Tag Archives: Hartford


hartford-wolf-pack-logo-150x133      VERSUS      lehigh-valley-phantoms-150x150

BY:  Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, December 20, 2014 – Ryan Malone’s three-on-three overtime goal lifted the Hartford Wolf Pack to a 2-1 win over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Saturday at the XL Center.

Malone jammed in the rebound of an Oscar Lindberg bid at 4:56 of the OT to secure the win.  Chad Nehring scored the other Hartford goal, and Cedrick Desjardins made 25 saves.  Zack Stortini scored the only Phantom goal, and Anthony Stolarz stopped 24 shots in the Lehigh Valley net.  Continue reading


hartford-wolf-pack-logo-150x133      VERSUS      Syracuse

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT, Friday, December 19,2014 – The Syracuse Crunch received 24 saves from starting goaltender, Krister Gudlevskis, and shutout the Hartford Wolf Pack, 2-0. The loss ended the Wolf Pack’s four game winning streak.

Hartford remains in third place as their record drops to 15-10-2-1. Syracuse has now won eight in a row goes to advance their record to 18-7-3-0 and have 39 points to lead the Northeast Division.

The Pack play tomorrow night at 5:00pm against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms,w ho make their first-ever appearance in Hartford. Continue reading


hartford-wolf-pack-logo-150x133      VERSUS      Syracuse

BY: Zack Grenier, Howlings

Hartford, CT, December 19, 2014 – Kristers Gudlevskis made 24 saves Friday night at the XL Center, to backstop the Syracuse Crunch to a 2-0 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack.

The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Wolf Pack, who got 22 saves from Mackenzie Skapski.  The only offense in the game came from second-period Syracuse goals by Tanner Richard and Vladislav Namestnikov.  The victory was the Crunch’s eighth straight.

The first period ended with neither team getting much of any offense going.  In the second period, the Wolf Pack took four penalties and were unable to sustain any attack. Continue reading


hartford-wolf-pack-logo-150x133WOLF PACK ANNOUNCE PLAYER MOVES

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Jeff Malcolm, Vinny Saponari Returned to Greenville, Henrik Tallinder Released from PTO

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack 

HARTFORD, December 16, 2014:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld today announced three Wolf Pack roster deletions.

The Wolf Pack has returned goaltender Jeff Malcolm and forward Vinny Saponari to its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors, and has released defenseman Henrik Tallinder from his Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement.  Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: December 15-21, 2014

bob-crawfordBY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (15-9-2-1, 33 pts.) swept three games this past week, and are unbeaten in regulation in a team season-high five straight contests (4-0-0-1).  The week began with a Thursday-night home victory over Albany, in which Chris Bourque scored a pair of goals to lead the Wolf Pack to a 3-2 triumph.  The next night at the XL Center, Bourque and Michael Kostka had a goal and an assist apiece, and Jeff Malcolm made 35 saves to win his first AHL appearance of the year, as the Wolf Pack knocked off the Worcester Sharks, 5-3.  Then, on Sunday in Bridgeport, the Wolf Pack saw a 4-2 third-period lead slip away, but recovered to win 5-4 in overtime.  Chris Mueller completed a three-point performance (1-2-3) with the OT winner in that one, and Justin Vaive and Ryan Bourque both scored twice.  With seven points (4-3-7) in the last four games, Chris Bourque has climbed into a tie for second in the AHL in points, and a tie for third in goals (12-14-26 in 26 GP). Continue reading


bob-crawfordBY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, December 14, 2014 – Chris Mueller scored at the 55-second mark of overtime Sunday at Webster Bank Arena, to give the Hartford Wolf Pack a 5-4 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, after the Wolf Pack had lost a 4-2 lead in the third period.

Ryan Bourque, who scored two goals in the game, set up the winning tally when he cut across the slot and threw the puck down low to Mueller, who deflected it into the net past the glove side of Bridgeport goaltender Kevin Poulin (30 saves).  That was after Mueller, who also had two assists, won a faceoff in the Sound Tiger zone.  Continue reading


hartford-wolf-pack-logo-150x133        VERSUS      Bridgeport

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

BRIDGEPORT, CT - The Hartford Wolf Pack rookie, Chris Mueller, kept the team’s winning streak alive scoring 55 seconds into overtime allowing them to exit the Webster Bank Arena with a 5-4 win before 4,205 fans Sunday afternoon.

The Pack are undefeated in their last four (3-0-1-0)  and improved their record to 15-9-2-1 (33 points) good for fifth in the Eastern conference, third in the Northeast Division, two points behind the idle Syracuse Crunch for fourth/second respectively. They are also two ahead of the Hershey Bears in the Conference and four ahead of the Albany Devils in the division. Continue reading