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FUEHRING: ROADIES ANNOUNCE 2015-2016 SCHEDULE

greenville-road-warriors_thumb16ROAD WARRIORS UNVEIL 2015-16 SCHEDULE

Home opener set for Friday, October 23 against South Carolina

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Rd Warriors 

Greenville, SC The Greenville Road Warriors, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, are proud to unveil their 2015-16 regular season schedule. For the second consecutive year, the Road Warriors will begin the season in Orlando on Saturday, October 17, before returning to the Upstate for the home opener on Friday, October 23 against the South Carolina Stingrays.

The ECHL schedule is comprised of 72 games: 36 home and 36 away. Once again, the Road Warriors will boast a family and fan-friendly schedule that has 27 of the team’s 36 home games being played on a Friday night, Saturday night, or Sunday afternoon. Greenville’s home schedule will also feature seven Thursday night home games, one Monday night game and one Tuesday night contest. 

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BECK: PACK BREAKER? BRUINS WIN IN 3OT

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BY: Mitch Beck, Howlings

PROVIDENCE, RI – April 26, 2015:  Playing the second longest game in team history, the Hartford Wolf Pack were defeated at exactly 2:00 of the THIRD OT at the Dunkin Donuts Center Sunday night by the Providence Bruins giving the home team a 2-1 lead in their opening round, Best-of-Five series.

When the Pack take the ice Tuesday night at 7pm at, “The Dunk,” they must win or their season is over. Should they win, the deciding Game Five would be Friday night at the XL Center at 7pm.

On the game winning goal, Dylan McIlrath lost the puck at the left side  Pack blueline in a collision with Bruins defenseman Colin Stuart. Seth Griffin rushed the puck in alone from the boards on a two-on-one against Mat Bodie. Oscar Lindberg rushed back and picked up the streaking Alexander Khokhlachev. As Griffin came close, Bodie slid to the ice to try and take the puck and the low net away. Griffith toe-dragged the puck around Bodie and roofed a shot over starting netminder, Yann Danis’ head for the game winner. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: CATCHING UP ON THE BETWEEN GAME NEWS

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

Hartford, CT –  With Game Two of the opening round series for the Hartford Wolf Pack (1-0) coming Saturday night at 7pm at the XL Center against the Providence Bruins (0-1), time for a little hockey potpourri.

GOAL CHANGE

As Howlings reported, Tyler Brown did not tip Steve Spinell’s well-placed shot from the left point for the first goal in Game One. The puck deflected off the skate of Providence defenseman Chris Casto.

The goal now officially reads; Spinnell 1 (Kristo and McIlrath) 4:39.

Brown gave us the primary assist when he said he never touched it. That’s being a good teammate and a help to reporters who want to get things right! Continue reading

CANTLON: SOMETHING’S BRUIN AT THE XL CENTER. PACK TAKE GAME ONE

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FIRST ROUND: GAME ONE – BEST OF FIVE

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT- April 22, 2015: The Hartford Wolf Pack, behind a masterful 27-save performance in net from Yann Danis, and a goal from Steve Spinell, a goal and an assist from Danny Kristo and an empty net tally from Carl Klingberg took Game One Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with a workman like effort earned a 3-1 win over the Providence Bruins in front of 3,116 at the XL Center Wednesday night.

The Wolf Pack entered the third period clinging to a 2-1 lead. Head Coach Ken Gernander‘s group responded with a strong, physical period and limited the swift-skating Bruins team to just eight shots on goal.

“We did a lot of good things,” Gernander said. “We played real well.  Yann was real big in net and we got a couple of timely goals. We played well.”

When the Bruins did break through Danis answered. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: PACK READY FOR PLAYOFFS STARTING TONIGHT

rp_hartfordwolfpacklogo_thumb1.jpgBY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

Hartford, CT – The annual rite of spring is returning to Hartford-Wolf Pack playoff hockey.

The Pack prepare for Game One of the Calder Cup playoffs slated to begin Wednesday night at the XL Center against the Providence Bruins. Game Two will be played Saturday night also in Hartford while Game Three and if necessary, Game Four will be at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence on Sunday and Tuesday. If necessary, a Game Five  would be played at the XL Center on Friday May 1st. The games in Hartford all begin at 7pm while the two in Providence begin at 7:05.

“They’re a really good team. They have some NHL guys down (rookie Daniel Pasternak and David Warsofsky), so it’s a different team than we played (during the regular season) but hard work and grit can overcome the talent of your opponent,” veteran centerman Chris Mueller said. Continue reading

RANGERS: SWING GAME TIME IN STEEL TOWN

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NEW YORK RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
Monday, Apr. 20, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET
CONSOL Energy CenterPittsburgh, PA
Rangers: 1-1
Penguins: 1-1

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers play Game 3 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins at CONSOL Energy Center (7:00 p.m. ET — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The best-of-seven series is tied at one game apiece, following the Penguins’ 4-3 victory in Game 2 of the series on Saturday, Apr. 18 at Madison Square Garden.
Tonight is the Rangers’ 482nd all-time playoff game. The Blueshirts enter the contest with a 227-246-8 all-time playoff record. Continue reading

CHAIMOVITCH: AHL CALDER CUP MATCHUPS/SCHEDULES ARE SET

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1ST-ROUND SCHEDULES SET FOR 2015 CALDER CUP PLAYOFFS 

BY: Jason Chaimovich, VP Communications, AHL

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League has released the following schedules for the conference quarterfinal round of the 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs.

Unless building availability dictates otherwise, the best-of-five first-round series are in either a 2-2-1 format or a 2-3 format; in the 2-3 format, the higher seed has the option of playing the first two games or the last three games at home. Continue reading