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CHICAGO WOLVES WEEKLY PRESS NOTES, FEB. 15-21


February 15, 2016

WE’RE NEARLY TO THE $25,000 DONATION FOR THE 100 CLUB OF CHICAGO!

The Chicago Wolves and Turtle Wax are teaming up to show appreciation for Chicago-area first responders. In addition to proclaiming Saturday, April 16, as First Responders Night — and providing 2,000 tickets for first responders and their families — the Wolves and Turtle Wax are supporting them via an interactive social media campaign. Visit the @TurtleWax account on Twitter and retweet the pinned message at the top that reads: “If this tweet reaches 2,000 retweets before April 16, we’ll donate $25,000 to the @Chicago100Club #TurtleWaxCARes.”

HOME, SWEET HOME

Having played 10 of 12 games on the road over the past month, the Wolves settle in for a four-game homestand at Allstate Arena. Chicago plays host to Iowa on Thursday before facing Rockford (Saturday) and Charlotte (Sunday) over the weekend. The Wolves will hold their second School-Day matinee of the season at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

PARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS?

Left wing Yannick Veilleux, a Quebec native, will visit Downers Grove North High School on Wednesday, Feb. 17, to meet with French Class students. On Wednesday, Feb. 24, right wing Jordan Caron will go to Glenbard North High School to give their French students a chance to talk with a professional athlete whose native tongue is French. It’s the 16th season the Wolves have been providing French Class appearances throughout the Chicago area.

THIS WEEK

Thursday, Feb. 18
vs. Iowa Wild
Allstate Arena
The U Too (26.2)
Military Appreciation Jersey Auction
7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 20
vs. Rockford IceHogs
Allstate Arena
The U Too (26.2)
Military Appreciation Jersey Auction
7 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 21
vs. Charlotte Checkers
Allstate Arena
The U Too (26.2)
3 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 23
vs. Grand Rapids Griffins
Allstate Arena
The U Too (26.2)
11 a.m.

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WOLVES HEADLINERS

Danny Kristo: Scored at the 3:13 mark of overtime to lead Chicago past Manitoba 3-2 on Feb. 13 … It signaled the third time this season KRISTO has provided a game-winner in overtime – he performed the feat in back-to-back games at San Antonio in November) … the fourth-year pro shares team goal-scoring honors (17) and paces the club in shots (113).

Pat Cannone: Moved into sole possession of 20th place on the Wolves’ all-time scoring list with a goal at Manitoba on Feb. 13 … CANNONE owns 122 points in 170 games with the Wolves … the AHL All-Star Classic MVP leads the team in goals (17), points (41), plus/minus rating (+14) and game-winning goals (5).

Scooter Vaughan: Ripped a wrist shot from the right faceoff circle to score Chicago’s opening goal in a 5-2 loss to Manitoba on Sunday. The goal was the first for VAUGHAN since Oct. 17 … the speedy defenseman assisted on the game-tying goal Saturday in the Wolves’ 3-2 overtime win and has points in back-to-back games.

Jordan Binnington: Surpassed 4,000 career minutes in net on Sunday, becoming the eighth Wolves netminder to reach that milestone … BINNINGTON, who has started six straight games, needs 12 saves to pass Frederic Cassivi (1,758) for ninth place on Chicago’s all-time charts.

WOLF TRACKS

• The Jordan CaronPat CannoneDanny Kristo line has figured in 5 of the team’s 7 goals over the last four games.

• Left wing Emerson Clark wasted little time leaving an impression in his first weekend with the Wolves. In his first shift on the ice, CLARK dropped the gloves against one of the AHL’s toughest fighters in Manitoba’s Darren Kramer. The following day, the 23-year-old from Whitby, Ontario, scored his first career AHL goal as he knocked in a rebound with 47 seconds left in regulation.

• Chicago shares top honors with Toronto for the most overtime game-winning goals (7) in the AHL this season.

WOLVES REWIND (1-1-1-0)

Sunday, Feb. 14
(at) Manitoba 5, Chicago 2

• Chicago placed 41 shots on goal, but managed just 2 shots past goaltender Connor Hellebuyck at the MTS Centre. Despite the loss, Chicago finished its season series against the Moose with a 6-1-1-0 record, claiming points in 7 of 8 games.

Scooter Vaughan and Emerson Clark scored for the Wolves, the latter coming in CLARK’s second game in a Wolves uniform

Jordan Binnington stopped 19 shots in the loss

Saturday, Feb. 13
Chicago 3, (at) Manitoba 2 (OT)

Danny Kristo held the puck for 10 seconds, skated into the slot and scored 3:13 into overtime to give the Wolves the win at the MTS Centre

Jacob Doty and Pat Cannone scored during the second period to erase a 2-0 deficit; Cannone and Andre Benoit assisted on KRISTO ’s game-winner.

Jordan Binnington stopped 35 of 37 shots to earn the win

Thursday, Feb. 11
(at) Lake Erie 5, Chicago 0

• Lake Erie scored 3 short-handed goals in a span of 61 seconds late in the game to seal a 5-0 win over Chicago at Quicken Loans Arena

• Two Monster players turned in 3-point nights while Ty Rattie led the Wolves with 4 shots as the team suffered just its second shutout loss of the season

Jordan Binnington made 27 saves

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