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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


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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

WOLF PACK WEEKLY: February 3-9, 2014

Bob-Crawford3-150x139BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (16-23-0-5, 37 pts.) enjoyed some home cooking this past week, and won two out of three XL Center games.  Danny Kristo had his first career pro multiple-goal game with two goals, and added an assist, Wednesday night in a 5-2 win over Adirondack.  A three-goal third-period comeback was not enough Friday evening against Providence, as the Pack fell 6-4 to the Bruins, despite two goals and an assist by Oscar Lindberg.  The Wolf Pack did successfully come back from 2-0 and 3-1 third-period deficits Saturday vs. Albany, thrilling a season-high, “Pink in the Rink” Night crowd of 10,149 with a 4-3 shootout win over the Devils.

This week:

The Wolf Pack entertain the Adirondack Phantoms at the XL Center this Tuesday night at 7:00 PM, before heading off on their longest bus trip of the season, a two-game junket to Norfolk, VA.  The Pack will battle the Admirals Friday night at 7:30 and then again Saturday evening at 7:15.  Continue reading


Gerry CantlonBY: Gerry Cantlon, Special to Howlings 

HARTFORD, CTDevante Smith-Pelly‘s shootout goal allowed the Norfolk Admirals to spoil the Hartford Wolf Pack‘s second christening 3-2 Saturday night a the XL Center.

In dramatic fashion, the Wolf Pack tied the game at two with just 0.4 seconds left on the clock in regulation.

Darrell Powe was thrown out of the face-off circle and Michael Haley, the second center-man, came in and took the draw and won it cleanly from Chris Wagner. Chris Kreider took the shot at Admirals’ goalie Frederick Andersen, who was able to make the initial save. However, Anderson could not control the rebound and with Brandon Mashinter, Kreider and Powe all barreled toward the net. Continue reading