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CRAWFORD: AETNA AND WOLF PACK CONTINUE TO GROW “AETNA AMATEUR HOCKEY” PROGRAM

AETNA AND WOLF PACK CONTINUE TO GROW “AETNA AMATEUR HOCKEY” PROGRAM

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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

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK SIGN FORWARD TY RONNING TO ATO

WOLF PACK SIGN FORWARD TY RONNING TO ATO

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Nineteen-year-old was seventh-round NY Ranger Pick in 2016

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, March 23, 2017:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has signed forward Ty Ronning to an Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement.

Ronning, a 5-9, 170-pound native of Scottsdale, AZ, just completed his fourth Western Hockey League season with the Vancouver Giants, leading team scorers in points and goals with 25-28-53 in 68 games.  The 19-year-old Ronning also topped Giant skaters in points and goals last year, striking for 31-28-59 in 67 contests. Continue reading

TOSTI: SWAMP RABBITS WEEKLY: EDITION 12

Swamp Rabbits Weekly: Edition 12

Swamp Rabbits split the week, topping a pair of South Division opponents ahead of All-Star Classic

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

TAKE A BREAK

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (19-16-2-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, finished a four-game week with a pair of wins. The Swamp Rabbits bookended the 4-in-5 set with a 6-3 win on Wednesday over the Atlanta Gladiators and a 3-2 victory versus the Cincinnati Cyclones. The set of South Division contests pushed Greenville to 41 points and a three-point advantage over the Cyclones for fourth place in the standings. Tyler Brown and Brandon Alderson opened the week with two multi-point efforts on Wednesday and Trevor Gerling finished on Sunday with a goal and an assist. The Swamp Rabbits are now 2-4-0-1 in the month of January with five more games to play. The ECHL teams break for the 2017 CCM /ECHL All-Star Classic presented by I LOVE NY this week and resume play on Friday. Continue reading

(SAT) RANGERS DOUBLE UP CAROLINA

post-game-notescapturebox-score1capture   Game Summary                             CAR: M. Leighton (L)     NYR: H. Lundqvist (W)        Event Summary

team-notes        EYE OF THE STORM – By earning a win in today’s game, the Rangers extended their home winning streak against the Hurricanes to 13 games (the streak dates back to Jan. 5, 2011). The Rangers’ 13-game home winning streak against Carolina is the longest home winning streak the Rangers have posted against one opponent in franchise history.

        BOUNCE BACK – Since Dec. 22, 2015, the Rangers have posted a 25-4-1 record in the game following a loss (regulation or overtime/shootout). New York has posted an 8-0-1 record in games following a loss in 2016-17. Continue reading

HAWK’S EYE: FOGARTY LOOKS TO EXPAND ON SHOOTOUT SUCCESS

Steven FogartyBY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Hartford Wolf Pack won both of their first two shootouts this season, and the man who scored the shootout-ending goals both times was a bit of an unlikely hero.

Rookie forward Steven Fogarty was chosen as the Wolf Pack’s shootout “anchorman”, sent out as the team’s third shooter, despite his having scored only one non-shootout goal, and both times he delivered, earning the Wolf Pack a pair of much-needed standings points.

According to Wolf Pack head coach Ken Gernander, Fogarty’s number being called in the shootout was as a result of acumen he had showed on the practice ice.

“It was something we had practiced after one day, Patty (Assistant coach/Assistant GM Pat Boller) had stayed out extra with the goalies,” Gernander said.  “The goalies themselves wanted to work on the shootout, and oftentimes you take a younger kid to get them some shots, and he (Fogarty) was really good.  So it was brought to our attention and we said, ‘Yeah, let’s go for it.’”

Fogarty himself was pleasantly surprised to be chosen in that big spot. Continue reading

CANTLON: UCONN BEATS BROWN

UCONNBY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT Wins are now essential for the UConn Huskies as they enter the final month of the college hockey season. The goal is to get a bid for a home Hockey East playoff series.

The UConn Huskies gutted out a 3-1 win on Tuesday night over Brown in a game that seemed destined for overtime.

“We played a consistent game We gave a late powerplay goal. We took another, killed it off, and we remained mentally tough,” UConn head coach Mike Cavanaugh said. “Marco (Richter) made a nice rush late to win it for us.”

Richter, a freshman, was the hero who took a pass from Kyle Huson, then fought his way through several players and found space on the right wing. While on the rush, Richter was able to flip a shot off and over the shoulder Brown goalie Tim Ernst with 1:38 left in regulation.

“I was going through two guys,” Richter said. “I just wanted to get the puck deep and I got the puck back again and honestly, I was just trying to get it in somehow.”

For Richter it was his first collegiate goal and it turned out to be the game winner. Continue reading