Thanksgiving week produced a win and two close losses for the Wolf Pack (9-10-0-2, 20 pts.), who enter this week tied with Adirondack for third place in the Northeast Division. The Pack headed into the Thanksgiving holiday with a 4-1 victory over the Portland Pirates Wednesday at the XL Center, but suffered a 3-2 loss in Bridgeport on Black Friday. Then on Saturday, the Wolf Pack dropped a 3-1 home decision to the Eastern Conference-leading Manchester Monarchs. J.T. Miller had a goal and an assist in Wednesday’s win, in his return to the AHL, Jeff Malcolm posted his first career AHL victory with 23 saves and Stu Bickel had his first three-point game as a pro, with three assists.
For the latest AHL standings, click here.
The Wolf Pack face their first three-games-in-three-days stretch of the season this weekend, starting with a visit to Adirondack on Friday night (7:00 PM faceoff). After that the Pack play a home-and-home set with Springfield, on the road Saturday night (8:00) and at the XL Center on Sunday (3:00).
Friday, December 6 at the Adirondack Phantoms (Glens Falls Civic Center), 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 7 at the Springfield Falcons (MassMutual Center), 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 8 vs. the Springfield Falcons at the XL Center, 3:00 PM
Wolf Pack Community Appearances:
The Wolf Pack have the following appearances scheduled this week. For further information on these, or any other Wolf Pack community initiatives, contact Wolf Pack community relations manager Frank Berrian, at (860) 541-4728:
J.T. Miller – returned to the Wolf Pack by the New York Rangers November 26
Josh Nicholls – reassigned by the New York Rangers to the Wolf Pack from Greenville (ECHL) November 29
Michael St. Croix – reassigned by the New York Rangers to the Wolf Pack from Greenville (ECHL) November 29
All Wolf Pack practices at Champions Skating Center in Cromwell are open to the public. Schedule is subject to change.
Tue., December 3: 10:00 – 11:00 AM, XL Center
Wed., December 4: 10:00 – 11:00 AM, XL Center
Thurs., December 5: 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Champions Skating Center
Fri., December 6: Game at Adirondack
Sat., December 7: 10:20 – 11:00 AM, Champions Skating Center (Game at Springfield)
Sun., December 8: 10:00 – 10:30 AM, XL Center (Game vs. Springfield)
Mon., December 9: 10:00 – 11:00 AM, XL Center
Wolf Pack Holiday Packs are on sale now, and feature two great options. The “Cheer Pack”, which is priced at only $59, includes four undated Wolf Pack tickets, usable for any Wolf Pack home game, a $10 Dunkin’ Donuts Gift Card and an autographed Wolf Pack puck. For even more value, the “Joy Pack” is comprised of six undated Pack tickets, a $15 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card and an autographed commemorative Wolf Pack stick, all for only $99. Holiday Packs are available for purchase by calling the Wolf Pack ticket office at (855) 762-6451 and on-line at the Wolf Pack’s official website, www.hartfordwolfpack.com.
On Monday, December 2, fans can take advantage of a Wolf Pack “Cyber Monday” ticket special. Tickets can be purchased on December 2, for all Wolf Pack December home games at www.hartfordwolfpack.com, for the discounted prices of $15 each in the blue sections, $20 each in the Red sections and $10 each for kids’ tickets in the Red or Blue sections. To take advantage of the Cyber Monday offer, go to the “Tickets” tab at www.hartfordwolfpack.com, click on “Single Tickets”, choose the game(s) you would like to attend, and on the purchase page, enter the promo code WPGRPCYBER.
At each and every Friday-night Wolf Pack home game this year, fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs and $2 beers at the XL Center through the start of the second period, presented by Marc’s Appliance Warehouse, located at 75 Prospect Ave., Hartford, CT. The Pack’s next Friday home outing is December 13, when the Adirondack Phantoms visit for a 7:00 game.
Friday-night Wolf Pack home games are also special evenings in the Comcast Coliseum Club, which hosts “Hawk’s Nest”, with Bob “Hawk” Crawford, the play-by-play voice of the Wolf Pack, chatting live from 6:00-6:20 PM with different Wolf Pack-themed guests, and taking questions from the patrons enjoying the Comcast Coliseum Club’s wide array of dining and beverage options. The Comcast Coliseum Club restaurant and bar area is open two hours prior to every Wolf Pack home game, to everyone holding a ticket to the game.
Tickets for all Wolf Pack 2013-14 home games are on sale now at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499. Wolf Pack tickets start as low as $12 for youth 12 years old or younger. To speak with a representative about season or group tickets, call (855) 762-6451.