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GRENIER: PACK LOSE BIG AT HOME

Hartford Wolf Pack LogoBY: Zachary Grenier, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, October 24, 2014 – Ben Thomson and Mike Sislo scored two goals apiece, and Joe Whitney and Scott Timmins both had a goal and an assist, to lead the Albany Devils to a 7-3 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack Friday night at the XL Center.

The loss was the first regulation defeat in five games on the season for the Wolf Pack (3-1-1-0, 7 pts.), who got goals from Marek Hrivik, Chris Bourque and J.T. Miller, and two assists from Jesper Fast.

The Wolf Pack were in an early deficit after Albany’s Thomson deflected a Dan Kelly slap shot from the left point, to put the Pack down 1-0 just 4:14 into the game. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: PACK PLAY FIRST THREE-IN-THREE (PREVIEW)

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – The Hartford Wolf Pack host the Albany Devils Friday night at the XL Center. The puck drops at 7pm. On Saturday they complete the home-and-home by traveling to Albany for a 5pm game and then return to Hartford Sunday for a game against the Norfolk Admirals at 3pm.

For the Pack, things went a lot better Tuesday than they did on Sunday.

“Obviously we played a better game, but we’re putting it behind us,” said head coach Ken Gernander.

The decisions, like Nick Tarnasky’s fine move to set up Danny Kristo’s goal, were clearly not evident on Sunday against the Hershey Bears but were there in abundance Tuesday night against the Worcester Sharks. Continue reading

GRENIER: PACK FALL IN OT TO BEARS

Hartford Wolf Pack LogoBY: Zachary Grenier, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, October 19, 2014 – Jason Missiaen made 36 saves for the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday at the XL Center, but Casey Wellman’s rebound goal with 1.5 seconds remaining in overtime gave the Hershey Bears a 1-0 win.

With Dylan McIlrath in the penalty box for tripping and the Bears on a four-on-three man advantage, Missiaen stopped a Connor Carrick shot and the rebound came to Wellman on the left-wing side. Wellman’s shot hit Missiaen, went up in the air and dropped behind the Wolf Pack goaltender and slid over the goal line.

“I got the first one, and then the second one,” Missiaen said, “and I don’t know, I think the third one hit something and deflected in somehow, but it dropped right in front of the net.” Continue reading

CANTLON: EVERY SECOND COUNTS AS PACK BEATEN IN OT

Hartford Wolf Pack Logo      VERSUS      Hershey

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT - With 1.5 seconds left in overtime former Wolf Pack Casey Wellman was able to bang the puck into the net on the powerplay and give the Hershey Bears a 1-0 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack at the XL Center Sunday afternoon.

The powerplay resulted from a tripping minor issued to Dylan McIlrath in overtime and created a four-on-three advantage for Hershey. Strating netminder, Jason Missiaen, who was very strong in the game for the home team made two saves before Wellman got the rebound of his second shot and it somehow found it’s way over the goal line. Continue reading

CANTLON: PACK CAPSIZE PIRATES

Hartford Wolf Pack Logo      VERSUS      Portland

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT - The Hartford Wolf Pack scored twice in the third period and caught a break as they upended the visiting Portland Pirates 2-1 before an opening night crowd of 7,389 at the newly renovated XL Center.

The Pack (2-0-0-0) got a 2-0 lead on their second goal, what turned out to be the game winner, from J.T Miller, who screeched down the right wing and buried a shot to the short-side on Pirate netminder, Mike McKenna off a quick pass from Chris Bourque at 12:48.

Miller was just reassigned to Hartford Friday. Continue reading

GRENIER: PACK WIN HOME OPENER

Hartford Wolf Pack LogoBY: Zachary Grenier, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, October 18, 2014 – In a physical home opener, the Hartford Wolf Pack defeated the Portland Pirates 2-1 Saturday night at the XL Center.

The teams were evenly matched throughout the first period, as the score was 0-0 and the shots 8-4 in favor of the Pirates.

In the second period, the Pack’s offense dominated, as they outshot their Portland foe 19-7 in the period, but still no goals materialized. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: TURN UP THE LIGHTS IN HARTFORD

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

The doors are ready to be opened.

Hartford Wolf Pack fans will get their first taste of the newly renovated XL Center and all its glitzy interior work, new food and brew offerings and as an added bonus, they’ll see the 2014-15 edition of the New York Ranger‘s AHL affiliates begin year number 18 of their existence in Connecticut’s capitol.

Then captain Ken Gernander was there the very first night and now enters his seventh season as the team’s head coach. His teammates included PJ Stock, who’s now with, “Hockey Night in Canada;” Brent Thompson is now the head coach in Bridgeport with the Sound Tigers; Pierre Sevigny watches his son Mathieu – born in Hartford – play with the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the QMJHL and the team’s head coach at the time, EJ McGuire, he watches the team from above. Continue reading