13 November 2006

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Nov. 18

Sat., Nov. 18    
vs. Grand Rapids Griffins    
Allstate Arena    
7:00 p.m.

Sun., Nov. 19    
vs. Peoria Rivermen    
Allstate Arena    
4:00 p.m.



--- JASON KROG: Notched 13 points (4G, 9A) in his last four games, which includes multiple points in all four outings ... Tallied a point in each of Chicago's first 14 games, tied for longest streak in the AHL this season and the best start to a season in Wolves history ... Dished out an assist in each of his last nine games, the second-longest streak     in the AHL and two contests shy of matching the franchise record ... Paces the AHL with 19 assists and 29 points in 14 tilts

--- DARREN HAYDAR: Collected multiple points (2G, 6A) in each of his last three games, which includes matching a season-high two assists in all three outings ... Accrued a point in each of the team's first 14 games, tied for longest streak in the AHL this season and the best start to a season in Chicago history ...  Ranks second in the AHL with 26 points and shares second with 11 goals and third with 15 assists

--- BRETT STERLING: Posted goals in each of his last three games, netting five during that span ... Registered points in nine of his last 10 outings (8G, 8A) after being held out of the lineup on Oct. 15 ... Shares eighth in the AHL and second among league rookies with nine goals in 13 contests ... Tied for ninth in the AHL and ranks third among league first-year pros with with 17 points

--- MICHAEL GARNETT: Earned victories in three straight starts and has posted six wins in 10 outings this season, tied for third-most in the AHL ...  Ranks seventh in the AHL with 562 minutes played and shares seventh 257 saves ... Accrued a 6-3-0 record with a 2.88 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage

--- BRIAN FAHEY: Accrued two goals and one assist in his last two games after posting just one goals in his previous seven matchups ..  Notched three goals in nine games this season after registering six in 64 games with the AHL's Iowa Stars last season ... Tallied 11 assists, 17 points and 74 penalty minutes in 64 games with the Stars last year

--- CORY LAROSE: Dished out a season-high two assists on Sunday after being held out of the lineup the previous four games due to the veteran rule ... Shares fourth on the team with six assists and sixth with seven points in seven tilts this season ... Netted 99 career AHL goals, 27 of which have come in a Wolves uniform           


The Wolves had their eight-game road winning streak snapped by the Rochester Americans on Sunday.  Chicago's streak was the best in franchise history to start a season and one shy of matching the team-record nine-game winning streak away from the Allstate Arena, set from Feb. 25 to March 30, 2000.


--- Chicago's regulation loss on Sunday against Rochester snapped a six-game point streak (5-0-1-0).

--- The Wolves gave up seven goals in Sunday's loss, tied for the most allowed by the club this year.

--- Chicago has lit the lamp 20 times in its last three contests - which includes 10 on Nov. 4 against Peoria - after being held to 11 in their previous three; the squad leads the AHL with 62 goals and an average of 4.43 goals per game.

--- The Wolves have registered 14 power-play goals in their last four games
(14 of 37) after notching five in its previous four outings (five of 37); the team ranks sixth in the AHL on the man-advantage at 19.8 percent (24 of 121).

--- Chicago shares the AHL lead with 24 power-play goals on a league-most 121 opportunities.

--- After Tuesday's tilt in Iowa, the Wolves will play seven of their next nine games at home where the squad has posted a 1-3-1-0 mark this season.


Following the Wolves game on Nov. 19 against Peoria, Skates Mates Kid's Club Members will have an exclusive autograph session with Skates, the team's mascot, and rookie forwards ALEX BOURRET, JOEY CRABB, JORDAN LaVALLEE and BRETT STERLING.  For more information on the club, click here or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.


Sun., Nov. 12                                             
(at) Rochester 7, Chicago 3
--- The Wolves fell behind early and never led as they were handed their first road loss of the season, a 7-3 defeat by the Rochester Americans at Blue Cross Arena
--- Forwards JASON KROG and BRETT STERLING and defenseman BRIAN FAHEY all dented the net for Chicago
--- Goaltender FRED BRATHWAITE posted 20 saves on 26 shots 

Fri., Nov. 10                                           
Chicago 7, (at) Syracuse 2
--- The Wolves scored early and often as they earned their eighth straight road win, a 7-2 victory against the Syracuse Crunch at the War Memorial at Oncenter
--- Five different players netted multiple points for the Wolves including DARREN HAYDAR who led the squad with a goal and two assists
--- Netminder MICHAEL GARNETT recorded a team season-high 39 saves on 41 shots