Whale Bowl Brings Bitter Cold, Uncertain Effect on Hartford Hockey

By Dan Canavan On Saturday, Connecticut hockey fans turned their shoulders into the wind and huddled into Rentschler Field to be a part of the Whale Bowl, the main event of a two-week hockey festival produced by Howard Baldwin and Whalers Sports and Entertainment (“WSE”).  The exact number of fans who watched Baldwin’s Connecticut Whale take […]

The Connecticut Whale Unveils Logo

By Dan Canavan Whalers Sports and Entertainment (“WSE”) unveiled its new logo for the Connecticut Whale on Wednesday.   The logo was designed by Howard Baldwin, chairman of the Whale franchise, the WSE marketing team, and graphic designer, Erik Carlson. According to Baldwin: “We have created a fun logo that not only captures the family-oriented approach of […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Clemens Indicted on Charges of Perjury A federal grand jury indicted Roger Clemens for allegedly lying to Congress over his use of performance enhancing drugs.  Clemens, via Twitter, has denied the charges: ”I never took HGH or Steroids. And I did not lie to Congress. I look forward to challenging the Governments accusations, and hope […]

Howard Baldwin Brings the Whalers to Hartford – 35 Years Later

By Dan Canavan Thirty-five years ago today, the Whalers played their first game in Hartford on January 11, 1975.  Somewhere in the then new Hartford Civic Center, Whalers founder Howard Baldwin was busy greeting fans, receiving accolades, and entertaining community leaders.  Baldwin had just uprooted his World Hockey Association squad from Boston, and moved the […]