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rp_Greenville-Swamp-Rabbits-300x225.png      VERSUS      Adirondack Thunder


Rookie goaltender makes 32 saves in pro debut to shutout Greenville in 2-0 final

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Glens Falls, NY – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (9-10-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, fired 32 shots on goaltender Drew Fielding on Sunday, but the rookie netminder in his professional debut stopped every one of them in a 2-0 loss to the Adirondack Thunder (12-2-1) at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The setback snapped Greenville’s season-best three-game winning streak on the road.

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rp_Greenville-Swamp-Rabbits-300x225.pngHART, DZIURZYNSKI EARN AHL CALL-UPS

Hart reassigned to Syracuse by Tampa Bay; Dziurzynski loaned to Binghamton

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Reading, PA – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced forward Brian Hart has been reassigned to the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch by the Tampa Bay Lightning while forward Darian Dziurzynski has been loaned to the AHL’s Binghamton Senators.

Hart, 22, signed a three-year, two-way NHL contract with the Lightning on June 28, 2015 and was initially loaned to Greenville on October 22. In 15 games with the Swamp Rabbits, he recorded seven points (6g, 1a) and two penalty minutes. Hart also played three games with Syracuse during his latest call-up from November 17 through November 23, including his AHL debut on November 18 against Portland. Continue reading


Post Game Notes Capture
Game Summary                                  PHI: S. Mason (W)     NYR: A. Raanta (L)
Event Summary


  • KILL ZONE – The Rangers were 2-for-2 (2:57) on the penalty kill in today’s contest. New York has not allowed a power play goal in 13 of its last 20 games (86.2%; 56-for-65 over the span). As of the conclusion of today’s game, the Rangers are tied for eighth in the NHL on the penalty kill this season (84.0%; 68-for-81). In addition, the Blueshirts rank second in the NHL on the penalty kill at home in 2015-16 (88.9%; 40-for-45).
  • HITTING MACHINE – New York was credited with 31 hits in the game, as 13 different skaters registered at least one hit and 10 different skaters recorded two or more hits.
  • HOT AT THE DOT – The Blueshirts won 51.1% of faceoffs in today’s game (23-for-45).

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Game Summary                                  NYR: H. Lundqvist (L)  BOS: T. Rask (W)                            Event Summary


  • POWER SURGE – New York was 1-for-3 (5:29) on the power play in the contest. The Rangers have registered a power play goal in each of the last four games (4-for-14; 28.6%), in six of the last eight games (6-for-22; 27.3%), in eight of the last 11 games (8-for-30; 26.7%), and in 11 of the last 17 contests (11-for-43; 25.6%).
  • GOALS GALORE – The Blueshirts have recorded three or more goals in seven of the last 10 games, in 10 of the last 14 games, and in 12 of the last 17 contests. As of the conclusion of today’s game, New York ranks sixth in the NHL in goals per game (3.00) this season.

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Springfield Falcons 2, Hartford Wolf Pack 0

BY: Chuck Packard, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Hartford, CT, November 27, 2015 – The Hartford Wolf Pack outshot the Springfield Falcons 36-21 Friday night at the XL Center, but couldn’t beat Falcon goaltender Nicklas Treutle, who rang up his second straight shutout in a 2-0 Springfield victory.

Alex Grant’s late-first period goal was the only offense Treutle would need, and Lucas Lessio added an empty-net goal for the Falcons.  Mackenzie Skapski made 19 saves in the Wolf Pack net.

“We need more traffic in front of the net,” Wolf Pack coach Ken Gernander said.  “The primaries (first shots) are all well and good, but oftentimes it’s the second and third opportunities that yield the goals.” Continue reading


UCONN      VERSUS      rsz_bc_hockey_lapelpin-c

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT The BC Eagles (11-1-0 overall, 6-0-0 HEA) had turkey a few days early by stuffing the UCONN Huskies (3-10-0 overall, 1-7-0 HEA) by the score of 5-1 Tuesday night at the XL Center before a hearty holiday crowd of 7,219.

The Huskies next play a home and home against UMASS-Lowell next Saturday at the XL Center at 7pm. They’ll then visit Lowell on Sunday at 1pm (NESN) Continue reading


rp_hartfordwolfpacklogo_thumb1.jpgWOLF PACK RETURN JACK COMBS TO GREENVILLE

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Seventh-year Pro Played one Game with Pack

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, November 24, 2015:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has returned forward Jack Combs to its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits.

Combs, a 27-year-old seventh-year pro, was scoreless in one game with the Wolf Pack after being recalled from the Swamp Rabbits last Monday.  Combs leads the Greenville club in points, with five goals and seven assists for 12 points in 13 games.  The 5-11, 200-pound St. Louis, MO native signed an AHL contract with the Wolf Pack August 5.

The Wolf Pack’s next action is this Friday, November 27, when they celebrate “Black Friday”, with the Springfield Falcons visiting the XL Center for a 7:15 PM game.  Fans will have a chance to win some of the holiday season’s hot gift items at the game, and it will be a “Flashback Friday” as well, with the Wolf Pack wearing “throwback” blue jerseys modeled on the design from the Pack’s inaugural season of 1997-98.  Plus, that night will feature the Wolf Pack’s annual “Teddy Bear Toss”, with fans invited to bring soft toys to be chucked onto the ice when the Pack score their first goal of the game.  All of the toys collected will be donated to Toys for Tots.

This Friday is also the first chance this season to take advantage of the Wolf Pack’s popular Friday-night food and beverage discount.  Once again this season, fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs and $2 beers at every Friday Wolf Pack home game, through the start of the second period.

Tickets for all 2015-16 Wolf Pack home games are on sale now at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.  Tickets purchased in advance for kids 12 or younger have been reduced to $10 this season and all tickets will have a $2 day-of-game increase.

To speak with a Wolf Pack representative about season or group tickets, or any of the Wolf Pack’s many ticketing options, call (855) 762-6451.