Hartford Wolf Pack General Manager Al Coates announced today the Wolf Pack's 2002 pre-season schedule. Following the first five days of New York Rangers training camp in Burlington, Vermont, the first group of players assigned to the Wolf Pack will report to Hartford starting Wednesday, September 18. The first Wolf Pack practice will be that day at Champions Skating Center in Cromwell.
Practice sessions at Champions will be open to the public. Hartford opens the 2002 pre-season with an "Blue/White" intrasquad scrimmage Sunday, September 22 at Veterans Memorial Skating Rink in West Hartford. Faceoff is at 6:00 PM. Ticket information is available from VMSR at (860) 521-1573. The Pack will play a "home" game at Champions Skating Center on Friday, September 27 vs. the Lowell Lock Monsters (7:00 faceoff). Tickets will be priced at $6.00 each, with proceeds going to Middlesex Youth Hockey. For more information, contact Champions at (860) 632-0323. The Wolf Pack and Lock Monsters then travel to Stoneham Arena in Stoneham, Massachusetts for a rematch the following night, Saturday, November 28 (7:00 start). Hartford wraps up the preseason Friday, October 4 in Springfield with a tilt against the Falcons. That game at the Springfield Civic Center faces off at 7:30.
The Wolf Pack's regular-season home opener is scheduled for Saturday, October 19 vs. the Manchester Monarchs (7:00). Wolf Pack 2002-03 season-ticket, multi-game, coupon book and group-discount packages, as well as single-game tickets, are all currently on sale. For further information, contact the Wolf Pack ticket office at 860-548-2000. And for Wolf Pack sponsorship/advertising opportunities, contact Sales at 860-246-7825.