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January 8, 2016

This week in picture feature photos from Illinois Lottery Cup match against Rockford and the game against Lake Erie.

Prior to Saturday’s Illinois Lottery Cup matchup against Rockford at Allstate Arena, Michael and Mitchell Roland are honored as the Compass Heating and Air Hometown Heroes. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

Skates and the Wolf Pack want YOU to play Goal Pool before every Chicago Wolves game, play fantasy hockey before each game and hashtag your photos with Chicago Wolves at every home game! Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

Viktor Svedberg makes a diving play to block Ty Rattie’s pass across the slot to a streaking Jordan Caron during Saturday’s Illinois Lottery Cup game at Allstate Arena. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

One team’s pain is another team’s bliss. Rockford reacts to Zach O’Brien’s third-period goal that gave the Chicago Wolves a 1-0 lead at 10:44 of the final frame. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

Chicago Wolves captain Pat Cannone keeps his eye on the prize — a flying puck — during Saturday’s 2-0 shutout win against Rockford in Illinois Lottery Cup action at Allstate Arena. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

Brace for impact! Chicago Wolves winger Riley Brace, who recently joined the team from the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL), makes his presence felt during Saturday’s contest, laying a hit on an IceHog at Allstate Arena. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

Skates makes one Chicago Wolves fan very happy, as he tosses a T-shirt over the glass during Saturday’s 2-0 win over the Rockford IceHogs at Allstate Arena. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

Close but no cigar. Rockford forward Tanner Kero unleashes a point-blank shot on Jordan Binnington, but the Chicago Wolves goaltender stands tall and preserves the shutout Saturday night at Allstate Arena. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

The fight (for the puck) is on. Chicago Wolves forward Jeremy Welsh battles Cameron Schilling for the biscuit during Chicago’s 2-0 win over Rockford in Illinois Lottery Cup action Saturday night at Allstate Arena. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

Winning is fun. Defensemen Scooter Vaughan and Chris Butler patiently wait for their teammates before celebrating the much-needed win over Rockford on Saturday at Allstate Arena. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

It hurts less if you close your eyes. Chicago Wolves forward Eriah Hayes sacrifices his body and drops down to block a Viktor Svedberg shot during Saturday’s win at Allstate Arena. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

One of these teams is having more fun than the other. Hint hint: it’s the Chicago Wolves, who topped Rockford 2-0 at Allstate Arena after dropping a 5-2 contest to them on Dec. 30. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

Chicago Wolves forward Yannick Veilleux happily tosses a T-shirt over the glass to some fans following the team’s Lottery Cup win against the IceHogs on Saturday night at Allstate Arena. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

Star status. Chicago Wolves goaltender Jordan Binnington waves to the crowd after his 28-save shutout performance against Rockford on Saturday night at Allstate Arena. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

Pregame giggles. Chicago Wolves forward Spencer Asuchak and winger Ty Rattie share some smiles prior to Sunday’s matchup against Lake Erie at Allstate Arena. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

Jordan Binnington is more flexible than you. The Chicago Wolves goaltender stretches it out prior to Sunday’s afternoon matchup against the Lake Erie Monsters. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

Chicago Wolves forward Jordan Caron gets in the zone with a capital Z, mentally preparing for Sunday’s game against Lake Erie in which he tallied a goal in the 5-2 win. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

Chicago Wolves goaltender Pheonix Copley gives some pregame love to forward Jordan Caron, who would go on to score for the fifth straight game, against Lake Erie on Sunday at Allstate Arena. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

Ben Hoffman, who has raised nearly $20,000 to fight pediatric cancer, takes part in the ceremonial puck drop prior to Sunday’s 5-2 win over the Monsters at Allstate Arena. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

The Chicago Wolves were proud to honor Mark Kwiatkowski, the Compass Heating and Air Hometown Hero, prior to Sunday’s matchup against Lake Erie at Allstate Arena. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

Chicago Wolves defenseman Andre Benoit fires a wrister on goal en route to the team’s second straight win Sunday afternoon at Allstate Arena. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

Stick meets stick. Chicago Wolves defenseman Peter Harrold uses one hand to stick the puck away from a Lake Erie player during Sunday’s 5-2 win over Lake Erie at Allstate Arena. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

Chaos around him, calm on the ice. Chicago Wolves forward Zach O’Brien looks at ease during his squad’s 5-2 win over Lake Erie to kick off the New Year with two straight wins. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

Pardon me. Chicago Wolves forward Eriah Hayes moseys his way past a Lake Erie player to get in better position during Sunday’s victory at Allstate Arena. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

You can’t say he didn’t try. Chicago Wolves forward Eriah Hayes gives it all, trying to poke the puck past Lake Erie on Sunday afternoon, but Korpisalo stands tall. Hayes did record an assist in the winning effort. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

Jordan Schmaltz was a scoring machine Sunday. The Chicago Wolves defenseman recorded two goals — the first time he’s accomplished this feat as a professional — during the 5-2 win over Lake Erie at Allstate Arena. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

Chicago Wolves forward Jordan Caron congratulates Jordan Schmaltz on his second goal of the night in front of some happy Wolves fans Sunday night at Allstate Arena. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

Chicago Wolves defenseman Peter Harrold launches a T-shirt into the third level (we’re guessing) following Sunday’s win against the Lake Erie Monsters at Allstate Arena. Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

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