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Sunday, February 19, 2006

Wolf Pack complete undefeated weekend

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Robert Gherson making a stop earlier this year vs. Manchester (Courant photo)

The Hartford Wolf Pack parlayed a 3-0 second period lead into a narrow 4-3 victory over the Pirates in Portland earlier today, as the Pirates scored in the final seconds of the second period and again with less than a minute left in the third to keep the final score close. Thomas Pöck notched a goal (his 12th of the season) and two assists, with Dan Girardi, Craig Weller, and Colby Genoway also lighting the lamp for the Wolf Pack. Hartford continued their recent success with the man advantage, with three of their four goals against the Pirates coming on the power play. Back-up netminder Robert Gherson got the start and the win in all three weekend victories, after starter Al Montoya was injured in a game against Houston the previous Saturday. The Wolf Pack have now won 4 games in a row for the first time this season, having previously managed 3-game win streaks a handful of times.

In other Wolf Pack news, Hartford team captain Craig Weller was the subject of a recent profile on theahl.com.

Meanwhile, down in Charlotte, the Checkers beat up on the South Carolina Stingrays, 6-2, in ECHL action earlier today. Bruce Graham scored against the Stingrays for his first goal in Charlotte since being demoted from Hartford earlier this month. The Checkers won two out of three games over the weekend, and remain in 4th place in the ECHL South Division standings.