Were you wondering when the Hartford Wolf Pack were going to officially become the Connecticut Whale? Well read the press release below from Whalers Sports & Entertainment to find out all the details.
The Hartford Wolf Pack’s History to be Commemorated on November 13 With Announcement of Hartford Distributors-Bud Light All-Time Wolf Pack Team.
Hartford, CT – The Hartford Wolf Pack, the AHL affiliate of the New York Rangers, will officially be re-branded as the Connecticut Whale on November 27 for a game vs. the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The announcement was made today by Howard L. Baldwin, chairman of Whalers Sports and Entertainment, which has management control over the team’s business operations.
The Wolf Pack’s final home game at the XL Center will be on November 13 vs. the Springfield Falcons. There will be several events commemorating the 13-plus year Wolf Pack history that night.
“We usher in the new generation of the Whale on November 27”, Baldwin said. “It will be all about the green – including green t-shirts for fans. We’ll have many fun features that night, including the Whalers Alumni signing autographs and the long-awaited return of Brass Bonanza to the XL Center.”
Baldwin noted that the Whale’s new uniforms will be unveiled next week.
“We also feel that the November 13 Wolf Pack game will be a memorable night. We are asking all of our fans to wear blue that night and, starting on Wednesday October 20, we invite the fans to vote on the ‘All-Time Wolf Pack Team,’ which we’ll announce at the November 13 game. Fans can place their votes at CTWhale.com and at various retailers courtesy of Hartford Distributors and Bud Light beginning on October 20.”
Candidates for the Hartford Distributors-Bud Light All-Time Wolf Pack Team
(one goaltender, two defensemen, three forwards to be voted by the fans at CTWhale.com, beginning on Wednesday October 20 )
- Jason LaBarbera
- J.F. Labbe
- Steve Valiquette
- Dan Girardi
- Mike Mottau
- Thomas Pöck
- Corey Potter
- Dale Purinton
- Terry Virtue
- Derek Armstrong
- Dane Byers
- Nigel Dawes
- Ken Gernander
- Alex Giroux
- Todd Hall
- Greg Moore
- P.A. Parenteau
- Richard Scott
- Brad Smyth
- P.J. Stock
- Craig Weller
The Wolf Pack/ Whale’s next home game is October 20 vs. Norfolk. Single game tickets for that and all 2010-11 home games are available now at the XL Center box office, through Ticketmaster Charge-by-Phone at 1-800-745-3000 and on-line at www.ctwhale.com.
Season tickets for the Wolf Pack/ CT Whale’s 2010-11 AHL season are also on sale now. For information on season seats, and all of the Whale’s many ticketing options, visit CTWhale.com or call (860) 728-3366 to talk with an account executive today.
The AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack is operated by Whalers Sports and Entertainment, a Hartford-based sports marketing and event firm founded by Howard Baldwin. The team is the top player-development affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers.
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