Wolf Pack Weekly, November 11-17

Nov 11, 2013

The Wolf Pack (7-5-0-2, 16 pts.) dropped a pair of games to the Providence Bruins this past weekend.  On Friday night at home, the Pack fought back from a 6-2 deficit to close the gap to 6-5, but ended up on the short end of an 8-5 score.  Then on Sunday in Providence, the Bruins handed Hartford its first shutout-against of the season, rolling to a 6-0 victory.  Darroll Powe had his first multiple-point game with the Wolf Pack Friday, with a goal and an assist, and Shawn O’Donnell also scored his first career AHL goal in that game.

For the latest AHL standings, click here.

This week:
The Wolf Pack have another Friday-night home date this week, when the Albany Devils visit the XL Center, and then the Pack make their first visit to Bridgeport on Saturday evening.  Both games face off at 7:00 PM.

Friday, November 15 vs. the Albany Devils at the XL Center, 7:00 p.m.

  • 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 live interview with scheduled guest Wolf Pack assistant coach/assistant GM Pat Boller, 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. 
  • The Wolf Pack are partnering with Freshplace, a food pantry serving the Hartford area, for a special Thanksgiving food drive.  Fans who bring five canned goods to this game will receive a voucher for a free ticket to an upcoming Wolf Pack home game.
  • The Devils (6-6-0-1, 13 pts.) sit three points behind the Wolf Pack in the Northeast Division.  Albany has dropped five of its last six games, after going 5-1-0-1 in its first seven.
  • Scott Timmins leads the Devils in points, with 5-8-13 in 12 games.
  • This is already the third meeting of the season between the Wolf Pack and Devils, who have split two previous games.  The Wolf Pack won 4-3 in Hartford October 6, and then the Devils broke back with a 4-3 win at home October 25.
  • The Wolf Pack will be collecting donations from fans of used hockey equipment at this game, for use by the participants in a Hartford Police Athletic League program to offer underprivileged youth the opportunity to try ice hockey.  Any patron who brings a donation of good used hockey gear will receive a voucher for a free ticket to a future Wolf Pack game at the XL Center.  The Police Athletic League will then be conducting hockey clinics on the XL Center ice on multiple dates later in the fall and winter.
  • 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, November 16 at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (Webster Bank Arena), 7:00 p.m.

  • This is the second battle of Connecticut on the year between the Wolf Pack and the Sound Tigers.  The Wolf Pack won the first meeting October 30 in Hartford, 5-3.
  • The Whale were 3-2-0 in five trips to Bridgeport last season, winning their last two.
  • The Sound Tigers started the year 1-5-1-0 in their first six, but are 3-0-0-1 in their last four, after a come-from-behind, 3-2 win over Adirondack at home on Sunday.
  • Anders Lee had two goals, including the game-winner, in Sunday’s Bridgeport win.
  • Radio – live with Bob Crawford on Fox Sports Radio 1410, on-line at foxsportsradio1410.com and on iHeartRadio.  Video streaming at www.ahllive.com.

Sunday, November 17 -  Wolf Pack Bowl-a-Thon – Hall of Fame Silver Lanes, E. Hartford, CT, 10:00 AM
The 11th annual Wolf Pack Bowl-a-Thon benefits Special Olympics Connecticut.  The entire Wolf Pack team will be on hand at Hall of Fame Silver Lanes, 748 Silver Lane, East Hartford, starting at 10:00 AM, to bowl alongside teams of Special Olympics athletes, who have solicited pledges in order to participate.  The entirety of the event’s proceeds benefit Special Olympics Connecticut, and participants are invited to register on-line at www.soct.org.

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, November 14, 7:00 PM, The Tavern Downtown, 201 Ann Uccello St., Hartford, CT:  Sonar, the Wolf Pack’s lovable mascot, joins Damon Scott of 96.5 WTIC-FM for a “Celebrate Sports” event.
  • Monday, November 18, 9:30 AM, Chamberlain School, 120 Newington Ave., New Britain, CT:  Sonar visits Chamberlain School to help kick off the Wolf Pack’s “Read to the Rink” program.

Recent Transactions:
Michael Kantor – reassigned by the New York Rangers to the Wolf Pack to Greenville (ECHL) November 5.
Sam Klassen – released by the Wolf Pack from a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement November 5.

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

Tue., November 12:  10:00 – 11:00 AM, Champions Skating Center
Wed., November 13:  10:00 – 11:00 AM, XL Center
Thurs., November 14:  10:00 – 11:00 AM, XL Center
Fri., November 15:  10:00 – 10:30 AM, XL Center (Game vs. Albany)
Sat., November 16:  10:20 – 11:00 AM, Champions Skating Center (Game at Springfield)
Sun., November 17:  No practice
Mon., November 18:  10:00 – 11:00 AM, Champions Skating Center

Pack Tracks:
The Wolf Pack’s home game at the XL Center Wednesday, November 27 vs. the Portland Pirates will feature a “Movember” tribute to the importance of men’s health awareness.  The first 1,000 fans into the game on November 27, which faces off at 7:00 PM, will receive a free Movember “mustache” t-shirt.  The shirt depicts Sonar, the Wolf Pack’s beloved mascot, proudly showing off his Movember “’stache”.  Also, the proceeds from that night’s “Chuck-a-Puck” promotion will be donated to Gaylord Hospital of Wallingford, CT, for its men’s health efforts.  In addition to the November 27 celebration, Wolf Pack players and staff members will be growing Movember mustaches throughout the month of November, as a fund-raiser for men’s health awareness.  Those interested in donating to the fund-raising effort can do so at http://moteam.co/wolf-pack-ahl.

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 November 27, when the Portland Pirates 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 December 8, when the Pack host the Springfield Falcons at 3:00 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.