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  • 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...
  • Whale Training Camp Begins

    The Whale began training camp Sunday at the expansive MSG Training Center in Tarrytown, N.Y. With the NHL locked out, the facility will be home to the AHL Whale for a week. But head coach Ken Gernander pointed out last week that this isn't a huge...
  • Saturday's local roundup: Piggott repeats as Yorktown race winner; Admirals win

    Williamsburg resident John Piggott was the top men’s finisher and Nicole Park, a junior at Ocean Lakes High in Virginia Beach, was the top female finisher at the Yorktown Victory Run 8-Miler. Piggott won for the second straight year and finished...
  • Chad Kolarik Returns To Whale

    Chad Kolarik Returns To Whale
    After 18 months, Chad Kolarik was nervous and anxious before stepping on the ice. And it took some time before he found his groove. When he rifled a shot off the crossbar in the second period of the Whale’s first preseason game Wednesday night,...
  • Kreider Shines In Whale Victory

    HARTFORD — Six months ago, Chris Kreider jumped into the deep end of the hockey pool. After winning an NCAA title for Boston College, Kreider signed with New York Rangers and joined the team for a playoff run. He scored five goals in 18 games and...