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CRAWFORD: (SAT) PACK DOUBLED UP BY ICECAPS

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St. John’s IceCaps 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 2

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

St. John’s, Newfoundland, January 14, 2017 – Late third-period goals for the St. John’s IceCaps 1:29 apart, by David Broll and Anthony Camara, sent the Hartford Wolf Pack to a 4-2 defeat Saturday night at Mile One Centre, in the second of back-to-back games between the two teams.

The Wolf Pack had defeated the IceCaps the night before, winning 2-1 in overtime.

Steven Kampfer and Nicklas Jensen scored power-play goals for the Wolf Pack Saturday, and Brandon Halverson made 30 saves.  Max Friberg and Alexandre Ranger had the other St. John’s goals, and Tom Parisi added two assists.  Former Wolf Pack Yann Danis was the winner in net, with 24 stops. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: PACK WIN IN OT

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Hartford Wolf Pack 2, St. John’s IceCaps 1 (OT)

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

St. John’s, Newfoundland, January 13, 2017 – Chris Brown’s goal at 2:07 of overtime gave the Hartford Wolf Pack a 2-1 win over the St. John’s IceCaps Friday night at Mile One Centre, in the first of back-to-back games between the two teams in St. John’s.A

On the winning play, Brown, who had been denied on a chance moments earlier by IceCap goaltender Charlie Lindgren, re-gathered the puck, cut across the middle of the zone and down the slot, and fired a hard snap shot cleanly past Lindgren on the stick side.

“It’s just, get pucks on net and hopefully they go in,” Brown said.  “The first one, I had a couple of rebounds and they just didn’t go in.  But [Mat Bodie] made a great read, setting a nice little pick for me, and I kind of walked down and just shot it.  And fortunately, it went in.” Continue reading

CANTLON: (SAT) SOUND TIGERS GRIND OUT WIN OVER PACK

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – Playing a near-perfect road game, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers ground their way to a 2-1 victory over the Hartford Wolf Pack and ended a mini-three-game losing streak.

The Pack (12-19-3-1) head to Providence for a 3 pm face-off with the Bruins tomorrow afternoon.

“What could have been better? I’m not crazy about certain aspects of our game. We didn’t generate enough offense. On the offensive side, we didn’t have (second and third efforts), but I thought on the back side, we certainly did,” a dejected head coach, Ken Gernander said of his squad who were outshot by nearly two to one margin, 30-17. Continue reading

CANTLON: (FRI) PACK BEAT PHANTOMS

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – Strong games from Magnus Hellberg (31 saves) in net and Chris Brown helped the Wolf Pack (12-18-3-1) break a four-game losing streak and beat the AHL’s best road team, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 2-1 before a crowd of 4.920 at the XL Center Friday night.

“That was a great team win and our goaltender played fantastic tonight,” Brown, the game’s second star, said of the game’s first star. “All four lines contributed.”

The Pack are back in action tomorrow night as part of a hockey doubleheader against Bridgeport at 7:30 pm with UCONN challenging Yale in a non-conference meeting for the Huskies at 3 pm is the opening game. Continue reading

KOHLER: (FRI) BUCHNEVICH SCORES IMPORTANT GOAL IN PACK WIN

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Hartford Wolf Pack 2, Lehigh Valley Phantoms 1

BY: Chris Kohler, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, January 6, 2017 – Magnus Hellberg made 31 saves, and Pavel Buchnevich and Chris Brown scored goals 1:23 apart in the second period Friday night at the XL Center, to carry the Hartford Wolf Pack to a 2-1 win over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

The victory snapped a season-high streak of four straight regulation losses for the Wolf Pack.

The Phantoms got off to an early lead just a little more than a quarter into the first period, after the Wolf Pack tested Phantom goalie Anthony Stolarz with several shots.  Jordan Weal netted the game’s first goal for the Phantoms at 5:43, assisted by Danick Martel and T.J. Brennan. Continue reading

LUCEY: PACK HAVE A DEVIL OF A TIME WITH ALBANY

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Albany Devils 3, Hartford Wolf Pack 1

BY: Henry Lucey, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, December 31, 2016Ben Sexton provided the third-period winner Saturday night, as the Albany Devils defeated the Hartford Wolf Pack by a score of 3-1 at the XL Center.

The Devils wasted no time getting on the scoreboard in their second trip to the XL Center. Just thirty-two seconds into the contest, Albany’s Jan Mandat intercepted a pass by Hartford’s John Gilmour and connected on a turn-around shot from the right side to give the Devils an early 1-0 advantage.

After a slow start, the Pack soon found their rhythm, playing the majority of the period in Albany’s defensive zone, but Hartford was never able to capitalize.

Two of Hartford’s best chances to level the score came after Vojtech Mozik was booked for holding at the 6:10 mark. With a man-advantage, the Pack sent two strong snap-shots at Albany’s net, but Devils netminder, Ken Appleby came up with a pair of glove saves, to keep Ken Gernander’s squad off the scoreboard. Continue reading

CANTLON: (FRI) PACK LET ONE SLIP AWAY TO THUNDERBIRDS

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Another hard working effort from the Hartford Wolf Pack roster but once again the results don’t reflect it.

Friday night, the Wolf Pack dropped a 3-2 decision on the road to the Springfield Thunderbirds in their first visit of the season to the Mass Mutual Center before a crowd of 5,732.

“I was happy with the effort,” Head Coach Ken Gernander stated afterward. “We battled and competed in all three zones, but with our margin of error right now, we gotta squeeze some of those mistakes out.”

The game-winning tally came on one of those hiccups and the Thunderbirds capitalized on it.

At 4:37 of the third period, Jared McCann was alone on the right wing. The Thunderbirds came into the Pack zone on an odd man break-in and Anthony Greco, who was on the puck all night, put a perfect backhand pass from the left wing over to McCann’s stick. McCann put a small deke on Pack starting goalie, Brandon Halverson and slipped a backhander inside the left post for his fourth of the season and his first point since December 16th. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: (FRI) PACK DROP CLOSE ONE TO SPRINGY

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Springfield Thunderbirds 3, Hartford Wolf Pack 2

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Springfield, December 30, 2016 – The Hartford Wolf Pack battled back from a 2-0 deficit against the Springfield Thunderbirds Friday night at the MassMutual Center, but could not counter an early third-period goal by Jared McCann in a 3-2 loss.

The defeat was the Wolf Pack’s second straight after a season-high four-game winning streak.  The Thunderbirds’ win snapped a 0-3-1-0 drought.

Steven Fogarty and Matt Carey scored second-period goals 3:16 apart for the Wolf Pack, who outshot the Thunderbirds 32-17, and Brandon Halverson made 14 saves.  Mike McKenna made 30 stops in the Springfield net, and the other Thunderbird goals were scored by Anthony Greco and Tim Bozon.

“We came out pretty hard, and I think just a couple bad bounces each way,” Carey said.  “And I think if a couple of bounces go our way, we win that game.  We had a ton of chances to score, and I believe we deserved to win that one.” Continue reading

CRAWFORD: THIRD WOLF PACK 20TH ANNIVERSARY PLAYER CARD SET GIVEAWAY IS SATURDAY

THIRD WOLF PACK 20TH ANNIVERSARY PLAYER CARD SET GIVEAWAY IS SATURDAY

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Features third Group of five Players among Top 20 All-time in Franchise History

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, December 29, 2016:  The first 2,000 fans into the Hartford Wolf Pack’s New Year’s Eve home game this Saturday, December 31 vs. the Albany Devils at the XL Center will receive a special set of Wolf Pack trading cards.

These cards will depict players 6-10 of those chosen the top 20 all-time in franchise history.  The cards are presented by KOTA.

Following are the players in this third of four 20th-anniversary commemorative card sets to be given away during the 2016-17 Wolf Pack season, with their years and stats as Pack players:

#6 – Mike Mottau (D, 2000-03, 170 GP, 20-93-113)

#7 – Terry Virtue (D, 1999-2002, 214 GP, 14-66-80)

#8 – Todd Hall (F, 1997-2002, 299 GP, 37-79-116)

#9 – P.A. Parenteau (F, 2007-10, 184 GP, 83-121-204)

#10 – P.J. Stock (F, 1997-2000, 160 GP, 25-45-70)

Saturday’s game, which faces off at a special holiday time of 5:00 PM, also features a First Night ticket discount package, available for $25 for adults, and $12 for kids 12 or younger.  The package includes a Blue-Section ticket to the New Year’s Eve game and a First Night wristband, good for admission to all of the multiple First Night Hartford New Year’s Eve Celebration activities. To order the special First Night package, go to hartfordwolfpack.com, visit the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center or call (877) 522-8499, and use the promo code FIRSTNIGHT.

Tickets for all Wolf Pack 2016-17 home games are on sale now at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.

Season ticket information for the Wolf Pack’s 2016-17 AHL season can be found on-line at hartfordwolfpack.com.  To speak with a representative about all of the Wolf Pack’s many attractive ticketing options, call (855) 762-6451.

CANTLON: (MON) PACK KNOCK OFF SOUND TIGERS IN BRIDGEPORT

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

BRIDGEPORT, CT – The Hartford Wolf Pack scored three goals in the third period and the last four of the game and were paced by a Nicklas Jensen hat trick and defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 5-2 to win their season-best, fourth straight game before 5,012 at the Webster Bank Arena in a rare Monday night game.

The Pack was stymied for a better part of the second period and unable to generate any second or third chances, but caught a break and used it to even the score at two late in the period, and they never looked back.

Pack defenseman Mike Paliotta had a strong two-way game. Paliotta stopped a head-man pass that would have sent Connor Jones in on a breakaway, and then a shift later found Robin Kovacs along the right wing boards, catching Kellen Jones napping, and he raced in on Sound Tigers goalie Eamon Macadam. After making the initial save, Macadam left a rebound in front of the net. Jensen didn’t miss the opportunity to cash it in as he snapped his eleventh of the season into the open top half of the net over the prone MacAdam with 58.7 seconds left.

“Any time you get a go-ahead or a tying goal late in a period it’s a huge momentum swing. That was a great pass by Pal to hit Kovy who went in and drove right to the net and it was an easy empty net for me.” Jensen said Continue reading