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Wolves facing do-or-die Game 5 against the Amerks

Wolves facing do-or-die Game 5 against the Amerks
There is no getting around it — the season will be a failure if the Chicago Wolves lose Game 5 of their Western Conference quarterfinals series with the Rochester Americans on Sunday afternoon. Winning the Midwest Division, having the leagues’ most-decorated goalie and setting a franchise record for earning at least one point in 17... Read more »

Rattie, Allen continue to shine for Wolves

Rattie, Allen continue to shine for Wolves
The confidence Ty Rattie sought early in his rookie season continues to grow with each game he plays for the Chicago Wolves. With that confidence is coming an increased patience, which he displayed in scoring the second of his two goals in the Wolves’ 6-2 victory Sunday over Grand Rapids. Rattie took a pass from... Read more »

NOTEBOOK: Wolves' McCudden realizes Olympic dream

NOTEBOOK: Wolves' McCudden realizes Olympic dream
His duties won’t be the same, but that doesn’t matter to Wolves skating and skills coach Kenny McCudden. He’s just happy to have any role with the U.S. Olympic women’s hockey team coaching staff in Sochi, Russia. McCudden, whom I wrote about last month, has worked with Team USA for 2 1/2 years performing similar... Read more »
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Cundari finds instant comfort with Wolves

Cundari finds instant comfort with Wolves
Defenseman Mark Cundari may be new to Chicago Wolves fans, but he’s no stranger to 10 of his Wolves teammates.┬áCundari, along with fellow newcomer Adam Cracknell, played with the Peoria Rivermen in 2012-13. Near the end of the regular season, Cundari was shipped to the Calgary Flames organization as part of the deal that brought... Read more »

No games, but plenty of activity for Wolves' Allen

No games, but plenty of activity for Wolves' Allen
It’s been an eventful 2014 for Chicago Wolves goalie Jake Allen. The trouble is, none of his activity has included playing in a game. Starting Jan. 2, Allen was recalled by the Blues and returned twice within three days, pressed into emergency duty when Blues starter Jaroslav Halak couldn’t play because of illness. Allen backed... Read more »

Afternoon start time works well for Wolves

Afternoon start time works well for Wolves
Sure, coach John Anderson thought the Chicago Wolves’ 5-2 victory over Hamilton was the best part of the School-Day matinee game Wednesday at Allstate Arena. But right up there for him among the highlights was hearing all the children singing along with Wayne Messmer during the national anthem. “I thought it was just awesome. It... Read more »
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Wolves hoping streaky Rattie stays hot in Texas

Wolves hoping streaky Rattie stays hot in Texas
It wasn’t Ty Rattie’s ability to redirect a shot from the top of the crease that was the most impressive part of a recent Chicago Wolves goal. No, the most impressive part was that Rattie even got in position for the deflection in the first place. The goal came with less than seven minutes remaining... Read more »

Bolduc rejoins Wolves after family emergency

Bolduc rejoins Wolves after family emergency
Alexandre Bolduc was back on the ice Thursday for the Chicago Wolves for the first time in nearly a month. Bolduc took leave in early November to be with his family in Montreal after his mother suffered a brain aneurism. “We were really close to losing her,” Bolduc said after Thursday’s practice at the Triphahn... Read more »

Wolves commit to Longpre for the long haul

Wolves commit to Longpre for the long haul
Nathan Longpre read a letter this week from the Chicago Wolves informing him he needed to find a new place to live. But that’s not as bad as it sounds for Longpre, a fourth-line forward and penalty killer. The Wolves signed Longpre to a standard player’s contract Monday that will keep him with the team... Read more »
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Crosby's seal of approval brings Harper to Wolves

Crosby's seal of approval brings Harper to Wolves
When Sidney Crosby puts his seal of approval on a player, any general manager would be wise to listen. Chicago Wolves GM Wendell Young did just that after Crosby offered praise for then-free agent Shane Harper. Harper was already on the Wolves radar when Young bumped into Crosby at an event last summer. Young knew... Read more »