Hartford Wolf Pack Weekly Report

By Steve Feldman


Friday, October 11, 2002 @ Springfield Falcons
The Hartford Wolf Pack opened up the 2002-2003 season on the road against the Springfield Falcons. After the two teams skated to a scoreless first period the Falcons scored only 33 seconds into the second period. The Wolf Pack answered with two goals to take the lead. The Falcons scored their last goal of the game to tie the game but the Wolf Pack broke the tie with one last goal in the second period. In the third period the Wolf Pack added another goal for insurance and beat the Falcons on their home ice. The Wolf pack were 1 of 4 on the power play and Scott Meyer picked up his first win of the season turning away 23 of 25 Falcons shots. The Falcons were 1 of 7 on the power play and Evgeny Konstantinov recorded the loss but stopped 25 of 29 Wolf Pack Shots.

Roman Lyashenko – 1 (Joel Bouchard, Nils Ekman), 8:18, 2nd period
Ken Gernander – 1 (SH)(unassisted), 15:08, 2nd period
Rico Fata – 1 (Nils Ekman, Layne Ulmer), 18:40, 2nd period
Rico Fata – 2 (PP)(Benoit Dusablon, David Inman), 6:43, 3rd period

Yves Sarault – 1 (Ramzi Abid, Darren Rumble) 0:33, 2nd period
Ramzi Abid – 1 (PP)(Darren Rumble, Jeff Taffe) 16:23, 2nd period

Saturday, October 12, 2002 @ Binghamton Senators
The Wolf Pack continued their road trip and traveled to Binghamton, NY to take on the first year Senators. At first it looked like the Wolf Pack might be a little tired falling behind to the Senators 2-0 in the fist two minutes of the game, but the Wolf Pack answered with two goals before the end of the first period. In the second period Hartford scored their third straight goal but the Senators responded with a goal of there own to tie the game. With twenty minutes left in regulation time the Wolf Pack scored the only two goals of the third period and were able to skate away with the win. The Wolf Pack were 3 of 7 on the power play and Jason Labarbera stopped 36 of 39 Senators shots to pick up his first win of the season. The Senators were 0 of 8 on the power play and Ray Emery stopped 34 of 38 Wolf Pack shots to lower his record to 1-1.

Mike Mottau – 1 (PP)(Joel Bouchard, Roman Lyashenko) 3:48, 1st period
Nils Ekman – 1 (PP)(Roman Lyashenko, Joel Bouchard) 9:06, 1st period

Brad Smyth – 1 (unassisted), 0:35, 1st period
Jeff Ulmer – 1 (Christopher Schubert), 1:54, 1st period
Jason Spezza – 2 (Josh Langfeld). 12:44, 1st period


October 10, 2002 – New York Rangers trade Forward Boyd Kane to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Left Wing Gordie Dwyer.


Rico Fata – 3
Several players tied –2

Nils Ekman – 3
Joel Bouchard – 3
Several players tied – 2

Rico Fata – 5
Nils Ekman – 4
Roman Lyashenko – 3
Joel Bouchard – 3

Gordie Dwyer – 13
Garrett Burnett – 9
Nils Ekman – 6

The Hartford Wolf Pack are currently in first place in the East Division on the Eastern Conference. The have a record of 2-0-0-0 for 4 points.

Friday, October 18, 2002 @ Bridgeport Sound Tigers
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers are tied for third place in the East Division of the Eastern Conference. They have a record of 0-1-1-0 for 1 point.

Saturday, October 19, 2002 vs. Manchester Monarchs
The Monarchs are currently tied for 2nd place in the North Division of the Eastern Conference. They have a record of 1-1-0-0 for 2 points.


Saturday, October 19, 2002 – Magnetic Schedules and Chuck-a-Puck


All Wolf Pack games can be heard on ESPN Radio 1410.

“Pack Talk” will be back for another season and will take place at City Steam Brewery in Hartford. You can listen to “Pack Talk” on ESPN Radio 1410.

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