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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 »

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 »
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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. Cundari, 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 »

Longpre snaps long scoring drought in Wolves win

Longpre snaps long scoring drought in Wolves win
It took Nathan Longpre quite a while to get his name back on the Chicago Wolves scoresheet. Twenty games, in fact. Longpre’s first-period goal in the Wolves’ 2-1 victory over the Rockford IceHogs on Sunday was the first time he’d scored since Nov. 16. He hadn’t even picked up an assist since the slump started... 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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The Wolves' Milestone Men: Aucoin, Mancari reach career scoring marks

The Wolves' Milestone Men: Aucoin, Mancari reach career scoring marks
One Sergey Andronov goal led to two career milestones for Chicago Wolves forwards Keith Aucoin and Mark Mancari. Andronov’s goal Saturday night against Iowa, drew assists from both Aucoin and Mancari. Aucoin’s point moved him into a seventh-place tie on the AHL’s all-time scoring list, while Mancari became the 87th player in AHL history to... Read more »

Wolves winning ways feel more "legitimate" this time

Wolves winning ways feel more "legitimate" this time
From his position in the crease, goalie Jake Allen gets a unique view of his Chicago Wolves teammates during games. And he likes what he’s been seeing in recent weeks — a lot. “It’s a huge difference from the start of the year until now,” Allen said. “Everyone’s come together. Everyone’s on the same page.”... Read more »

WOLVES NOTES: Mancari simplifies game in search of missing scoring touch

WOLVES NOTES: Mancari simplifies game in search of missing scoring touch
With only four goals through his first 21 games this season, something had to change for Chicago Wolves right wing Mark Mancari. Neither he nor the organization could be satisfied with a lack of production like that from a player with more than 200 career goals in the AHL. As the Wolves ready to face... Read more »
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Wolves, Chorney continuing November turnaround

Wolves, Chorney continuing November turnaround
Perhaps nobody on the Chicago Wolves roster was happier to see October end than defenseman Taylor Chorney. It was not a memorable month of hockey for the 26-year-old from Thunder Bay, Ont. Chorney played seven games in October without earning any points. Worse than that, he was a team-low minus-7. Meanwhile, the Wolves were struggling... 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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