Skates

Gameday

TALE OF THE TAPE: MARCH 10


Thursday, March 10, 6:00 p.m. Bojangles Coliseum

Perhaps it’s absurd for this game to be deemed a must-win, what with 38 days and 17 games remaining in the regular season. But the Chicago Wolves need to climb over a handful of teams in order to capture a Calder Cup Playoff berth — and Charlotte is the first target on that list.

In the wake of the Wolves’ 3-2 shootout loss on Tuesday at Bojangles’ Coliseum, Chicago trails Charlotte by 4 points for fifth place in the standings. The Checkers also have one game in hand.

The Wolves must move into fifth place in order to have a shot at the postseason. According to the AHL’s new format, the Central Division’s fifth-place team assumes the slot assigned to the Pacific Division’s fourth-place team if it possesses a better winning percentage.

The Wolves own a .492 winning percentage while the San Jose Barracuda, the Pacific Division’s fourth-place team, stands at .565. Assuming San Jose remains in fourth place and plays .500 hockey the rest of the way, that would leave the Barracuda with a .551 winning percentage. Chicago would need to claim 26 points in its final 17 games to order to take over that playoff spot.

By The Numbers

12: Number of shots for the Wolves during regulation Tuesday night. Had the game ended in regulation, it would have set a franchise record for fewest shots in a game. Chicago finished with 13 shots on Oct. 20, 2010, vs. Abbotsford.

250: Center JEREMY WELSH played in his 250th AHL game on Tuesday night. The Bayfield, Ontario, native has delivered 53 points and 48 assists in his first 250 AHL games along with 1 goal and 1 assist in 27 NHL appearances.

50: Defenseman ANDRE BENOIT collected his 50th AHL goal on Tuesday night with his game-tying power-play tally in the third.

Follow The Action

Today’s game begins at 6:00 p.m. and can be seen on WCIU The U Too and 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.


Charlotte

Team Record: 28-24-3-3
Last Game: 3-2 SO W vs Chicago (March 8)
2015-16 Season Series: 2-2-0-2
Last Meeting: 3-2 SO Home Win (March 8)

ChicagoWolves

Team Record: 25-26-5-3
Last Game: 3-2 SO L at Charlotte (March 8)
2015-16 Season Series: 4-1-0-1
Last Meeting: 3-2 SO Road Loss (March 8)

Player Spotlight

musedl060712

#30 John Muse – Goaltender

Tuesday’s win over the Chicago Wolves ended Charlotte’s franchise-record home winless streak at eight games (0-7-1), and they have John Muse to thank for that breaking the slump.

Since rejoining the Checkers on the day of the NHL trade deadline, Muse, the team’s all-time wins leader, has settled in nicely. Despite not having played in nearly two full months prior to the trade with the Texas Stars, Muse has appeared in each of the Checkers’ last three games, starting the last two, posting a 1.58 goals-against average and .929 save percentage.

Muse led Led BC to NCAA National Championships in 2008 and 2010. Going undrafted, he joined Portland on an amateur tryout contract at the conclusion of his senior season at Boston College.

 

Player Spotlight
0229-rattie

#8 Ty Rattie – Right Wing 

On Sunday, right wing TY RATTIE scored on a penalty shot against Milwaukee. While that sounds perfunctory, the 23-year-old Airdrie, Alberta, native defeated the odds when he deked Admirals goaltender Juuse Saros for the goal.

Prior to RATTIE’s attempt, the Chicago Wolves had converted on just 8 of 42 penalty shots (19 percent) since being founded in 1994. Moreover, the team’s players had made just 1 of 10 attempts since the 2009-10 season. RATTIE’s goal was Chicago’s first successful penalty shot since Feb. 9, 2014, when Keith Aucoin scored on Milwaukee’s Marek Mazanec at the Bradley Center.

The trend extends throughout the American Hockey League. Entering Wednesday’s games, AHL players had combined to net 13 of 46 penalty-shot attempts (28.3 percent) this season.

Upcoming Home Games

@
Tue, Feb. 27
11:00 am

School-Day Game

Wolves Wives Puck Fundraiser

Buy Tickets
@
Chicago Wolves Logo
Sat, Mar. 10
7:00 pm

American Girl Night featuring American Girl doll accessory giveaway (first 1,000 kids)

Adopt-A-Dog Night, presented by Premier Veterinary Group

 

Buy Tickets

NEWSSTAND

Kolesar, Pirri Help Wolves Soar over Griffins

Rookie Keegan Kolesar netted his first two AHL goals and veteran Brandon Pirri collected two goals as the Chicago Wolves won their third con...

MORE

Hilbrich Signs PTO with Wolves

The Chicago Wolves announced Wednesday that the club has signed forward Christian Hilbrich to a professional tryout contract....

MORE

Tale of the Tape: Feb. 21, 2018 vs. Grand Rapids

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 | 6:00 P.M. | Facebook...

MORE

Wolves Roundup: Feb. 12-18, 2018

Welcome to Wolves Roundup, a weekly report of highlights, notes and transactions from the Chicago Wolves’ previous week of competition...

MORE

Vegas Recalls Two; Kolesar Rejoins Wolves

The Chicago Wolves announced Monday that forwards Tomas Hyka and Stefan Matteau have been recalled from loan by the Vegas Golden Knights. In...

MORE

Game CenterMore

Next Home Game: VS Texas Stars

February 2018

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
       
1
2
W

Milwaukee Admirals @ Chicago Wolves

Fri, Feb. 2
7:00 pm
Buy Tickets

Watch on ahl(1)(1)

3
W
Sat, Feb. 3
7:00 pm
Buy Tickets

Watch on ahl(1)(1)

4
5
6
7
8
9
L
Chicago Wolves Logo
@
Fri, Feb. 9
7:00 pm
Watch on ahl(1)(1)
10
11
12
13
14
15
W
@
Chicago Wolves Logo
Thu, Feb. 15
7:00 pm
Buy Tickets

Watch on ahl(1)(1)

16
17
L
@
Chicago Wolves Logo
Sat, Feb. 17
7:00 pm
Buy Tickets

Watch on ahl(1)(1)

18
W
@
Chicago Wolves Logo
Sun, Feb. 18
3:00 pm
Buy Tickets

Watch on ahl(1)(1)

19
20
21
Chicago Wolves Logo
@
Wed, Feb. 21
6:00 pm
Watch on ahl(1)(1)
22
23
24
Chicago Wolves Logo
@
Sat, Feb. 24
2:00 pm
Watch on ahl(1)(1)
25
Chicago Wolves Logo
@
Sun, Feb. 25
2:00 pm
Watch on ahl(1)(1)
26
27
@
Chicago Wolves Logo

School-Day Game

Wolves Wives Puck Fundraiser

Tue, Feb. 27
11:00 am
Buy Tickets

Watch on ahl(1)(1)

28
     

March 2018

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
       
1
2
Chicago Wolves Logo
@
Fri, Mar. 2
7:30 pm
Watch on ahl(1)(1)
3
Chicago Wolves Logo
@
Sat, Mar. 3
7:00 pm
Watch on ahl(1)(1)
4
5
6
Chicago Wolves Logo
@
Tue, Mar. 6
7:00 pm
Watch on ahl(1)(1)
7
8
9

Chicago Wolves @ Milwaukee Admirals

Fri, Mar. 9
7:00 pm
Watch on ahl(1)(1)
10
@
Chicago Wolves Logo

American Girl Night featuring American Girl doll accessory giveaway (first 1,000 kids)

Adopt-A-Dog Night, presented by Premier Veterinary Group

 

Sat, Mar. 10
7:00 pm
Buy Tickets

Watch on ahl(1)(1)

11

Family Sunday featuring Santa’s Village Azoosment Park child’s admission pass giveaway (first 1,000 kids)

Postgame Autograph Session

 

Sun, Mar. 11
3:00 pm
Buy Tickets

Watch on ahl(1)(1)

12
13
14
15
16
17

St. Patrick’s Day Wolves Pint Glasses (first 2,500 fans), courtesy of Flood Brothers

St. Patrick’s Day commemorative jerseys benefiting Easterseals Metropolitan Chicago, presented by Jewel-Osco

Sat, Mar. 17
7:00 pm
Buy Tickets

Watch on ahl(1)(1)

18
@
Chicago Wolves Logo

St. Patrick’s Day commemorative jerseys benefiting Easterseals Metropolitan Chicago, presented by Jewel-Osco

Family Sunday featuring Chicagoland Speedway child’s admission pass giveaway (first 1,000 kids)

Nut Free Awareness Day

Postgame Autograph Session

Sun, Mar. 18
3:00 pm
Buy Tickets

Watch on ahl(1)(1)

19
20
Chicago Wolves Logo
@
Tue, Mar. 20
6:00 pm
Watch on ahl(1)(1)
21
22
Chicago Wolves Logo
@
Thu, Mar. 22
6:00 pm
Watch on ahl(1)(1)
23
24
Sat, Mar. 24
6:00 pm
Watch on ahl(1)(1)
25
@
Chicago Wolves Logo

Family Sunday featuring Arlington International Racecourse youth admission giveaway (first 1,000 kids)

Postgame Autograph Session

Sun, Mar. 25
5:00 pm
Buy Tickets

Watch on ahl(1)(1)

26
27
28
@
Chicago Wolves Logo

Craft Beer Night

Wed, Mar. 28
7:00 pm
Buy Tickets

Watch on ahl(1)(1)

29
30
31
@
Chicago Wolves Logo

#WeAreAllWolves Diversity and Inclusion Night

#WeAreAllWolves bracelet giveaway (first 5,000 fans)

Sat, Mar. 31
7:00 pm
Buy Tickets

Watch on ahl(1)(1)

             

April 2018

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
1
2
3

Milwaukee Admirals @ Chicago Wolves

Craft Beer Night

Tue, Apr. 3
7:00 pm
Buy Tickets

Watch on ahl(1)(1)

4
5
6
Chicago Wolves Logo
@
Fri, Apr. 6
7:00 pm
Watch on ahl(1)(1)
7

Milwaukee Admirals @ Chicago Wolves

Wolves Trading Cards giveaway (first 5,000 fans), courtesy of Vienna Beef

St. Baldrick’s Night

Tim Breslin Unsung Hero Award ceremony

Season-ending merchandise sale

Sat, Apr. 7
7:00 pm
Buy Tickets

Watch on ahl(1)(1)

8
9
10

Chicago Wolves @ Milwaukee Admirals

Tue, Apr. 10
7:00 pm
Watch on ahl(1)(1)
11
12
13
Fri, Apr. 13
7:00 pm
Watch on ahl(1)(1)
14

Adopt-A-Dog Night, presented by Premier Veterinary Group

Dan Snyder Man of the Year Award ceremony

Free postgame skate (sorry, no rentals available)

Sat, Apr. 14
7:00 pm
Buy Tickets

Watch on ahl(1)(1)

15
@
Chicago Wolves Logo

Family Sunday featuring Raging Waves Waterpark kids entrance ticket giveaway (first 1,000 kids)

Skates Car Window Plush giveaway, presented by Turtle Wax (first 2,500 fans)

First Responders Night, presented by Turtle Wax

 

Sun, Apr. 15
4:00 pm
Buy Tickets

Watch on ahl(1)(1)

16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
         
Home Away Special