BY: Herm Sorcher, Danbury Whalers
The Danbury Whalers are proud to announce that Forward Ilya Solarev has signed an agreement join the team. Solarev will be in the lineup tomorrow night when the team faces the Watertown Privateers.
Solarev, a native of Kazakh, was a 9th round selection of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2001 NHL Draft. For the past four seasons he has been playing professionally in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) which is the Russian equivalent of the National Hockey League (NHL). Continue reading
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Tagged Danbury Whaler, Federal Hockey League, International Ice Hockey Federation, Kontinental Hockey League, National Hockey League, United States, United States Hockey League, Watertown Privateers
BY: The New York Rangers
RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH HENRIK LUNDQVIST ON CONTRACT EXTENSION
NEW YORK, December 4, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with goaltender Henrik Lundqvist on a contract extension.
“Since his arrival in New York in 2005, Henrik has consistently been one of the elite goaltenders in the NHL,” said Sather. “He is a proud representative of the tradition and class of this organization and we are excited to have him remain as a cornerstone of the franchise.” Continue reading
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Tagged Glen Sather, Henrik Lundqvist, Mike Richter, National Hockey League, New York, New York Rangers, Ranger, Vezina Trophy
Brown, Danbury Blank Watertown, 4-0
BY: Narrative Science.
Mike Brown recorded a shutout against the Watertown Privateers as the Danbury Whalers picked up a 4-0 win. He recorded 35 saves for the Whalers
Danbury stifled Watertown’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Whalers kept the Privateers’ goalie busy throughout the game, and Matt Anthony made 29 saves on 33 shots.
Danbury was helped by Cody Ayers, who finished with one goal. Ayers scored on the power play 10:26 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Whalers. They had gotten the advantage when Watertown’s Tyler Osborne was sent off for holding. Tim Richter provided the assist. Danbury also got points from Richter, who also tallied one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. The Whalers also got a goal from Robert Vanwynsberghe as well. More assists for Danbury came via Scott Morongell and Andy Willock, who each chipped in one and David Lun and Ryan Dolance, who contributed two apiece.
The Privateers were led by Andrew Harrison, who took seven shots.
Posted in Danbury Whalers, FHL, Hockey, Sports
Tagged Brown, Cody Ayers, Danbury, Danbury Whaler, Matt Anthony, National Hockey League, Watertown Privateers, Whaler
BY: Adam Gavriel
Recent events have shown that the NHL and NHLPA will continue to do something that they do very well, and that is, remain incredibly inconsistent.
These events most notably surround the Buffalo Sabres forward duo of Patrick Kaleta and John Scott.
Kaleta’s last appearance this season came in an October 10th game against the Columbus Blue Jackets where Kaleta delivered an illegal check to Blue Jacket’s defenseman, Jack Johnson. Kaleta, who was not penalized on the play, received a 10-game suspension from Brendan Shanahan and the league office on October 15th. Today, Kaleta’s appeal to Gary Bettman to reduce the suspension was turned down (and rightly so) by the Commissioner. Continue reading
Posted in AHL, Connecticut Whale, CTWhale, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hockey, New York Rangers, NHL, Sports
Tagged Brendan Shanahan, Buffalo Sabres, Columbus Blue Jackets, Gary Bettman, John Scott, National Hockey League, NHL, Patrick Kaleta
BY: Mitch Beck, Editor – Howlings
Based upon all the New York beat reporters stories, All-World goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is suffering from what is called an, “irritation” that will keep him out of tomorrow night’s contest against the Philadelphia Flyers.
With Lundqvist down, that means that Wolf Pack netminder, Cam Talbot, 26, will make his NHL debut. Jason Missiaen was called up and will serve as Talbot’s backup.
The always amiable Talbot told the New York press corps that, ”I have been waiting a long time for this, working towards this, so I’ll be ready if I get the call,” Talbot said. “I am extremely excited. It’s every kid’s dream that grows up playing hockey to one day get the chance to play in the NHL. I just can’t wait ’til that time comes. I’ll have to approach it like any other game. It’ll be tough to control those emotions, but I’ll have to do my best to settle myself down and just focus on the game.”
The 6’8″, 22 year old Missiaen has never played in any NHL games and has not played in an AHL contest since his October 6th 23 save performance in a 4-3 win over the Albany Devils.
For the Wolf Pack, who play Wednesday night, that means that in all likelihood that Yale national champion, Jeff Malcolm, will make his AHL debut.
Malcolm compiled a four-year career record of 36-21-2 while at Yale and backstopped a Bulldog 4-0 shutout win (36 shots stopped) over Quinnipiac in the championship game of the Frozen Four. The win gave the Bulldogs their first National Championship.
Posted in AHL, College Hockey, Connecticut Whale, CTWhale, ECHL, Greenville Road Warriors, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hockey, New York Rangers, NHL, Sports
Tagged AHL, Albany Devils, American Hockey League, Cameron Talbot, Henrik Lundqvist, Jeff Malcolm, National Hockey League, Philadelphia Flyers
(Photo Courtesy of Zimbio.com)
BY: Mitch Beck – Editor, Howlings
With a rash of injuries to some of their top players and struggling to find their game under the system of new head coach Alain Vigneault, the New York Rangers today announced several personnel moves to try and fix them.
Martin Biron, who was waived and went unclaimed, has decided that he did not want to finish his professional career in Hartford with the Wolf Pack and has decided to retire as a player effective immediately. Continue reading
Posted in AHL, Connecticut Whale, CTWhale, ECHL, Greenville Road Warriors, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hockey, New York Rangers, NHL, Sports
Tagged American Hockey League, Biron, Brandon Mashinter, Chris Kreider, Darroll Powe, Martin Biron, National Hockey League, New York, New York Islanders, New York Ranger, Philadelphia Flyers, Ranger
BY: Jason Chaimovitch, AHL, VP Communications
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced the four people selected for induction into the American Hockey League Hall of Fame as the Class of 2014.
Honored by the AHL Hall of Fame Selection Committee as the ninth group of enshrinees are Bill Dineen, Al MacNeil, Bob Perreault and John Slaney. Continue reading
Posted in AHL, Connecticut Whale, CTWhale, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hockey, NHL, Sports
Tagged AHL, Al MacNeil, American Hockey League, Bill Dineen, Bob Perreault, Calder Cup, Detroit Red Wings, John Slaney, National Hockey League, NHL, Rochester Americans