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TOSTI: GAME 4: SWAMP RABBITS LOOK TO RESPOND ON THE ROAD

GAME 4: SWAMP Rabbits Look to Respond on the Road

Greenville’s 2-1 series lead on the line in North Charleston tonight as the puck drops for Game 4 of the South Division Semifinal

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

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RABBIT TALES

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, are back in action tonight for Game 4 of the South Division Semifinal in North Charleston, SC. After Greenville took a 2-0 advantage in the series, South Carolina responded on home ice to earn a 6-0 win last night. Parker Milner earned a shutout in the game and Rob Flick led the scoring charge with two goals. After last night’s contest, the teams are even with 10 goals each in the series. Greenville and South Carolina will see each other for the 18th time this season and the tenth time in the Low Country. The Swamp Rabbits completed the regular season with a 3-4-1-0 record in North Charleston and 5-7-1-1 overall mark against their intra-state rival. Greenville has only lost back-to-back playoff games seven times in franchise history and is 9-6-1 following a postseason loss. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: THAT WAS QUICK – HALVERSON RECALLED (EMERGENCY BASIS)

RANGERS RECALL GOALTENDER BRANDON HALVERSON

FROM GREENVILLE ON AN EMERGENCY BASIS

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

NEW YORK, March 9, 2017 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has recalled goaltender Brandon Halverson from the Greenville Swamp Rabbits of the ECHL on an emergency basis.

Halverson, 20, has split this season between the Swamp Rabbits and the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). He has appeared in 24 games with Hartford this season, posting a 9-14-0 record, along with a 3.40 GAA and a .886 SV%. Prior to being reassigned to Hartford from Greenville on Nov. 7, Halverson appeared in four games with the Swamp Rabbits, posting a 3-1-0 record, along with a 1.70 GAA, a .943 SV%, and 1 SO. He made 31 saves in his ECHL/professional debut on Oct. 14 at Florida, and he earned his first career ECHL/professional win/shutout on Oct. 19 at Norfolk, as he stopped all 27 shots he faced.

Halverson was recalled by the Rangers on Dec. 27 and served as the backup goaltender for the team’s contest that evening against Ottawa. He was assigned to Hartford by the Rangers on Dec. 28.

The 6-4, 212-pounder played three seasons with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) before beginning his professional career (2013-14 – 2015-16). In 112 career appearances with Sault Ste. Marie, Halverson posted a 72-28-7 record, along with a 2.83 GAA, a .909 SV%, and 8 SO. He established OHL career-highs in appearances (50), wins (40), GAA (2.63), SV% (.913), and SO (six) in 2014-15, and he became the first Rangers draft pick to earn 40 wins in one season of junior hockey.

Internationally, the Traverse City, Michigan, native has represented the United States in several tournaments. Halverson represented the United States at the IIHF World Junior Championship in 2015 and 2016, and he helped the United States earn a bronze medal at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship. In three career appearances at the IIHF World Junior Championship, Halverson posted a 0.40 GAA and a .980 SV% (50 saves on 51 shots). He became the first goaltender who was drafted by the Rangers to play in two consecutive IIHF World Junior Championships since Henrik Lundqvist with Sweden in 2001 and 2002.

Halverson was selected by the Rangers in the second round, 59th overall, of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

CANTLON’S CORNER: TRADE DEADLINE DAY RESULTS

TRADE DEADLINE DAY RESULTS

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT Being a captain for the Hartford Wolf Pack is becoming a hazardous position to hold in one’s career.

For the second time in a year, the Wolf Pack’s team captain has been traded at the NHL trade deadline.

Last year, Ryan Bourque was sent to the Hershey Bears. This year Mat Bodie heads to the Buffalo Sabres where he will report to their AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans.

But these two moves are not alone in captains being moved by the New York Rangers. It’s actually the third time in the team’s history. The first captain moved was Dane Byers back on November 12, 2009. Byers was sent from Hartford to Springfield (then the AHL affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets). Byers actually played his first game with the then Springfield Falcons at the XL Center. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: February 6-12, 2017

WOLF PACK WEEKLY: February 6-12, 2017

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (17-25-3-2, 39 pts., .415) split a pair of non-divisional home games this past weekend, coming back from being down 1-0 and 2-1 to defeat the Utica Comets, 4-3, on Friday night and then falling 4-2 to the Rochester Americans Saturday evening.  Justin Fontaine had a pair of goals, including the game-winner, Friday night, and John Gilmour and Marek Hrivik both had three assists, and Fontaine scored a shorthanded goal in Saturday’s game.

AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE STANDINGSThis week:

The Wolf Pack start a run of four straight on the road with visits to Springfield Friday night (7:05 PM faceoff) and Hershey Saturday (7:00).

Friday, February 10 at the Springfield Thunderbirds (Florida) at the MassMutual Center, 7:05 PM

  • The Thunderbirds come into the week three points ahead of the Wolf Pack for sixth place in the Atlantic Division, after stopping a three-game skid with a 5-2 win at Bridgeport Saturday night.
  • This is the Wolf Pack’s first look at the Thunderbirds since December 30, when they lost 3-2 in their only previous trip to Springfield, and only the teams’ fourth meeting of the season.  The Thunderbirds have won the last two, after a 3-2 shootout win by the Wolf Pack in the first encounter November 16 in Hartford.
  • Winger Kyle Rau, who has played in 24 NHL games with the parent Florida Panthers this year, had a hat trick for Springfield Saturday in Bridgeport, in the Thunderbirds’ 5-2 victory over the red-hot Sound Tigers.
  • Broadcast – live with Bob Crawford on News Radio 1410 WPOP, on-line at iheart.com and on iHeartRadio.  Video streaming at ahllive.com.

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CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK FORWARD NICKLAS JENSEN NAMED TO ATLANTIC DIVISION ALL-STAR CLASSIC TEAM

WOLF PACK FORWARD NICKLAS JENSEN NAMED TO ATLANTIC DIVISION ALL-STAR CLASSIC TEAM

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Sixth-year Pro Leads Pack Squad in Points and Goals

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack 

HARTFORD, January 5, 2017:  The American Hockey League today named Hartford Wolf Pack forward Nicklas Jensen to the Atlantic Division roster for the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross, to be held January 29-30 at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., home of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Jensen, a 23-year-old sixth-year veteran who is currently on recall to the parent New York Rangers, is the top point and goal-scorer on the Wolf Pack club, with 14 goals and ten assists for 24 points in 29 games.  The Herning, Denmark native has also skated in six games with the Rangers this season, registering eight shots on goal.

Acquired by the Rangers, along with a sixth-round 2017 draft pick, in a trade with the Vancouver Canucks January 8, 2016, in exchange for Emerson Etem, Jensen has logged 235 career AHL games with the Wolf Pack, Utica Comets and Chicago Wolves.  His AHL totals include 67 goals and 50 assists for 117 points, plus 141 penalty minutes.  In 30 career NHL contests with the Rangers and Canucks, the 6-3, 217-pound Jensen has posted three goals and three assists for six points, along with 10 PIM.

The 2017 AHL All-Star Skills Competition presented by Giant Food Stores and Velaspan on Jan. 29 (7:30 p.m. ET) will pit the All-Stars from the two Eastern Conference divisions against those from the two Western Conference divisions in seven skills events.

In the 2017 AHL All-Star Challenge on Jan. 30 (7 p.m. ET), teams of 12 players representing each of the AHL’s four divisions will participate in a round-robin tournament featuring six games of 10 minutes each, played entirely at 3-on-3. The two teams with the best records at the end of the round-robin will face off for the championship, a six-minute game also played at 3-on-3.

The Wolf Pack’s next action is a home game tomorrow night, Friday, January 6, with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms coming to the XL Center for a 7:15 game.  As at all Friday-night Wolf Pack home games, fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs and $2 that night, through the start of the second period.

Tickets for all Wolf Pack 2016-17 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.

Season ticket information for the Wolf Pack’s 2016-17 AHL season can be found on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com.  To speak with a representative about all of the Wolf Pack’s many attractive ticketing options, call (855) 762-6451.

NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: DEC. 26, 2016 – JAN. 1, 2017

NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: DEC. 26, 2016 – JAN. 1, 2017

 

  1. Sergey Zborovskiy, D, Team Russia (World Junior Championship) – Zborovskiy is representing Russia at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship. The Rangers’ third round pick (79th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft has recorded one assist and has posted a plus-one rating through the first four games of the tournament. Zborovskiy made his World Junior Championship debut on Dec. 26 against Canada and tallied his first career assist/point in World Junior Championship competition on Dec. 29 against the United States.
  2. Adam Huska, G, Team Slovakia (World Junior Championship) – Huska is representing Slovakia at the IIHF World Junior Championship for the second consecutive year. The Rangers’ seventh round pick (184th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft has made 61 saves over his first two appearances in the tournament this year, including 39 saves against Canada on Dec. 27.
  3. Brad Morrison, C, Prince George Cougars (WHL) – Morrison registered three points (one goal, two assists) in three games over the past week. The Rangers’ fourth round pick (113th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft has recorded 11 points (six goals, five assists) in the last 10 games and 38 points (16 goals, 22 assists) in 38 games in 2016-17. Morrison is tied for the team lead in points (38) and game-winning goals (five) and ranks second on the Cougars in goals (16) and assists (22) this season.

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RANGERS’ POWER PLAY PROPELS BLUESHIRTS PAST JETS

  Game Summary                                           NYR: A. Raanta (W)  WPG M. Hutchinson (L)           Event Summary

        WINNING WAYS – The Rangers have earned 18 wins in their first 28 games of a season for the sixth time in franchise history (1941-42, 1971-72, 1993-94, 2008-09, 2015-16, and 2016-17), and their 18 wins in 2016-17 are tied for the third-most they have earned through the first 27 games of one season in franchise history. The only seasons in which the Rangers registered more than 18 wins in the first 28 games were 1993-94 (20) and 1971-72 (19). Continue reading

SCRIVENS: BOSTON PRIDE SWEEP INAUGURAL NWHL AWARDS

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NWHL NEWS: BOSTON PRIDE SWEEP INAUGURAL NWHL AWARDS
Recipients selected by fans, players and media

BY: Jenny Scrivens, NWHL

DURHAM, N.H. — The National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) recognized its top players in the first NWHL Awards Sunday, March 20. The event was hosted at the Frozen Four on the campus of the University of New Hampshire and winners were announced via social media.

The NWHL Awards

Regular Season Champions – Boston Pride
Awarded to the team with the best record during the regular season.

Leading Scorer – Hilary Knight, Boston Pride
Awarded to the player with the most points in the regular season.
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DUHAIME: NWHL, ISOBEL CUP GOES TO…

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ISOBEL CUP RECAP – BOSTON WINS FIRST EVER NWHL CHAMPIONSHIP

The Pride Hoist The Isobel Cup Trophy, Dedicate Championship To Teammate Denna Laing

BY: Jake Duhaime, NWHL

NEWARK, NJ – Cue the Duckboats. The Boston Pride are champions of the National Women’s Hockey League’s inaugural season.

Boston beat Buffalo 3-1 to capture the Isobel Cup in a two-game sweep. Commissioner Dani Rylan awarded Pride co-captains Hilary Knight and Brianna Decker the trophy, which hadn’t seen the light of day until this moment. The Isobel Cup is named after Lord Stanley’s daughter Isobel and is presented to the best professional women’s hockey team in North America.

“Today we lift the Cup as professional women’s hockey players, something we always dreamed of,” said Pride defensemen Gigi Marvin who had two assists in the clincher.

The Pride ended the 2015-16 season by winning 11 straight games, the longest streak in league history. The aforementioned Decker, among the league’s leading scorers put Boston ahead 1-0 11:55 into the first period, streaking in alone and firing one past Olympic teammate Brianne McLaughlin. Then in the third, her shorthanded goal gave the Pride cushion needed to secure the victory. Continue reading

SCRIVENS: DECKER, BOZEK NAMED NWHL PLAYERS OF THE SERIES

NWHLNWHL News: Decker, Bozek Named NWHL Players of the Series
Pride Forward Records 5 Points in Wins, Beauts Defenseman Notches Series-Winning Goal

BY: Jenny Scrivens, NWHL

New York, NY— The National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) today announced that Boston Pride forward Brianna Decker and Buffalo Beauts defenseman Megan Bozek have been named Players of the Series.

Decker recorded two goals and an assist in the Pride’s 6-0 win over the Riveters on Friday night. She added another goal and assist in Saturday’s 7-4 series-clinching win.

Bozek scored the game-winning goal in game three of the semifinal round against the Connecticut Whale to send the Beauts to the finals. Bozek also opened the scoring on Sunday with a goal in the first period.
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