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Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Jan. 20 Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves
20 January 2014

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Jan. 20

THIS WEEK:

Tue., Jan. 21*
at Utica Comets
Utica Memorial Auditorium
6 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 25
at Toronto Marlies
Ricoh Coliseum
2 p.m.

Sun., Jan. 26
at Hamilton Bulldogs
Copps Coliseum
3 p.m.

*U-Too

GAMES WILL BE TELECAST LIVE ON THE U-TOO OR WCIU
Log on to chicagowolves.com for broadcast schedule, or to watch or listen to the action live online

DON’T FORGET TO WRITE

The Wolves begin a five-game road trip in Utica on Tuesday and won’t return to the Allstate Arena until Feb. 1; Chicago, which also travels to Toronto, Hamilton, Rochester, and Grand Rapids during the trek, has accumulated a 10-7-1-2 mark on the road this season.

WOLVES HEADLINES

--- Ty Rattie: Was the only Chicago skater to post a point in all three of the team’s games last week, which included the game-winning goal against Rockford on Saturday ... Accrued 3 points (G, 2A) in his last three contests after collecting 3 points (3G) in his previous nine tilts ... Paces Chicago and shares fifth among AHL rookies with 13 markers despite bagging just two goals in his last 11 contests ... Ranks third on the Wolves with 22 points (13G, 9A) in 38 games this season

--- Cade Fairchild: Was one of three Chicago players to notch multiple points last week, which included scoring his first goal of the season -- and first AHL tally since April 15, 2012 -- on Friday night ... Accumulated 11 assists and 12 points during a nine-game home point-streak and has registered at least one point in 10 of his 11 games played at the Allstate Arena ... Paces team rear guards and holds third overall on Chicago with 16 assists and holds first among club defensemen with 17 points in 24 outings this year

--- Jake Allen: Appeared in all three Chicago outings last week, stopped 75 of 82 shots in helping the team earn three of six points in the standings ... Has lost just once in regulation dating back to Dec. 13, a span of eight starts ... Accumulated a 13-7-1 mark, 1.95 goals-against average and .925 save percentage in 21 games from Nov. 1 to Jan. 19 after opening the season 3-2-1 with a 2.79 goals-against average in six contests in October ... Named to the 20-man roster AHL All-Star Roster on Jan. 8, the second AHL All-Star Selection of his four-year pro career (2011) ... Shares fifth in the AHL with 16 wins, fourth in the circuit with a 2.14 goals-against average, and sixth in the league with a .923 save percentage in 27 games this season (16-9-2)

WOLF TRACKS

--- Chicago has won nine of its last 13 tilts (9-2-2-0) and has dropped two regulation contests since Dec. 15, which were both 3-1 defeats at Western Conference-leading Grand Rapids; the Wolves have registered a 11-5-2-0 mark and .667 winning percentage since the start of December to move into second place in the Midwest Division with 46 points through 39 games (21-14-2-2).

--- Left wing Sergey Andronov became the third Chicago skater to reach double digit in goals Friday night, which snapped a two-game scoreless streak; the 24-year-old winger has amassed 6 goals and 7 points in his last eight tilts, which included 5 goals and 6 points during a career-high four-game point streak from Dec. 27 to Jan. 5.

--- Chicago has been short-handed 22 times in its last four games after being down a man just 21 times in its previous eight contests; the Wolves, who were perfect on the power-play twice in three games last week, rank seventh in the AHL with a 84.4 efficiency rating on the penalty kill this season (152 of 180).

--- The Wolves have bagged 7 power-play goals in five games against Rockford this year, but have scored just 14 man-advantage markers in their other 34 games played this season; Chicago has cashed in on 21 of its 181 power-play chances this season.

DRINK IT IN

--- The Wolves are now taking reservations for their “Brews and Bites” Fundraiser that takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hofbräuhaus Chicago in Rosemont. A variety of beer will be available to sample along with delicious food, carefully selected to complement each beer. For more information or to book your seat, visit chicagowolves.com or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.

WOLVES REWIND (1-1-1-0)

Saturday, Jan. 18
(at) Chicago 2, Rockford 1
--- The Wolves earned their eighth home win in nine tries by defeating the Rockford IceHogs 2-1 in an Illinois Lottery Cup contest at the Allstate Arena
--- Forwards Nathan Longpre and Ty Rattie posted markers for Chicago
--- Goaltender Jake Allen thwarted 23 of 24 shots

Friday, Jan. 17
Toronto 3, (at) Chicago 2 (OT)
--- The Wolves knotted the score at two in the third period, but couldn’t grab the game-winner and dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to the Toronto Marlies at the Allstate Arena
--- Defenseman Cade Fairchild and left wing Sergey Andronov bagged power-play tallies for Chicago
--- Goaltender Jake Allen stopped 22 of 25 shots in regulation and overtime

Wednesday, Jan. 15
(at) Grand Rapids 3, Chicago 1
--- The Wolves fell to the Midwest Division-leading Grand Rapids Griffins 3-1 at Van Andel Arena
--- Forward Michael Davies tallied the lone goal for Chicago
--- Goaltender Jake Allen kicked out 30 of 33 shots



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