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Nov
19

Chytil nets two in return, Pack win

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Hartford Wolf Pack 4, Utica Comets 1

Utica, NY, November 18, 2017 – A pair of rookies, Filip Chytil, with two goals, and Vinni Lettieri, with a goal and two assists, led the Hartford Wolf Pack to a 4-1 win over the Utica Comets Saturday night at the Adirondack Bank Center.

Another first-year pro, Gabriel Fontaine, also scored for the Wolf Pack, posting his first pro point, as Hartford snapped an 0-1-2-0 streak.

“I thought we were able to produce a lot of chances from our speed,” Wolf Pack head coach Keith McCambridge said. “I thought that game was probably one of our fastest, with regards to coming through the neutral zone, getting on the puck in the offensive zone, and our execution being cleaner on our breakouts. And the one thing that really jumps out is the third period, being able to do a real good job playing with the lead.”

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Rochester Americans 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 2

Rochester, NY, November 17, 2017 – C.J. Smith had two goals and two assists Friday night at the Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial, to lead the Rochester Americans to a 4-2 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack.

The loss was the first in regulation in five games for the Wolf Pack, who had been 2-0-2-0 in their previous four games. Ryan Sproul had his first Wolf Pack goal, and added an assist, and fellow defenseman John Gilmour also scored for Hartford. Brendan Guhle and Hudson Fasching had the other Rochester goals, and Colin Blackwell had two assists.

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Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2, Hartford Wolf Pack 1 (OT)

By Ben Harff

Hartford, CT, November 15, 2017 – Despite two scoreless periods to start the game, fans still got to see plenty of action between the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and the Hartford Wolf Pack Wednesday night at the XL Center, in a game the Sound Tigers won 2-1 in overtime.

Devon Toews’ second goal of the game made winners of the Sound Tigers with 4.3 seconds left in the extra session.
Both goalies were nearly perfect, allowing only one goal each in regulation. Alexandar Georgiev got the start for the Pack, stopping 27 shots. Meanwhile, Christopher Gibson started for the Tigers and stopped 35 shots. Both goalies were assisted heavily by their respective team’s defense and several blocked shots on each side.

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Hartford Wolf Pack 2, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 1

Bridgeport, CT, November 11, 2017 – Dan Catenacci’s goal, his first of the season, at 12:03 of the third period lifted the Hartford Wolf Pack to a 2-1 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Saturday night at Webster Bank Arena.

The game was delayed for more than 45 minutes at the start of the third period by a problem with the ice around one of the nets. The Wolf Pack outshot Bridgeport 13-11 in the third, after the Sound Tigers had a combined 33-12 shots advantage in the first two periods.

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Nov
06

Pack snap three game skid with win over Springfield

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Hartford Wolf Pack 4, Springfield Thunderbirds 2

By Ben Harff

Hartford, CT, November 5, 2017 – The Hartford Wolf Pack broke a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over Springfield Sunday night at the XL Center, helped by strong goaltending from Alexandar Georgiev, and special-teams success.

The Wolf Pack, which leads the AHL in power play percentage, at 27.1 percent, scored on their first two power plays and went 3-for-9 overall. Meanwhile, the team successfully killed off Springfield’s first five man-up chances. Springfield’s power play ended 1-for-7.

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Nov
05

Pack routed by Baby Bruins

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Providence Bruins 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 0

By Meghan O’Reilly

Hartford, CT, November 4, 2017 – The Hartford Wolf Pack outshot the Providence Bruins 33-29 Saturday night at the XL Center, but could not beat Bruin goaltender Jordan Binnington in a 5-0 loss.

Jacob Forsbacka Karlsson, Kenny Agostino and Colton Hargrove all had a goal and an assist apiece for Providence, and Zach Senyshyn and Josh Hennessy also scored. Chris Nell started in goal for the Wolf Pack and took the loss, with four goals-against on 20 shots, and Alexandar Georgiev allowed one goal on nine shots in relief.

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Nov
04

Joe Whitney nets two in Pack loss

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Springfield Thunderbirds 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 3

Springfield, MA, November 3, 2017 – Joe Whitney scored twice for the Hartford Wolf Pack Friday night at the MassMutual Center, and the Wolf Pack had three power-play goals, but Curtis Valk had two tallies for the Springfield Thunderbirds, and Samuel Montembeault made 38 saves to get his first pro win, as the Thunderbirds prevailed by a score of 5-3.

Ryan Sproul had two assists for Hartford, his first two Wolf Pack points. Henrik Haapala had three assists for the Thunderbirds, and Dryden Hunt had two helpers.

Springfield jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, on goals by Anthony Greco and Valk.

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Oct
30

Fogarty nets two in Pack loss

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Hershey Bears 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 3

Hershey, PA, October 29, 2017 – Steven Fogarty scored his first two goals of the season for the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday at Giant Center, but the Hershey Bears scored two power-play goals and hung on for a 4-3 win.

With both teams playing their third games of the weekend, Hershey was 2-for-8 on the power play, and got a goal and an assist each from Chris Bourque and Wayne Simpson. Liam O’Brien’s third-period goal turned out to be the game-winner, and Travis Boyd had two assists. Dan Catenacci had a pair of assists for the Wolf Pack.

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Hartford Wolf Pack 5, Lehigh Valley Phantoms 4

Allentown, PA, October 28, 2017 – Cole Schneider’s game-winning goal with 1:43 left capped a wild third period Saturday night at the PPL Center, as the Hartford Wolf Pack snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-4 win over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

After the Wolf Pack took a 2-1 lead into the third, the two clubs combined for six goals in the final frame, and Hartford came back from 3-2 and 4-3 deficits. Schneider had two assists on the night in addition to his winning goal, and Filip Chytil also had a goal and two helpers for the Wolf Pack. Oskar Lindblom and Philippe Myers had a goal and an assist apiece for the Phantoms, who had won six straight coming into the game.

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Oct
28

Chytil scores, Pack gets blown out by Bridgeport

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Bridgeport Sound Tigers 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 1

By Ben Harff

Hartford, CT, October 27, 2017 – The Bridgeport Sound Tigers completed a sweep of a pair of back-to-back games with the Hartford Wolf Pack Friday night at the XL Center, defeating the Wolf Pack 5-1.

Bridgeport had downed the Wolf Pack by a 6-3 score Sunday in Bridgeport in the teams’ first meeting of the year.

Josh Ho-Sang and Connor Jones had a goal and an assist each for the Sound Tigers, and Travis St. Denis, Ben Holmstrom and Alan Quine also scored. Michael Dal Colle had two assists. Filip Chytil scored the lone Hartford goal.

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