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There certainly was not going to be much not to like for Connecticut Whale head coach Ken Gernander not to like after his team crushed the injury and call-up depleted Bridgeport Sound Tigers 6-3 at the XL Center in front of a small but vocal crowd of 2,745 Friday night.

“(It was) a pretty solid team game where everybody chipped in and did their part.” Gernander said. “We spread (the scoring0 out pretty well…I’m pretty happy with the special teams.”



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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BY: Brittany Burke

The latest stop on the Danbury Whalers Fan Caravan is hitting the “1st & 10 Sports Bar and Grill” in New Milford, Connecticut on August 11, combining every hockey fan’s favorite things, team trivia, free food, and beer.

“What we’re probably going to do at this event is … formally release the schedule to the fans and we’re also going to do Danbury Whalers trivia night in which we’re gonna ask 10 questions and the fan who gets all of them right is going to win a Whalers Prize Pack,” said the team’s Assistant General Manager, Keith Lombard.

The Fan Caravan’s combination of team information and freebies is something that team CEO Herm Sorcher and the rest of the Danbury Whalers organization have found to be successful in the past to keep Whalers hockey on the minds of all its fans until the home opener on Oct. 27.

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Danbury WhalersBY: Brittany Burke

After falling to the New York Aviators in round one of last season’s Federal Hockey League playoffs by a single goal in a game five overtime situation, Whalers hockey has returned to the ice at the Danbury Ice Arena for the second annual free agent tryout camp.

The two day camp held Friday and Saturday was a chance for players with different skill levels and experience take to the ice and show what they are made of in hopes of getting a call back to the Whalers training camp.

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Nick Niedert Signs Agreement for 2011-12 Season

Danbury WhalersHerm Sorcher, CEO and Managing General Partner of The Danbury Whalers announced that Goaltender, Nick Niedert has resigned with the team for the 2011-12 season.

Niedert led the Federal Hockey League in four different goaltending categories.  Finishing on top with 2 shutouts, total saves (1122), 38 games played, and 2164 total minutes played.

The Danbury netminder was 3rd overall in the FHL with 19 wins and finished 4th among qualifying goalies with a 3.52 Goals Against Average (GAA) and .898 Save percentage.

niedert head shotLast season, Niedert split time between the Danbury Whalers and the Dayton Gems of the Central Hockey League (AA).

Niedert has over 100 career wins entering his 8th professional season. The 5’8, 185 pounder from Hudson Iowa was thrilled to have been resigned. “I am proud to be back for a 2nd season in Danbury.  The fans, the community and the hockey atmosphere – is second to none.”


If you are a fan of Nick Niedert or just appreciate outstanding goaltending, this is for you.

Danbury Whalers goalie Nick Niedert Brick Wall shirts hit the rack this weekend. You can be the first on the block to sport the Nick the Brick look. Available in short sleeves and long sleeves as well in all three of the team colors.

nick brickTo purchase a shirt call 973-713-7547 or email hsorcher@thedanburywhalers.com.

Merchandise can also be purchased at the arena through the Danbury Whalers.

For tickets log on to GET TICKETS HERE or call 973-713-7547


Danbury WhalersvehicleThere are a few times during a season where a team comes together for a special moment.  This happened for the Danbury Whalers Hockey Club on Monday night, early Tuesday morning, as they recorded an assist but not in the traditional hockey score sheet you would normally see.

At midnight on Monday, as the team was coming home from their road trip to Binghamton following their 5-4 Overtime win over the Broome County Barons in Federal Hockey League action, Celebration Travel and Tours bus driver, John Phenix called out “Call 911 – Call 911”.

Driving ahead of the team bus on 84, a pickup truck veered off the road and into the center embankment of the highway.  The vehicle flipped over a few times and finally came to rest completely turned over.  The bus stopped, the Danbury Whalers players got out and rushed into action.

Players Devin Guy & Ryan Donovan immediately crawled under the vehicle, spoke to the driver, and kicked out the back window glass.  In quickly assessing the situation, the players acted and pulled the driver out of the vehicle.  Other Danbury players Augie DiMarzo & Nick Niedert also were on the scene to aid in the cause.

The incident happened in Kent, New York about 15 miles outside of Danbury on route 84 heading Eastbound.

To a man all the players mentioned and not mentioned wanted to downplay this incident and what took place.  We felt this was such a special act – that it had to be recognized.

From the Danbury Whalers organization to our players…

We are so proud of you and the way you represent this team, organization, and city.  Thank you for being so much more than we ever could have expected.