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WOLVES WEEKLY PRESS NOTES, APRIL 4-10


April 4, 2016

ONLY TWO REGULAR-SEASON HOME GAMES LEFT!

The Chicago Wolves’ 22nd season is down to a handful of games, but there are two primary home dates left as the Wolves host Faith and Fellowship Night, presented by Judson University, at 7 p.m. Saturday and First Responders Night, presented by Turtle Wax on Saturday, April 16. Faith and Fellowship Night provides an opportunity for hundreds of church groups to convene for a night of fellowship and song. Two hours prior to puck drop, Wolves senior executive vice president Wayne Messmer will share his message of “Keep The Faith” in the Skyline Room. Shortly after the game, rock/pop band Consumed By Fire will perform on the ice. To purchase tickets for Faith and Fellowship Night, contact Mike Czopek at 847-832-1948 or mczopek@chicagowolves.com.

DAN SNYDER MAN OF THE YEAR

Prior to Saturday’s game, the Wolves will honor their Dan Snyder Man of the Year. The award celebrates the spirit of the former Wolves forward who passed away on Oct. 5, 2003, at the age of 25 after suffering head injuries in a car accident. Snyder gave everything he had whether he was on the ice or volunteering in the community. Those who receive the Snyder Man of the Year award convey the same enthusiasm for everything they do. Forward Shane Harper earned the honor last season.

THIS WEEK

Friday, April 8
At Grand Rapids Griffins
Van Andel Arena
TV: The U Too (26.2)
6 p.m.

Saturday, April 9
vs. Grand Rapids Griffins
Allstate Arena
TV: The U Too (26.2)
Chicago Wolves Jersey Koozies (first 2,000 fans)
Faith and Fellowship Night
Scoutfest 2016
Dan Snyder Man of the Year presentation
7 p.m.

Visit ChicagoWolves.com for broadcast schedule, or to watch or listen to the action live online

WOLVES HEADLINERS

Pat Cannone: Was named the Wolves’ recipient of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year Award last week for his outstanding contributions to the Chicago community during the 2015-16 season … CANNONE created “Pistol’s Pals,” which partnered with the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer and at midseason expanded his program to include “Wolves Wish,” which provides special experiences for Wolves fans facing adversity … CANNONE is one of 30 finalists for the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award, which honors the overall IOA/American Speciality AHL Man of the Year.

Ty Rattie: Has been the Wolves’ top scorer over the past 10 games, compiling 9 points on 2 goals and 7 assists … RATTIE registered a goal and 2 assists in Friday’s 4-3 loss to Lake Erie, marking his fourth 3-point effort of the season (and the eighth of his career) … The Airdrie, Alberta, native has amassed three consecutive 40-point seasons with the Wolves.

Jordan Caron: Scored his 16th goal of the season Saturday, taking over a share of the team lead in power-play goals (6) in the process … CARON is experiencing the best offensive season of his six-year professional career, compiling career-highs in goals, assists (18) and points (34).

Andre Benoit: Was presented with this year’s Tim Breslin Unsung Hero Award, which goes to the Wolves player who best typifies the late Breslin’s on-ice spirit and team-first attitude … An alternate captain, BENOIT has appeared in 67 of 71 games this season and ranks sixth in team scoring with 32 points.

WOLF TRACKS

• The Wolves’ playoff chances are hanging by a thread as Charlotte needs just one more point to finish no lower than fifth in the Central Division, which would eliminate Chicago’s chances for a postseason berth. Charlotte plays host to Rockford on Tuesday.

• Captain Pat Cannone is 1 point away from reaching the 50-point plateau. The center not only leads the team in scoring, but in assists (29) and plus/minus (+6). The Wolves generated at least one 50-point scorer in 20 of their first 21 seasons.

• When forward Justin Selman made his professional debut and defenseman Travis Walsh made his American Hockey League debut on Friday, that raised the number of players who have appeared in a Wolves uniform this season to 46 – the most for the team since the 2012-13 season (47).

WOLVES REWIND (0-3-0-0)

Saturday, April 2
Lake Erie 4, (at) Chicago 1
• Lake Erie broke open a 1-1 tie with 3 third-period goals en route to a 4-1 win at Allstate Arena.
Jordan Caron provided the lone Chicago goal, scoring unassisted on the power play midway through the second period.
Pheonix Copley turned away 27 of 31 shots.

Friday, April 1
Lake Erie 4, (at) Chicago 3
• Lake Erie’s Michael Chaput scored on a 5-on-3 power play with 1:50 left to give the Monsters the victory at Allstate Arena.
Ty Rattie posted 1 goal and 2 assists while defenseman Jared Nightingale and rookie forward Bryce Gervais scored the first two goals and Jordan Caron handed out 2 assists.
Jordan Binnington posted 25 saves.

Wednesday, March 30
Rockford 1, (at) Chicago 0
• Rockford came out on top in a goaltending battle as Ryan Haggerty scored the game’s lone goal with 5:58 left in regulation for the win in the Illinois Lottery Cup season finale.
Danny Kristo led the Wolves with 5 shots.
Jordan Binnington finished with 35 saves.

 

 

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