Wolf Pack Weekly, January 27-February 2

Jan 27, 2014

The Wolf Pack (14-22-0-5, 33 pts.) started the second half of their season with wins in two out of three games this past week.  The Pack defeated the Springfield Falcons for the first time in seven games between the two teams Friday night, handing the Northeast Division leaders a 5-2 defeat at the XL Center.  The St. John’s IceCaps came into Hartford and registered a 6-2 win on Saturday night, but the Wolf Pack rebounded Sunday, scoring the final five goals of the game after falling behind 3-1 at Adirondack, on the way to a 6-3 victory.  Jesper Fast had back-to-back two-goal games Saturday and Sunday, and five goals in the three games, and Oscar Lindberg (2-3-5), Danny Syvret (1-4-5) and J.T. Miller (0-5-5) all also had five points each on the weekend. 

For the latest AHL standings, click here.

This week:
The Wolf Pack have three home games this week, starting with a Wednesday-night rematch with Adirondack at 7:00.  The Providence Bruins then come to town on Friday for a 7:00 game, before the Wolf Pack welcome the Albany Devils on “Pink in the Rink” Night Saturday (7:00).

Wednesday, January 29 vs. the Adirondack Phantoms at the XL Center, 7:00 PM

  • Every Wednesday night Wolf Pack home game this 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).
  • This is the second half of a home-and-home set between the Wolf Pack and Phantoms, after the Pack invaded the Glens Falls Civic Center and won 6-3 on Sunday.  The Wolf Pack are now 4-1-0-1 in the season series against Adirondack, with a win and a shootout loss in two home games vs. the Phantoms.
  • Tye McGinn scored twice for Adirondack in Sunday’s game against the Wolf Pack, and Phantom leading scorer Jason Akeson (15-21-36 in 41 GP) had the other Phantom goal.
  • The Phantoms, who have now lost four of their last five games, are 21-18-0-2 on the year for 44 points, third in the Northeast Division and six points out of an Eastern Conference playoff spot.
  • 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.

Friday, January 31 vs. the Providence Bruins 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 is the third game of the season series between the Wolf Pack and Bruins, and the Pack dropped the first two by a combined score of 14-5.  Providence won 8-5 at the XL Center November 8 and then blanked the Pack 6-0 November 10 in Providence.
  • The Bruins currently stand third in the Atlantic Division, and tied for eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 22-17-1-5 for 50 points, after losing four of their last five games.
  • The Bruins’ leading scorer is veteran Nick Johnson, who has totaled 16-17-33 in 36 games.
  • 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, February 1 vs. the Albany Devils at the XL Center, 7:00 PM

  • This 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, 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 that includes a distinctive “Save the Top Shelf” t-shirt.  The package is priced at $25, and shirts are available in Medium, Large and X-Large sizes.  The Save the Top Shelf t-shirts are also available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds from those sales going to Komen Connecticut.  More information can be found at SaveTheTopShelf.com.
  • The Pink in the Rink theme will include concessions and the Comcast Coliseum Club as well.  The concession stands will be offering pink popcorn, pink cotton candy and pink lemonade, and the Coliseum Club menu will feature cherry plank salmon with pink sauce, pink grapefruit salad and pink lobster bisque.
  • The Wolf Pack have lost their last four meetings against the Devils, after winning the first battle.  Hartford is 1-1-0-0 at home vs. Albany, having won 4-3 on October 6 and lost 3-0 November 15.
  • The Devils have gone 0-3-0-1 in their last four games, but are still nine games above .500 at 23-14-3-3 for 52 points.  Albany is second in the Northeast Division, nine points behind Springfield, and is tied for fifth in the Eastern Conference.
  • Albany defenseman Brandon Burlon has 2-2-4 in five games against the Wolf Pack and 1-4-5 in 33 games against the rest of the AHL.
  • 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.

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:

  • Thursday, January 30, 11:30 AM, Travelers Insurance, 1 Atheneum Square, Hartford, CT:  Sonar, the Wolf Pack’s beloved mascot, meets and greets Travelers employees to promote the fun and excitement of Wolf Pack hockey.
  • Friday, January 31, 11:30 AM, Noah Wallace School, 2 School St., Farmington, CT:  Sonar spends some quality time with Farmington elementary-schoolers.
  • Saturday, February 1, 12:00 Noon, Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT:  Sonar joins in the fun of the Big Y Kids Fair.
  • Sunday, February 2, 12:00 Noon, Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT:  Sonar returns for a second day of frolic at the Big Y Kids Fair.

Recent Transactions:
David LeNeveu – released by the Wolf Pack from his AHL contract January 21, and loaned by the New York Rangers to the Wolf Pack January 23.

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

Tue., January 28:  10:00 – 11:00 AM, XL Center
Wed., January 29:  10:00 – 10:30 AM, XL Center (Game vs. Adirondack)
Thurs., January 30:  10:00 – 11:00 AM, XL Center
Fri., January 31:   10:00 – 10:30 AM, XL Center (Game vs. Providence)
Sat., February 1:   10:00 – 10:30 AM, XL Center (Game vs. Albany)
Sun., February 2:  10:00 – 11:00 AM, XL Center
Mon., February 3:  10:00 – 11:00 AM, XL Center

Pack Tracks:
The Wolf Pack’s tenth annual “Tip-a-Player” Dinner and Sports Carnival is coming up Tuesday, February 18th at the XL Center, from 6-9 PM.  All proceeds from the event benefit Gaylord Specialty Healthcare of Wallingford, CT.  At Tip-a-Player, the Pack players will be waiting tables, signing autographs and joining fans in healthy competition in the sports carnival, which features an array of inflatables and other assorted lively fun.  Also, the players will compete for “tips” by accepting various challenges and otherwise providing lighthearted entertainment.  For ticket and other further information, go to www.hartfordwolfpack.com.

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.