20 November 2006

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Nov. 20

Fri., Nov. 24     
at Grand Rapids Griffins
Van Andel Arena    
6:00 p.m.
 
Sat., Nov. 25     
vs. Houston Aeros  
Allstate Arena     
7:00 p.m.
 
Sun., Nov. 26     
vs. Iowa Stars     
Allstate Arena     
4:00 p.m.
 
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WOLVES HEADLINERS
 
--- BRETT STERLING: Tallied two goals in four of his last six games, which
includes two markers on Sunday against Peoria ... Paces AHL rookies and
shares second overall in the league with 13 goals in 16 games, just four shy
of matching the franchise record for markers by a rookie ... Ranks second
among AHL rookies and eighth in the league overall with 23 points
 
--- JASON KROG: Dished out an assist on Sunday to extend his point streak to
17 games, tied for the longest in the AHL this season and the best to start
a season in club history ... Tallied a helper in 11 of his last 12 games,
which includes a 10-game assist streak from Oct. 20 to Nov. 14, one shy of
matching a team record ... Paces the AHL with 34 points and shares the
league-lead with 21 assists and is tied for second with 13 goals in 17 tilts
 
--- DARREN HAYDAR: Recorded an assist on Sunday which extended his point
streak to 17 contests, tied for the longest in the league this year and the
best start to a season in franchise history ... Posted an assist in seven
straight contests, racking up 11 during that span ...  Ranks second in the
AHL with 32 points, third with 20 helpers and is tied for fourth with 12
goals
 
--- TROY MILAM: Posted four points (G, 3A) in his last two outings – which
includes an AHL career-best two assists and three points on Saturday – after
being held out of the lineup in each the team’s previous nine contests ...
Accrued four assists, five points and six penalty minutes in eight tilts
this year
 
HULL YES!
 
NHL Hall-of-Famer BOBBY HULL will return to the Allstate Arena on Sat., Nov.
25 when the Wolves face off against the Houston Aeros at 7 p.m. In addition
to serving as the team’s honorary captain, HULL will drop the ceremonial
first puck and sign autographs in the arena’s Crown Club, located in the
Southwest lobby, throughout the game.  For more information, call 1-800-THE
WOLVES.
 
WOLF TRACKS
 
--- The Wolves have racked up 25 points (12-4-1-0) this season, which is the
best start through 17 games in franchise history; the squad has won eight of
its last nine tilts, including each of the last three.
 
--- The 17-game point streaks by DARREN HAYDAR and JASON KROG are still 15
contests shy of matching the Wolves franchise record 32-game streak set by
former right wing ROB BROWN from Oct. 16 to Dec. 31, 1996.
 
--- Chicago’s seven wins this month (7-1-0-0) are the second-most they’ve
collected in November in team history; the Wolves best November came in 1997
when they posted a 10-1-1 mark (.875).
 
--- Sunday’s win marked the first time the Wolves reached the shootout this
season; last year the squad had 11 games decided in the shootout (3-8).
 
--- Chicago notched three goals in Sunday’s victory, just the sixth time
this season the squad was held to three or fewer markers (3-3-0-0); the club
leads the AHL with an average of 4.59 goals per tilt.
 
--- The Wolves, who play twice on the road this week, have won nine of 10
away from the Allstate Arena, which paces the AHL.
 
NOTABLE
 
The Wolves will continue their canned food drive at home games on Sat., Nov.
25 and Sun., Nov. 26.  Each fan who brings a canned good or non-perishable
food item to one of the contests will receive a raffle ticket for a chance
to win lunch with Wolves forwards SEAN McMORROW and JARED ROSS.  For more
information, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.
 
WOLVES REWIND (3-0-0-0)
 
Sun., Nov. 19      
(at) Chicago 3, Peoria 2 (SO)
--- Chicago overcame a 2-1 second-period deficit then defeated the Peoria
Rivermen, 3-2, in the shootout at the Allstate Arena
--- Left wing BRETT STERLING netted both of the Wolves goals in regulation
while centers KEVIN DOELL and JASON KROG found the back of the net in the
shootout
--- Netminder FRED BRATHWAITE earned his third win of the season by posting
19 saves in regulation and overtime and turning aside four of five attempts
in the shootout
 
Sat., Nov. 18      
(at) Chicago 5, Grand Rapids 3
--- The Wolves snapped a 1-1 tie with three second-period goals and held on
to defeat the Grand Rapids Griffins, 5-3, at the Allstate Arena
--- Defenseman TROY MILAM posted two assists and three points while forwards
DARREN HAYDAR (G, A) and JORDAN LaVALLEE (2A) also accrued multiple points
--- Goaltender MICHAEL GARNETT turned aside 19 of 22 shots
 
Tue., Nov. 14      
Chicago 8, (at) Iowa 2
--- Chicago broke open a 1-1 second-period tie then exploded for six more
goals as they dropped the Iowa Stars, 8-2, at Wells Fargo Arena
--- Forwards JASON KROG, STEVE MARTINS, and BRETT STERLING each tickled the
twine twice while STERLING added two assists to lead a pack of four Wolves
that finished with three or more points.
--- Netminder MICHAEL GARNETT recorded 26 saves