Category Archives: Danbury Whalers


Bruce BerletBY: Bruce Berlet

The AHL’s two hottest teams in February resided in Connecticut, and their successes could be traced right to the goalies.

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers and Connecticut Whale were a combined 17-3-1-1 in the Leap Year Month and entered March tied for the Northeast Division lead, though the Sound Tigers have two games in hand.

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Bruce BerletBY: Bruce Berlet

Brent Thompson could be in line for a Coach of the Year daily double.

The former Hartford Wolf Pack defenseman was named ECHL Coach of the Year last season after leading the Alaska Aces to the regular season and playoff titles. Now Thompson is a leading contender for AHL Coach of the Year after guiding the Bridgeport Sound Tigers from seeming oblivion to challenging the Connecticut Whale for the Northeast Division lead.

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Bruce Berlet 7BY: Bruce Berlet

Former Hartford Whalers star right wing and captain Kevin Dineen is certainly in the running for NHL Coach of the Year, after what he has done with the Florida Panthers in his first season behind an NHL bench.

Well, Dineen earned more kudos from his upstart team on Saturday, when he decided to have his South Division-leading Panthers practice outdoors in Central Park as a treat after earning three of four points with a shutout win in Boston on Thursday night and overtime loss in Buffalo on Friday night, before facing the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night.

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DANBURY WHALERS WEEKLY: November 7 – 13, 2011

Danbury WhalersTurn It Around Against Cancer Movember Movement

Recently Danbury Whalers defenseman (#8) Lynn Beedle approached the Danbury Whalers Director of Fundraising Tricia Coe about a nationwide promotion called Movember.

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This Friday, November 4th at 7:35 PM, the Danbury Whalers are back in action at the Danbury Ice Arena as they take on the Brooklyn Aviators.

Last season the Aviators knocked the DW’s out of the playoffs in overtime of the final game in the Best of 5 Series.

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The AHL transactions page has the news that Brendan Bell has been returned to the Connecticut Whale from the NY Rangers. Bell, 6’1, 205 pounds from Ottawa, Ontario Canada, played in one game for the Blueshirts this season and did not register any points or PIM and was a minus-1.

Meanwhile in the FHL, sources indicate that the Danbury Whalers have traded for defenseman Paul Arnott, a very popular player with the team last season. Arnott, a Holly, Michigan native, had two goals and seven assists in 25 games in The Hat City last season.

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Give Herm Sorcher and the boys credit for producing entertainment…Okay, Herm won’t be getting an Emmy nomination any time soon, but this is the beauty of minor league hockey…it’s all about having a good time.

Put me down for two…

You gotta sell the tickets…


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The Danbury Whalers and TK’s American Cafe in Danbury are proud to announce that on Saturday, December 3rd at 7:35 pm when the Danbury Whalers take on the Cape Cod Bluefins that night’s promotion will be a tribute New Haven Hockey.

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affiliation logoToday at the Danbury Ice Arena in Danbury, Connecticut, the Danbury Whalers and the Elmira Jackals announced an affiliation agreement between the two organizations.

The Jackals are member of the East Coast Hockey League (AA) and are affiliated on the NHL level with the Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa Senators. Through those affiliations the Jackals are in agreements with the American Hockey League (AAA) affiliates of those clubs, the Syracuse Crunch and the Binghamton Senators. Continue reading


32952This past week, the Danbury Whalers organization received horrible news. Danbury Whalers player Aaron Alto, a recent participant in the 2nd Annual Green & White game, and a contracted player for the upcoming season passed away in a tragic work related accident.

Below are the words of Danbury Whalers Head Coach / Director of Hockey Operations Phil Esposito, followed by the obituary from his local paper.

From Phil Esposito…

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