Wolf Pack Weekly, January 21-26

Jan 21, 2014

The Wolf Pack (12-21-0-5, 29 pts.) finished a stretch of five straight road games this past week, with a win and a loss.  The Pack snapped an 0-5-0-1 streak with a 4-2 win at Adirondack on Friday night, but then dropped a 5-1 decision to the Sound Tigers in Bridgeport on Sunday.  Aaron Johnson had three assists in Friday night’s game, and David LeNeveu got the win in his first Wolf Pack appearance of the season, with 26 saves.

For the latest AHL standings, click here.

This week:
The Wolf Pack begin the second half of their season with play six of their next seven games on home ice, starting this Friday and Saturday, with clashes against the Springfield Falcons and St. John’s IceCaps, respectively.  Both of those games face off at 7:00 PM, and then the Pack head back to Glens Falls, NY on Sunday, for a 3:00 date with the Adirondack Phantoms.

Friday, January 24 vs. the Springfield Falcons at the XL Center, 7:00 PM

  • At this and all Friday-night Wolf Pack home games 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.
  • “Hawk’s Nest” returns to the XL Center’s Comcast Coliseum Club for this game, with Bob “Hawk” Crawford, the play-by-play voice of the Wolf Pack, conducting a Wolf Pack-themed interview from 6:00-6:20 PM.  Questions and comments will be welcomed 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.
  • This game starts the second half of the 12-game season series between the Wolf Pack and Falcons.  The Pack have gone 0-4-0-2 thus far on the year against Springfield, and are 0-1-0-1 on home ice in the series.
  • The Falcons sport an AHL-best 60 points on the year, with a record of 28-8-1-3.  Springfield has won three straight, including a 4-1 home victory over Adirondack Monday afternoon.
  • Defenseman Cody Goloubef had a goal and an assist in Springfield’s win over Adirondack Monday, giving him points in three straight games (2-3-5) and 20 points (6-14-20) in 40 games on the season.
  • For this and all Wolf Pack home games, tickets start as low as $12 for youth 12 years old or younger and are available at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499. 
  • Radio – live with Bob Crawford and Mark Bailey on Fox Sports Radio 1410, on-line at foxsportsradio1410.com and on iHeartRadio.  Video streaming at www.ahllive.com.

Saturday, January 25 vs. the St. John’s IceCaps at the XL Center, 7:00 PM

  • This is the first of four meetings on the year between the Wolf Pack and IceCaps, and the first of two St. John’s visits to the XL Center.  Last season the Whale and IceCaps split four games, with both winning twice on the other’s home ice.
  • St. John’s improved to 21-16-1-2 Monday, with a 2-0 shutout of Atlantic Division-leading Manchester at home.  With 45 points, the IceCaps are in third place in the Atlantic, three points behind Providence and five points up on Worcester.
  • IceCaps netminder Eddie Pasquale has been the busiest goaltender in the AHL this year, playing over 1,786 minutes.  Pasquale is 16-13-1 with a 2.42 goals-against average, a 92.0% save percentage and one shutout.
  • For this and all Wolf Pack home games, tickets start as low as $12 for youth 12 years old or younger and are available at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499. 
  • Radio – live with Bob Crawford and Mark Bailey on Fox Sports Radio 1410, on-line at foxsportsradio1410.com and on iHeartRadio.  Video streaming at www.ahllive.com.

Sunday, January 26 at the Adirondack Phantoms (Glens Falls Civic Center), 3:00 PM

  • This is the Wolf Pack’s second visit to Glens Falls in a span of nine days.  The Pack hung a 4-2 home defeat on the Phantoms this past Friday, improving their record in the season series to 3-1-0-1, and 2-1-0-0 on the road.
  • Adirondack came into this past weekend winners of six of their previous seven games, but after the loss to the Wolf Pack Friday the Phantoms also dropped 4-1 decisions at home to Albany Saturday and in Springfield Monday.
  • After notching a goal and an assist in the loss to the Wolf Pack Friday, Phantom leading scorer Jason Akeson (13-21-34 in 39 GP) had an eight-game point-scoring streak (7-5-12) snapped Saturday against Albany.
  • Radio – live with Bob Crawford on Fox Sports Radio 1410, and on-line at www.foxsportsradio1410.com and iHeartRadio.  Video streaming at www.ahllive.com.

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:

  • Wednesday, January 22, 9:30 AM, Farm Hill School, 390 Ridge Rd., Middletown, CT:  Weather permitting, Sonar, the Wolf Pack’s lovable mascot, heads to Middletown to promote the Wolf Pack’s “Read to the Rink” program.
  • Wednesday, January 22, 11:30 AM, Union School, 173 School St., Farmington, CT:  Weather permitting, Sonar brings the Read to the Rink tour to Unionville.

Recent Transactions:
Akim Aliu – released from a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement by the Wolf Pack January 14.
Brodie Dupont – released from a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement by the Wolf Pack January 14.
Kyle Jean – reassigned by the New York Rangers from the Wolf Pack to Greenville (ECHL) January 14.
Sam Klassen – released from a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement by the Wolf Pack January 14.
David LeNeveu – signed by the Wolf Pack to an AHL contract January 14.
Scott Stajcer – reassigned by the New York Rangers from the Wolf Pack to Florida (ECHL) January 14.
Jason Missiaen – reassigned by the New York Rangers from the Wolf Pack to Greenville (ECHL) January 15.

Practice:
All Wolf Pack practices at Champions Skating Center in Cromwell are open to the public.  Schedule is subject to change.

Wed., January 22:  10:00 – 11:00 AM, Champions Skating Center
Thurs., January 23:  10:00 – 11:00 AM, XL Center
Fri., January 24:   10:00 – 10:30 AM, XL Center (Game vs. Springfield)
Sat., January 25:  10:00 – 10:30 AM, XL Center (Game vs. St. John’s)
Sun., January 26:  Game at Adirondack
Mon., January 27:  10:00 – 11:00 AM, Champions Skating Center

Pack Tracks:
Saturday, February 1, when the Wolf Pack host the Albany Devils at the XL Center, is the Wolf Pack’s “Pink in the Rink Night”, as the Wolf Pack strive to “Save the Top Shelf” and help battle breast cancer.  The Wolf Pack will wear special pink-accented jerseys in that night’s game, which faces off at 7:00 PM, and the jerseys will be auctioned off to benefit the Connecticut affiliate of Susan G. Komen.  Also, fans can take advantage of a special ticket package for that night that will include a distinctive “Save the Top Shelf” t-shirt.  The package will be priced at $25, and shirts will be available in Medium, Large and X-Large sizes.  The Save the Top Shelf t-shirts will also be available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds from those sales going to Komen Connecticut.  More information can be found at SaveTheTopShelf.com.

Every Wednesday night Wolf Pack home game during the 2013-14 season is a “Winning Wednesday”.  At all Wednesday night home games, if the Wolf Pack win, each fan receives a free ticket to the Pack’s next home game (some restrictions apply, check the Wolf Pack’s official website, www.hartfordwolfpack.com, for full details).  The Wolf Pack’s next Wednesday-night home date is January 29, when the Adirondack Phantoms invade the XL Center for a 7:00 game.

At every Wolf Pack Sunday home game in 2013-14, fans can take advantage of the Wolf Pack’s “Click It or Ticket Sunday Family Value Packs”.  Those include two tickets, two hot dogs and two sodas, starting at only $35.  The next Sunday home date is April 6, when the Pack host the Norfolk Admirals at 5:00 PM.

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.