Rangers AHL affiliate, Wolf Pack Add Fun To Their Schedule

Hartford Wolf Pack

The folks that operate the XL Center and the Hartford Wolf Pack unveiled the promotional schedule for the upcoming Wolf Pack campaign.  This season features the annual $2 beer and $1 hot dog Friday nights (9 game), Winning Wednesdays (If the Pack win on Wednesday, then the next game is free, 9 games), and Hockey Happy Hour ($2 beer and $5 appetizers every game before puck drop).  In additional to the usual promotions, Hartford has added a variety of giveaways, theme nights, and specialty jerseys.  Lets’ dive in!

Specialty Jerseys

The first specialty jersey of the season will be on Saturday, November 17th as the Pack hosts “Hockey Fights Cancer Night”.  Hartford will wear black and purple jerseys that will be auctioned off to fans and benefit cancer research charities.

The second jersey has you looking forward to summer!  On Saturday, January 26th, Hartford will wear Hawaiian floral themed jerseys on “Halfway to Summer Luau” night.  The jerseys will be worn then auctioned off benefiting local charities.

The final specialty jersey of the season will be worn on Saturday, March 30th as the Pack will wear superhero themed jerseys.  In minor league hockey, the superhero themed jerseys are becoming popular for teams to do, especially in the ECHL.  The promotion brings in a health number of families attending the game.  Those jerseys will be auctioned and will benefit local charities.

The Pack has worn red alternative jerseys in the previous seasons.  They have a chance of coming back next season.  The information has not been released yet.


There are a healthy number of giveaways spread out throughout the season.  This season includes a return of a few annual giveaways along with new items:

  • Magnet Schedule (October 5th)
  • Coffee Mug (October 27th)
  • Pop Socket (November 17th)
  • Replica Jersey T-Shirt (November 24th)
  • Calendar (December 1st)
  • Trading Cards (December 29th)
  • Kids Rally Towel (January 19th)
  • Baseball Hat (January 26th)
  • Fanny Pack (February 2nd)
  • Bobblehead (February 23rd)
  • Socks (March 2nd)
  • Lunch Box (March 30th)

The fan favorite team calendar giveaway returns along with new giveaway items such as the fanny pack and pop socket giveaways.  Most of the items are good for daily use in life and is a useful advertising magnet for the club.  A few giveaway items are tied to the theme nights.

Theme Nights

Hartford hosts 12 theme nights.  Each night features a different twist to the game.  A few notable ones is Pride Night (February 8th), Hartford Hockey Heritage Night (February 23rd), and Hockey Fights Cancer (November 17th).

Nights such as 90s throwback night (February 2nd) and Superhero Night (March 30th) features additional game elements.  For instance, 90s night includes the Fanny Pack giveaway.  The superhero night ties in with the lunchbox giveaway, plus the battle of the badges games between firefighters, emergency medical technician, and police officers.  They are our heroes and I am happy that the Pack will pay tribute for their strong efforts beyond their badges.

Promotional Schedule Information

You can check out the entire promotional schedule here.

Single game tickets will go sale August 28th.  If you are interested in seeing the Rangers of tomorrow, Hartford is over a 2 hour drive.  The distance between the XL Center and Madison Square Garden is roughly 120 miles.  Going in a group?  There are discounted group prices on the Pack’s website.

Pack Add Another Guy To Hockey Operations

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits announced Matt Aiello will join Hartford next season and join the hockey operations.  Matt was the athletic trainer for the Swamp Rabbits last season and will have similar roles in Hartford.

Stay tuned for more updates next season regarding the Pack.  The annual town hall meeting each summer is next Thursday.  This is the chance that season ticket holders can interact with the front office and head coach Keith McCambridge.

Ricky Milliner is a Hartford Wolf Pack season ticket holder. While growing up, he discovered hockey by attending a... More about Ricky Milliner

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