEKLY

Week 16: February 2 – February 7

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

LAST WEEK’S RECAP

Overall Picture: The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (21-18-6), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, continued a five-game road trip in the Sunshine State last weekend with a two-game set against the first-place Florida Everblades (30-12-1). Greenville went 1-1-0 in those contests and concluded the month of January right at .500 (6-6-1). The Swamp Rabbits enter Week 16 ranked fourth in the South Division, one point behind South Carolina. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: January 19-24, 2016

Bob Crawford

WOLF PACK WEEKLY: January 19-24, 2016

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (19-19-2-0, 40 pts., .500 pts. percentage) have climbed into a tie for fifth place in the Atlantic Division, by winning a season-high five straight games.  The Pack started a stretch of five straight road games with a 1-0 shutout of the Springfield Falcons on Friday night.  Magnus Hellberg stopped 32 Falcon shots to post his second whitewash of the season in that game, and Marek Hrivik’s late first-period goal was the only scoring.  In Allentown, PA on Saturday night, Adam Tambellini’s power-play goal 1:51 into the third period was the winner, in a 2-1 Hartford victory over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.  Then, in a holiday matinee in Providence Monday, Brady Skjei scored at 1:47 of overtime to give the Wolf Pack a 3-2 win over the Bruins.  Jack Combs had the other two Hartford goals in that game, his first Wolf Pack scores. Continue reading

FUEHRING: (SAT) GREENVILLE KNOCKED OFF BY ATLANTA

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DZIURZYNSKI SCORES TWICE IN 5-3 LOSS TO ATLANTA

Swamp Rabbits suffer second straight loss to Gladiators on Saturday

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Duluth, GA – Darian Dziurzynski collected his first multi-goal game in the ECHL on Saturday, but it wasn’t enough as the Greenville Swamp Rabbits (18-15-6), proud affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, suffered a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Gladiators (24-12-2) at the Infinite Energy Center.

Patrick D’Amico and Brock Higgs each scored twice for the Gladiators, while Mackenzie Skapski stopped 29 shots for Greenville.

BOX SCORE Continue reading