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Hartford Wolf Pack Logo      VERSUS      Norfolk Admirals

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


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


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

WOLF PACK WEEKLY: March 31-April 6, 2014

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

The Wolf Pack (30-31-1-6, 67 pts.) got back-to-back shutouts out of David LeNeveu this past Saturday and Sunday, after the Pack had not posted a single whitewash in the first 66 games of their season.  LeNeveu blanked Bridgeport 4-0 at the XL Center on Saturday night, making 22 saves, and then the veteran goaltender stopped 31 Sound Tiger shots in a 3-0 Wolf Pack win Sunday in Bridgeport. Those two triumphs came after a 6-1 loss to Springfield at the XL Center on Friday night. Continue reading


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BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Norfolk, VA, February 8, 2014T.J. Hensick had a goal and an assist Saturday night at Norfolk Scope, to lead the Hartford Wolf Pack to a 3-1 victory over the Norfolk Admirals, in the teams’ last action before the AHL All-Star break.

Micheal Haley and Marek Hrivik also scored for the Wolf Pack, and Dov Grumet-Morris made 21 saves.  Kevin Gagne scored the only Norfolk goal.  Continue reading


NY-Ranger-Logo1-150x14521      VERSUS      Norfolk

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Norfolk, VA, February 7, 2014 – Rookie goaltender John Gibson made 25 saves for his fourth shutout of the season Friday night at Norfolk Scope, and Chris Wagner’s third-period goal was the game’s only score, as the Norfolk Admirals defeated the Hartford Wolf Pack, 1-0.

The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for the Wolf Pack, who fell to 17-24-0-5 (39 pts.) on the year.

After more than two-and-a-half scoreless periods, Wagner finally broke the 0-0 deadlock at 13:31 of the third, three seconds after a holding penalty to Hartford’s Jesper Fast expired.  After Wolf Pack defenseman Aaron Johnson knocked the puck away from Wagner in the left circle, Kevin Gagne prevented Johnson from clearing.  Gagne banged the puck at the net from the left point, and it hit Wagner and deflected past Wolf Pack goaltender David LeNeveu (13 saves). Continue reading