Wolf Pack Weekly, June 1-7Jun 1, 2015
The Wolf Pack’s season ended Wednesday night, with a 3-1 loss to the Manchester Monarchs at the XL Center, in Game Four of the teams’ best-of-seven Eastern Conference Final series. That result gave the AHL regular season-champion Monarchs a four-game sweep of the series, after Manchester had taken Game Three Tuesday night in Hartford by a score of 5-3. The Monarchs won the first two games of the series at home, 3-2 on May 21 and 7-4 on May 23.
Ryan Haggerty scored the Wolf Pack’s only goal in Game Four, and Oscar Lindberg had an assist, giving Lindberg 2-4-6 in the series’ four games. That was good for a tie for the series scoring leadership with Manchester’s Brian O’Neill. Joey Crabb’s nine-game point-scoring streak (5-5-10), which was the longest in the AHL postseason since 2010, was snapped in Game Four, and Chris Bourque finished with 4-13-17 in the Wolf Pack’s 15 playoff games, which tied him for the AHL lead in postseason assists at the time of the end of the Pack’s run.
The trip to the Eastern Conference Finals was the Wolf Pack’s first since 2004, and the fourth in the history of the franchise. The total number of playoff games-played (15) tied the third-most in franchise annals, surpassed only by the 23 games logged by the Calder Cup-champion 2000 Wolf Pack team and the 16 played by the 2004 Conference Finalist squad.
Eastern Conference Finals vs. Manchester (best-of-seven):
Game One Thu., May 21 Verizon Wireless Arena @ MCH 3, HFD 2
Game Two Sat., May 23 Verizon Wireless Arena @ MCH 7, HFD 4
Game Three Tue., May 26 XL Center MCH 5, @ HFD 3
Game Four Wed., May 27 XL Center MCH 3, @ HFD 1
(Manchester wins series, 4-0)
Recent Transactions: None
Wolf Pack Community Appearances: The Wolf Pack have the following appearances scheduled in the coming days. For further information on these, or any other Wolf Pack community initiatives, or to book Sonar, the Wolf Pack’s ever-popular mascot, for a community event, contact Wolf Pack community relations manager Frank Berrian, at (860) 541-4728:
Thursday, June 4, 9:00 AM, Bushnell Park, Downtown Hartford: Sonar cavorts in Bushnell Park at a Community Renewal Team event.
Thursday, June 4, 11:00 AM, Creative Beginnings Learning Center, 3 Technology Dr., Wallingford, CT: Sonar meets and greets youngsters at Creative Beginnings Learning Center.
Saturday, June 6, 10:00 AM, Riverside Park, 20 Leibert Rd., Hartford, CT: Sonar takes part in a “Sporting Chance for Youth” event.
Sunday, June 7, 8:30 AM, Rentschler Field, 615 Silver Ln., East Hartford, CT: Sonar joins in Autism Speaks’ “Walk Now” event.
Friday, June 12-Sunday, June 14, Times TBA, South Windsor Arena, 585 John Fitch Blvd., South Windsor, CT: Sonar greets shoppers at South Windsor Arena’s hockey equipment tent sale.
Saturday, June 13, 8:00 AM, New Life Church, 350 High Hill Rd., Wallingford, CT: Sonar attends a Hockey Ministries International breakfast.
Saturday, June 20, 12:00 noon, Klingberg Family Center, 370 Linwood St., New Britain, CT: Sonar joins in the fun of Klingberg Family Center’s Vintage Motorcar Festival.
Saturday, June 20, 1:30 PM, Bart’s Drive-in Restaurant, 55 Palisado Ave., Windsor, CT: Sonar heads to Windsor for a Windsor Animal Care & Control fund-raiser.
Sunday, June 21, 11:00 AM, Connecticut Children’s Place, 36 Gardner St., East Windsor, CT: Sonar lends his friendly presence to the “Dreams for Kids” auto show.
Saturday, June 27, 8:00 AM, Hubbard Park, 999 West Main St., Meriden, CT: Sonar joins his furry friends at the Central CT Pet Fair and 5k.
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