Wolf Pack Weekly

October 30, 2017 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Hartford Wolf Pack

News Release

WOLF PACK WEEKLY: October 30-November 5, 2017

The Wolf Pack (4-5-0-1, 9 pts., .450) battled through a second straight three-game weekend this past week, playing two of those games on the road. The busy stretch began with a 5-1 home loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Friday night, and then the Wolf Pack hit the road for their first visit of the season to Allentown, PA. That was where, on Saturday night, Hartford snapped an 0-3-0-1 drought, and put an end to a six-game Lehigh Valley win streak, with a 5-4 triumph over the Phantoms. Cole Schneider scored the game-winning goal with 1:43 left in the third period, and had two assists, and Filip Chytil also had a goal and two helpers. The Wolf Pack then went on to Hershey on Sunday and dropped a tight 4-3 decision to the Bears, despite Steven Fogarty scoring his first two goals of the year.

This week:

The Wolf Pack start the second month of the season by facing three games in three days for a third straight weekend, with two of the games against their close regional rivals the Springfield Thunderbirds. The Wolf Pack head to Springfield for a 7:05 PM faceoff on Friday night, then are back home Saturday night for their first look at the Providence Bruins. That game is a 7:30 start, and then the Wolf Pack and Thunderbirds rematch at the XL Center on Sunday at 5:00.

Friday, November 3 at the Springfield Thunderbirds (Florida) at the MassMutual Center, 7:05 PM

- This is the second of 12 matchups on the year between the Wolf Pack and their I-91 rivals, and Hartford's second of six trips to the MassMutual Center. In the season's first encounter October 14 in Springfield, the Wolf Pack came away with a 4-3 win.

- The 1-8-1-0 Thunderbirds won their first game of the season last Sunday at home vs. Belleville, 7-4, but then went 0-2-1-0 in their three games this past week.

- Juho Lammikko (2-6-8 in 10 GP), who had a goal and an assist in the first game of the year between the Wolf Pack and Thunderbirds, is one point off the Springfield team scoring leadership, which is held by Curtis Valk (2-7-9 in 10 GP).

- 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.

Saturday, November 4 vs. the Providence Bruins (Boston) at the XL Center, 7:30 PM

- This is "Country Night" at the XL Center, and the Wolf Pack are also holding a Holiday food drive. Any fan bringing five or more non-perishable food items to the game will receive a buy one/get one free ticket voucher, good for any remaining Wolf Pack home game.

- The Bruins suffered just their second loss in eight games on the season in their last action, a 3-2 defeat at Hershey Saturday, and are tied for the Atlantic Division lead with a 6-2-0-0 record (12 pts., .750).

- This game kicks off a ten-game season series between the Wolf Pack and Providence, and is the Bruins' first of five trips to the XL Center. The Wolf Pack were 3-6-0-1 in last year's season series, 2-3-0-0 at home.

- Austin Czarnik has been the Bruins' offensive pacesetter, with 4-6-10, despite having played in only five of the team's eight games, and goaltender Zane McIntyre has a 4-1-0 record, a 1.81 GAA and a 92.8% save percentage in five games.

- 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.

Sunday, November 5 vs. the Springfield Thunderbirds (Florida) at the XL Center, 5:00 PM

- At this and every Wolf Pack Sunday home game of the season, fans can take advantage of 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.

- The Wolf Pack's Holiday food drive continues at this game. Any fan bringing five or more non-perishable food items to the game will receive a buy one/get one free ticket voucher, good for any remaining Wolf Pack home game.

- This is the first of six Thunderbird visits to Hartford. In five home games vs. Springfield last season, the Wolf Pack were 3-2-0-0.

- Springfield comes into this week 0-4-1-0 in five road games on the season.

- 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.

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:

- Wednesday, October 31, 11:00 AM, Trinity College, Summit St., Hartford

Sonar, the Wolf Pack's beloved mascot, heads to the Trinity College Health and Benefits Fair.

- Wednesday, October 31, 4:30 PM, 50 Williams St., Hartford, CT

Sonar joins in the fun of the PAL Halloween party.

- Thursday, November 2, 10:00 AM, Rentschler Field, East Hartford

Sonar and thousands of area youngsters take a walk or run around the parking lots of Rentschler Field, in the HMF "Fit Kids in School" event.

- Sunday, November 5, 10:00 AM, 200 Hartford Ave., Wethersfield, CT

Sonar heads to the "Jamie's Run" 5k to help support CT Children's Medical Center.

Recent Transactions:

Anthony DeAngelo - loaned to the Wolf Pack by the New York Rangers October 24.

Boo Nieves - recalled from the Wolf Pack by the New York Rangers October 24.

Adam Cracknell - loaned to the Wolf Pack by the New York Rangers October 25.

Garrett Noonan - released by the Wolf Pack from AHL contract October 27.

Practice:

All Wolf Pack practices are open to the media at the XL Center or Champions Skating Center in Cromwell. As schedules are subject to last-minute changes, please call the public relations department at (860) 541-4791 before attending a practice.

Tue., October 31 No practice

Wed., November 1 10:30 - 11:30 AM, Champions Skating Center

Thurs., November 2 10:30 - 11:30 AM, XL Center

Fri., November 3 10:00 - 10:30 AM, XL Center (Game at Springfield)

Sat., November 4 10:30 - 11:00 AM, XL Center (Game vs. Providence)

Sun., November 5 Game vs. Springfield

Mon., November 6 No practice

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 Sunday, the next Family Value Pack game is next Sunday, November 12, when the Laval Rocket visit for a 5:00 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). The Wolf Pack's first Wednesday home outing of the season is November 15, a 7:00 PM game vs. the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

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.

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