Tag Archives: Hartford

CRAWFORD: FRIDAY NIGHT IS WOLF PACK’S ANTI-BULLYING NIGHT

rp_hartfordwolfpacklogo_thumb1.jpgFRIDAY NIGHT IS WOLF PACK’S ANTI-BULLYING NIGHT

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Specialty Jersey to Feature “Kindness Pledge” Names

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, March 23, 2015:  Global Spectrum, operators of the XL Center and Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced that the Wolf Pack’s “Kindness Campaign” will culminate in the Pack’s “Anti-Bullying Night” this Friday night, March 27, when the Wolf Pack host the Providence Bruins in a 7:00 PM game at the XL Center. Continue reading

CANTLON: PACK SELF-DESTRUCT IN THIRD AGAINST DEVILS

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

The Albany Devils overcame a two goal deficit and erupted for five goals in the third period, including an empty netter and were able to hold off a late charge by the visiting Hartford Wolf Pack and get the win 5-3 before 4,578 at the Times Union Center Sunday afternoon.

The Pack record drops to 34-22-5-4 (77 points) but remain in the sixth spot in Eastern Conference playoff hunt as the Portland Pirates were knocked off by both the league and conference best record holding, Manchester Monarchs, 3-1. The Springfield Falcons also lost, dropping their home game to the Northeast Division leading Syracuse Crunch, 4-1. The Worcester Sharks who sit in the ninth spot were idle.

The Pack did not lose any ground on the Providence Bruins who they still trail by two points as the Baby B’s lost to the St. John’s IceCaps, 3-2.

The Pack will have an opportunity to make up those two points when they host the Bruins this coming Friday night at the XL Center. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: PACK BLOW 3-GOAL LEAD – SURRENDER 5-IN THIRD

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BY: Bob Crawford Hartford Wolf Pack

Albany, NY, March 22, 2015 – The Hartford Wolf Pack took a 2-0 lead into the third period Sunday at the Times Union Center, only to see the Albany Devils score five times in the third and hand the Wolf Pack a 5-3 defeat.

The loss snapped a run of five games with at least a standings point (4-0-0-1) for the Wolf Pack, who fell to 34-22-5-4 (77 points) on the season.

The Devils scored three times on power plays in the third period, against a Hartford penalty-killing unit that had been 26-for-28 in the previous seven games.

“When you play PK (penalty kill) it’s tough to score goals, and they get a chance to score goals, so that’s probably the story of this loss,” said Wolf Pack forward Carl Klingberg, who had a goal and an assist in the game.  “I thought we played a good game, though, when we were not playing PK.” Continue reading

CANTLON: (FRIDAY) PACK AIN’T ‘FRAID OF NO GHOSTS

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – The Hartford Wolf Pack registered their fourth consecutive win defeating the visiting Lehigh Valley Phantoms 3-2 before 4,686 at the XL Center Friday night.

The Wolf Pack built a two goal lead early in the third period as Ryan Bourque drifted on the right wing and from forty feet out took a Mike Kostka pass and one timed it for his eleventh of season beating Phantom netminder Rob Zepp over his glove hand at 2:23.

“It was a good one-timer off a nice pass from Kostka,” Wolf Pack head coach Ken Gernander said. “It was a good rush and (Ryan Bourque) had a shooter’s mentality.”

The younger Bourque’s goal turned out to be his second game-winner of the season. On the goal, Chris Mueller picked up his third assist of the game and has now registered eleven points in his last nine games. Continue reading

GRENIER: PACK WIN FOURTH STRAIGHT

Hartford Wolf Pack      VERSUS      Lehigh Valley Phantoms puck

Hartford Wolf Pack 3, Lehigh Valley Phantoms 2

BY: Zack Grenier, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, March 20, 2015 – The Hartford Wolf Pack defeated the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 3-2 Friday night at the XL Center, to secure a four-game season sweep of the Phantoms.

Hartford was led by Chris Mueller (goal and two assists), Oscar Lindberg (goal and assist), Carl Klingberg (two assists) and Ryan Bourque, who had the game-winning goal.  Yann Danis stopped 27 of the 29 shots he faced.

Lehigh Valley had goals from Cole Bardreau and Blair Jones.  Rob Zepp had 29 saves on 32 shots.

“We had two power play goals early, lots of shots (16 in the first period), I liked our start,” said Hartford coach Ken Gernander.  “There’s going to be some ups and downs in a game, so the second period was a bit of a push back by them and then a pretty tight third.” Continue reading

CRAWFORD: PACK SIGN DEFENSIVE PROSPECT KODIE CURRAN

Kodie CurranWOLF PACK SIGN DEFENSEMAN KODIE CURRAN TO ATO

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Was Top-scoring Blueliner in CWUAA for U. Calgary this Season

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack  

HARTFORD, March 19, 2015Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has signed defenseman Kodie Curran to an Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement.

Curran, 25 years old and 6-2, 205 pounds, comes to the Wolf Pack from the University of Calgary Dinos, for whom he led all Canada West University Athletic Association (CWUAA) blueliners in points, goals and assists this year, with 8-16-24 in 23 games.  That performance earned Curran First-Team All-CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) West honors for a second straight season, as the Calgary native led all Dino skaters in assists, and finished second on the team in points and third in goals.  He also tied for fifth among all CIS defensemen in points. Continue reading

CANTLON: THE LOSING STREAK IS OVER

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

SPRINGFIELD, MA - The Hartford Wolf Pack broke their six game losing streak with a 2-1 overtime win over the Springfield Falcons at the MassMutual Center Friday night.

The game winning play came during the three-on-three portion of OT when Chris Mueller fed Ryan Bourque who in turn spotted Conor Allen in the right wing faceoff circle. Allen zipped his tenth of the season to the short-side of Falcons’ goaltender Scott Munroe at 5:09.

“There is so much ice in three-on-three and that’s the way the game goes and it was a great pass by Borkie and that’s what we needed a win,” Allen, who got his second game winner of the season, said.

This came as an outgrowth of work done in practice over the week. Continue reading