Another weekend means another opportunity to collect wins. Last weekend, the Wolf Pack went 2-0-1. They lost in a shootout to Providence on Friday, 4-3 and Saturday started a two game winning streak as Hartford defeated Rochester in the shootout, 3-2 and Springfield in regulation 5-3. That’s five of six points and the team really impressed me with the way they played. The Wolf Pack has recently made some roster changes and that’s slowly been translating to better results with time. Coming into this weekend, Hartford is 10-12-3-2 for 25 points in the Atlantic Division. They are ranked seventh in the division with a point percentage of .463. However, they continue to not be far off from first in the division. Eleven points separate the seventh spot and first. Hartford has notched points in five straight games as well. Read more
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As we posted yesterday on ForeverBlueshirts, the Rangers have signed goaltender Marek Mazanec and have assigned him to the Hartford Wolfpack.
Last weekend had the ups and downs for Hartford. The club managed to go 1-1-1 this past week. They lost a tough game with four seconds left in overtime against Bridgeport on Wednesday. On Friday they dropped a rough edged game against Rochester in regulation. On Saturday they earned their lone win against Utica. After the three games, Hartford is still one game away from .500 if they win. The rookies were impressive as well. Let’s check it out!
Vinni Lettieri Impact
Coming into this weekend, Vinni Lettieri is ranked seventh in rookie scoring in the American Hockey League with 13 points. He is third for goals with eight while also recording five assists.
This past weekend was stellar for the young prospect as he had at least a point in three straight. He recorded a Gordie Howe hat trick (one goal, one assist and one fight) on Saturday. One of the great things about Letteri is that he can also play the center ice position and he hasn’t seemed to go into any long point drought yet. On defense he plays in the dirty areas and knows when to get tough. He knows where to be in situations on the ice. Currently, Lettieri is on a four game point streak. In that span he’s notched three assists and three goals.
Filip Chytil Returns
After missing five games due to illness, Filip Chytil finally returned to the Pack lineup. He returned last Saturday against the Utica Comets. He notched back to back goals in the first, which was his first multiple goal game of the season in Hartford. The young prospect is excited to be back and he will make noise this upcoming weekend. Chytil has been great since being sent down to Hartford so look for him to continue his great run of play beginning this weekend.
Time to be Jolly
The annual Teddy Bear Toss is coming up in Hartford! This Saturday features the annual tradition of throwing toys on the ice after Hartford’s first goal. Ironically this is against the Hershey Bears. This is my favorite promotion of the season.
- Friday, November 24th vs Bridgeport Sound Tigers (Islanders) at 7:00 pm, Webster Bank Arena
- The Pack seem to never catch a break playing the Sound Tigers on the schedule. This is the fifth meeting between both clubs. Hartford is currently 1-2-1 in the season series against Bridgeport. The last time both clubs met was last Wednesday in Hartford. The Pack lost the game in overtime with five seconds left. Bridgeport has won three straight coming into the contest.
- Saturday, November 25th vs Hershey Bears (Washington) at 7:00 pm, XL Center
- The Bears come into the weekend at .500. They have won their six of last ten games. Hershey also won the first game in the season series, 4-3 on October 29th.
- Sunday, November 26th vs Springfield Thunderbirds (Florida) at 3:05 pm, Mass Mutual Center
- The Thunderbirds continue to struggle. However, after going 2-11-1 in their first 14 games the club has won four straight before dropping their previous game against Bridgeport. This is the fourth meeting of the season between the clubs as Hartford is 2-1 in the season series.
Another week is in the books for the Wolf Pack, who earned themselves three of four points over the weekend. On Saturday, the club pulled out a 2-1 victory against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Then on Sunday, the Pack dropped a 3-2 decision against the Laval Rocket in an overtime heartbreaker; keeping the WolfPack just one win short of a .500 point percentage. Hartford is currently 6-7-1-1, sixth place in the Atlantic Division.
The Rangers have announced this morning that they have assigned Filip Chytil to the Hartford Wolfpack and have released Andrew Desjardins from his professional tryout.
This week we sat down with Steve Kournianos, aka @thedraftanalyst.
We spoke about the Rangers’ prospect pool, some hits and misses in the last few years and a whole lot more! Listen here and subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, BlogTalkRadio, TuneIn and Soundcloud.
With the Rangers preseason finished, the team has a lot to do in the coming days. There are roster cuts to be made, line combinations to figure out and a whole lot more. So let’s jump right in. Read more
Training camp began this past Sunday for the Wolf Pack, and the group has had an influx of players on tryout invites or from being cut from the Rangers. The cuts will begin later on in the week as Hartford plays their first two preseason games this week. This season will be tough for players to make the Pack, with there being plenty of talented prospects and veterans looking to making their name known in the American Hockey League.
On Wednesday, the Wolf Pack announced the signing of forward Scott Kosmachuk to a one year, American Hockey League contract. Last season, Kosmachuk registered 28 points (11 goals, 17 assists) in 58 games with the Manitoba Moose, as well as recording 47 penalty minutes. In addition to playing with the Moose, the forward spent eight games with the Winnipeg Jets, recording three assists.
Joe Whitney is another recognizable name for Wolf Pack fans. The 29-year-old forward entered the American Hockey League in the 2011-12 season with the Albany Devils and was with the Devils organization for four seasons. Afterwards, he joined the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the 2015-16 season. That season, Whitney played 36 games before suffering a season ending injury. Last year, in his first full season back from recovery, the forward spent time with the San Antonio Rampage (55 games) and the Tucson Roadrunners (19 games). He recorded a total of 36 points between the two clubs. Joe Whitney is looking forward to getting back to his dominant offensive ways. Before his injury in the 2015-16 season, Whitney averaged between 44 and 60 points per season.