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CRAWFORD: PACK WIN 7TH STRAIGHT

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BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

St. John’s, Newfoundland, April 12, 2014J.T. Miller scored twice, and Danny Kristo had a goal and an assist, Saturday night at Mile One Centre, as the Hartford Wolf Pack extended their win streak to seven straight games with a 7-2 victory over the St. John’s IceCaps.

The seven-goal output was the Wolf Pack’s largest of the season, and the five-goal margin of victory is also a season high for Hartford.  St. John’s had won the first two meetings of the year between the two teams by a combined margin of 12-3. Continue reading

HAWK’S EYE: DAMIEN HESS, KEEPIN’ THE PACK ON THE ICE

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BY: Bob Crawford Hartford Wolf Pack

Longevity and continuity are not often hallmarks of pro hockey in general, and the minor pro level in particular.

The Hartford Wolf Pack, however, have largely been an exception to that truism, with General Manager Jim Schoenfeld in his 11th season with the team, Ken Gernander in his seventh year as head coach, and Assistant Coach Pat Boller in year number seven in that role.

The stability also extends to the training room, with Athletic Trainer Damien Hess having celebrated his 1000th game in pro hockey this past Wednesday, when the Wolf Pack defeated the Worcester Sharks 2-1 in Worcester. Continue reading

HAWK’S EYE: VAIVE MAKING PACK’ING PHYSICAL IMPACT ON TEAM

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Justin Vaive has played 23 games since joining the Hartford Wolf Pack on a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement January 11, and although his offensive output has been limited to one goal and four points, he has used his 6-4, 210-pound frame to make a solid impact in the forechecking department.

Vaive’s game has been particularly useful for the Pack lately, with the third-year pro playing left wing on a line with 6-1, 192-pound rookie Shawn O’Donnell on the other wing. Those two flankers are both straight-line players who stress getting in on the forecheck, and pride themselves on making life difficult for opposing defensemen. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: FAST, LENEVEU LEAD PACK TO 5TH STRAIGHT WIN

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Hartford, CT, April 6, 2014 – Jesper Fast had two goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist Sunday at the XL Center, leading the Hartford Wolf Pack to their fifth straight win, a 3-2 victory over the Norfolk Admirals.

The win kept the Wolf Pack alive in the Eastern Conference playoff race, as Hartford improved to 33-31-1-6 for 73 points.

David LeNeveu made 30 saves to get the win in his fifth consecutive start, and Ryan Bourque had a goal and an assist.  Max Friberg had a goal and an assist for Norfolk, and Emerson Etem also scored.  Continue reading

CANTLON: WOLF PACK FIND A WAY AGAIN, WIN 2-1 IN SHOOTOUT

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Special to Howlings

HARTFORD, CT - The season is down to just six short games for the Hartford Wolf Pack who were winners in a dramatic 2-1 shootout win over the Providence Bruins in front of 4,421 at the XL Center Saturday night.

The only two goals scored in the shootout were exact copies of one another.

T.J. Hensick scored the first. Hensick, a right handed shot and the fifth shooter for the Wolf Pack, raced in, put on the brakes and did some clever stick handling and fired a wrister that beat Bruins starting netminder, Malcolm Subban through the five hole. Continue reading

CANTLON: PACK MAKE T TWO STRAIGHT SHUTOUTS OVER SOUND TIGERS

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Special to Howlings

BRIDGEPORT, CT – After going 66 games without the Hartford Wolf Pack registering a single shutout, the New York Rangers AHL affiliates posted their second in a row blanking their franchise nemesis and intrastate rivals, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 3-0 on the road at the Webster Bank Arena Sunday afternoon.

The back-to-back shutouts both came with David LeNeveu in net. It was the fifth time in franchise history they have accomplished the feat with the last one coming back on November 13 and 14, 2009 by now Bostons Bruins’ netminder, Chad Johnson, against the Manchester Monarchs and the Worcester Sharks. Current Rangers backup netminder, Cam Talbot, shut the Sound Tigers out with consecutive 3-0 games back in the Calder Cup playoffs in April 2012. Continue reading

CANTLON: WOLF PACK SQUASH SOUND TIGERS

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Special to Howlings

HARTFORD, CTRyan Bourque’s two goals paced the Hartford Wolf Pack to a 4-0 shutout of the visiting Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the XL Center Saturday night.

For the Wolf Pack, it was the first shutout of the season against the eight they have suffered this year.

The Wolf Pack record advances to 29-31-1-6, (65 points), while the Sound Tigers drop to 27-32-2-5, (61 points). Bridgeport is 1-8-1-1- in their last 11.

The two teams renew acquaintances in Bridgeport Sunday afternoon at 3pm to complete the back-end of the back-to-back, home-and-home series at Webster Bank Arena. Continue reading