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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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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Wolves hit road still seeking answers for stalled offense

Wolves hit road still seeking answers for stalled offense
Despite seeing his Chicago Wolves team rally for a 5-4 shootout victory Sunday, coach John Anderson was still in a somber mood when he greeted the media, saying he wished he could be smiling. At least he was in a better mood than he was after Saturday’s 5-2 loss to the same Oklahoma City Barons... Read more »

Wolves, Allen making the most of circus trip...so far

Wolves, Allen making the most of circus trip...so far
Allstate Arena hasn’t been a friendly home for the Chicago Wolves this season. Their struggles magnified in a humbling 5-0 loss to Charlotte on Oct. 27 that dropped them to 1-4 at home. With the annual circus trip staring his team in the face, coach John Anderson was asked if getting away from Allstate for... Read more »

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 »
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WOLVES GAMEDAY: Rattie makes impressive home debut

WOLVES GAMEDAY: Rattie makes impressive home debut
A broad smile spread across Mark Mancari’s face last night when asked about his Chicago Wolves teammate, rookie Ty Rattie. Based on the performance Rattie gave in the Wolves’ 3-1 victory over the San Antonio Rampage, it’s no wonder Mancari was happy. Rattie did a little bit of everything in his home debut. He scored... Read more »
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