| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:55 AM
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Erixon re-signs with Blue Jackets
The Columbus Blue Jackets re-signed defenseman Tim Erixon to a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Erixon, 23, had 38 points (five goals, 33 assists) and 16 penalty minutes in 40...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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"...
| 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...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:54 AM
Its been a busy summer for Hartford's professional hockey team.
The Connecticut Whale became the Hartford Wolf Pack, returning to the AHL franchise's old brand. And with that, we have the return of the mascot Sonar.
Meanwhile, there was a significant...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 1:19 PM
The NHL may be locked in a labor dispute, but we know we'll see hockey in Hartford this winter. The Whale's preseason schedule was announced Thursday and the first game is Oct. 3, when Connecticut hosts the Albany Devils in Cromwell.
| Sep 14, 2012
| 1:42 PM
The NHL lockout is looming, so teams are getting their AHL rosters set.
On Friday, the Rangers assigned eight players to the Whale: Kris Newbury, Chad Kolarik, Tommy Grant, Brandon Segal, Michael Haley, Mike Vernace, Logan Pyatt and Sean Collins. Players...
| Aug 17, 2012
The HERSHEY BEARS, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, announced today the complete schedule of games comprising the 2012-2013 regular season. The announcement was made by BEARS President/GM Doug Yingst.
With 11 Calder Cup championships...
| 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...