Wolf Pack Weekly, November 14-19Nov 14, 2017
The Wolf Pack (6-7-1-1, 14 pts., .423) took three of a possible four points in a pair of games this past weekend, with a win and an overtime loss. On Saturday night in Bridgeport, the Wolf Pack scored their first win in three tries vs. their in-state adversaries, prevailing by a score of 2-1. Joe Whitney scored 15 seconds into that game, and Dan Catenacci netted the third-period game-winner with his first goal of the season. Then on Sunday at the XL Center, in the first-ever meeting between the Wolf Pack and the new Laval Rocket, the Pack fell 3-2 in overtime, despite getting 37 saves from Alexandar Georgiev.
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This week: The Wolf Pack play their first mid-week game of the season Wednesday night, hosting their Nutmeg State rivals the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at 7:00 PM at the XL Center. Head Coach Keith McCambridge’s team then heads to the Empire State for a pair of road games, visiting Rochester on Friday night at 7:05 and then moving on to Utica Saturday (7:00).
Wednesday, November 15 vs. the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (Islanders) at the XL Center, 7:00 PM
- This is another Wolf Pack “Click It or Ticket Family Value Pack” game. The Family Value Pack includes two tickets, two sodas and two hot dogs, all for just $40.
- This game is also the season’s first “Winning Wednesday”. If the Wolf Pack win, fans can show their Winning Wednesday ticket at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center and receive a free ticket to the next Wolf Pack home game, which is Saturday, November 25 vs. Hershey (some restrictions apply).
- Saturday night’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Wolf Pack was the second straight loss for the Sound Tigers (6-7-0-0, 12 pts., .462), after wins in five of their previous six.
- Bridgeport had won the first two meetings between the AHL’s Connecticut entries prior to Saturday’s Wolf Pack victory, defeating Hartford 6-3 in Bridgeport October 22 and 5-1 at the XL Center October 27.
- Former Wolf Pack captain Ryan Bourque scored the only Sound Tiger goal in Saturday’s Bridgeport loss to Hartford, and Christopher Gibson, who made 23 saves, had a streak of three straight winning decisions snapped.
- Tickets for this and all 2017-18 Wolf Pack home games are on sale now at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499. Tickets purchased in advance for kids 12 or younger are just $10 each, and all tickets will have a $2 day-of-game increase.
- Broadcast – live with Bob Crawford and Mark Bailey on News Radio 1410 WPOP, on-line at newsradio1410.iheart.com and on iHeartRadio. Video streaming at www.ahllive.com.
Friday, November 17 at the Rochester Americans (Buffalo) at the Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial, 7:05 PM
- This is the first of four games on the year between the Wolf Pack and the Americans, and the first of two Hartford visits to Rochester. The Wolf Pack were 1-3-0-0 in a four-game season series last year, and the two clubs split a pair of battles in Rochester.
- The Americans currently sit second in the North Division, with a record of 7-4-1-1 (16 pts., .615) under first-year head coach Chris Taylor. After starting 2-3-0-0, Rochester is 5-1-1-1 in its last eight games.
- Kyle Criscuolo (5-6-11 in 13 GP) and C.J. Smith (2-9-11 in 13 GP) are tied for the Amerk points lead with 11 apiece.
- Broadcast – live with Bob Crawford on-line at www.979espn.com and on iHeartRadio. Video streaming at www.ahllive.com.
Saturday, November 18 at the Utica Comets (Vancouver) at the Adirondack Bank Center, 7:00 PM
- The Comets dropped both ends of a two-game series at home vs. the Charlotte Checkers last week, falling by identical 5-2 scores Wednesday and Friday at the Adirondack Bank Center. New head coach Trent Cull’s Utica club is 5-6-0-1 (11 pts., .458) in 12 games on the season.
- This game opens a four-game series between the Wolf Pack and the Comets, and is the Pack’s first of two trips to Utica. The Wolf Pack were 1-2-1-0 in last year’s season series, with an overtime loss and a regulation defeat to show for two road games vs. the Comets.
- Comets second-year pro goaltender Thatcher Demko (4-2-1) comes into the week second in the AHL in save percentage, with a mark of 93.9, and third in goals-against average, at 1.85.
- Broadcast – live with Bob Crawford on News Radio 1410 WPOP, on-line at newsradio1410.iheart.com and on iHeartRadio. Video streaming at www.ahllive.com.
Alexei Bereglazov – reassigned from the Wolf Pack by the New York Rangers to Magnitogorsk Metallurg (KHL) November 6.
Adam Chapie - reassigned to the Wolf Pack by the New York Rangers from Greenville (ECHL) November 10.
Practice: All Wolf Pack practices at Champions Skating Center in Cromwell are open to the public. Schedule is subject to change.
Wed., November 15 10:00 – 10:30 AM, XL Center (Game vs. Bridgeport)
Thurs., November 16 No practice – travel day
Fri., November 17 Game at Rochester
Sat., November 18 Game at Utica
Sun., November 19 No practice
Mon., November 20 10:30 – 11:30 AM, Champions Skating Center
Pack Tracks: Saturday, November 25, when the Wolf Pack host the Hershey Bears at 7:00 PM, it’s a “Red Out” night at the XL Center, as the first 4,500 fans receive a free red Wolf Pack t-shirt, courtesy of CT-DOT. Also that night, it’s the Wolf Pack’s annual “Teddy Bear Toss”. Fans are asked to bring soft toys to the game, to toss onto the ice when the Wolf Pack score their first goal. The toys collected will be donated to Operation ELF and Toys for Tots.
Once again this season, fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs and $2 beers at every Friday Wolf Pack home game, through the start of the second period, presented by Dave & Buster’s. The Wolf Pack’s next Friday-night date is December 15, when they host the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at 7:15 PM.
Each of the Wolf Pack’s Sunday and Wednesday home games will feature the Wolf Pack’s “Click It or Ticket Family Value Pack”. The Family Value Pack includes two tickets, two sodas and two hot dogs, all for just $40. After this Wednesday, the next Family Value Pack game is Wednesday, November 29, when the Springfield Thunderbirds visit for a 7:00 PM tilt.
Every Wolf Pack Wednesday home game is a “Winning Wednesday”. If the Wolf Pack win at home on a Wednesday, fans can show their Winning Wednesday ticket at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center and receive a free ticket to the next Wolf Pack home game (some restrictions apply). After this Wednesday, the next Wolf Pack Wednesday home outing is November 29, a 7:00 PM game vs. the Springfield Thunderbirds.
Wolf Pack home game tickets can be purchased at the XL Center ticket office, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499. Tickets purchased in advance for kids 12 or younger are just $10 each, and all tickets will have a $2 day-of-game increase.
To speak with a Wolf Pack representative about season or group tickets, or any of the Wolf Pack’s many ticketing options, call (855) 762-6451, or click here to request more info.