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Xmas-CT-Whale_thumb2_thumb VERSUS       Manchester_thumb2

The Connecticut Whale did their best impression of illusionist Criss Angel Tuesday night when they made a 4-0 lead and two standings points disappear in a span of just 12:04 and like the Long Island magician they made it look effortless.

After being soundly thrashed by the Syracuse Crunch on Sunday afternoon in a 4-0 rout, the Whale came firing out of the locker room like the Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae and by the time it was over they left looking like the 7th Cavalry Regiment at the Battle of Little Bighorn. Continue reading


Xmas-CT-Whale_thumb2 VERSUS       Manchester

On the 80’s TV show, “The ‘A’ Team,” the team’s leader John “Hannibal” Smith would always say the phrase, “I love it when a plan comes together.”

If Connecticut Whale coach Ken Gernander were that kind of boisterous sort, he might have said that after his troops dismantled the first place Manchester Monarchs 5-1 at the XL Center Saturday night. Continue reading

WHALE WEEKLY: December 6-12, 2010

Connecticut WhaleThe Whale (10-11-2-4, 26 pts.) has climbed into a tie for fourth place in the Atlantic Division, after a 2-0-0-1 week last week.  A 2-1 shootout loss at Worcester was the first non-win for the Whale since the re-branding from the Wolf Pack, and the club rebounded for a 3-1 victory in Providence on Friday.  Saturday found the Whale back at the XL Center, and Ken Gernander’s troops gained some revenge on Worcester, posting a come-from-behind, 4-3 shootout triumph over the Sharks.  The team remains unbeaten in regulation in five games (4-0-0-1) since the re-branding, and the Whale’s season-high streak of games with at least a standings point now stands at six (4-0-0-2).  Kris Newbury was the top offensive performer this past week, registering five assists in the three games.  With 2-21-23 in 27 games, Newbury is now tied for the AHL lead in assists and is tied with Jeremy Williams (14-9-23 in 27 GP) for tops on the Whale team in points. Continue reading