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  • Wolf Pack's Conor Allen Getting Some Attention With Rangers

    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...
  • On The Fly: State Has Lost Two Sports Legends In Toner, Detrick

    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...
  • When Gordie Howe Signed, Hockey Became Relevant In Hartford

    When Gordie Howe Signed, Hockey Became Relevant In Hartford
    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...
  • Bring The Whalers Home To Hartford

    Bring The Whalers Home To Hartford
    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...
  • Minor Wins, Major Losses: Pro Sports Franchise Dreams Dashed Over And Over

    Minor Wins, Major Losses: Pro Sports Franchise Dreams Dashed Over And Over
    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"...
  • Funeral For A Friend: The Day The Whalers Left Hartford

    Funeral For A Friend: The Day The Whalers Left Hartford
    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...
  • Christian Thomas Finding HIs Scoring Touch

    Christian Thomas Finding HIs Scoring Touch
    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...
  • Multiyear Deal Keeps Whale In Hartford

    Multiyear Deal Keeps Whale In Hartford
    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...
  • The AHL Staying In Hartford, Whale Brand Survives

    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...
  • Schoenfeld Happy In Hartford

    Schoenfeld Happy In Hartford
    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...
  • Holland's hat trick sparks Admirals past Checkers 6-2

    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. Brandon...