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CT Whale Rockin HockeyAs many of you know, we are proud to support our friend Dave Romeiko at the Connecticut Whale. As a Salesperson, Dave goes the extra mile for everyone that he does business with and is a tremendous asset for the Whale organization. As someone who has bought tickets from Dave as a consumer, looking to him through those eyes, Dave gets it.

If you want to join the team and help fill the arena on Rally Towel Night, you should call Dave right away at 860-728-3366 and he’s at extension 26.

Tell Dave Howlings sent you…

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Danbury Whalers 2

This Friday, November 4th at 7:35 PM, the Danbury Whalers are back in action at the Danbury Ice Arena as they take on the Brooklyn Aviators.

Last season the Aviators knocked the DW’s out of the playoffs in overtime of the final game in the Best of 5 Series.

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Give Herm Sorcher and the boys credit for producing entertainment…Okay, Herm won’t be getting an Emmy nomination any time soon, but this is the beauty of minor league hockey…it’s all about having a good time.

Put me down for two…

You gotta sell the tickets…

ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY – 10/17 to 10/23/11

Ray SchmittBY: Ray Schmitt, voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

GREENVILLE, SC – The Greenville Road Warriors were unable to earn a win last week in the opening weekend of the 2011-12 season against a pair of Atlantic Division opponents. This week they travel to Gwinnett, and renew the Battle of I-85, in search of their first win of the season.

Record: 0-2-0, 0 pts., 4th place South Division

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BY: Brittany Burke

Both the NHL and AHL seasons are underway and that means the start of the 2011-2012 FHL season is just days away. Soon familiar faces will be joined by some new ones as both take to the ice at the Danbury Ice Arena with the hope of wearing a Danbury Whalers sweater on Thursday, October 27th at 7:30 for opening night of the FHL’s sophomore season.

In the meantime, the Whalers’ organization has been quite busy creating exciting events to raise team awareness as well as reward the Whalers’ faithful for what is sure to be a monumental season ahead.

An appetizer for Whalers’ fans will be a player Meet and Greet event at Buffalo Wild Wings (26 Backus Avenue in Danbury) the night before the start of training camp on Thursday, October 20th. Fans will have a chance to rub elbows with their favorite players and meet the team hopefuls from 7-9pm. This is a very popular event which was heavily attended last season so the team has request that fans RSVP with team President, Herm Sorcher.

One of the things that make this brand of minor league hockey is how fast things move. Just two days after the Buffalo Wild Wings party, the fans will open their exhibition season with a game on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. against the Cape Cod Bluefins.

The game will be played at the Patsy Dilungo Arena/Veterans Memorial Ice Rink in East Haven, Connecticut just five days before opening night. It is the last time fans have the chance to see what the players can do before the start of the regular season.

The Whalers will also host a pasta dinner at the Mad Hatter on Ives Street in Danbury on Wednesday Oct. 26. The meal will also feature all the members of the organization the night prior to the home opener. It’s an all-you-can-eat pasta party, and as a special addition General Manager, Keith Lombard Jr. is going to take on the Mad Hatter pizza challenge, finishing all 36-inches of the Danbury Whalers Whale of a Pizza.

It’s been a long off season, but the team and organization is doing its best to get the fans involved and excited for what is certain to be a Whale of a season…


Brittany BurkeBY: Brittany Burke

The moment of silence for team Lokomotiv of the Kontinental Hockey League was quickly replaced by Section 102’s rendition of the National Anthem filling the Danbury Ice Arena’s main rink.

As the infamous section finished the song and the clacking noise of hockey sticks being hit on the ice took over, it became official; the start of hockey season was in fact here. The Danbury Whalers don’t begin until Oct. 27, but last Saturday’s 2nd Annual Green and White game, was just another step in putting together a final team to take on Chris Firriolo’s New Jersey Outlaws on opening night.

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BY: Bruce Berlet

To the surprise of virtually no one, former Hartford Wolf Pack All-Star right wing Ryan Callahan was named the 26th captain of the New York Rangers on Monday.

Callahan succeeds Trumbull native Chris Drury, who retired on Aug. 19 after the final year of his five-year, $35.25 million contract was bought out by the Rangers on June 30. Drury sat out most of the 2010-11 season with finger and knee injuries, finishing with only one goal and four assists in 24 games. He missed 68 games, which was more than in his first 11 NHL seasons combined, and then he couldn’t latch on with another team.

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All of the Ranger team’s action in the upcoming Traverse City NHL Prospects Tournament will be broadcast live on Madison Square Garden Network, affording local media the opportunity to obtain early highlights of a number of players likely to be major contributors on the 2011-12 Connecticut Whale squad.  The prospects tournament, which is a prelude to the opening of NHL training camps, takes place this Saturday, September 10 through September 14 in Traverse City, Michigan.

WHO/WHAT:     Connecticut Whale head coach Ken Gernander, and assistant coaches J.J. Daigneault and Pat Boller, will be leading a team of New York Ranger prospects into battle against the top prospects from eight other NHL teams in the annual Traverse City NHL Prospects Tournament, put on by the Detroit Red Wings in Traverse City, MI.  Madison Square Garden Network will air all four of the Ranger team’s games in the tournament live. Among the players to watch on the Rangers’ Prospects Tournament Roster, from a Connecticut Whale perspective:

  • Ryan Bourque (F) – son of NHL Hall of Famer Ray Bourque, and third-round Ranger draft pick
  • Tim Erixon (D) – son of long-time Ranger stalwart Jan Erixon, and first-round Calgary Flames draftee
  • Carl Hagelin (F) – Swedish import saw playoff action with Whale, after finishing his college career at U. Michigan
  • Blake Parlett (D) – Had 2-10-12 in 24 games with the Whale last year, after callup from Greenville of the ECHL
  • Jason Missiaen (G) – Tallest goaltender in pro hockey, at 6-8, practiced with Whale last year after finishing his Quebec Major Junior Hockey League season
  • Andrew Yogan (F) – Notched 2-1-3 in two games with the Whale at the end of last season, out of the Ontario Hockey League
  • Jyri Niemi (D) – Finnish import played 46 games with the Whale as a rookie last year
  • Tommy Grant (F) – finished last season with Whale, at the end of his college year at U. Alaska-Anchorage
  • Scott Stajcer (G) – Helped lead Ontario Hockey League’s Owen Sound Attack to Canada’s Memorial Cup tournament last year
  • Jason Wilson (F) – fifth-round 2010 draft pick from the Ontario Hockey League
  • Kale Kerbashian (F) – AHL contract signee out of the Ontario Hockey League
  • Lee Baldwin (D) – split last season between the Whale and Greenville of the ECHL
  • Jonathan Audy-Marchessault (F) – signed to an AHL contract after leading Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in playoff scoring
  • Randy McNaught (F) – bruising 6-4, 217-pounder out of the Western Hockey League

WHEN:             Ranger tournament Games are:

Saturday, September 10 vs. St. Louis – 7:00 PM faceoff                                     Sunday, September 11 vs. Dallas – 6:00 PM faceoff
Tuesday, September 23 vs. Carolina – 3:30 PM faceoff                                     Wednesday, September 14 – Placement Game – Time TBD

WHERE:           All Ranger team tournament games will be telecast live on MSG Network.



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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Chris Drury is a Connecticut guy through and through and today a long and incredibly successful career came to an end as the former New York Rangers captain called it a career and retired.

From winning the Little League World Series, to Bean Pot and a College National Championship to the Olympics and of course the Stanley Cup, Chris Drury has always been and always will be a winner.

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