Posts tagged "AHL"

Looking back at Wolves season ahead of Calder Cup opener

Looking back at Wolves season ahead of Calder Cup opener
In what has to be one of the more improbable feats in the AHL this year, the Wolves managed to chase down the Grand Rapids Griffins to win the Midwest Division on the season’s final day. The Griffins had spent the previous 167 days in first place, only to see it slip away with two... Read more »

Midwest still in play for Wolves in season finale

Midwest still in play for Wolves in season finale
Just a few days ago, it appeared the Wolves had two chances for overtaking the Grand Rapids Griffins for the Midwest Division title — slim and none. But thanks to an unlikely upset by 13th-place Lake Erie on Friday, the Wolves enter tonight’s regular-season finale against Milwaukee tied for first with the Griffins. Still, the... Read more »

Return to Wolves lineup brings relief for Andronov

Return to Wolves lineup brings relief for Andronov
The Chicago Wolves locker room area at Allstate Arena wasn’t the happiest of places Sunday evening, not after the team lost its second game in as many days to the Texas Stars. Yet, left wing Sergey Andronov managed to sound rather upbeat when discussing his play. Of course, Andronov can be forgiven if his enthusiasm... Read more »
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Cannone shows some flair in return to Wolves lineup

Cannone shows some flair in return to Wolves lineup
Six weeks was a long time for Pat Cannone to sit and watch the Chicago Wolves play games without him. A broken right hand suffered in a Jan. 21 game at Utica kept Cannone on the periphery as the Wolves continued their turnaround season that now has them sitting in fourth place in the Western... Read more »

Despite success, Wolves still seeking the right mix

Despite success, Wolves still seeking the right mix
The victories keep coming for the Chicago Wolves. And so do the roster moves. On Wednesday, the Wolves acquired defenseman Joe Corvo on loan from the NHL’s Ottawa Senators, a transaction that came only four days after the Wolves received two players for trading Mark Mancari to the Florida Panthers. “It happens a lot, but... Read more »

Baseball skills pay off for Wolves' Rattie

Baseball skills pay off for Wolves' Rattie
A few years ago, Chicago Wolves rookie Ty Rattie had to make a decision about his athletic future — hockey or baseball. Obviously, he chose hockey, but his significant baseball skills are still paying dividends. In Saturday’s overtime loss to the Milwaukee Admirals, Rattie scored a goal that may become the stuff of legend if... Read more »
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Injuries starting to pile up for Wolves

Injuries starting to pile up for Wolves
When Cade Fairchild went down to the ice just after being struck in the face with a puck, it looked to be a serious eye injury for the Chicago Wolves defenseman. Fairchild caught the puck flush in his right eye along the boards in front of the Wolves’ penalty box. He stayed down on the... 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 »

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 »
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Wolves get good, bad news on injury front

Wolves get good, bad news on injury front
Concussions are nothing to mess with, and Chicago Wolves defenseman Joel Edmundson is well aware of that. Edmundson has been out of the Wolves lineup since suffering one against Rockford on Jan. 5. On Thursday Edmundson went through his first full-speed practice, and joined the Wolves for their three-game, five-day trip that begins this afternoon... Read more »