Friday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m. MetroCentre
After opening the 2015-16 season a three-game homestand, the Chicago Wolves will hit the road for the first time when they face arch-rival Rockford in an Illinois Lottery Cup. Chicago joins Toronto and Hartford as the last of the AHL teams to make their road debut. The Marlies and Wolf Pack will also play their first away games tonight.
The Wolves head into Rockford after exploding for 9 goals in their 9-5 home win over the Charlotte Checkers on Oct. 17. The big victory saw 10 Wolves players record points on the scoresheet.
TY RATTIE scored in his third-straight game and leads the team in scoring, having compiled 7 points (4 goals, 3 assists) in 3 games for a 2.33 points per game average. Goaltender JORDAN BINNINGTON improved to 2-0-0 on the season (and 28-16-4) for his Wolves career) with a 23-save performance against Charlotte. BINNINGTON’s next start will mark the 50th of his AHL career.
By The Numbers
0:53: The time elapsed between Chicago’s quickest back-to-back goals of the season, scored by TY RATTIE and PAT CANNONE as part of a five-goal first period in Saturday’s win against Charlotte.
125: The number of games captain PAT CANNONE has played in a Wolves uniform. In his third season with the team, CANNONE is the longest-tenured Wolves player on the team (sharing honors with TY RATTIE). CANNONE made his Wolves debut on Oct. 4, 2013.
365: The number of regular and postseason games played since the last time Chicago scored nine goals in a game, which occurred in Saturday’s home win against Charlotte.
Follow The Action
Tonight’s game begins at 7 p.m. and can be seen on ABC 7 Chicago’s D2 Channel 7.2, as well as Xfinity (Ch. 217), WOW! (Ch. 219), RCN (Ch. 618), Charter (Ch. 608 and 196) and Mediacom (Ch. 723 and 102). The game can also be streamed on www.ahllive.com.