PALMIERI’S HAT TRICK TOO MUCH FOR CHECKERS
Charlotte 2-1-0 on current four-game trip
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Paced by Kyle Palmieri’s second hat trick of the season and four straight goals in the second period, the Syracuse Crunch defeated the Charlotte Checkers, 6-2, at War Memorial at Oncenter.
Posted in AHL, Charlotte Checkers, Hockey, NHL, Sports
Tagged AHL, Brian McGrattan, Casey Borer, Charlotte Checkers, Justin Pogge, Kyle Palmieri, Patrick Maroon, Syracuse Crunch, Timo Pielmeier
When a hockey team goes five-for-five on the penalty kill and has a three-for five night on the power play, odds are pretty good that that team is going to win.
The Connecticut Whale did just that and had five points from their top line to lead the way. Brodie Dupont (1g, 1a), Kris Newbury (1g, 1a) and Dale Weise (1a) each had strong games. The team’s leading scorer, Jeremy Williams (1g, 1a), ended a four game pointless streak with a multi-point night. Wade Redden also chipped in his first goal in 17 games. The Connecticut Whale won for the second straight time since being shellacked by the Toronto Marlies 9-2 Wednesday night and knocked off the Providence Bruins in front of 8,470, 4-1 at the Dunkin Donuts Center Sunday afternoon.
Posted in AHL, Connecticut Whale, Hockey, Sports
Tagged AHL, Brian McGrattan, Brodie Dupont, Connecticut Whale, Dale Weise, Dov Grumet-Morris, Kris Newbury, Nathan McIver, Providence Bruins, Ryan Garlock
By Bruce Berlet
The XL Center could have made some serious money selling programs Tuesday if Connecticut Whale practice was open to the public.
Coach Ken Gernander and assistants J.J. Daignault and Pat Boller were in scramble mode again thanks to a plethora of injuries and illness that had a substitute goalie in one net and two defensemen playing forward with a junior player rehabbing with the Whale after offseason shoulder surgery.
Posted in AHL, Connecticut Whale, ECHL, Greenville Road Warriors, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hockey, New York Rangers, NHL, Sports
Tagged AHL, Andrew Yogan, Brian McGrattan, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Bruce Berlet, Cam Talbot, Central Connecticut State University, Chad Johnson, Connecticut Whale, Craig Height, Damian Hess, Devin DiDiomete, Dov Grumet-Morris, Elmira Jackals, Greenville Road Warriors, Hamilton Bulldogs, J.J. Daignault, Jeremy Williams, Justin Soryal, Jyri Niemi, Kelsey Tessier, Ken Gernander, New York Rangers, Nigel Dawes, Ontario Hockey League, Pat Boller, Phoenix Coyotes, Pier-Olivier Pelletier, Providence Bruins, Ryan Garlock, Terry Virtue, Tim Kennedy, Todd Hall, Todd White, Wade Redden, XL Center
When Michael Del Zotto, playing in his first game in Hartford since being sent down to the AHL by the parent New York Rangers, hit the crossbar just 4:22 into the game, that would summarize how the night went for the Connecticut Whale who despite putting two in the net over the final 2:30 of the game, dropped a 3-2 decision to the last place Providence Bruins in front of a raucous 9,118 at the XL Center Saturday night.
Posted in AHL, Connecticut Whale, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hockey, New York Rangers, NHL, Sports
Tagged Boston Bruins, Brian McGrattan, Brodie Dupont, Chad Johnson, Connecticut Whale, Justin Soryal, Kelsey Tessier, Ken Gernander, Michael Del Zotto, Oren Eizenman, Providence Bruins, Rob Murray, Stu Bickel, Tim Kennedy, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Zach Hamill
CHECKERS WIN SIXTH STRAIGHT ROAD GAME
Osala scores two in 6-2 win over Providence
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte Checkers continued to score in bunches and benefited from another strong goaltending performance by Justin Pogge as they beat the Providence Bruins, 6-2, on Friday evening. Continue reading
Posted in AHL, Charlotte Checkers, Hockey, Sports
Tagged AHL, Brett Sutter, Brian McGrattan, Charlotte Checkers, David Ling, Jerome Samson, Justin Pogge, Oskar Osala, Providence Bruins