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GRENIER: PACK CAGE SHARKS 5-3

BY: ZackHartford Wolf Pack Grenier, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, December 12, 2014 – Third-period goals by Ryan Haggerty and Oscar Lindberg broke a 3-3 tie and carried the Hartford Wolf Pack to a 5-3 win over the Worcester Sharks Friday night at the XL Center.

The victory was the third in a row for the Wolf Pack, who also got a goal and an assist each from Chris Bourque and Michael Kostka. Jeff Malcolm made 35 saves to get the win, in his first AHL appearance of the season. Daniil Tarasov, Adam Burish and Micheal Haley scored for Worcester. Continue reading

GRENIER: DESPITE DESJARDIN SHUTOUT, PACK LOSE IN SHOOTOUT

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BY: Zack Grenier, Hartford Wolf Pack 

Hartford, CT, December 6, 2014 – In a physical battle at the XL Center Saturday night, the Hartford Wolf Pack fell victim to a streaking Springfield Falcons team and lost in a shootout, 1-0.

Hartford’s Cedrick Desjardins came up big for the Wolf Pack, stopping all 32 shots he faced in regulation and overtime.

Springfield’s Anton Forsberg halted 30 shots from the Wolf Pack offense.  Forsberg came up big in the shootout as well, stopping all three shooters he faced.  The Falcons’ Sean Collins was the only player to find the back of the net in the shootout.

“I thought we played a good hockey club in a good hard game,” said Hartford coach Ken Gernander. Continue reading

CANLTON: PACK SHUTOUT BY ADMIRAL’S DANIS

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT - The injury riddled Norfolk Admirals won just their second road game of the season behind the stellar goaltending of Yann Danis who made 35 saves in a 2-0 win over the Wolf pack before 3,870 at the XL Center Friday night.

The Pack pressed hard in third seeking a way to solve Danis, a veteran goalie making his sixth straight start for Norfolk. Danis signed a PTO with the Admirals when former Wolf Pack goaltender Jason LaBarbera was recalled to Anaheim due to injuries.

“We generated more shots than on most nights,” Head Coach Ken Gernander said. “I’m not sure though how many grade A scoring chances we (really) had.” Continue reading

PACK OUTRANK ADMIRALS IN 3-0 WIN

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT - The Hartford Wolf Pack played an economical defensive game, scored a goal in each period and snapped a two game losing streak 3-0 over the Norfolk Admirals at the XL Center Sunday afternoon before a crowd of 2,094. The team’s first shutout of the season was also the first for rookie goaltender, Mackenzie Skapski in his AHL debut.

“We played a pretty sound game and a good way to get off the schneid,” said Head Coach Ken Gernander

The Wolf Pack’s third goal came on the powerplay at 10:48 of the third period.

Justin Vaive used his 6’4 frame perfectly to screen Admirals netminder and former Wolf Pack standout, Jason LaBarbera, in deflecting Danny Kristo’s left wing faceoff circle drive for his first of the season. Continue reading

GRENIER: PACK END WEEKEND WITH SHUTOUT OF ADMIRALS

Hartford Wolf Pack LogoBY: Zachary Grenier, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, October 26, 2014 – The Hartford Wolf Pack (4-2-1-0) snapped a two-game losing streak when they defeated the Norfolk Admirals (2-5-0-0) 3-0 Sunday afternoon at the XL Center.

Mackenzie Skapski recorded a shutout in his first career AHL start, with 16 saves on the night.

“A shutout is a shutout,” said Hartford Coach Ken Gernander. “I think one or two timely saves kind of kills the other team’s energy or momentum and can certainly build some momentum for our guys on the bench.” Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: October 20-26, 2014

Bob CrawfordBY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (2-0-1-0, 5 pts.) gained three out of a possible four points this past weekend, in their first two home games, and remain unbeaten in regulation through three games.  The Wolf Pack’s home opener Saturday produced a 2-1 win over the Portland Pirates, with Ryan Haggerty scoring his first pro goal, J.T. Miller netting the game-winner and Cedrick Desjardins making 19 saves.  On Sunday against Hershey, Jason Missiaen stopped 36 of the Bears’ 37 shots, but a power-play goal by Casey Wellman with 1.5 seconds left in overtime sent the Pack to a 1-0 defeat. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: FAST, LENEVEU LEAD PACK TO 5TH STRAIGHT WIN

bob-crawford3-150x139BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, April 6, 2014 – Jesper Fast had two goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist Sunday at the XL Center, leading the Hartford Wolf Pack to their fifth straight win, a 3-2 victory over the Norfolk Admirals.

The win kept the Wolf Pack alive in the Eastern Conference playoff race, as Hartford improved to 33-31-1-6 for 73 points.

David LeNeveu made 30 saves to get the win in his fifth consecutive start, and Ryan Bourque had a goal and an assist.  Max Friberg had a goal and an assist for Norfolk, and Emerson Etem also scored.  Continue reading