BY: Bruce Berlet
Friday night wasn’t exactly what former Hartford Wolf Pack goalie Al Montoya and AHL Hall of Famer Bruce Boudreau had in mind, but it did have some redeeming value.
Montoya played his first game in the building where he watched games as a kid and stood for the spine-tingling national anthem as a Chicago Blackhawks fan. The New York Rangers’ first-round pick (sixth overall) in 2004, who played 119 games for the Wolf Pack in 2005-08, had several chances to get an emotional win before Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, who scored shorthanded in the second period, had the only goal in a shootout to beat the New York Islanders, 5-4.
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By Bruce Berlet
CROMWELL, CT – The Connecticut Whale bus wouldn’t get into gear after a practice in suburban Syracuse during the team’s only venture into Canada this season to Toronto and Hamilton last week.
But Johnny Davis, a bus driver for 25 years and the team’s chauffeur since the birth of the Hartford Wolf Pack in 1997, solved the problem in 90 minutes after calling his boss at Dattco.
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