Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Nov. 5 Photo: Greg Hamill/Rockford IceHogs
05 November 2012

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Nov. 5

THIS WEEK:

Tue., Nov. 6*
at Charlotte Checkers
Time Warner Cable Arena
6 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 9^
at Milwaukee Admirals#
Bradley Center
7 p.m.

*CN100
^U Too
#Amtrak Rivalry

GAMES WILL BE TELECAST LIVE ON MY50 CHICAGO, THE U TOO OR COMCAST NETWORK 100 ON XFINITY TV FROM COMCAST

Log on to chicagowolves.com for broadcast schedule, or to watch or listen to the action live online

VIEW FROM THE TOP

The Wolves sit in first place in the Midwest Division with 13 points (6-3-1-0) through 10 games this season; with a regulation win over Charlotte on Tuesday, Chicago would tie the Checkers for the most points in the AHL.

WOLVES HEADLINES

--- Brett Sterling: Scored in back-to-back games last week and has collected 4 points (2G, 2A) during a current three-game point streak ... Shares second on the Wolves with 3 goals and is tied for the team lead with 7 points in eight games this season ... Shares first among team forwards and second overall on the Wolves with a +4 plus/minus rating and has accrued a plus or even rating in seven of his eight tilts ... Registered 62 points (30G, 32A) in 73 AHL contests with the Peoria Rivermen and Portland Pirates last year ... Shared eighth in the league with 30 markers and ranked 13th in the circuit with 62 points last season ... Skated in four NHL games with the St. Louis Blues during the 2011-12 campaign

--- Jordan Schroeder: Collected a team season-high 3 points (G, 2A) on Friday at Rockford ... Shares second on the squad with 3 goals and ranks third with 6 points in 10 games this season ... Registered 5 points (3G, 2A) in his last five outings after posting an assist in his previous five matchups ... Shared second on the Wolves with a career-best 21 goals and ranked third with a career-high 44 points while appearing in all 76 games last season ... Ranked fourth on the club with 23 assists and five power-play strikes

--- Zack Kassian: Recorded his first multiple-point outing of the season on Friday when he dished out 2 assists ... Paces Chicago with 4 goals and is tied for first on the team with 7 points and 22 penalty minutes in 10 games this year ... Shares first in the AHL with 4 first goals this season ... Tallied 10 points (4G, 6A) and 51 penalty minutes in 44 NHL games with Vancouver and Buffalo as a rookie last year ... Bagged 15 goals and 26 points in 30 AHL tilts with the Rochester Americans ... Represented the Western Conference squad at the 2012 AHL All-Star Game

--- Chris Tanev: Tallied his first 2 points (G, A) of the season on Friday at Rockford, which included his second professional goal and first since Nov. 13, 2010 when he was a member of the Manitoba Moose ... Shares third among Chicago blueliners with 2 points (G, A) in eight contests this season ... Skated in 25 NHL games with Vancouver last season, collecting two assists and two penalty minutes ... Ranked third among Wolves blueliners with 14 assists and fourth with 14 points in 34 AHL contests with Chicago in 2011-12

WOLF TRACKS

--- The Wolves have bagged a season-high 6 goals twice in their last four games, yet they have lit the lamp just 16 times in their other eight games combined.

--- Defenseman Yann Sauve leads the Wolves with a +5 plus/minus rating this season and has accrued a plus or even rating in all five of his contests this year.

--- Six different players have scored three or more goals for the Wolves this season, which includes right wing Andrew Gordon, who potted five markers all of last year.

--- Chicago continues its five-game road trip with two tilts on enemy ice this week, including the first meeting of the year at Milwaukee on Nov. 9; that game marks the latest the Wolves and Admirals have played for the first time in a season since the 2003-04 season when the clubs’ first matchup was on Dec. 3.

--- The Wolves scored twice on the power play in their game on Friday at Rockford, which matched their man-advantage output for the year; Chicago has converted on just four of 48 power-play opportunities this season.

--- Chicago has surrendered a power-play marker in eight of its 10 tilts this season, which includes at least one in its last four games; the Wolves rank 28th in the AHL with a 72.3 efficiency rating on the penalty kill (34 of 47).

SKATERS TURNED WAITERS

--- The Wolves host their 15th “Get Fed by the Wolves” fundraiser from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at Bahama Breeze, 406 E. Golf Road, in Schaumburg. Players serve as waiters and the proceeds from the luncheon benefit Chicago Wolves Charities. Tables are still available for this event, so reserve your seat today by visiting chicagowolves.com or calling 1-800-THE-WOLVES.

WOLVES REWIND (1-1-0-0)

Sunday, Nov. 4
(at) Charlotte 4, Chicago 1
--- The Wolves saw a 1-1 tie turn into a 4-1 loss after surrendering three unanswered goals in a 7:26 span to the Charlotte Checkers at Time Warner Cable Arena
--- Left wing Brett Sterling scored the lone goal for Chicago
--- Goaltender Matt Climie kicked out 30 of 34 shots

Friday, Nov. 2
Chicago 6, (at) Rockford 3
--- The Wolves doubled up the Rockford IceHogs 6-3 in an Illinois Lottery Cup contest at the MetroCentre
--- Thirteen skaters posted a point for Chicago, which included center Jordan Schroeder’s team-high three points (G, 2A)
--- Goaltender Eddie Lack stopped 29 shots in the victory