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Hartford Wolf Pack Update - December 22 to 28

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


The Hartford Wolf Pack concluded a 1-2-0 weekend and now prepare for one of their busiest weeks of the 2003-04 season with five games over a six-day span.

The Pack remain in forst place in the Atlantic Division at 18-9-4-1 (41 points( through 32 games this season, a two-point lead over the 16-11-7-0 Providence Bruins.

Hartford (10-3-4-0) is tied with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (10-3-2-1) for fewest home losses in the American Hockey League with three. The club's .641 winning percentage also ranks third among AHL teams.


TEAM LEADERS:
GOALS - Chad Wiseman (11), Layne Ulmer (10)
ASSISTS - Cory Larose (16), Chad Wiseman (13)
POINTS - Chad Wiseman (24), Cory Larose (21)
PENALTY MINUTES - Richard Scott (79), Garth Murray (76)
SHOTS ON GOAL - Chad Wiseman (97), Fedor Tyutin (78)
PLUS/MINUS - Ken Gernander (+10), Lawrence Nicholat, Fedor Tyutin (+9)

UPCOMING GAMES:
Tuesday, December 30 at Worcester IceCats (7:05 PM ET)
Wednesday, December 31 vs. Springfield Falcons (4:05 PM ET)
Friday, January 2 vs. Hershey Bears (7:05 PM ET)
Saturday, January 3 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (7:05 PM ET)
Sunday, January 4 vs. Norfolk Admirals (4:05 PM ET)


RECENT GAME RECAPS:
December 28, 2003 - Hartford Wolf Pack 0, Manchester Monarchs 4
Mathieu Chouinard made 21 saves and Brad Church produced a goal and two assists to lead the Manchester Monarchs to a 4-0 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack. Chouinard needed to make just five saves in the third period to complete his first AHL shutout since February 9, 2002 when he was a member of the Grand Rapids Griffins. Church, who has scored in each of his last three games, assisted on goals by Noah Clarke and Steve Kelly before notching an empty-netter with 17 seconds left. Kelly also supplied an assist for Manchester, which won for the third time in its last four games. Phil Osaer made 23 saves for Hartford, which was shut out for the third time this season.
GAME RECAP/BOXSCORE/PHOTOS

December 27, 2003 - Hartford Wolf Pack 1, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2
Derek Bekar scored in the third period and Wade Dubielewicz made 32 saves to help the Bridgeport Sound Tigers edge the Hartford Wolf Pack, 2-1. Bekar netted his 14th goal and fourth game-winner of the year with 7:57 remaining. Dubielewicz, who has not lost in his last 12 games (11-0-1), had 26 stops over the final two periods, including 14 in the third. Eric Manlow tied the score at 1-1 midway through the second period for the Sound Tigers, who improved to 11-1-2 in their last 14 road games. Chad Wiseman scored his team-leading 11th marker with 48 seconds left in the opening period for Hartford, which saw its four-game winning streak come to a halt. Jason LaBarbera had 19 saves in the loss.
GAME RECAP/BOXSCORE

December 26, 2003 - Hartford Wolf Pack 2, Springfield Falcons 1
Jason LaBarbera made 23 saves as the Hartford Wolf Pack edged the Springfield Falcons, 2-1. LaBarbera turned aside 12 of 13 shots in the second period and all six he faced in the third to preserve Hartford's fourth straight win. Benoit Dusablon opened the scoring with 10:18 left in the first period and Paul Healey tallied just under five minutes later to provide the Wolf Pack with a 2-0 lead. Jason Jaspers brought Springfield within a goal with 4:12 left in the second period. Jean-Marc Pelletier stopped 25 shots for the Falcons, who fell to 0-3-1 against Hartford this season.
GAME RECAP/BOXSCORE



MISC. WOLF PACK NOTES:
Wolf Pack Offer Ticket-Redemption Opportunity for Jan. 6 vs. Norfolk
Hartford, December 8, 2003 -- The Hartford Wolf Pack are offering a ticket-redemption opportunity for their game of Saturday, December 6, which was impacted by the snowstorm that hit the New England region.

All fans, including the Wolf Pack's valued season-ticket and game-plan holders, who purchased a ticket to the December 6 game can redeem it, at the Hartford Civic Center box office only, for a complimentary ticket (not necessarily for the same seat location) to the Wolf Pack's home game Sunday, January 4 vs. the Norfolk Admirals (4:05 PM faceoff), subject to ticket availability. This offer is good whether or not the ticket was actually used to attend the December 6 game. That is, both fans who came to the game Saturday and those ticket-holders who chose not to, can take advantage of the redemption opportunity.

Additionally, the in-game concert scheduled for December 6th has been tentatively rescheduled for the January 4th game. The concert is sponsored by Radio Disney and features national recording artists Jessie McCartney, Greg Raposo and Stevie Brock.
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