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CANTLON: PACK KNOCK OFF DEVILS IN FINAL HOME GAME OF THE SEASON

CANTLON: PACK KNOCK OFF DEVILS IN FINAL HOME GAME OF THE SEASON

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – Cole Schneider’s OT game-winner allowed the Hartford Wolf Pack to end their home schedule in winning fashion 2-1 over the Binghamton Devils in the first meeting of the season.

The Wolf Pack close out the entire regular season in Binghamton.

The Wolf Pack finished their home schedule with a record of 19-6-3-0. Their record sits at .500 at 33-33-6-3. With a win tomorrow, the team will finish above .500, a goal the team has worked toward for the end of this season.

“We have had it on the board to get to .500. That’s what we’re striving for,” said Schneider, the game’s hero.

The game-winner came as Schneider took a lead pass from Chris Bigras at center ice as the Wolf Pack were going for a wholesale change during the three-on-three marched down the right wing was able to stuff in his fifteenth goal of the season off a rebound of his backhander on goaltender Cam Johnson at 1:53.

30 seconds earlier, Johnson stopped Bigras on a breakaway which looked like it could have been the game-winner. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK SIGN WETHERSFIELD NATIVE DAVID HALLISEY TO ATO

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK SIGN WETHERSFIELD NATIVE DAVID HALLISEY TO ATO

Played four Years at Princeton University

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack 

HARTFORD, April 5, 2018:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Chris Drury announced today that the team has signed forward David Hallisey to an Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement.

Hallisey, a 23-year-old native of Wethersfield, CT, just completed a four-year career at Princeton University (ECAC).  In 36 games this season, the 5-10, 180-pound Hallisey scored 18 goals and added 20 assists for 38 points, and served ten minutes in penalties.  His scoring totals were good for second on the Tigers squad in goals and a tie for third in points.

In 110 career games with Princeton, Hallisey totaled 37 goals and 44 assists for 81 points, as well as 44 PIM.  Prior to his college tenure, he played three seasons (2010-11 through 2012-13) at Westminster School in Simsbury, CT.

The Wolf Pack’s next action is this Friday night, April 6, when they travel to Providence to take on the Bruins.  Faceoff is 7:05 PM and all of the action can be heard live online at 979espn.iheart.com and on iHeartRadio.  Video streaming is available at ahllive.com.

The next Wolf Pack home game is this Saturday night, April 7, a 7:00 PM game vs. the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Tickets for that and all remaining 2017-18 Wolf Pack home games are on sale now at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, online at hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.

Information about all of the Wolf Pack’s many attractive ticketing options can be found online at hartfordwolfpack.com.  To speak with a Wolf Pack representative, call (855) 762-6451, or click here to request more info.

CANTLON: (SAT) WOLF PACK HERSHEY HOME AND HOME

CANTLON: (SAT) Wolf Pack Hershey Home and Home

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – A well-played game was decided by which team could capitalize on their power-play chances; the Hershey Bears (28-30-4-5), led by Madison Bowery and capitalized on their two quality chances and were able to knock off the Hartford Wolf Pack (29-30-5-3) at the XL Center, Saturday night, 2-1.

The game-winning tally came as Bowey, who was playing in just the fifth game of the season, showed why he is a difference maker.

His second of the game, and for the season, came when he took a cross-ice pass from off the left wing from Wayne Simpson. Bowery then went through the box as he came off the right point and snapped a perfect shot into the top shelf over Pack netminder, Marek Mazanec‘s left shoulder. The goal came at 12:49 of the third period. Continue reading

MORIN: PENS TOP PACK IN OT

MORIN: PENS TOP PACK IN OT

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 3 (OT)

BY: Matt Morin, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, March 30, 2018Daniel Sprong’s goal with 39.8 seconds left in overtime gave the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins a 4-3 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack Friday night at the XL Center.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton had battled back from a 3-1 deficit in the game after the Wolf Pack got goals in the second period from Gabriel Fontaine, Dawson Leedahl, and Scott Kosmachuk.

Christian Thomas had two goals and an assist for the Penguins, and Zach Trotman scored the other Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goal. Continue reading

WARD: GEORGIEV RETURNS AND LEADS PACK TO SO VICTORY

WARD: GEORGIEV RETURNS AND LEADS PACK TO SO VICTORY

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Hartford Wolf Pack 4, Springfield Thunderbirds 3 (SO)

BY: Nick Ward, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, March 28, 2018 – Alexandar Georgiev made 33 saves in his return to the AHL and was 3-for-3 in the shootout Wednesday night at the XL Center, helping the Hartford Wolf Pack to a 4-3 win over the Springfield Thunderbirds.

The Wolf Pack’s Scott Kosmachuk had the only goal of the shootout, and Vinni Lettieri, Brandon Crawley, and Adam Tambellini scored for Hartford in regulation.  Dryden Hunt had a goal and an assist for the Thunderbirds, who came back from 1-0 and 3-1 deficits in the game, and Chase Balisy and Joel Lowry also scored Springfield goals.

The Wolf Pack were able to strike first in the first period of play, as Lettieri scored his 21st goal of the season to put the Pack ahead 1-0 with 14:34 remaining in the period. Lettieri scored after being fed the puck on the right side of the slot, where he was able to use a wrist shot to put the puck in the net. Continue reading

WARD: PACK WIN THIRD STRAIGHT

WARD: PACK WIN THIRD STRAIGHT

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Hartford Wolf Pack 6, Rochester Americans 4

BY: Nick Ward, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, March 18, 2018 – The Hartford Wolf Pack picked up their third win in a row Sunday evening, taking down the Rochester Americans, 6-4, at the XL Center.

Former Amerk Dan Catenacci scored the game-winning goal with 3:31 remaining in the third period and added an assist, and the Wolf Pack survived a hat trick scored by Rochester rookie C.J. Smith

The key term behind Sunday’s victory was resilience. The Wolf Pack were able to make the most of several second chances in their win, as they bounced back from an early 2-0 deficit against the Americans.  Continue reading

CRAWFORD: (FRI) PACK LOSE LEADS AND THEN LOSE GAME

CRAWFORD: (FRI) PACK LOSE LEADS AND THEN LOSE GAME

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Charlotte Checkers 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 3

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Charlotte, NC, March 9, 2018 – Two goals by Cole Schneider helped the Hartford Wolf Pack build leads of 2-0 and 3-2 Friday night at Bojangles’ Coliseum, but the Charlotte Checkers came back for a 4-3 win, in the first of back-to-back games between the two teams.

Valentin Zykov, the AHL’s leading goal-scorer, had two goals and an assist for the Checkers, and Trevor Carrick added three assists, as Charlotte went 3-for-5 on the power play.  The loss dropped the 26-28-5-3 Wolf Pack to 11 points behind the Checkers for the final playoff spot in the Atlantic Division.

“We liked our game,” Wolf Pack head coach Keith McCambridge said.

 

“We obviously liked the start, the energy we came out with, lots of jump, able to get up in the game.  We had a strong understanding of the type of power play that team possesses on the other side and didn’t give ourselves a chance to hold on to that lead, putting them on the power play with too many opportunities.  You’ve got to stay out of the box, can’t let a dangerous power play like that on the ice.” Continue reading

WARD: CHECKERS SLOW DOWN PACK FORWARD MOTION

WARD: CHECKERS SLOW DOWN PACK FORWARD MOTION

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Charlotte Checkers 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 3

BY: Nick Ward, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, March 4, 2018 – The Charlotte Checkers scored four second-period goals Sunday at the XL Center to wipe out a 2-0 deficit, on the way to a 4-3 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack.

The Wolf Pack got goals from Adam Tambellini, late in the first period, and Filip Chytil, early in the second, to jump out to the lead, but Warren Foegele had a goal and an assist for the Checkers, and Brenden Kichton, Clark Bishop and Valentin Zykov all also scored during Charlotte’s second-period outburst.

“It’s frustrating because we started with a lot of energy, but we let the game get away from us for that block of time in the second,” Wolf Pack head coach Keith McCambridge said.  Continue reading

CANTLON: (SAT) WOLF PACK EDGE BRUINS 2-1

CANTLON: (SAT) Wolf Pack Edge Bruins 2-1

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – The  Hartford Wolf Pack used strong team defense, got some timely saves and scoring which allowed them to edge the Providence Bruins 2-1 before a season-high crowd of 9,021 at the XL Center Saturday night.

The Wolf Pack penalty kill was superb and killed off a late penalty spending all 1:12 left in regulation in their own zone. Goalie Chris Nell had to make just two stops as all other Bruin attempts were either blocked or taken away.

“The game overall was comparable (to last night). The key difference was handling the pressure in the last minute half of the game,” remarked Pack head coach Keith McCambridge.

Brandon Smith and the defense corps were solid for 60 minutes. Continue reading

MORIN: PACK BOUNCE BACK WITH WIN OVER P-BRUINS

MORIN: PACK BOUNCE BACK WITH WIN OVER P-BRUINS

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Hartford Wolf Pack 2, Providence Bruins 1

BY: Matt Morin, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, February 24, 2018 – Boo Nieves scored the game-winning goal on a second-period power play, and Chris Nell made 21 saves Saturday night at the XL Center, as the Hartford Wolf Pack defeated the Providence Bruins, 2-1, in front of a season-high crowd of 9,021.

Lias Andersson also scored for the Wolf Pack, who won for the seventh time in their last eight home games, and Peter Cehlarik had the only Providence goal.

Saturday night’s game was a defensive battle for the first thirty minutes, with neither team finding a way to put any pucks into the net, and the first goal of the game did not prove to be any different. Andersson hung tough in front of the net amongst a host of Bruins defenders and found a way to tap in a stopped shot from Brendan Smith, to break the 0-0 tie at 10:32 of the period. Continue reading