Posts tagged "Jake Allen"

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 »

Q & A with Wolves broadcaster Billy Gardner

Q & A with Wolves broadcaster Billy Gardner
Anybody who has tuned in to a Chicago Wolves broadcast in the past 12 years knows color analyst Bill Gardner does not pull punches when it comes to his on-air critiques of the team. If he sees a mistake from a Wolves player, he’ll describe it as such rather than downplaying it or making excuses... 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 »

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 »

Wolves lose Cundari, gain a Chelios in blue-line shuffle

Wolves lose Cundari, gain a Chelios in blue-line shuffle
Mark Cundari was a bit frustrated after he and his Wolves teammates couldn’t solve Milwaukee goalie Scott Darling on Tuesday night. That frustration was all but forgotten in the moments following the game when he learned the Calgary Flames recalled him to the NHL. “Hopefully I can get in the lineup and make a difference... Read more »
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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 »

WOLVES GAME DAY: Physical Marlies frustrate Wolves

WOLVES GAME DAY: Physical Marlies frustrate Wolves
Scoring more than one power-play goal in a game has been a rare accomplishment for the Chicago Wolves this season. Prior to Friday’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Toronto Marlies, the Wolves had scored multiple goals with the man advantage only three times in 37 games, pulling it off twice against the Rockford IceHogs. So... Read more »
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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 »