Weekly Reports

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Dec. 9

December 9, 2013

The Wolves will play three games in four days beginning Wednesday, all three of which will be played on the road; seven of Chicago’s 11 victories this season have come on enemy ice and its .667 road winning percentage is the fourth-best in the Western Conference (7-3-0-2).


Wed., Dec. 11*
at Grand Rapids Griffins
Van Andel Arena
6 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 13*
at Texas Stars
Cedar Park Center
7:30 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 14*
at San Antonio Rampage
AT&T Center
7 p.m


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The Wolves will play three games in four days beginning Wednesday, all three of which will be played on the road; seven of Chicago’s 11 victories this season have come on enemy ice and its .667 road winning percentage is the fourth-best in the Western Conference (7-3-0-2).


Ty Rattie: Tallied 2 third-period goals, including one with 18 seconds left to tie the game at four, and converted a shootout attempt in Chicago’s comeback win over Oklahoma City on Sunday … Five of his 8 markers this season have come against the Barons … Ranks first on Chicago with 8 goals and second with 13 points in 23 games this season … Posted 3 goals and 6 points in his last five tilts … Ranked second in the WHL last season with 48 goals and third in the league with 110 points in 62 matchups with the Portland Winterhawks … Also shared seventh in the WHL with 62 helpers and held third with a +56 plus/minus rating

Sergey Andronov: Shared the team lead with 2 goals and 3 points in two games last week, which included scoring Chicago’s opening goal in both tilts … Registered 4 points (2G, 2A) in his last four outings … Tied for fourth on the Wolves with 6 helpers and shares sixth with 9 points in 21 contests this year … Accumulated 8 goals, 11 assists, and 19 points in 59 AHL games with the Peoria Rivermen last season, his first year in North America

Cade Fairchild: Dished out an assist in both of Chicago’s games last week to run his assist streak to four games … He has pocketed 7 helpers in his last four tilts and has had a hand in 7 of the team’s last 16 goals … Shares second on the squad with 9 helpers and is tied for second among team rear guards with 9 points in 11 games this season … Made his return to game action on Nov. 7 after missing the first 11 games of this season and the final 12 tilts of last season due to injury … Picked up 8 helpers in 43 games with the Peoria Rivermen last season

Corey Locke: Recorded a season-high 3 helpers on Sunday, his first three-assist effort since Dec. 26, 2010 … Tallied 6 assists in his last four outings … Ranks first on Chicago and shares 14th in the AHL with 14 assists and leads the Wolves with 19 points in 22 games this season … Began the 2012-13 campaign with TPS Turku of the Finnish Elite League, where he collected 12 assists and 17 points in 37 tilts before moving to Germany … Accrued 7 points (G, 6A) in 16 outings with Berlin of the German League


— Chicago’s game against Grand Rapids on Wednesday marks its 12th game against a Midwest Division foe through 23 tilts this year; the Wolves only play three divisional games in December before playing a Midwest Division rival in 28 of their final 44 matchups after the calendar turns to 2014.

— The Wolves allowed two power-play goals to Oklahoma City on Saturday, just the second time in 23 games this year they have surrendered multiple man-advantage markers in a contest; Chicago has accrued an 86.5 percent efficiency rating on the penalty kill this season (96 of 115), which ranks fifth in the AHL.

— Chicago fired a season-high 41 shots on goal Saturday night and 17 of the 18 skaters who dressed for the game recorded at least one shot on net; twelve players registered at least 2 shots on goal with forwards Dmitrij Jaskin and Mark Mancari posting 5 shots each.

— The Wolves have cashed in on 13 of their 115 power-play chances this season, with two of them coming against Grand Rapids; Chicago has not converted on its last 13 man-advantage opportunities dating back three games.


— The Wolves have outshot their opponents in five of their last six games, but they have won just two of those contests; Chicago has outgunned its foes 208-142 over its last six matchups and has not allowed 30 or more shots in 10 of its last 11 games.


Sunday, Dec. 8
(at) Chicago 5, Oklahoma City 4 (SO)
— The Wolves rallied to tie Oklahoma City twice in the final seven minutes of regulation and eventually earned a 5-4 shootout victory at Allstate Arena
— Forwards Ty Rattie (2G), Sergey Andronov and Chris Porter scored in regulation for Chicago
— Goaltender Matt Climie stopped 23 of 27 shots in regulation and overtime and all three shootout attempts he faced

Saturday, Dec. 7
Oklahoma City 5, (at) Chicago 2
— The Wolves grabbed a 2-1 third period lead, but allowed four goals in the final 5:05 to Oklahoma City at Allstate Arena
— Forwards Sergey Andronov and Pat Cannone lit the lamp for Chicago
— Goaltender Jake Allen posted 18 saves on 21 shots

Upcoming Home Games

Sat, Feb. 17
7:00 pm

Scooter Vaughan bobblehead giveaway (first 2,500 fans), courtesy of CW50

Faith and Fellowship Night, presented by Judson University, featuring a postgame Q-and-A with guest of honor Wayne Messmer

Wolves Wives Puck Fundraiser

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Sun, Feb. 18
3:00 pm

Family Sunday featuring GameWorks one-hour game play gift card giveaway (first 1,000 kids)

Postgame Autograph Session

Wolves Wives Puck Fundraiser


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