Wolf Pack Weekly, October 27-November 2Oct 27, 2014
The Wolf Pack (4-2-1-0, 9 pts.) had a busy four-game week this past week, and split four outings. The schedule began with a visit to Worcester on Tuesday night, and the Pack pulled out a thrilling, 5-4 victory over the Sharks, with Mat Bodie’s first pro goal at 19:42 of the third period deciding the issue. Danny Kristo had the Wolf Pack’s first three-point game of the year, with a goal and two assists, to help pace the Hartford attack against Worcester. The Pack would then drop both ends of a home-and-home with Albany, though, suffering their first regulation loss of the season in a 7-3 home defeat on Friday and seeing the Devils score the last four goals of the game to win 5-2 in Albany on Saturday. The Wolf Pack finished the week on a positive note Sunday at the XL Center, as rookie goaltender Mackenzie Skapski authored a 16-save shutout in his first AHL start, blanking the Norfolk Admirals by a score of 3-0. Kristo again keyed the offense in that victory, with the game-winning goal and an assist.
For the latest AHL standings, click here.
The Wolf Pack have two games on their docket for this weekend, the first being the team’s first trip to the new PPL Center in Allentown, PA on Saturday. The Pack and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms will face off at 7:05 PM Saturday night, before the Wolf Pack return home to host the Worcester Sharks on Sunday. Faceoff for that matinee is 3:00.
Saturday, November 1 at the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (PPL Center), 7:05 PM
- The Phantoms are off to a 4-2-0-0 start under their new Lehigh Valley moniker, after playing the last five seasons in Glens Falls, NY, as the Adirondack Phantoms. Head Coach Terry Murray’s club is also 2-0-0-0 thus far in their brand-new home in Allentown, the 8,578-seat PPL Center.
- This is the first of four games on the year between the Wolf Pack and Phantoms, who have been moved to the East Division this season after three years in the Pack’s Northeast Division. Hartford dominated the season series in 2013-14, going 8-1-0-1 and winning the last six games between the two teams.
- Phantom scoring leader Nick Cousins has 2-6-8 in the first six games, good for a tie for fourth in the AHL in points, and Scott Laughton leads the Lehigh Valley club in goals with five, which ties him for the tops among league rookies, and for second overall in the AHL.
- Broadcast – live with Bob Crawford on Fox Sports Radio 1410, on-line at www.foxsportsradio1410.com and on iHeartRadio. Video streaming at www.ahllive.com.
Sunday, November 2 vs. the Worcester Sharks at the XL Center, 3:00 PM
- The Wolf Pack’s “Click It or Ticket Family Value Pack” will again be featured on Sundays this year, and has been expanded to Wednesday and Thursday home games as well. The Family Value Pack features two tickets, two sodas and two hot dogs, all for only $35.
- This is already the second time the Pack and Sharks have seen each other, and is the first of two visits on the season for Worcester to the XL Center. In the first meeting of the season series this past Tuesday in Worcester, the Wolf Pack outlasted the Sharks, 5-4.
- Worcester’s Melker Karlsson touched up the Wolf Pack for a goal and two assists in Tuesday’s battle, and former Wolf Pack Micheal Haley had a goal and a helper.
- Their home loss to the Pack is the only regulation blemish on the Sharks’ record thus far. Worcester is 4-1-1-0 for nine points on the year and has won both of its previous road 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 XL Center ticket office, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.
- Broadcast – live with Bob Crawford and Mark Bailey on Fox Sports Radio 1410, on-line at www.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:
- Saturday, November 1, 12:00-1:30 PM, Herb’s Sporting Goods, 60 LaSalle Rd., West Hartford, CT: Sonar, the Wolf Pack’s lovable mascot, meets and greets patrons at Herb’s Sporting Goods.
Chris McCarthy – reassigned by the New York Rangers from the Wolf Pack to Greenville (ECHL) October 22.
Richard Nejezchleb – released from Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement by the Wolf Pack October 22.
Mackenzie Skapski – reassigned by the New York Rangers to the Wolf Pack from Greenville (ECHL) October 22.
Jared Nightingale – signed Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement with the Wolf Pack October 23.
Samuel Noreau – reassigned by the New York Rangers from the Wolf Pack to Greenville (ECHL) October 27.
All Wolf Pack practices at Champions Skating Center in Cromwell are open to the public. Schedule is subject to change.
Tue., October 28: 10:30 – 11:00 AM, XL Center
Wed., October 29: 10:30 – 11:30 AM, XL Center
Thurs., October 30: 10:30 – 11:30 AM, XL Center
Fri., October 31: 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Champions Skating Center
Sat., November 1: Game at Lehigh Valley
Sun., November 2: 9:00 – 9:30 AM, XL Center (Game vs. Worcester)
Mon., November 3: 10:30 – 11:30 AM, XL Center
Once again this season, every Friday night Wolf Pack home game will feature $1 hot dogs and $2 beers, through the start of the second period. The next Friday-night home game is coming up November 14, when the Wolf Pack host the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in a 7:00 PM game.
Wolf Pack “Winning Wednesdays” are back for the 2014-15 season. 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). The Wolf Pack’s first Wednesday home date is November 5, when the Albany Devils invade the XL Center for a special 11:00 AM game.
The Wolf Pack’s “Click It or Ticket Family Value Pack” is available this season for all Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday home games. The Family Value Pack features two tickets, two sodas and two hot dogs, all for only $35.
Tickets all 2014-15 Wolf Pack home games are now on sale at the XL Center ticket office, 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 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.