BY: Bruce Berlet
Round III of the Brent Thompson–Eric Boguniecki Connection is underway in Bridgeport.
Two of hockey’s most passionate personalities first became acquainted as players with the AHL’s defunct Louisville Panthers in 1999-2000, the season the Hartford Wolf Pack won their only Calder Cup title.
Two years ago, they reunited about 4,000 miles away in Anchorage, Alaska, as Thompson hired Boguniecki as a player-coach with the ECHL’s Alaska Aces.
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BY: Bruce Berlet
Operating a professional sports franchise is never an easy undertaking, but few, if any, companies had more to deal with than Whalers Sports and Entertainment a year ago.
WSE assumed management control of the then Hartford Wolf Pack only 21/2 weeks before the season opener in early October and then had to organize a two-week outdoor extravaganza at Rentschler Field in East Hartford in February for local youth, high school, prep school and college teams. The unprecedented event was capped by a tripleheader of AIC playing Army, followed by a Hartford Whalers-Boston Bruins alumni game and an AHL game between the rebranded Connecticut Whale and Providence Bruins.
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