KELSEY TESSIER NEWS

Rangers clear the way for prospects

Which Wolfpack prospect will be next to graduate? A lot of credit has to be given to the Rangers franchise for the way they have opened up space at all levels of the franchise for prospects. Room has been made so that prospects can get the maximum amount of ice time to aid their development. The caveat in all of this is that they still need to earn it, and should they not there needs...
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July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Kelsey Tessier bolts for Rogle in SHL

Per Alex Nunn, who you should be following on Twitter for your Euro Ranger updates, Hartford forward Kelsey Tessier has decided not to re-sign with Hartford and head to Sweden. Tessier, who was originally a 2008 4th round draft pick by Colorado, and subsequently was not signed and re-entered the draft in 2010 (undrafted), spent three seasons with the Whale/Wolfpack, registering 33...
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July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Albany Devils 3, Connecticut Whale 2

Albany, NY, April 19, 2013 – Joe Whitney’s goal with 4:59 left in the third period gave the Albany Devils a 3-2 win over the Connecticut Whale Friday night at the Times-Union Center. Whitney tallied his 26th of the year for the winner, poking the puck in from the right side of the goalmouth after Jon Merrill had stickhandled down the slot. With the loss, the Whale are...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Kelsey Tessier Named Connecticut Whale's 2012-13 IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year

HARTFORD, April 11, 2013:  The Connecticut Whale are proud to announce that Kelsey Tessier has been named the team’s winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Hartford community during the 2012-13 season. This season Tessier was not only a huge part of the Whale’s annual events (the Special Olympics/CT Whale Bowl...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Whale win 3-2 over Bridgeport

The Connecticut Whale inched closer to a playoff berth in the AHL, beating Bridgeport 3-2 and improving their record to 35-27-5-3, good for 78 points, second in the Northeast Division, and seventh in the Eastern Conference. With six games remaining in CT’s season, they need to hold off one of Norfolk and Hershey (both with 75 points) to qualify for the playoffs. Ryan Bourque, Benn...
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April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Thomas nets game winner in CT’s blanking of Worcester

Christian Thomas netted his 18th goal of the season in the second period of Connecticut’s 3-0 win over Worcester last night. Thomas’ goal was a powerplay goal and the eventual game winner. Sam Klassena and Brandon Segal also scored for the Whale, with Logan Pyett, Mike Vernace, Andrew Yogan, Nick Palmieri, Kelsey Tessier, and Micheal Haley contributing with assists. The win gives...
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March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Whale's Version of "The Smurfs" Comes up Huge

By Bob Crawford The Herb Brooks-coached 1982-83 New York Rangers got big playoff performances from an undersized line featuring Mark Pavelich and Rob McClanahan, both of whom had played for Brooks on the famous 1980 U.S. Olympic team, along with canny Swedish import Anders Hedberg. That line was known as “The Smurfs”, and it led the Blueshirts, a .500 team during the...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Thomas nets three points in Whale win

Christian Thomas broke out in a big way last night, notching an empty net goal and two assists in the Whale’s 4-1 win over St. John’s. Thomas played on a line with Kelsey Tessier and Michael Haley, and the trio combined for six points, including scoring the game’s first two goals on back-to-back shifts. Thomas notched the primary assist on both goals. Thomas’ empty net goal...
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February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 4, St. John's IceCaps 1

St. John’s, Nfld., February 9, 2013 – A line of Micheal Haley, Christian Thomas and Kelsey Tessier combined for six points Saturday night at Mile One Centre, as the Connecticut Whale defeated the St. John’s IceCaps by a score of 4-1. Thomas had an empty-net goal and added two assists, Haley had the game-winning goal and an assist, and Tessier scored the game’s first goal...
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February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Springfield Falcons 3, Connecticut Whale 2

By Wil Goldsholl Hartford, CT, February 2, 2013 - In the eighth round of battle between the Connecticut Whale and the Springfield Falcons, the team from north of the border emerged victorious. Before a crowd of 13,239, the second-largest XL Center crowd in franchise history, Springfield took down Connecticut 3-2 on Saturday, and gained a 5-3-0-0 edge in the “I-91” series...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Bridgeport Sound Tigers 5, Connecticut Whale 4 (OT)

By Wil Goldsholl Hartford, CT, February 1, 2013 - Close but no cigar for the Connecticut Whale on Friday night in Hartford; the home team fell to in-state rival Bridgeport Sound Tigers by a count of 5-4 in overtime. Connecticut was solid for two periods, picking up goals from Kelsey Tessier and Brandon Segal, as well as Mike Vernace and Blake Parlett, the blueliners who have...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 6, Portland Pirates 1

Portland, ME, January 15, 2013 – Kris Newbury scored two goals, and Cam Talbot made 29 saves, as the Connecticut Whale rolled to a 6-1 win over the Atlantic Division-leading Portland Pirates Tuesday night at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Portland had won eight straight home games, tying a franchise record, and 13 of its previous 15 overall.  The Whale won despite being...
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January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Hershey Bears 4, Connecticut Whale 3 (SO)

Hershey, PA, January 12, 2013 – The Connecticut Whale gained a standings point for the fourth straight game (2-0-1-1) Saturday night at Giant Center, but lost 4-3 in a shootout to the Hershey Bears. The Whale outshot Hershey 36-23 in the game, including 26-11 in the first two periods, but trailed 2-1 heading into the third before coming back to get the point. Kelsey Tessier...
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January 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Whale fall to Albany again

Here’s the press release from Connecticut’s 4-3 loss to Albany last night. Albany Devils 4, Connecticut Whale 3 By Wil Goldsholl The Connecticut Whale went head to head with the Albany Devils for the second time in a week at the XL Center in Hartford on Friday. Despite an extremely unfavorable shot count, the Whale hung around late in to the game, only to fall 4-3 to their surging...
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December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Albany Devils 4, Connecticut Whale 3

By Wil Goldsholl The Connecticut Whale went head to head with the Albany Devils for the second time in a week at the XL Center in Hartford on Friday. Despite an extremely unfavorable shot count, the Whale hung around late in to the game, only to fall 4-3 to their surging division rival. The Whale first responded to the Devils’ trap defense by “leading from the back...
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December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 4, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2

By Wil Goldsholl Hartford, CT, December 5, 2012 - After suffering three losses in three nights over the weekend, Connecticut Whale coach Ken Gernander was looking for a more “buttoned-up performance” Wednesday, and he got it, mostly. Despite frequent trips to the penalty box, the Connecticut Whale pulled out a 4-2 win over the in-state rival Bridgeport Sound Tigers at...
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December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Syracuse Crunch 4, Connecticut Whale 3 (OT)

By Wil Goldsholl Hartford, CT, December 1, 2012 - It took sixty-four minutes and thirteen seconds for the Connecticut Whale and the Syracuse Crunch to reach a final score Saturday at the XL Center. The Whale fell 4-3 in overtime to Syracuse in the second of three games this weekend. Both squads had lost road games the night before; the Whale a 4-2 decision in Providence that...
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December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 3, Springfield Falcons 2

Springfield, MA, November 25, 2012 – Ryan Bourque’s goal with 15.6 seconds left in the third period gave the Connecticut Whale a 3-2 win over the Springfield Falcons Sunday at the MassMutual Center. The victory extended a Whale win streak to four games and lifted Connecticut to two games above .500 for the first time on the season, at 9-7-1-0 for 19 points. With the game...
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November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

"Tess" is More

Tessier Eager to Start New Season By Bob Crawford One of the more consistent presences in the Whale lineup the last two seasons has been that of Kelsey Tessier. A guy who has had to work for everything he’s gotten over his two-year pro career, while playing on AHL contracts, Tessier has proven himself to be a dependable defensive centerman, a guy who bears down hard on faceoffs...
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October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Whale Re-sign Forward Kelsey Tessier

HARTFORD, September 17, 2012:  Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the team has re-signed forward Kelsey Tessier to an American Hockey League contract. Tessier, a 5-9, 177-pound third-year pro, appeared in 75 games with the Whale last season, notching 12 goals and 18 assists for 30 points, along with 20 penalty minutes and a +3 rating.  He also...
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September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Another hidden gem?

Just who is Marek Hrivik, and have the Rangers (via the Whale) found another steal? Let’s get the basics out of the way. Hrivik is a Slovakian winger (the Rangers seem to have had some recent success with that part of the world, no?) and stands at 6’1 and weights around 190lbs. Hrivik went undrafted but was a highly productive player in the QMJHL for Moncton. In three full years...
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May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Connecticut roars back, evens series

Connecticut Whale 4, Norfolk Admirals 1 By Brian Ring Hartford, CT, May 7, 2012 – The Connecticut Whale defeated the Norfolk Admirals, 4-1, Monday night in Hartford to even their Eastern Conference Semifinal series at two games apiece. Game Five will be played Wednesday night at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport (7:00 PM). Scott Tanski recorded the game-winning goal and Kris...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 4, Norfolk Admirals 1

By Brian Ring Hartford, CT, May 7, 2012 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Norfolk Admirals, 4-1, Monday night in Hartford to even their Eastern Conference Semifinal series at two games apiece. Game Five will be played Wednesday night at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport (7:00 PM). Scott Tanski recorded the game-winning goal and Kris Newbury supplied a goal and an assist in...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Bourque Takes it to a New Level

By Bob Crawford That the Connecticut Whale swept division-champion Bridgeport, a team that had played better than .700 hockey since the turn of the New Year, was surprising enough.  That they did it without their regular-season scoring leader, Kris Newbury, registering a point, and with second-leading scorer Jonathan Audy-Marchessault being held to one goal, borders on amazing...
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April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 4, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 3 (OT)

By Brian Ring Hartford, CT, April 22, 2012 – The Connecticut Whale defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 4-3, in overtime Sunday night at the XL Center to sweep their first-round playoff series, three games to none. Marek Hrivik had two goals for the Whale and Casey Wellman tallied the overtime game-winner to give Connecticut their first postseason series win since 2006....
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April 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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