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BRUCE BERLET REPORTS – WHOLE LOT OF PLAYER SHAKE UP GOIN’ ON

BY: Bruce Berlet

The comings and goings just keep on coming and going for the New York Rangers and Connecticut Whale.

With All-Star defenseman Marc Staal put on injured reserve Wednesday and out for at least the Rangers’ first two games Friday and Saturday in Stockholm, Sweden, Tim Erixon flew to his native land after practicing with the Whale at the Champions Skating Center in Cromwell.

Erixon was one of seven players assigned to the Whale on Saturday, but management decided to recall the 20-year-old Swedish rookie.  Erixon and Blake Parlett were the last two defensemen sent down.

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WHALERS WATCH with BRITTANY BURKE

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BY: Brittany Burke

Last Friday night and despite it being the end of summer with the heat sitting still in the muggy air, droves of cars fill a Cromwell parking lot with boys and men a like filing out holding what could be mistaken for football bags (the sport of the upcoming season) but as they head toward the Champions Skating Center it is apparent that football pads are the last thing to fill their duffels.

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THE BUDDY SYSTEM

clip_image001The last Hartford Wolf Pack training camp opens today at Champions Skating Center in Cromwell, CT. As most of you are sure to know by now, the team will be renamed the Connecticut Whale likely sometime around Thanksgiving.

It’s safe to assume that the great percentage of the people there are rookies that were signed specifically to the Pack and a lot of folks that will be finding their way to Greenville. We’ll get a roster for you as soon as it’s available.

Here’s the official release:

WOLF PACK OPEN TRAINING CAMP TODAY

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Practices and Scrimmages Take Place at Champions Skating Center in Cromwell, CT

The Hartford Wolf Pack begin their 2010 training camp today, Friday, September 24, at Champions Skating Center, located at 6 Progress Drive in Cromwell, CT.

Today the team will undergo on-ice testing from 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM.  Beginning tomorrow, Saturday, September 25, the squad will be split up into two groups, with both groups practicing, and scrimmaging one another in between the two practices.  The first group will practice from 9:10 to 9:50 AM on Saturday, the scrimmage will be from 10:05-10:55, and then the second group will practice from 11:10-11:50.

On Sunday, the first practice will be from 8:30-9:10 AM, the scrimmage from 9:25-10:05, and the second practice from 10:30-11:10.  Then on Monday, the first group practices from 9:00-9:45 AM, the scrimmage is from 10:00-11:00, and the second group practices from 11:15-12 Noon.

Wolf Pack training camp practices and scrimmages at Champions are open to the public.

The balance of the training camp schedule is to be determined, and will be released as soon as it is finalized.

The Wolf Pack’s first 2010 preseason action is this Wednesday, September 29, when the Pack host the new Albany Devils at Trinity College’s Koeppel Community Sports Center (7:00 faceoff). 

The Wolf Pack open the 2010-11 AHL regular season Saturday, October 9 at the XL Center vs. new AHL members the Charlotte Checkers.  Faceoff for the gala season opener is 7:00, and tickets for that and all 2010-11 home games are available now at the XL Center box office, through Ticketmaster Charge-by-Phone at 1-800-745-3000 and on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com.

Season tickets for the Wolf Pack’s 2010-11 AHL season are also on sale now. For information on season seats, and all of the Wolf Pack’s many ticketing options, visit www.hartfordwolfpack.com, or call the Wolf Pack ticket office at (860) 548-2000 to talk with an account executive today.

The AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack is operated by Hartford Hockey LLC, a Hartford-based sports marketing and event firm founded by Howard Baldwin.  The team is the top player-development affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers.

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