By PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press Writer
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The former owner of the Hartford Whalers is taking control of business operations of the city’s minor league hockey team.
Howard Baldwin announced Monday afternoon his company, Hartford Hockey LLC., will be responsible for marketing, ticket sales and other day-to-day business operations of the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack. Madison Square Garden and the NHL’s New York Rangers will continue to own the team and retain control over the players and
The team will be renamed the Connecticut Whale sometime this year.
Baldwin is trying to generate enough support for hockey in Hartford to convince the NHL that the city deserves a team. He has said that increasing attendance at the AHL games is an important part of that plan.
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