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Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Oct. 20


October 20, 2014

The Chicago Wolves kicked off their Midwest Division schedule with dominant wins over the Lake Erie Monsters on Friday (4-0) and Saturday (7-2), remaining unbeaten in regulation with a 3-0-1-0 record and 7 points, good for second in the league; the only team with more points than Chicago is its Midwest Division rival and next opponent, the Milwaukee Admirals, who have collected a perfect 4-0-0-0 record to start their season.

 

THIS WEEK:

Fri., Oct. 24*
vs. Milwaukee Admirals#
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 25**
at Rockford IceHogs$
MetroCentre
7 p.m.

*WCIU Ch. 26
**U-Too
#Amtrak Rivalry Game
$Illinois Lottery Cup Game

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

OFF AND RUNNING

The Chicago Wolves kicked off their Midwest Division schedule with dominant wins over the Lake Erie Monsters on Friday (4-0) and Saturday (7-2), remaining unbeaten in regulation with a 3-0-1-0 record and 7 points, good for second in the league; the only team with more points than Chicago is its Midwest Division rival and next opponent, the Milwaukee Admirals, who have collected a perfect 4-0-0-0 record to start their season.

WOLVES HEADLINERS

Matt Climie: Went 2-0-0 on the weekend with a 1.00 goals-against average and .950 save percentage while stopping 38 of 40 Lake Erie shots … Earned his first shutout of the season on Friday, his eighth whitewash in a Wolves uniform and good for second place all-time in franchise history, tied with Kari Lehtonen … Enters his fourth season with the team ranked among the franchise’s top four all-time for wins (58), shutouts (8), saves (2,981), games played (111), minutes (6,501) and assists (5) … Posted an 11-10-2 record with a 2.84 goals-against average and .900 save percentage in 23 games last season

Dmitrij Jaskin: Collected his first points of the season with one goal (PP), three assists, and seven shots in two games against Lake Erie after being held scoreless against Charlotte … Tied his professional career high, set Nov. 29, 2013 against Rockford, with three points (G, 2A) on Saturday … Contributed two points (G, A) in 18 games with St. Louis (NHL) last season … Posted 29 points (15G, 14A) and 28 penalty minutes in 42 games with the Wolves in 2013-14, adding nine points (4G, 5A) in nine Calder Cup Playoff games as a rookie

Pat Cannone: Tallied four points (2G, 2A) in two games against Lake Erie after a scoreless opening weekend … Tied his AHL career high (set two other times) with three points (G, 2A) against the Monsters on Saturday … Compiled 34 points (16G, 18A) and a team-leading +24 plus/minus rating with the Wolves last season, including his first career hat trick on March 8 at Abbotsford … Handed out two assists in nine Calder Cup Playoff games for Chicago … Accrued 108 points (48G, 60A) in 215 AHL games spanning five seasons with Binghamton (2010-13) and Chicago (2013-present)

Ty Rattie: Upped his season total to four points (2G, 2A) with two goals, an assist, a +2 plus/minus rating, and eight shots over the weekend … Notched the Wolves’ first power-play tally of the year on Friday … Appeared in two games with St. Louis last season, including his NHL debut April 11 at Dallas, and was held scoreless … Led last season’s team with 48 points, becoming the first Wolves rookie to achieve that feat, and tied for the lead among league rookies with 31 goals … Tallied three points (G, 2A) in nine postseason games with Chicago

Yannick Veilleux: Notched his first goal in a Wolves uniform and first multiple-point game in the AHL with a goal and an assist in Friday’s matchup … Contributed a power-play tally in the third period Saturday … Dished out one assist in four games with the Wolves last season … Spent the majority of 2013-14 with Kalamazoo (ECHL), compiling 39 points (16G, 23A) and a team-leading +16 plus/minus rating in 62 games, along with three goals in six playoff games

WOLF TRACKS

— With his victory on Saturday, head coach JOHN ANDERSON collected his 354th American Hockey League win with the Wolves and moved into sixth place on the league’s list of all-time coaching wins, passing Robbie Ftorek (353); next on the list is Terry Reardon (362).

— The Wolves have played some of the stingiest defense in franchise history to start the 2014-15 season; five goals against and 71 shots allowed are the team’s lowest four-game totals ever to open a season.

— After a quiet opening weekend, the Wolves’ special teams made an impact against Lake Erie with four power-play goals and a short-handed tally over the two games; Chicago now ranks 10th in the league with the man-advantage (4-for-22, 18.2 percent) and tied for 12th on the penalty kill (15-for-17, 88.2 percent)

— The Wolves have allowed just 15 shots total in the first period this season (while racking up 42 themselves) and are averaging 17.75 shots-against per game, the best in the AHL; Chicago is also tied with Utica for first in the league in goals against, allowing an average of 1.25 per game.

— Defenseman Petteri Lindbohm was returned on loan from St. Louis on Monday morning after posting four shots and a -1 plus/minus rating in his NHL debut Sunday at Anaheim; the blueliner has two points (G, A) and a +3 plus/minus rating in three games with the Wolves.

HOWL-O-WEEN WITH THE WOLVES

Children who wear their Halloween costume to the Wolves-Admirals game at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, will receive a complimentary Wolves hat.

WOLVES REWIND (2-0-0-0)

Saturday, Oct. 18
(at) Chicago 7, Lake Erie 2
— Special teams dominated as seven players scored for the Wolves in their 7-2 rout of Lake Erie at Allstate Arena
— Forwards Rob Bordson, Pat Cannone, Colin Fraser (SH), Shane Harper (PP), Dmitrij Jaskin (PP), Ty Rattie, and Yannick Veilleux (PP) tallied
— Goaltender Matt Climie kicked out 20 of 22 shots but saw his shutout streak snapped at 123:52

Friday, Oct. 17
(at) Chicago 4, Lake Erie 0
— The Wolves opened scoring 3:45 into the game and added two in the third period in a whitewash of Lake Erie at Allstate Arena
— Chicago forwards Rob Bordson, Pat Cannone, Ty Rattie (PP), and Yannick Veilleux scored
— Goaltender Matt Climie stopped all 18 shots for the team’s first shutout of the season and his first since April 6, 2013

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