| Nov 27, 2014
| 2:58 PM
HARTFORD — His first NHL exposure came in training camp last year, when Conor Allen was just months removed from life as a college student at UMass Amherst.
Allen, who signed with the New York Rangers as an undrafted free agent, played one game...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 4:05 PM
John Toner's 1955 and 1956 New Britain High football teams were unbeaten in state games. He said yes to UConn's moving from the Yankee Conference to the Big East. He hired Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma. He was influential in bringing women's sports...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
For a city starving for a sports identity, the arrival of the greatest player in the history of hockey was met with a collective gasp.
Gordie Howe was 49 years old when he brought his two sons to town in 1977. The New England Whalers were a struggling...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 3:04 PM
The Whalers need to return to Hartford.
Here's looking at you, National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman.
The Whalers belong in Connecticut. We still have a strong fan base, and indeed, low ticket sales can't be blamed as the reason the Whalers...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:10 AM
The news arrived to readers of The Courant on the morning of March 8, 1877, seven weeks before the start of the second National League baseball season.
Hartford, a charter member, was deemed unacceptable as a major league market. The city's "base ball"...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:15 AM
The 710th and final National Hockey League game at the Civic Center in Hartford began at 1:37 on Sunday afternoon in the spring of 1997.
At 4 p.m., the horn sounded and Connecticut said goodbye to major league sports. In between, 14,660 fans watched the...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 10:37 AM
HARTFORD -- After scoring 129 goals in three season in junior hockey, Christian Thomas came to the AHL with a reputation.
Thomas, a 2010 second-round draft pick, was considered a top prospect by the Rangers. With speed, skill and an NHL bloodline -- his...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Professional hockey will remain in downtown Hartford, at least for the next three years.
After weeks of high-level negotiations between Madison Square Garden Co. and Comcast Spectacor, a deal was reached Tuesday to keep the New York Rangers' American...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 2:27 PM
The deal to keep the Rangers' AHL affiliate in Hartford was finally announced Tuesday, but it was expected for weeks.
So it was no surprise when Gov. Malloy's office issued a press release with word of the agreement between MSG and Global Spectrum's...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 11:09 AM
New York Rangers assistant general manager Jim Schoenfeld said Wednesday that he's happy the team's American Hockey League affiliate is remaining in Hartford.
But Schoenfeld, who acts as GM of the Connecticut Whale, said it's too soon to say whether...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 9:57 PM
Peter Holland had a hat trick Friday night as the resurgent Norfolk Admirals (25-25-3-1) beat Charlotte 6-2 at Scope.
The Admirals overcame a 2-0 deficit to beat the Checkers (32-18-2-3), one of the AHL Western Conference’s top teams.