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Well there that wasn’t so hard now was it?

The newly remodeled Connecticut Whale fell behind early but stuck to their game plan and scored two power play goal en route to a 3-2 win over the Albany Devils Friday night in front of 4,028 at the XL Center.

With Aaron Voros released from his PTO and Randy McNaught having been sent to Greenville to join the Road Warriors in the ECHL and the input of Rangers vets Wojtek Wolski and Jeff Woywitka added for a two-week conditioning stint, the Whale had an entirely different feel both in terms of the level of talent on the ice and the way they played the game. Continue reading


Kris Newbury has been an incredible addition to the Connecticut Whale. As you may recall he came to Hartford in a trade for Jordan Owens on March 3rd 2010.

Newbury has had a few call-ups and played in seven games with the Rangers this season has not made the scorer’s sheet with the exception of 24 PIMs and sports a minus-1. Rangers head coach has spoken to the media and been complimentary of the Brampton, Ontario native noting his toughness, that he can play on the wing or at center, has skill, brings energy and will bang bodies and that he will not back down from anyone. Continue reading


(Here’s the official release):


newburySPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Connecticut Whale center Kris Newbury has been selected as the Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 1, 2012.

In four games last week, Newbury notched three goals and five assists for eight points as the Whale maintained its hold on first place in the AHL’s Northeast Division.

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Bruce Berlet 7BY: Bruce Berlet

Kris Newbury is a proud individual, as a human being and a hockey player.

Few demonstrate more grit, determination and leadership than the Connecticut Whale’s veteran center, something that earned Newbury frequent plaudits from New York Rangers coach John Tortorella during a handful of call-ups to the Big Apple the past two seasons.

But Newbury’s spirited play also gets him in trouble at times via penalties, including an elbow to the head of Bridgeport Sound Tigers wing Justin DiBenedetto on Nov. 18 that earned him a four-game suspension. But it reached a point a few weeks ago when too many “chats” with referees led to unsportsmanlike penalties and a loss on two fronts: the scoreboard and the A as one of the Whale’s three alternate captains.

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Connecticut Whale     VERSUS     Bridgeport    

It was not a good night for the battle between the New York organizations if you’re sitting on the Rangers side of that turf war as both the parent and top affiliate clubs lost to their biggest in-state rivals. The Rangers lost 4-2 as John Tavares torched the Blueshirts with a hat-trick and ex-Wolf Pack P.A. Parenteau added a trio of assists. in Hartford, it’s becoming a bad habit as the team could not hold onto two leads, a two goal lead in the first and a single goal lead in the third and lost in their third consecutive shootout at the team’s home opener in front of 8,832 Saturday night.

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Connecticut Whale       VERSUS     Adirondack

 BY: Mitch Beck

The 2011-2012 season is underway and it starts with a thud as the team blows an early 3-1 lead from a Kris Newbury hat trick in the first 21:09 of the game and they went on to get doubled-up by the Adirondack Phantoms 6-3 at the Glens Falls Civic Center Saturday night.

Everything was looking bright for the Whale right from the open as they pounced on Adirondack netminder Michael Leighton just 37 seconds into the game when Tomas Kundratek sent a pass from the right corner to Newbury in front of the crease and the puck found it’s way through the five-hole and into the back of the net. Continue reading