CHICAGO WOLVES WEEKLY PRESS NOTES, FEB. 22-28| EMAIL | PRINT
February 24, 2016
THAT’S $25,000 FOR THE 100 CLUB OF CHICAGO!
The Chicago Wolves and Turtle Wax are teaming up to show appreciation for Chicago-area first responders with First Responders Night on Saturday, April 16, at Allstate Arena. A full two months before this game, though, more than 2,000 people retweeted a pinned message atop the @TurtleWax account on Twitter. That means Turtle Wax will donate $25,000 to the 100 Club of Chicago.
AND THE ILLINOIS LOTTERY CUP GOES TO…
This is the fifth season that the state of Illinois’ American Hockey League teams have competed for the Illinois Lottery Cup — and for the first time we have a repeat champion. The Rockford IceHogs clinched the trophy, which goes to the team that wins more games in the 12-game Wolves/IceHogs series. The IceHogs earned their sixth win on Saturday night at Allstate Arena. Even if the Wolves win the final three games of the series in regulation, the IceHogs hold the tiebreaker and therefore keep the trophy. The next Illinois Lottery Cup game is Friday, March 18, at Allstate Arena.
A FRANTIC FEBRUARY
As the Wolves wind down the month of February, the games are coming at a dizzying pace. Chicago is playing 7 games over 11 days, with six of those contests slated against teams ahead of the Wolves in the Central Division standings. By the time Sunday rolls around, just seven weeks will be left on the season.
Friday, Feb. 26
at Milwaukee Admirals
The U Too (26.2)
Saturday, Feb. 27
vs. Milwaukee Admirals
The U Too (26.2)
Sunday, Feb. 28
at Grand Rapids Griffins
Van Andel Arena
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• Pat Cannone: Struck for two goals in a 3-2 shootout win over Charlotte on Feb. 21 to run the Wolves’ record to 12-1-0-1 (.893) when the captain scores in a game … It was the third multiple-goal game for CANNONE, who took over the team goal-scoring lead (19) … The sixth-year pro matched his best season output for goals.
• Danny Kristo: The prolific road scorer reacquainted himself with the Allstate Arena nets last week, scoring his first home goal since Oct. 17 with a power-play tally against Rockford on Feb. 20 … Prior to scoring against the IceHogs, KRISTO had netted 15 straight goals on the road … He added an assist on Sunday to solidify his place as the team’s second-leading scorer with 36 points.
• Dmitrij Jaskin: Spent less than a week with the Wolves, but chipped in with a goal and assist in three games before being reassigned to St. Louis … JASKIN joined center Jeremy Welsh and right wing Ty Rattie on a line that generated both goals in a 3-2 loss to Iowa on Feb. 18 … The Russian forward wore the Wolves sweater for the third straight season, raising his career totals to 46 points (20G 26A) in 62 career games.
• Pat Cannone enters this weekend’s action ranked 10th in AHL scoring with 43 points (19G, 24A) in 51games.
• Chicago ranks second only to Toronto in overtime points earned this season. The Wolves’ 25 points break down as follows: 7 OTW, 3 OTL, 3 SOW, and 2 SOL.
• The Wolves have gone 17 games since the last time they lead a contest from start to finish. The Wolves’ last wire-to-wire victory occurred Jan. 15 in a 3-0 shutout of Iowa at the Allstate.
• Wolves’ penalty-killing units have operated at an 86.9 percent clip (20 for 23) over the last four games.
• Scoring the game’s opening goal has been a good omen for the Wolves, who experience an 81.8 percent winning rate (17-3-2-0) when striking first.
WOLVES REWIND (1-2-1-0)
Tuesday, Feb. 23
Grand Rapids 5, (at) Chicago 0
• The Griffins scored three goals in a span of 68 seconds during the first period to post the Central Division win over Chicago on School Day at Allstate Arena
• Jeremy Welsh and Scooter Vaughan placed a team-high 4 shots on goal as the Wolves suffered their third shutout loss of the season
• Jordan Binnington finished the day with 26 saves
Sunday, Feb. 21
(at) Chicago 3, Charlotte 2 (SO)
• Pat Cannone scored twice and Pheonix Copley foiled two of three shootout skaters to lead Chicago to the win over Charlotte
• Danny Kristo and Ty Rattie scored in the shootout as the Wolves remained undefeated against the Checkers (3-0-0-0) at Allstate Arena
• Pheonix Copley finished with 28 saves to earn No. 3 Star of the Game honors
Saturday, Feb. 20
Rockford 4, (at) Chicago 2
• Tanner Kero’s goal with 5:08 left in regulation snapped a 2-2 tie and lifted Rockford to the Illinois Lottery Cup victory over the Wolves
• Forwards Dmitrij Jaskin and Danny Kristo scored power-play goals for the Wolves
• Pheonix Copley rejected 35 of 38 shots in the loss
Thursday, Feb. 18
Iowa 3, (at) Chicago 2 (OT)
• Chicago saw a 2-0 lead evaporate in a 3-2 overtime loss to Iowa at Allstate Arena
• Ty Rattie and Jeremy Welsh scored first-period goals for the Wolves, who were outshot 25-10 during the first 40 minutes of play
• Pheonix Copley turned away 29 shots in his first start since Jan. 30