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WARD: PACK SWEEP SEASON SERIES FROM FIRST PLACE PHANTOMS

WARD: PACK SWEEP SEASON SERIES FROM FIRST PLACE PHANTOMS

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Hartford Wolf Pack 3, Lehigh Valley Phantoms 2 (OT)

BY: Nick Ward, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, April 7, 2018 – Vinni Lettieri’s 22nd goal of the season, a power-play goal 51 seconds into overtime, lifted the Hartford Wolf Pack past the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Saturday at the XL Center, 3-2.

With the win, the Wolf Pack finished their season series with the Atlantic Division-leading Phantoms 6-0-0-0.

The Wolf Pack came out strong defensively in the first period, as both Chris Bigras and Hubert Labrie delivered big hits. The Wolf Pack also had some good offensive chances in the first period, one coming from a Cole Schneider slap shot from the top of the right faceoff circle that was gloved by Phantoms goaltender Dustin Tokarski. Continue reading

RANGERS SEASON TO END SATURDAY AGAINST FLYERS

NEW YORK RANGERS at PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018, 3:00 p.m. ET
Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
Rangers: 34-38-9 (77 pts)
Flyers: 41-26-14 (96 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their final game of the 2017-18 season tomorrow, Apr. 7, against the Philadelphia Flyers in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Wells Fargo Center (3:00 p.m. ET – TV: NBC; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM).

RANGERS VS. FLYERS

  • All-Time: 131-116-37-8 (69-50-23-4 at home; 62-66-14-4 on the road)
  • 2017-18: Tomorrow’s game is the fourth of four meetings between the Rangers and Flyers, and the second of two meetings between the two teams at Philadelphia. The Rangers have posted a 1-2-0 record (1-1-0 at home; 0-1-0 on the road), and the Flyers won the last contest between the two teams, 4-3, on Mar. 22 at Philadelphia. Jesper Fast and Peter Holland are tied for the team lead with three points in the season series, and Fast established a single-game career-high by registering three points in the last meeting between the two teams.
  • The Rangers have won seven of their last 10 games against Philadelphia, dating back to Jan. 16, 2016 (7-3-0 record). The Blueshirts have also earned at least one point in 12 of their last 17 games against the Flyers, dating back to Mar. 26, 2014 (11-5-1 record).
  • New York has posted a 23-9-1 record in its last 33 games against Philadelphia, dating back to Mar. 6, 2011.

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CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK SIGN WETHERSFIELD NATIVE DAVID HALLISEY TO ATO

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK SIGN WETHERSFIELD NATIVE DAVID HALLISEY TO ATO

Played four Years at Princeton University

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack 

HARTFORD, April 5, 2018:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Chris Drury announced today that the team has signed forward David Hallisey to an Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement.

Hallisey, a 23-year-old native of Wethersfield, CT, just completed a four-year career at Princeton University (ECAC).  In 36 games this season, the 5-10, 180-pound Hallisey scored 18 goals and added 20 assists for 38 points, and served ten minutes in penalties.  His scoring totals were good for second on the Tigers squad in goals and a tie for third in points.

In 110 career games with Princeton, Hallisey totaled 37 goals and 44 assists for 81 points, as well as 44 PIM.  Prior to his college tenure, he played three seasons (2010-11 through 2012-13) at Westminster School in Simsbury, CT.

The Wolf Pack’s next action is this Friday night, April 6, when they travel to Providence to take on the Bruins.  Faceoff is 7:05 PM and all of the action can be heard live online at 979espn.iheart.com and on iHeartRadio.  Video streaming is available at ahllive.com.

The next Wolf Pack home game is this Saturday night, April 7, a 7:00 PM game vs. the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Tickets for that and all remaining 2017-18 Wolf Pack home games are on sale now at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, online at hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.

Information about all of the Wolf Pack’s many attractive ticketing options can be found online at hartfordwolfpack.com.  To speak with a Wolf Pack representative, call (855) 762-6451, or click here to request more info.

CANTLON: (SAT) WOLF PACK HERSHEY HOME AND HOME

CANTLON: (SAT) Wolf Pack Hershey Home and Home

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – A well-played game was decided by which team could capitalize on their power-play chances; the Hershey Bears (28-30-4-5), led by Madison Bowery and capitalized on their two quality chances and were able to knock off the Hartford Wolf Pack (29-30-5-3) at the XL Center, Saturday night, 2-1.

The game-winning tally came as Bowey, who was playing in just the fifth game of the season, showed why he is a difference maker.

His second of the game, and for the season, came when he took a cross-ice pass from off the left wing from Wayne Simpson. Bowery then went through the box as he came off the right point and snapped a perfect shot into the top shelf over Pack netminder, Marek Mazanec‘s left shoulder. The goal came at 12:49 of the third period. Continue reading

MORIN: SOUND TIGERS CRUSH PACK, 5-1

MORIN: SOUND TIGERS CRUSH PACK, 5-1

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Bridgeport Sound Tigers 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 1

BY: Matt Morin, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, March 31, 2018 – The Wolf Pack looked to bounce back Saturday night, after a disappointing overtime loss to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Friday night, as they welcomed the Bridgeport Sound Tigers to the XL Center.

The Wolf Pack outshot the Sound Tigers 33-25 in the game but ended up on the short end of a 5-1 score.

“I look at that game and the chances that we generated compared to Bridgeport, and I thought we gave ourselves a real good chance to win that game,” said Wolf Pack head coach Keith McCambridge. “There’s a lot that I liked about our game tonight, and I don’t think the score was a true indication of the way we played.”

Both offenses were on display in the first period. The Wolf Pack showcased their high-pressure attack, while Bridgeport proved to be quite the opportunists.

Only 2:55 into the game the Sound Tigers would jump out to an early lead. Casey Bailey moved the puck to Sebastian Aho, and his point shot was deflected into the net by Kyle Schempp for his third goal of the season. Continue reading

WARD: PACK WIN THIRD STRAIGHT

WARD: PACK WIN THIRD STRAIGHT

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Hartford Wolf Pack 6, Rochester Americans 4

BY: Nick Ward, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, March 18, 2018 – The Hartford Wolf Pack picked up their third win in a row Sunday evening, taking down the Rochester Americans, 6-4, at the XL Center.

Former Amerk Dan Catenacci scored the game-winning goal with 3:31 remaining in the third period and added an assist, and the Wolf Pack survived a hat trick scored by Rochester rookie C.J. Smith

The key term behind Sunday’s victory was resilience. The Wolf Pack were able to make the most of several second chances in their win, as they bounced back from an early 2-0 deficit against the Americans.  Continue reading

CRAWFORD: (FRI) PACK LOSE LEADS AND THEN LOSE GAME

CRAWFORD: (FRI) PACK LOSE LEADS AND THEN LOSE GAME

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Charlotte Checkers 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 3

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Charlotte, NC, March 9, 2018 – Two goals by Cole Schneider helped the Hartford Wolf Pack build leads of 2-0 and 3-2 Friday night at Bojangles’ Coliseum, but the Charlotte Checkers came back for a 4-3 win, in the first of back-to-back games between the two teams.

Valentin Zykov, the AHL’s leading goal-scorer, had two goals and an assist for the Checkers, and Trevor Carrick added three assists, as Charlotte went 3-for-5 on the power play.  The loss dropped the 26-28-5-3 Wolf Pack to 11 points behind the Checkers for the final playoff spot in the Atlantic Division.

“We liked our game,” Wolf Pack head coach Keith McCambridge said.

 

“We obviously liked the start, the energy we came out with, lots of jump, able to get up in the game.  We had a strong understanding of the type of power play that team possesses on the other side and didn’t give ourselves a chance to hold on to that lead, putting them on the power play with too many opportunities.  You’ve got to stay out of the box, can’t let a dangerous power play like that on the ice.” Continue reading

TOSTI: SWAMP RABBITS FINAL TRIP ACROSS STATE OPENS WEEKEND

TOSTI: Swamp Rabbits Final Trip Across State Opens Weekend

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Fri, Mar. 9 7:05 p.m. (ET) at South Carolina Stingrays ListenWatch – Twitter

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

RABBIT TALES
The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (20-32-6-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, travel across the state of South Carolina to meet their rival, the South Carolina Stingrays (37-12-6-1) at 7:05 p.m. tonight. Tonight is Greenville’s 10th game against the Stingrays out of 12 scheduled this year. The intrastate rivalry season series has reached a 2-4-2-1 record. The Stingrays clinched a position in the 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs on Tuesday night, topping Greenville in overtime 4-3. The Swamp Rabbits have pushed three of the last five games to overtime and are 11-15-3-0 on the road this season. Continue reading

TOSTI: SWAMP RABBITS JUMP-START ANNUAL HEROES NIGHT

TOSTI: Swamp Rabbits Jump-Start Annual Heroes Night

In connection with the Greenville Police Department, the club becomes part of inspirational celebration ahead of a night dedicated to first responders.

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, annual Heroes Night presented by Fluor is slated for tomorrow night at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena at 7 p.m. The night helps honor the sacrifice made by our armed forces, military veterans, and local first responders across The Upstate. The momentous evening is one of Greenville’s most impactful and well-attended games every season. One year ago, the team shattered the club’s attendance record by welcoming over 8,700 fans to Heroes Night.

Thanks to the Greenville Police Department, the Swamp Rabbits were a part of an inspirational moment to help begin the exciting weekend. The organization helped GPD honor 7-year-old Abby K. at the Greenville Country LEC. Over the last year, Abby has traveled to five different states and visited more than 300 law enforcement officers to deliver homemade care packages containing items such as food, drinks, cool towels, and hot hands. She began her campaign after visiting Greenville for a conference and seeing reports about GPD Officer Allen Jacobs, who was killed in the line of duty one year before her visit.

Swamp Rabbits President & CEO Steve Donner and Stomper presented Abby with a team jersey as well as tickets to Heroes Night to thank her for continued support of the local law enforcement.

“We take our responsibility seriously to support our community and be an active participant in positive events,” said Donner. “To hear of a 7-year-old young lady that is setting such a shining example for everyone in our community is so inspirational. We wanted to make her feel like part of our Swamp Rabbits team and honor her support of the brave men and women who protect us.”

Greenville’s annual night also helps raise money for non-profit support groups in the community. Through fundraising tickets and a post-game jersey auction, the Swamp Rabbits will be giving the money back to GRAVITY, Greenville County Fire Chiefs’ Association, and Wounded Warrior Project. Before the game, two fire trucks, an armored swat car, and the fire department’s smokehouse will be outside of the arena from 5-7 p.m. Renowned national anthem performer and the Swamp Rabbits official team artist Joe Everson will be unveiling a brand-new version of his nationally acclaimed rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.

“This is an annual tradition for us to show our support. It is growing into a bigger and bigger event every year,” continued Donner. “Being able to honor Abby and offer her the opportunity to attend our game was just a perfect start to the weekend. We are looking forward to having a big crowd out to show support for all of our first responders in The Upstate.”

The Swamp Rabbits will also be recognizing different local heroes from The Upstate including first responders, veterans, and active duty military members throughout the game tomorrow night. For tickets or more information about the game, please visit SwampRabbits.com or contact the office through info@swamprabbits.com or (864) 674-PUCK.

CANTLON’S CORNER: WOLF PACK READY FOR BIG WEEKEND

CANTLON’S CORNER: Wolf Pack Ready for Big Weekend

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – The dust has settled from Monday’s trade deadline and this is the Hartford Wolf Pack that, for the remaining six weeks of the regular season, will need to have a big run in order to make the playoffs.

“We’ve been focused on that for some time, and now we see how the division is shaking out,” head coach Keith McCambridge said. “We have had our magnifying glass on our player’s development. It’s also important that we gather points and keep ourselves in the mix for the post-season.”

The Pack record is 26-25-4-3. They are just one point behind the fifth-place Bridgeport Sound Tigers and six behind the fourth place Charlotte Checkers as the weekend begins. Continue reading