Join us here at The Goodwin in downtown Hartford, and you’ll be just a hop, skip, and a jump from the home rink of the Connecticut capital’s very own professional ice hockey team.
We’re referring, of course, to the illustrious Hartford Wolf Pack, which slings the puck just steps from our boutique hotel over at the XL Center!
Introducing the Hartford Wolf Pack
The Wolf Pack has called Hartford home since 1997, but the franchise—among the oldest in professional hockey—dates back to 1926, when the team first formed as the Providence Reds in Rhode Island’s capital. The team’s residency in Hartford is only bested by seven AHL outfits when it comes to continuously playing in a single city.
The Hartford Wolf Pack—the major American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Rangers—has won the AHL’s crowning Calder Cup once (the 1999-2000 season) and triumphed as division champions four times, most recently in 2014-2015.
Besides serving as the current H.Q. for the Hartford Wolf Pack, the XL Center formerly hosted the Hartford Whalers of the National Hockey League (1979-1997) as well as the team’s preceding incarnation in the World Hockey Association, the New England Whalers, established in 1972.
Upcoming Wolf Pack Games at the XL Center
The next few weeks see the Hartford Wolf Pack—as of this writing, at the bottom of the “pack” in the AHL Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division—hosting some exciting home games, including a Sunday, February 17th matchup against the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins and a Friday, February 22nd game against the Springfield Thunderbirds.
On Saturday, February 23rd, the Wolf Pack faces the Providence Bruins on the XL Center rink: a little history summoned up in that one, given the Hartford team’s Rhode Island origin. On Wednesday, February 27th, the Wolf Pack closes out the month with a home game against the Hershey Bears.
You can check out the full schedule for the remainder of the Hartford Wolf Pack’s season right here. (From basketball games to concerts by touring bands, meanwhile, you can take a gander at other events coming down the pike at the multipurpose XL Center here.)
Enjoy Downtown Hartford Boutique Accommodations at The Goodwin for Hartford Wolf Pack Hockey
You couldn’t ask for more convenient—or more elegant and welcoming—hotel accommodations for Hartford Wolf Pack ice hockey than The Goodwin, within easy walking distance of the XL Center and showering our guests with the utmost in boutique hospitality. Come join us for some on-the-rink action here in the capital city of Connecticut!