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Hartford Wolf Pack 4, Utica Comets 1


BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Utica, NY, November 18, 2017 – A pair of rookies, Filip Chytil, with two goals, and Vinni Lettieri, with a goal and two assists, led the Hartford Wolf Pack to a 4-1 win over the Utica Comets Saturday night at the Adirondack Bank Center.

Another first-year pro, Gabriel Fontaine, also scored for the Wolf Pack, posting his first pro point, as Hartford snapped a 0-1-2-0 streak.

“I thought we were able to produce a lot of chances from our speed,” Wolf Pack head coach Keith McCambridge said.  “I thought that game was probably one of our fastest, with regards to coming through the neutral zone, getting on the puck in the offensive zone, and our execution being cleaner on our breakouts.  And the one thing that really jumps out is the third period, being able to do a really good job playing with the lead.”

The Wolf Pack controlled much of the play in the first period, outshooting the Comets 15-6, but Utica got the first goal of the game. Continue reading


Swamp Rabbits Playoff Run Ended in North Charleston

Bitter end to Game 6 wraps up the season for Greenville as Stingrays move on to Division Final.

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

North Charleston, SC The Greenville Swamp Rabbits’, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, aspirations of a Kelly Cup Championship ended tonight after dropping Game 6 of the South Division Semifinal. Greenville fell short tonight at the North Charleston Coliseum in a 4-0 finish as the Stingrays take the first-round series 4-2. South Carolina awaits either the Florida Everblades or Orlando Solar Bears who will play Game 6 tomorrow night.

Out of the first period, the pace of play was fast and furious. The Stingrays came out swinging back at Greenville’s pace and tallied 19 shots on net. Jeff Malcolm came out calm and collected early on, making save after save against the Stingrays. The Greenville netminder made a game-high 18 saves in the opening period and eventually ended the game with 28 saves. Continue reading



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Nearly 100 teams and over 1500 skaters participated during 2016-17 season

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, April 20, 2017:  The 2016-17 Hartford Wolf Pack season featured another banner year for the Wolf Pack’s “Aetna Amateur Hockey” program.

Featuring opportunities for amateur hockey teams of all age levels, from six and seven-year-old Mites to adult-league squads, to play full-length games before and after Wolf Pack home games at the XL Center, the Aetna Amateur Hockey program brought 96 teams to the XL Center ice in 2016-17.  That means that more than 1,500 players had the chance to show their skills on the same ice surface where the Wolf Pack players strive to make their way to the National Hockey League. Continue reading



BRUCE Landon Officially Retires

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

SPRINGFIELD, MA – You couldn’t have written a better ending to a great fair tale story.

Bruce Landon, the true face of Springfield hockey for the past 40 years, ended his career in the city to which he admits he owes everything to. Hartford also played a pivotal role in his planting roots over the border.

Almost with a sense of poetic justice in mind, the Thunderbirds and Wolf Pack close out the 2016-17 season at the same time as Landon closed his career as Springfield defeated Hartford, 5-1. Continue reading


Swamp Rabbits Clinch Berth in 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs

Check out the SwampRabbits.com playoff hub for preliminary information, tickets, and scheduling for the first round of the Swamp Rabbits post-season

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SCThe Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, punched their ticket to the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs last night. The Swamp Rabbits are ready to begin the playoff push after locking up one of four positions in the South Division. Seeding and scheduling for the first round of the postseason is still to be determined.


The Swamp Rabbits trip to the playoffs is the first since Greenville made the 2014 Eastern Conference Final round. Jeff Malcolm and Bretton Cameron are the lone returners from the 2014 Kelly Cup Playoff team. Greenville qualified for the playoffs during the franchise’s first four seasons, winning the South Division title in 2011. Continue reading



BY: Zak McGinniss, Danbury Titans

DANBURY, CT The Titans scored all four of their goals in the second period en route to a 4-1 victory over the St Clair Shores Fighting Saints on Saturday night at the Danbury Ice Arena. Nikita Ivandikov stopped 29 of 30 shots for Danbury as he improved to 14-13 on the season and the Titans kept pace in the Federal Hockey League playoff race.

A scoreless first period which saw the Titans outshoot the Saints 12-5 gave way to more offensive pressure from the home team. Taylor Bourne would break the deadlock with his 22nd goal of the season 4:38 into the middle period, with assists from Matt Graham and Dalton Jay. With the goal, Bourne moves into a tie with Jay for the team lead in goals. Matt Coleman potted the eventual game-winner less than 2 minutes later on a breakaway from Mike Dolman and John Scully. Halfway through the period Taylor Love was left alone in the slot and fed a pass from Graham to make it 3-0. Then, with only 1:39 remaining, Graham found the back of the net himself, with Jay and Vadim Subbitnikov on the helpers.  Continue reading


Brandon Alderson Earns Loan to Hartford

Swamp Rabbits send skilled forward to AHL to join affiliate Wolf Pack

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SC The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced today that forward Brandon Alderson has been loaned to the Hartford Wolf Pack. The Swamp Rabbits forward has been dynamic during 17 games this season, scoring 19 points (10G, 9A).

Alderson signed with the Swamp Rabbits during the off-season and is playing in his fourth professional campaign. The Oakville, ON native opened his season with Greenville netting five goals and adding an assist in nine games. Alderson then missed 14 games but has come back on fire. In eight games, the 6-foot-5 winger has scored five goals and earned eight assists. He has been one of the most productive scorers in the ECHL, currently riding a 10-game point streak and earning 15 points during the stretch.

Alderson exits the ECHL for his first call-up of the season and the fifth of his professional career. Upon making his professional debut in April of 2013, Alderson played a majority of his career in the AHL. In his rookie season, he played the entire year with the Adirondack Phantoms and earned 21 points (14G, 7A) in 71 games. For the past two seasons, he split time between the Reading Royals and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. In 133 career AHL games, Alderson owns 17 goals, 14 assists, and three multi-point outings.

A product of the OHL’s Sault St. Marie Greyhounds, Alderson has played 93 career games in the ECHL and added 19 more in the Kelly Cup Playoffs. His 13-playoff points (9G, 4A) add to his 61 points (28G, 33A) in the regular season. Last season, he was second on the Royals in post-season scoring with 12 points (8G, 4A) in 14 games.

Alderson leads the Swamp Rabbits this season with six multi-point performances while ranking second on the team with 10 goals. Two of his four career game-winning goals have come this year including his overtime winner against Orlando on Friday night.

He becomes the ninth call-up from Greenville this season and joins Brandon Halverson, Michael Joly, Adam Chapie, Allan McPherson, Ahti Oksanen, and Garrett Noonan all rostered with the Wolf Pack. Hartford will face Wilkes-Barre Scranton tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Pennsylvania.

COUNTRY NIGHT | Saturday, January 7 | 5:00 p.m.

Start the New Year with an amazing night of entertainment with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits and PARMALEE. Enjoy a free country music concert by platinum recording artist PARMALEE after the Swamp Rabbits game against the South Carolina Stingrays. Purchase a VIP package for center ice tickets, meet-n-greet passes with Parmalee, a parking pass, and more. To get the limited VIP package or purchase tickets online, visit SwampRabbits.com/country/.

Get Social: Follow the Swamp Rabbits all season long and get behind-the-scenes coverage like never before on the team’s official Facebook and Twitter pages. Download the Swamp Rabbits app from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for up to date information right in the palm of your hand.

Ticket packages and group rates for the 2016-17 season are available now! Contact a Swamp Rabbits Account Executive at 864-674-PUCK (7825) for more information and to secure your seats today! Get the latest Swamp Rabbits gear by visiting the “Hop Shop” online at SwampRabbits.com/shop to browse the full collection of fan wear and novelties!



BY: Zak McGinniss, Danbury Titans

Danbury Wins in Overtime in Finals Rematch

DANBURY, CT Dalton Jay scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, as the Danbury Titans defeated the Port Huron Prowlers in a rematch of last year’s Commissioner’s Cup Finals on Friday night at Danbury Ice Arena.

The Danbury Titans came into the game looking to turn things around after spoiling last weekend by giving up five unanswered goals in the third period last Sunday against the Berlin RiverDrivers, after stringing together a pair of victories over the first place Danville Dashers. For Port Huron, coach Trevor Karasiewicz and his team had dropped their last two games and were looking to get back in the win column. The last time the Prowlers visited Danbury they skates away with two straight victories en route to securing their first championship.  Continue reading



BY: Zak McGuinness, Danbury Titans

Danbury Titans Head Coach David Lun announced today that the Danbury Titans have acquired defenseman Stephen Gallo and forward Ludlow Harris from the Port Huron Prowlers. In exchange, the Titans sent the rights to forward Ryan Patsch and John Scorcia.

Gallo, 26, spent last season with the Berlin RiverDrivers. In 51 games he tallied 14 goals and 19 assists for 33 points along with 101 penalty minutes. Before Berlin, Gallo spent four seasons at the University of Southern Maine.

Harris, 24, spent last season with Berlin and the Port Huron Prowlers. In 11 FHL games, Harris tallied seven goals and seven assists. Harris also spent time with the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the SPHL. Prior to that, Harris spent two seasons in Watertown.

The Danbury Titans, home to hockey’s most passionate fans, are entering their second season in the Federal Hockey League after finishing in first place and making a trip to the the Commissioner’s Cup Finals. Full season and individual game ticket plans are now on sale at DanburyTitans.com or by calling 844-DT-HOCKEY. Follow the Danbury Titans online at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



Rangers’ third round pick in 2015 NHL Entry Draft signs entry-level contract

NEW YORK, July 18, 2016 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward Robin Kovacs on an entry-level contract.

The 6-0, 186-pounder led Allsvenskan in shootout goals (eight) and game-deciding goals (four), tied for second in game-winning goals, ranked third in goals per game (0.48), and ranked fifth in goals and shooting percentage (17.1) in 2015-16. This past season, Kovacs helped AIK win the league championship in Allsvenskan. In addition, he played with Rögle BK in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), registering one assist in four contests.Kovacs, 19, skated in 44 games with AIK IF of Allsvenskan in Sweden this past season, registering 21 goals and 13 assists for 34 points, along with a plus-two rating and 54 penalty minutes. He was named the winner of Guldgallret, which is an award given annually to the top junior player (20 years old or younger) in Allsvenskan in 2015-16. Kovacs also led all players younger than 20 years old in Allsvenskan in goals and points this past season.

Kovacs has skated in 92 career games in Allsvenskan over the last two seasons (2014-15 and 2015-16), registering 38 goals and 24 assists for 62 points, along with 117 penalty minutes. He won the Guldgallret in each of the last two seasons, and he also led all players younger than 20 years old in Allsvenskan in goals and points in each season. In 17 playoff/round-robin games in Allsvenskan, Kovacs has recorded 11 points (three goals, eight assists).

The Stockholm, Sweden, native was selected by the Rangers in the third round, 62nd overall, of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.