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Connecticut-Whale_thumb4_thumb_thumb VERSUS Manchester

(Due to internet failure and computer problems, we were unable to write a report on this game. Bruce Berlet has the story.)

bruce mug shot 1By Bruce Berlet

MANCHESTER, N.H. – After three one-goal losses at the Verizon Wireless Center this season, the last in a shootout after leading 4-0, the Connecticut Whale sought a major change of fortune Friday night against the Atlantic Division-leading Manchester Monarchs.

The Whale finally got on the positive side thanks to a chip-shot goal by leading scorer Kris Newbury early in the third period and Dov Grumet-Morris’ 25 saves that produced a 1-0 victory before 7,490.

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WHALE WEEKLY: March 14-20, 2011

Connecticut Whale

The Whale (33-26-2-6, 74 pts.) split four games over the past week, beginning with a 5-2 road win over the league-leading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Tuesday. Connecticut then returned to the XL Center for a pair of games, as they were narrowly edged by the Hershey Bears, 2-1, on Friday, before defeating the Worcester Sharks, 4-2, on Saturday. The Whale wrapped up their weekend with their final game of the regular season against the Sharks at the DCU Center in Worcester on Sunday, falling by a 5-4 final.  Whale team scoring leader Kris Newbury (14-38-52 in 57 GP) paced the club in scoring during the week, with a total of four goals and three assists for seven points in the three games.

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Charlotte Checkers VERSUSManchester

Pogge makes 33 saves, now 11-5-1 on the road

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Zach Boychuk’s goal with less than a minute remaining in the third period broke a tie and the Charlotte Checkers defeated the Manchester Monarchs, 3-2, at Verizon Wireless Arena.

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WHALE WEEKLY: February 28-March 6, 2011

Connecticut WhaleThe Whale (28-24-2-6, 64 pts.) started off a three-game road trip this past week with a big win over the Pirates last Monday afternoon, topping Portland 2-1 in overtime on Wade Redden’s shorthanded game-winner. Connecticut then made one of their longest trips of the season to battle the Charlotte Checkers in a two-game set on Thursday and Saturday, falling by a 5-1 score in the first tilt before dropping a 1-0 duel in the second. In addition to Redden, Whale goal-scorers in this week’s action included Brodie Dupont and Evgeny Grachev.  Dov Grumet-Morris stopped 35 of the 36 shots he faced in 83 minutes of action on the week. Continue reading

FROM THE CREASE with Bruce Berlet

bruce mug shot 1By Bruce Berlet

It’s never a good time to lose a lead after two periods, but Connecticut Whale picked one of the worst Saturday night.

Despite an error-prone opening 10 minutes of the second period that helped the Providence Bruins to three goals and a 3-2 lead, the Whale got goals from All-Star Jeremy Williams and defenseman Jared Nightingale 59 seconds apart to regain control.

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WHALE WEEKLY: January 31 – February 6, 2011

Connecticut WhaleThe Whale (22-20-2-5, 51 pts.) suffered close losses in three Atlantic-Division home games last week, falling to the Providence Bruins, Manchester Monarchs and Portland Pirates. The Whale dropped a 4-2 decision to the Bruins on Tuesday night, before falling 4-2 to the Atlantic Division-leading Monarchs Friday. Saturday, the Whale were defeated by the Portland Pirates in a 3-2 contest. Attendance for that game was 10,872, the second-largest crowd of the season and the franchise’s third-biggest since April 6, 2002.  Dale Weise was the Whale’s top offensive performer in the week’s action, scoring three goals and adding an assist.

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HERSHEY, Pa. … The Eastern Conference AHL All-Stars opened the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross with a 19-7 victory over their Western Conference counterparts in the 2011 Reese’s AHL All-Star Skills Competition at the Giant Center on Sunday afternoon.

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WHALE MATH… 3 + 5 = -2

Connecticut Whale VERSUS     Manchester

With five players returned from the New York Rangers, expectations were high that the Connecticut Whale were going to be a formidable opponent to play against when the Manchester Monarchs visited the XL Center. For the most part they were, but a 5:06 minute lapse in the quality of their play gave the Monarchs all they would need scoring three unanswered goals and they’d later add an empty netter for a 4-2 road win in front of 5,802 Friday night.

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Connecticut WhaleForwards Bretton Cameron, Chris Chappell and Tyler Donati Return to ECHL Clubs

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HARTFORD, CT – Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Whale has returned forwards Bretton Cameron, Chris Chappell and Tyler Donati to their respective ECHL teams.
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WHALE WEEKLY: January 24-30, 2011

Connecticut Whale

The Whale (22-17-2-5, 51 pts.) were in action twice this past week, hosting the North Division-leading Hamilton Bulldogs Friday at the XL Center before heading to Springfield to visit the Falcons on Saturday. Connecticut was defeated by the Bulldogs, 7-3, but rebounded the next night by handing their I-91 rivals a 5-1 loss. Evgeny Grachev recorded his first professional hat trick in that contest, Devin DiDiomete notched his first two-goal game in the AHL and Chad Johnson made 35 saves on the Falcons.

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