AHL UNVEILS 2011-12 TOP PROSPECTS CARD SET
50-Card Pack Features Hockey’s Future Stars
The American Hockey League and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association today unveiled the 2011-12 AHL Top Prospectstrading card set, featuring 50 of the outstanding young players in the AHL.
The set, manufactured by Choice SportsCards of Aston, Pa., features action photos and career statistics of rising stars from all 30 AHL teams. The cards are available for purchase online at ahlstore.com
and in select AHL arenas.
(List follows the jump)
Posted in AHL, Connecticut Whale, CTWhale, Hockey, New York Rangers, NHL, Sports
Tagged AHL, American Hockey League, Andrew Bodnarchuk, Brayden McNabb, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Carl Hagelin, Connecticut Whale, CTWhale, Jake Muzzin, New York Rangers, Tim Erixon, Zack Kassian
Say what you will about the 2011-2012 version of the Connecticut Whale, but this is a team of character. They find ways to win late; they find ways to win games early, they can win games ugly and they can win games like they did Friday night when they visited the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island and in front of a good crowd of 7,352 just beat up the last place Bruins 4-1 with a total team effort from the net on out.
Chad Johnson, (28 saves, 7-3-2) was the games first star making several strong stops and only a shot that he had no chance on, a short-handed Zach Hamill third period goal was able to get by him.
Posted in AHL, Connecticut Whale, Hockey, New York Rangers, NHL, Sports
Tagged AHL, Andrew Bodnarchuk, Anton Khudobin, Carl Hagelin, Chad Johnson, Connecticut Whale, Dunkin Donuts Center, Jared Nightingale, John Mitchell, Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Jordan Owens, Justin DiBenedetto, Ken Gernander, Kris Newbury, MassMutual Center, Mats Zuccarello, Providence Bruins, Scott Tanski, Tommy Grant, Wade Redden, Whale, Zach Hamill, Zach McKelvie
Since rebranding the Hartford Wolf Pack into the Connecticut Whale a week ago Saturday the team has won two games and lost another in a shootout. While the name has changed, some of the problems the coaching staff has been facing with it’s players have not.
Friday night the Whale entered the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island looking for a consistent, 60-minute game where they put pucks on net and score some goals while playing strong defense in their own end.
The Whale accomplished all four tasks including scoring twice in the third period and knocked off the hosting Providence Bruins 3-1 in front of 7,004. Continue reading
Posted in AHL, Connecticut Whale, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hockey, Sports
Tagged AHL, Andrew Bodnarchuk, Connecticut Whale, Dunkin Donuts Center, Evgeny Grachev, Hartford Wolf Pack, Joe Colborne, Kirk MacDonald, Kris Newbury, Nathan McIver, Providence Bruins