Hartford Wolf Pack Report

By Steve Feldman

Hartford Wolf Pack recap for the week of October 26, 2002 through October 27, 2002.

The Wolf Pack had three games in three nights at the end of the week. The Wolf Pack scored 16 goals and allowed 15 goals in the three games. In the upcoming week the Wolf Pack have one home game before hitting the road over the weekend.

GAME RECAPS

Friday, October 25, 2002 @ Manchester Monarchs
The Wolf Pack played their first game in three nights on the road and took on the Monarchs up in Manchester. The Wolf Pack came out fast and scored just 12 seconds into the game. The Wolf Pack would than fall behind by allowing the Monarchs would score three goals. Down but not out the Wolf Pack fought back and scored the next three goals. In the second period the Monarchs scored once to tie the game, but the Wolf Pack scored one more goal. The Monarchs than scored two more goals in the period and the lead changed hands yet again. In the third period the Monarchs increased their lead to three goals by adding two. The Wolf Pack fought back scoring twice before the end of the game including one goal with an extra attacker and only two seconds left to play. The Wolf Pack’s John Tripp scored his first the goals of the season in the game. The Wolf Pack were 1 of 4 on the power play, Scott Meyer stopped 10 of 16 Monarchs shots, and Jason LaBarbera stopped 10 of 12 Monarchs shots and suffered the loss to drop his record to 1-2-0. The Monarchs were 4 of 10 on the power play, Travis Scott stopped 5 of 9 Wolf Pack shots, and Cristobal Huet stopped 11 of 14 Wolf Pack shots and picked up the win to improve his record to 3-0-1.

WOLF PACK GOALS
John Tripp – 1 (unassisted), 0:12, 1st period
Gordie Dwyer – 2 (Tomas Kloucek), 14:51, 1st period
Tomas Kloucek – 1 (Dixon Ward, Garth Murray), 16:14, 1st period
Dixon Ward – 1 (Garth Murray), 19:08, 1st period
Joel Bouchard – 1 (Ted Donato), 3:33, 2nd period
John Tripp – 2 (Ted Donato), 8:43, 3rd period
John Tripp – 3 (Extra Attacker) (Garth Murray), 19:58, 3rd period

MONARCHS GOALS
Joe Corvo – 4 (Mike Pudlick, Mike Cammalleri), 4:09, 1st period
Dane Jackson – 1 (Chris Schmidt, Jared Aulin), 10:26, 1st period
Yanik Lehoux – 4 (PP) (Pavel Rosa, Jared Aulin), 12:46, 1st period
Steve Heinze – 2 (PP) (Mike Cammalleri, Eric Healy), 1:04, 2nd period
Mike Cammalleri – 3 (SH) (Steve Heinze), 9:05, 2nd period
Steve Kelly – 4 (PP) (Yanick Lehoux, Joe Corvo), 13:55, 2nd period
Chris Schmidt – (Joe Corvo, Pavel Rosa), 1:24, 3rd period
Scott Barney – 2 (Jason Holland, Richard Seeley), 2:00, 3rd period

Saturday, October 26, 2002 vs. Philadelphia Phantoms
The Wolf Pack started the game slow and fell behind early. The phantoms went up 3-0 and scored their last goal of the period with just 38 seconds left in the period. The Wolf Pack refused to go into the intermission and John Tripp scored the only Wolf Pack goal of the period just 13 seconds after the last Phantoms goal. The Wolf Pack started the second period the way they ended the first and scored a goal just 35 seconds into the period. The Wolf Pack than tied the game less than five minutes left into the game. The Phantoms scored one goal late in the period to take the lead for the second time in the game. The third period the Phantoms increased their lead to two, but they would be unable to score again in the game. The Wolf Pack fought back scoring two more goals to tie the game, and the two teams would end up skating to a 5-5 tie. The Phantoms were 0 of 2 on the power play and Neil Little stopped 24 of 29 Wolf Pack shots to change his record to 1-1-1. The Wolf Pack were 0 of 6 on the power play and Jason LaBarbera stopped 31 of 36 Phantom shots and changed his record to 1-2-1.

PHANTOMS GOALS
Patrick Sharp – 2 (Peter Vandermeer), 6:01, 1st period
Mark Greig – 4 (Brad Tiley, Patrick harp), 17:02, 1st period
Mike Siklenka – 1 (Mark Greig), 19:22, 1st period
Brad Tiley – 1 (Jack Baker, Mike Siklenka), 17:22, 2nd period
Kirby Law – 1 ( Ben Strafford), 2:54, 3rd period

WOLF PACK GOALS
John Tripp – 4 (David Inman), 19:35, 1st period
Garth Murray – 1 (Tomas Kloucek, Dixon Ward), 0:35, 2nd period
Dixon Ward – 2 (Rico Fata, Garth Murray), 4:54, 2nd period
John Tripp – 5 (Ted Donato, Dixon Ward), 5:22, 3rd period
Joel Bouchard – 2 (Roman Lyashenko, Ken Gernander), 8:55, 3rd period

Sunday, October 27, 2002 vs. Albany River Rats
The Wolf Pack playing their third game in as many nights seemed to be getting stronger and not tired. The Wolf Pack scored the only goal in the first period. In the second period the Wolf Pack added one more goal, before the River Rats had their first goal of the game. The Wolf Pack than scored two more goals before the end of the second period. In the third period the River Rats had the only goal of the period, it was also the first period this weekend that the Wolf Pack were unable to score any goals in. The River Rats were 2 of 11 on the power play and Ari Ahonen stopped 31 of 35 Wolf Pack shots dropping his record to 2-2-0. The Wolf Pack were 3 of 6 on the power play and Jason LaBarbera stopped 33 of 35 River Rats shots to pick up the win and improve his record to 2-2-1.

RIVER RATS GOALS
Ken Sutton – 1 (PP) (Jiri Bicek, Eric Johansson), 6:51, 2nd period
Christian Berglund – 4 (PP) (Jiri Bicek, Mike Rupp), 7:41, 3rd period

WOLF PACK GOALS
John Tripp – 6 (PP) (Ted Donato, Dixon Ward), 7:16, 1st period
Joel Bouchard – 3 (Gordie Dwyer, Jeff State), 3:49, 2nd period
Joel Bouchard – 4 (PP) (David Inman, Roman Lyashenko), 9:17, 2nd period
Garth Murray – 2 (PP) (Dixon Ward, Mike Mottau), 19:50, 2nd period

EAST DIVISION STANDINGS

TEAM   GPWLTOTLPTS
Albany 843109
Binghamton541008
HARTFORD733107
Bridgeport723116
Springfield 826004

TRANSACTIONS

Friday, October 25, 2002 – Dixon Ward returned on loan from the New York Rangers

TEAM LEADERS

GOALS
Tripp, John – 6
Fata, Rico – 5
Bouchard, Joel – 4

ASSISTS
Bouchard, Joel – 5
Ward, Dixon – 5
Several players tied – 4

POINTS
Fata, Rico – 9
Bouchard, Joel – 9
Ward, Dixon -7

PENALTY MINUTES
Dwyer, Gordie – 50
Burnett, Garrett – 42
Kloucek, Tomas- 28

TEAM STATISTICS

Team Statistics will be posted in the first report of each month.

UPCOMING GAMES

Wednesday, October 30, 2002 vs. Manitoba Moose
The Moose currently have a record of 4-5-1-0 for 9 points. They are in third place of the Canadian Division of the Eastern Conference.

Friday, November 1, 2002 @ Milwaukee Admirals
The Admirals currently have a record of 3-0-2-0 for 8 points. They are in second place of the West Division of the Western Conference.

Saturday, November 2, 2002 @ Chicago Wolves
The Wolves currently have a record of 1-3-1-1 for 4 points. They are in fourth place of the West Division of the Western Conference.

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS

Wednesday, October 30, 2002 – Trick or Treat Night

MISCELANEOUS

You can hear the Wolf Pack on ESPN Radio 1410 AM, or online at www.hartfordwolfpack.com

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