HARTFORD, February 11, 2011: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Whale has released forward Jason Williams from his Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement.

CT WhaleWilliams, an 11th-year veteran, had four goals and five assists for nine points, along with 10 penalty minutes, in 17 games since signing with the Whale December 26.

The Whale are back in action tonight, traveling to Hamilton, Ontario to take on the Bulldogs in a 7:00 PM game (WTIC HD-2, www.ctwhale.com, www.wtic.com). Connecticut’s next home-ice action is the historic Harvest-Properties.com Whale Bowl outdoor game vs. the Providence Bruins Saturday, February 19 at Rentschler Field.

Tickets for that game are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets for the AHL game, which begins at 7:00 PM at Rentschler Field, also include the Hartford Whalers legends vs. Boston Bruins legends game at 4:00 PM that day. The February 19 Harvest-Properties.com Whale Bowl is the featured event of the two-week outdoor Harvest-Properties.com Whalers Hockey Fest 2011 spectacular that also showcases numerous collegiate, high school, prep school and youth hockey games. A full Harvest-Properties.com Whalers Hockey Fest 2011 schedule can be found at www.ctwhale.com. Harvest-Properties.com Whale Bowl ticket prices range from $20 to $85 and tickets can be purchased on-line via Ticketmaster, at the Bushnell box office from Monday through Friday, 12 noon-5:00 PM., or by calling the Connecticut Whale at 860-728-3366. Tickets purchased on-line can be printed immediately (via Ticketmaster).