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Hartford, CT, October 7, 2012 – Chris Kreider’s hat trick led the Connecticut Whale to a 4-3 victory over the Worcester Sharks Sunday afternoon at the Koeppel Community Center at Trinity College, in the Whale’s last of four AHL preseason games. Kreider scored once in each of the three periods, and fellow New York Ranger first-round pick J.T. Miller also had a goal, as the Whale won its second straight game after dropping its first two preseason starts. Scott Stajcer made 19 saves to get the win. The Whale power play was 3/5. James Sheppard had a goal and an assist for Worcester, Sebastian Stalberg and Marek Viedensky also scored and Travis Oleksuk had two assists. The Whale jumped on top at 7:36 of the first period, with Kreider scoring an unassisted goal. Kreider worked the puck away from Matt Pelech at the right point in the Whale zone and moved down left wing, eventually snapping a shot past Shark starting goaltender Alex Stalock (three goals-against on 21 shots). Connecticut ...
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In case you missed it yesterday afternoon, Chris Kreider made his first big impression on the Connecticut Whale. In CT’s 4-3 win over the Worcester Sharks, Kreider netted a hat trick, including the eventual game winner, in a truly dominating performance. J.T. Miller also scored for the Whale, all but securing his spot on the roster. Miller, who has been called the most creative...
In a conversation with Jim Cerny at Blueshirts United Chris Kreider discussed how he prepared physically this past summer for his first full pro season... "I got in the weight room. Kind of waited to get on the ice. Everyone tells me you don't want to skate too much in the offseason leading up to your first pro season. A lot of guys make that mistake. So, I got on the...
One thing that has been constant throughout the Whale’s preseason is that top prospect J.T. Miller has been having a great series of games. That was true again last night as Miller picked up an assist on Andrew Yogan’s first period goal, and played another physical and creative game. Yogan, who also is having a fantastic preseason, got on the board with his goal, while Chris...
Actual hockey did take place Saturday night as the Whale picked up their first preseason win against the Adirondack Phantoms by a score of 3-1. A livestream of the game was provided by blueshirtsunited.com and Ranger fans were given a one night reprieve from the lockout.
First Period: No Scoring
1-0 CT: (CT) Yogan 1 (Miller, Jean...
I know Dave wrote an Around the Farm today but as my ego demands it from time to time I wanted to share my thoughts from the Whale win last night as well. Sometimes, a variety of opinions suggest different things. (p.s. I hadn’t yet read Dave’s write up as I wrote this)
As the Whale managed to beat the Flyers affiliate Phantoms 3-1 last night there was plenty of positives to...