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FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

bruce mug shot 1BY: Bruce Berlet

With goaltending and defense in lots of good hands, it wasn’t surprising the New York Rangers’ first four picks in the NHL draft Friday night and Saturday were forwards.

With the 15th pick, the Rangers chose center/left wing Jonathan T. Miller, who led Team USA in scoring with four goals and nine assists in six games en route to winning the gold medal in the Under-18 World Junior Championship in Germany. He tied for third among all skaters in points and was selected by tournament coaches as Team USA’s top player in the elite event.

Miller’s selection at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., came with some emotion, as it was announced by Aaron Boogaard, the younger brother of Derek Boogaard, the Rangers’ left wing who died at 28 at his apartment in Minneapolis on May 13. Boogaard, whose late brother was a seventh-round pick of the host Minnesota Wild in 2001, was introduced by Rangers director of player personnel Gordie Clark.

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FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

bruce mug shot 1By Bruce Berlet

The New York Rangers and Connecticut Whale have another goalie prospect to keep an eye on over the next few weeks.

Scott Stajcer, the Rangers’ fifth-round pick in 2009 and a possible Whale goalie next season, has led Owen Sound into the Ontario Hockey League championship series for the Robertson Cup starting Tuesday night at the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors in Ontario.

MCKELVIE UP

Connecticut WhaleWHALE RECALL FORWARD CHRIS MCKELVIE FROM GREENVILLE

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Rookie has Six Points in 16 ECHL Games


HARTFORD, CT: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the team has recalled forward Chris McKelvie from its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors.

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WORST KEPT SECRET – PELLETIER SIGNS

Connecticut WhaleWHALE SIGNS GOALTENDER PIER-OLIVIER PELLETIER TO PTO

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Played in 21 games this season for the CHL’s Laredo Bucks

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FROM THE CREASE with Bruce Berlet

bruce mug shot 1By Bruce Berlet

Talk about a tough act to follow.

Yes, even Connecticut Whale wing Brodie Dupont admitted he didn’t know what he could do for an encore as defending money-earning champion in the eighth Tip-A-Whale Dinner and Sports Carnival at the XL Center on Sunday from 4-7 p.m.

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KLASSEN TO GREENVILLE

Connecticut WhaleIf the Connecticut Whale are sending Sam Klassen back to Greenville, that means that Wade Redden and Jyri Niemi are ready to rejoin the team after dealing with their hip injuries.

That’s good news…But now with Chad Kolarik called up and apparently Ruslan Fedotenko going down with a left shoulder injury, could another Whale player be heading up to New York?

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FROM THE CREASE with Bruce Berlet

bruce mug shot 1By Bruce Berlet

The XL Center could have made some serious money selling programs Tuesday if Connecticut Whale practice was open to the public.

Coach Ken Gernander and assistants J.J. Daignault and Pat Boller were in scramble mode again thanks to a plethora of injuries and illness that had a substitute goalie in one net and two defensemen playing forward with a junior player rehabbing with the Whale after offseason shoulder surgery.

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FROM THE CREASE with Bruce Berlet

bruce mug shot 1By Bruce Berlet

After debuting their new blue road jerseys in the end of a four-game trip Friday night in Portland, Maine, the Connecticut Whale return to the XL Center Saturday at 7 p.m. to face the Providence Bruins in the start of a three-game homestand.

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HALL AND VIRTUE BACK IN HARTFORD

Connecticut WhaleEX-HARTFORD WOLF PACK KINGPINS TODD HALL AND TERRY VIRTUE TO APPEAR AT CONNECTICUT WHALE HOME GAME FRIDAY, JANUARY 21

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Will Meet and Greet Fans in XL Center Atrium

HARTFORD, CT – Whalers Sports & Entertainment president and COO Howard Baldwin, Jr. announced today that former Hartford Wolf Pack mainstays Todd Hall and Terry Virtue will be making a special appearance at the Connecticut Whale’s home game next Friday, January 21 at the XL Center against the Hamilton Bulldogs.

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