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Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Oct. 13


October 13, 2014

The Chicago Wolves earned three of a possible four points during their weekend doubleheader against Charlotte at Allstate Arena, improving their record in home openers to 13-6-1-1 (.667) and 5-1-1-0 (.786) when opening the season at home; on Friday and Saturday the team will host its newest Midwest Division opponent, the Lake Erie Monsters, who the Wolves went 3-0-1-0 against last season when they were members of the North Division.

 

THIS WEEK:

Fri., Oct. 17*
vs. Lake Erie Monsters
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 18*
vs. Lake Erie Monsters
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

*U-Too

GAMES WILL BE TELECAST LIVE ON THE U-TOO OR WCIU
Log on to chicagowolves.com for broadcast schedule, or to watch or listen to the action live online

CHECKMATE

The Chicago Wolves earned three of a possible four points during their weekend doubleheader against Charlotte at Allstate Arena, improving their record in home openers to 13-6-1-1 (.667) and 5-1-1-0 (.786) when opening the season at home; on Friday and Saturday the team will host its newest Midwest Division opponent, the Lake Erie Monsters, who the Wolves went 3-0-1-0 against last season when they were members of the North Division.

WOLVES HEADLINERS

Colin Fraser: Scored the season’s opening goal in his Wolves debut on Saturday and is a +1 plus/minus rating with four shots through two games … Serving as one of Chicago’s alternate captains … Member of three of the last five Stanley Cup-winning teams (Los Angeles 2014, Los Angeles 2012, Chicago 2010) … Recorded two assists and 30 penalty minutes in 33 games with the Kings last season … Contributed six points (3G, 3A) in 10 games with Manchester in the AHL … Has accrued 58 points (20G, 38A) in 358 NHL tilts spanning eight seasons (2006-14) with Chicago, Edmonton, and Los Angeles … Registered 109 points (45G, 64A) in 232 AHL contests spanning five seasons (2005-08, 2013-15) with Norfolk, Rockford, Manchester, and Chicago

Petteri Lindbohm: Tallied his first North American professional goal on Sunday in his second AHL game and was one of just two Wolves defensemen to record a point last weekend (Chris Butler) … Racked up 10 shots on goal through two contests, including a team-high six in his AHL debut Saturday … Spent the last two seasons with Jokerit (2012-14) and Assat (2013-14) in the SM-liiga, collecting one goal and 10 points in that stretch … Captained Team Finland in the 2012-13 U20 World Junior Championship and was named a Top 3 Player on Team

Matt Climie: Earned his first win of the year in Saturday’s 2-1 victory, stopping 14 of 15 shots … Went winless until Nov. 16 in 2013-14 … Enters his fourth season with the team ranked among the franchise’s top five all-time for wins (56), shutouts (7), saves (2,943), games played (109), minutes (6,381) and assists (4) … Posted an 11-10-2 record with a 2.84 goals-against average and .900 save percentage in 23 games last season … Earned his 100th AHL win on March 9 at Abbotsford

Jeremy Welsh: Tallied the game-winning goal on Saturday in his Wolves debut … Added one shot on goal and two penalty minutes in the doubleheader … Entering his third full season as a pro after a three-year collegiate career with Union College (2009-12) … Contributed one goal and six penalty minutes in 19 games with Vancouver (NHL) last season … Posted 15 points (7G, 8A) and 14 penalty minutes in 49 games with Utica (AHL) in 2013-14

WOLF TRACKS

— The Wolves fired 72 combined shots on net against the Checkers, including a 43-16 advantage in Sunday’s game, tied for the ninth-largest regular-season shot differential (+27) in franchise history; additionally, the team held Charlotte to just one shot on goal in the first period Saturday, a feat they had not accomplished since Jan. 10, 2009 (third period vs. Peoria).

— Head coach JOHN ANDERSON earned win No. 300 at Allstate Arena on Saturday, his 552nd regular-season win overall with the Wolves; the bench boss is on pace to coach his 1,000th regular-season game with the team Jan. 10 in Grand Rapids.

— The Wolves shut down 7 of 8 Checkers power plays in the doubleheader for a penalty killing percentage of 87.5; last season the team had the league’s fourth-best PK unit, going 292-for-341 (85.6 percent).

— Chicago is still searching for its first power-play goal of the season after going 0-for-10, including two 5-on-3 opportunities, over the weekend; the team finished last in the league on the PP last season, going 43-for-342 (12.6 percent).

— With only three goals total against Charlotte last weekend, the Wolves will look to spark their offense against Lake Erie; Chicago averaged 4.75 goals in four games against the Monsters last season, including a 4-0 win in their opening matchup Dec. 27.

ON SATURDAY WE WEAR PINK

The Wolves will be hosting Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Oct. 18. The awareness efforts include a Pink Sticks Fundraiser, in which the autographed pink sticks players use during warmups will be available for a $175 donation — the price of a mammogram for those who cannot afford one — which will be matched by Heidenhain. Additionally Stick It to Breast Cancer sweatshirts, shirts, and pucks will be available during games in October until sold out. The events are presented by Northwest Community Healthcare and proceeds benefit A Silver Lining Foundation and Chicago Wolves Charities. For more information, visit ChicagoWolves.com.

WOLVES REWIND (1-0-1-0)

Sunday, Oct. 12
Charlotte 2, (at) Chicago 1 (OT)
— The Wolves led 43-16 in shots but fell 1:32 into overtime to split their weekend opening series against Charlotte at Allstate Arena
— Chicago defenseman Petteri Lindbohm scored the Wolves’ lone goal, his first pro tally in North America
— Goaltender Jordan Binnington stopped 14 shots through regulation and overtime

Saturday, Oct. 11
(at) Chicago 2, Charlotte 1
— The Wolves scored twice in the second period to down Charlotte at Allstate Arena and move to 13-6-1-1 all-time in home openers
— Chicago forwards Colin Fraser and Jeremy Welsh scored in their Wolves debuts
— Goaltender Matt Climie kicked out 14 of 15 shots

Upcoming Home Games

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Sun, Dec. 17
3:00 pm

Family Sunday featuring Museum of Science and Industry child’s ticket giveaway (first 1,000 kids)

Postgame Autograph Session

U.S. Marines Toys for Tots Drive

 

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11:00 am

School-Day Game

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