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CRAWFORD: SKAPSKI LEADS HARTFORD IN SHOOTOUT WIN

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Hartford Wolf Pack 4, Albany Devils 3 (SO)

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Albany, NY, November 26, 2014 – Mackenzie Skapski made 36 saves, including one on a penalty shot in overtime, and went 3-for-3 in the shootout, as the Hartford Wolf Pack pulled out a 4-3 shootout win over the Albany Devils Wednesday night at the Times-Union Center.

The Wolf Pack led 3-1 in the third period, but a pair of Joe Whitney goals, the second with only 1:58 left, tied the game for Albany.

Danny Kristo scored in regulation for the Wolf Pack, and also had the only goal of the shootout.  The Wolf Pack also got goals from Justin Vaive and Joey Crabb.  Chris Bourque had two assists.  Darcy Zajac scored the other Albany goal, and Raman Hrabarenka had two assists.  Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: November 24-30, 2014

bob-crawfordBY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (9-7-2-0, 20 pts.) snapped an 0-4-1-0 drought Saturday at the XL Center, with a 2-1 overtime win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.  Mat Bodie’s second career pro goal was his second game-winner, scored with 60 seconds remaining in 3-on-3 OT.  That  was after the Pack dropped a 5-4 decision to the Syracuse Crunch Wednesday at home, despite Conor Allen’s goal and two assists (his first career pro three-point game), and fell 4-1 in Providence on Friday night. Continue reading

CANTLON: PACK ON TRACK, TOPPLE TIGERS

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT - The Hartford Wolf Pack scored with a minute remaining in overtime, ending five game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the visiting Bridgeport Sound Tigers before a crowd of 4,055 fans at the XL Center Saturday night.

The win keeps the Pack above .500 at 9-7-2-0 with 20 points and they sit in fourth place. They trail Bridgeport by two points with the Sound Tigers holding a 10-5-1-1 who also have a game in hand over their interstate and franchise rivals.

The game winner came 57 seconds after the teams switched to the three-on-three format. The Pack were able to glide up the ice and Chris Bourque and J.T. Miller weaved their way into Sound Tigers territory. Miller slipped the puck over to defenseman Mat Bodie who buried it past Sound Tigers goaltender Kevin Poulin. For Bodie, it was his second goal and second game winner of the season. Continue reading

CANTLON: HARTFORD CRUNCHED 5-4

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT - The Syracuse Crunch extended the Hartford Wolf Pack losing streak to four straight with their 5-4 victory Wednesday night before , “crowd” of just 1,782, the eighth lowest regular season crowd in team history.

The Pack put up a valiant comeback effort from a 4-2 deficit to tie the game, but a weak defensive zone play led to the game winning goal.

Philip Paradis was able to redirect Luke Witkowski’s shot form the right point, despite Dylan McIlrath being right on top of him, from nearly 25 feet out. The shot caught Pack goaltender, Mackenzie Skapski, off-guard who was reacting to Witkowski’s original shot. The redirected shot cleared Skapski vis his open stickside at the four minute mark. Continue reading

GRENIER: 4-GOAL FIRST DOOMS PACK

hartford-wolf-pack-logo-150x133BY: Zachary Grenier, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, November 19, 2014 – The Hartford Wolf Pack were unable to recover from a Syracuse Crunch four-goal first period Wednesday night at the XL Center and lost, 5-4.

Mike Angelidis and Yanni Gourde led the way for the Crunch with two goals each on the night.  Tanner Richard tallied two assists in the Crunch victory as well.  Conor Allen had a team high three points on the night for Hartford, with a goal and two assists.  Justin Vaive also gave the Pack a goal and an assist in the loss.  Continue reading

CANTLON: UCONN – RPI END TIED AT XL

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT - The second non-conference game for the UConn Huskies ended in a 1-1 tie with RPI before 3,789 at the XL Center Tuesday night.

UConn (2-5-4, 1-2-1 HE) is back in action on Friday night in a Hockey East (HE) matchup with the University of Vermont at 5:30pm at the XL Center. RPI (5-8-0, 4-2-0 ECACHL) plays the University of New Hampshire next Tuesday.

The Huskies made several late charges in a bid to end the game in regulation. The best of those chances came at 13:33 when Trevor Gerling was stopped by RPI goalie Scott Diebold from 30 feet out. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: November 17-23, 2014

bob-crawfordBY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (8-5-2-0, 18 pts.) went 0-2-1-0 in their three games this past week, and enter this week tied with Albany for fourth place in the Northeast Division.  On Friday night, in the front end of a home-and-home series with Bridgeport, the Wolf Pack suffered a 6-1 loss to the Sound Tigers at the XL Center, with Ryan Haggerty scoring the only Wolf Pack goal.  In the second game of the home-and-home Saturday in Bridgeport, the Sound Tigers prevailed by a 5-2 score.  Chris McCarthy tallied his first AHL goal of the season for the Wolf Pack in that one, and Danny Kristo also scored.  Then on Sunday in Hartford, the Manchester Monarchs pulled out a 4-3 overtime win over the Pack, despite 36 saves by Mackenzie Skapski and a goal and an assist each by J.T. Miller and Ryan Bourque. Continue reading