Friday, Jan. 22, 6:00 p.m. Bojangles Coliseum
Chicago embarks on the second half of the AHL season with a two-game series at Charlotte that starts tonight at the Bojangles’ Coliseum.
The Wolves outscored the Checkers 12-5 in a pair of home wins back in October. Chicago defeated Charlotte 9-5 on Oct. 17 to set a season-high mark for goals. A week later, the Wolves posted a 3-0 win behind a 23- save shutout from PHEONIX COPLEY.
The Wolves have won four straight versus the Checkers and captured eight of the past nine meetings dating to the 2013-14 season.
Charlotte enters tonight’s game as one of the hottest teams in the AHL. The Checkers are on pace for a 100-point season, having won three straight games and seven of their last eight. At the same time, Charlotte has managed to collect points in nine of 10 games, going 8-1- 0-1 during that span.
By The Numbers
9: PAT CANNONE has reached 30 points in a season for the eighth time in nine years since arriving at Miami (Ohio) in 2007. CANNONE’s only sub-30 season came with Binghamton in 2012- 13.
18: The Wolves have played the third-fewest road games (18) of any team in the AHL, joining eight other teams at that number. Only Ontario (14) and San Jose (16) have played fewer road contests.
105: Number of days (from start of the season) it took for Chicago to make its first trip to Charlotte – the last Central Division building the Wolves have visited.
.875: Chicago’s winning percentage when scoring the game’s first goal (14-2-0-0).