Allen, Lobo honored:
Connecticut will retire the numbers of former Huskies stars Ray Allen and Rebecca Lobo. The numbers 34 and 50 will become the first retired by the school during a ceremony in March.
In 2017, Lobo was the first UConn player inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Allen was enshrined in September.
Lobo led UConn to a 35-0 record in 1995.
HARTFORD — The Wolf Pack defense let down late in the first and second periods and allowed several late goals — two in the final 25 seconds of the first, and another with seconds remaining in the second — in a 7-4 loss to the Charlotte Checkers at the XL Center on Friday night.
The Wolf Pack, who had a four-game win streak snapped by Bridgeport on Wednesday, have now lost two straight and fall to 11-11-1-2 in the AHL Atlantic.
A wild first period saw Charlotte score two goals in final 25 seconds, resulting in the teams tied 3-3. Hartford’s Brandon Crawley opened the scoring with his third of the season. After Charlotte’s Greg McKegg tied the score, Peter Holland and Cole Schneider scored just two minutes apart to give the Wolf Pack a 3-1 lead.
The advantage seemed safe with under a minute to play but Jamie Kuokkanen cut it to 3-2 with 25 seconds left and then banged home a second goal at the buzzer to tie things up.
The Checkers took the lead for good in the second.