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Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Dec. 16

The Wolves open a three-game homestand on Wednesday against Hamilton before back-to-back division games against Grand Rapids (Saturday) and Milwaukee (Sunday); Chicago has posted just a 4-7-0-0 mark at home this year while playing the second-fewest home games in the AHL (11).


Wed., Dec. 18*
vs. Hamilton Bulldogs
Allstate Arena
11 a.m.

Sat., Dec. 21*
vs. Grand Rapids Griffins
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 22*
vs. Milwaukee Admirals#
Allstate Arena
4 p.m

#Amtrak Rivalry

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The Wolves open a three-game homestand on Wednesday against Hamilton before back-to-back division games against Grand Rapids (Saturday) and Milwaukee (Sunday); Chicago has posted just a 4-7-0-0 mark at home this year while playing the second-fewest home games in the AHL (11).


Ty Rattie: Shared the team lead with 2 assists and 3 points in three games last week to extend his point streak to four games … Has netted points in eight of his last nine tilts and has accrued 9 points (4G, 5A) during that span … Ranks first on the Wolves with 9 goals and second with 16 points while appearing in all 26 of Chicago’s matchups this year … Ranked second in the WHL last season with 48 goals and third in the league with 110 points in 62 games with the Portland Winterhawks … Also shared seventh in the WHL with 62 helpers and held third with a +56 plus/minus rating

Dmitrij Jaskin: Recorded 3 points (PPG, 2A) in three games last week, which included his third multiple-point effort of the season on Dec. 11 at Grand Rapids (PPG, A) … Ranks second on the club with 7 goals and third with 14 points in 18 games this year … Collected 12 points (6G, 6A) in his 15 outings since returning from injury on Nov. 7 after missing eight games from Oct. 13 to Nov. 6 … Shared fourth in the QMJHL with 46 markers and ranked fifth in the league with 99 points in 51 games with the Moncton Wildcats last year … Skated in two NHL games with St. Louis last year at the conclusion of his junior season

Alexandre Bolduc: Collected 2 goals and 3 points in three games last week, which included the seventh multiple-goal outing of his AHL career on Dec. 11 … Shares third on the team with 5 markers and has accumulated 9 points in 16 tilts this year … Ranked second on the Portland Pirates with a career-high 24 goals and 51 points in 56 games last season … Also appeared in 14 NHL games with the Phoenix Coyotes last season, accruing two penalty minutes

Mark Mancari: Posted 3 points (G, 2A) in three tilts last week after being held scoreless in his previous five contests … Ranks fourth on Chicago with 12 points in 22 outings this season … Paced the Rochester Americans with 22 goals, 39 assists, and 61 points last season while appearing in all 76 games … Also ranked first in the AHL with a career-high 279 shots on goal


— Chicago has posted a 3-6-0-1 record in its last 10 games after notching a five-game win streak from Nov. 7-16; the Wolves sit at the .500 mark through 26 games this season (12-12-0-2).

— The Wolves have allowed a power-play goal in a season-high five consecutive outings, which includes back-to-back games of giving up two man-advantage markers; Chicago, which is 21 for 29 on the PK over its last five contests, ranks eighth in the AHL with a 84.6 efficiency rating on the penalty kill this season (110 of 130).

— Rookie defenseman Jani Hakanpaa has potted 2 goals in 19 games this season, both of which have come against the Texas Stars at Cedar Park Center; the 21-year-old blueliner paces team rear guards and shares first overall on the team with a +8 plus/minus rating.

— Chicago allowed 36 shots to San Antonio on Saturday, snapping an eight-game streak of holding opponents to under 30 shots a game; the Wolves have surrendered 30 or more shots in just two of their last 13 tilts.

— The Wolves have scored three power-play goals on 24 chances in their last five home tilts, all of which came in one game; Chicago has cashed in on 14 of their 126 power-play chances this season.


— The Wolves will continue collecting toys for the United States Marine Corps Toy Drive at their next three home game on Dec. 18, 21, and 22. Fans who donate a new, unwrapped toy will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Michael Davies autographed stick.


Saturday, Dec. 14
(at) San Antonio 4, Chicago 3
— The Wolves concluded their season series with San Antonio by dropping a 4-3 decision to the Rampage at AT&T Center
— Forwards Mark Mancari and Sergey Andronov and defenseman Brent Regner lit the lamp for Chicago
— Goaltender Matt Climie posted 32 saves on 36 shots

Friday, Dec. 13
(at) Texas 2, Chicago 1
— The Wolves were clipped by the Texas Stars 2-1 at Cedar Park Center
— Defenseman Jani Hakanpaa registered the lone marker for Chicago
— Goaltender Jake Allen stopped 24 of 26 shots

Wednesday, Dec. 11
Chicago 4, (at) Grand Rapids 2
— The Wolves bagged two third-period goals to snap a 2-2 tie and earn a 4-2 win over the Grand Rapids Griffins at Van Andel Arena
— Forwards Alexandre Bolduc (2G), Dmitrij Jaskin (G, A) and Mark Mancari (2A) notched multiple points for Chicago
— Goaltender Jake Allen kicked out 27 shots