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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 »

Cracknell's back ... and the Wolves are thankful

Cracknell's back ... and the Wolves are thankful
Adam Cracknell joked Thursday night about being accepted again by Chicago hockey fans, especially the ones who cheer for the Wolves. Fresh from the disappointment of the St. Louis Blues truncated Stanley Cup run, Cracknell turned his attention to pursuit of the Calder Cup. And he did it in a big way. Cracknell scored a... Read more »

Jaskin returns "home" in time for Wolves postseason

Jaskin returns "home" in time for Wolves postseason
The timing couldn’t have been better for Dmitrij Jaskin to rejoin the Chicago Wolves last week. Well, maybe a little better considering he had to fly from St. Louis to Chicago and then jump on Wolves owners to Rochester, N.Y., all in the same day in order to suit up for Friday’s Calder Cup playoff... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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WOLVES NOTES: Shields' 1st AHL goal offers peek into Anderson's system

WOLVES NOTES: Shields' 1st AHL goal offers peek into Anderson's system
It only took 111 games for David Shields to finally score his first AHL goal. Shields, a Chicago Wolves defenseman, ripped a wrist shot crossbar down behind San Antonio goalie Michael Houser in the Wolves’ 4-2 loss Sunday at Allstate Arena. “Would have felt a lot better if we’d won the game,” said Shields, who... Read more »
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    Paul LaTour enters his fourth full season covering the Wolves for the Chicago Tribune. A freelance writer based in Aurora, LaTour previously worked as a sportswriter for the Naperville Sun after similar jobs in Texas and Colorado. On Jan. 18, 1968, his mother went into labor at a high school hockey game in Duluth, Minn., and gave birth to him early the next day. He's been hooked on hockey ever since.

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