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CANTLON’S CORNER: PACK MID-WEEK REPORT

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

Say a prayer for, “Mr. Hockey,” Gordie Howe. The 85-year old suffered a major stroke in Lubbock, Texas earlier this week. The legendary Number 9 lives part of the time there in Texas with his daughter. Howe’s sons, Mark, Marty and Murray, a medical doctor, are en-route to Texas to be with him.

Howe who has moderate dementia spends time at the homes of each of his children throughout the year.

Reports state he suffered some paralysis of his right side. Continue reading

GRENIER: PACK END WEEKEND WITH SHUTOUT OF ADMIRALS

Hartford Wolf Pack LogoBY: Zachary Grenier, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, October 26, 2014 – The Hartford Wolf Pack (4-2-1-0) snapped a two-game losing streak when they defeated the Norfolk Admirals (2-5-0-0) 3-0 Sunday afternoon at the XL Center.

Mackenzie Skapski recorded a shutout in his first career AHL start, with 16 saves on the night.

“A shutout is a shutout,” said Hartford Coach Ken Gernander. “I think one or two timely saves kind of kills the other team’s energy or momentum and can certainly build some momentum for our guys on the bench.” Continue reading

CANTLON: PACK HAVE A DEVIL OF A TIME IN HARTFORD

Hartford Wolf Pack Logo      VERSUS      Albany Devils

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD - The Albany Devils scored four goals in the third period, pulling away from the Hartford Wolf Pack 7-3 to win the first part of a home and home meetings at the XL Center Friday night before an announced crowd of 3,216.

The two teams meet Saturday night in Albany starting at 5pm.

The difficulties that plagued goaltender Jason Missiaen last season emerged once again as the New York Rangers’ goaltending coach, Benoit Allaire, was in attendance.

Albany converted on every Wolf Pack mistake. Continue reading

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