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Tale of the Tape: Oct. 23


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.

Those away from a TV or computer can follow @Chicago_Wolves or @ChiWolvesLive on Twitter for live in-game play-by-play.


ChicagoWolves

Team Record: 2-1-0-0
Last Game: 9-5 W vs Charlotte (Oct. 17)
2015-16 Season Series: 0-0-0-0
Last Meeting: 4-3 Road Loss (April 17)

Rockford

Team Record: 2-3-0-0
Last Game: 3-2 W vs Iowa (Oct. 21)
2015-16 Season Series: 0-0-0-0
Last Meeting: 4-3 Home Win (April 17)

Player Spotlight

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#8 Ty Rattie – Right Wing

UPDATE: TY RATTIE will carry his hot stick to St. Louis as he has been recalled from the AHL. As for other players to keep your eyes on Friday night in Rockford, look out for JORDAN CARON who earned his first points of the on Saturday, scoring the game-winning goal to go along with an assist on the night. DANNY KRISTO, meanwhile, owns goals in back-to-back games after being held off the scoreboard in the season opener.

TY RATTIE has been on an absolute tear to start the 2015-16 season. The winger continues to carry a hot stick, having scored goals in three straight games and registering a solid 44.4 shooting percentage. Decent.

RATTIE, the Wolves’ leading point producer with four goals and three assists is tied for third place in AHL scoring (as of Oct. 22) and sports the fourth-most goals in the circuit. RATTIE was one of five Wolves players who recorded three points in Saturday’s 9-5 victory over Charlotte, contributing one goal and two assists to the win.

 

Player Spotlight

Rockford

#10 Tanner Kero – Center

The rookie can play. TANNER KERO has proven himself (at least through five games) this season, tallying five goals in as many games to kick off the 2015-16 campaign.

After wrapping up his collegiate career at Michigan Tech where he led the WCHA in scoring with 46 points in 41 games last year, KERO joined the IceHogs and made an immediate impact with the AHL squad. KERO not only scored in just his second shift with Rockford, but he also recorded two goals and an assist in six Calder Cup playoff games.

Not not impressive. KERO has picked up right where he left off last season, as he tallied the game-winning goal against the Iowa Wild on Oct. 21 to lead the IceHogs to their first road win of the young campaign.

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