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The AHL: A Bargain for Great Hockey

For a person that has seen many, many National Hockey League games, it will probably come as a surprise to some of you that I had never been to an American Hockey League (AHL) game before, especially since I live within 150 minutes of two American Hockey League franchises: the Hartford Wolf Pack (New York Rangers farm team) and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (New York Islanders farm team).

As I mentioned this past weekend, that all changed on Saturday night when I went to the XL Center (formerly the Hartford Civic Center) to take in a Wolf Pack vs. Springfield Falcons (Edmonton Oilers farm team) game. However, as you also all know, I wasn’t able to enjoy the game from a fan’s perspective.

Instead, I got to enjoy it as a credentialed member of the media, covering the game for the Wolf Pack web site and boy was the game ever good. This game had it all: speed, great puck movement, solid goaltending, a fight, and hard hitting. All in all, it was just as good as an NHL game.

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Hartford Wolf Pack Coverage

As I mentioned in my blog yesterday, I was at the Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Springfield Falcons game as a member of the media, covering the game for Wolf Pack’s web site.

The Wolf Pack came out on top with a 4-3 victory in overtime, thanks to Lauri Korpikoski’s game winner (his third of the night for the hat trick) with five seconds to go in OT.

You can read my articles here and here.

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