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  • 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...
  • MSG Eyes Long Island

    Madison Square Garden Company signed a lease extension with Comcast Spectacor just five weeks ago, reaching an agreement to keep its AHL affiliate at Hartford's XL Center for at least the next three seasons.  But it seems the executives at MSG may...
  • Comings And Goings: Newbury's Leaving, Sonar's Returning

    Comings And Goings: Newbury's Leaving, Sonar's Returning
    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...
  • 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...
  • Friday's local roundup: Elkins' hat trick enables Admirals to sink Whale in overtime

    Corey Elkins completed a hat trick by scoring with 29 seconds left in overtime at Scope, giving the Norfolk Admirals a 5-4 win Friday night over Connecticut to start a two-game AHL series. He had scored twice in the first period for the Admirals (3-0),...
  • Hall's Daigneault Setting Records As A Sophomore

    Hall's Daigneault Setting Records As A Sophomore
    GABRIELLE DAIGNEAULT, HALL-WEST HARTFORD CLASS: Sophomore COACH: John McClure ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Set two Class LL records in winning the 500 freestyle (4:57.71) and 200 individual medley (2:04.48) at the state championship meet on Nov. 17. The victory in...
  • Admirals fall to Checkers in overtime

    Marc-Andre Gragnani scored on a power play 36 seconds into overtime, giving the Charlotte Checkers a 3-2 win Wednesday over the Norfolk Admirals before 2,738 at Scope. The Admirals (25-26-4-1) got goals from Devante Smith-Pelly and Patrick Maroon....
  • Whale Preseason Schedule Announced

      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. Here's the...
  • Rangers Assign Eight Players To Whale

    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...