Friday, April 8, 6:00 p.m. Van Andel Arena
Chicago closes its season series against Grand Rapids with a pair of weekend games, starting tonight in G.R. The Wolves have earned 3 of a possible 6 points at Van Andel Arena this season and are looking for their second win of the year in the building.
The Griffins have won their last 3 encounters against Chicago behind a pair of shutouts from goaltender Jared Coreau.
Chicago finds itself in position to play spoiler, as Grand Rapids trails front-runner Milwaukee by 7 points in the chase for the Sam Pollock Trophy, which is awarded to the Central Division champion. The Griffs are shooting for their second-straight division title.
The Wolves were officially eliminated from AHL postseason consideration on Tuesday when Charlotte defeated Rockford, 2-1. It marks just the fifth time in 22 seasons the Wolves have not qualified for the playoffs.
By The Numbers
2: Chicago’s last two visits to Van Andel Arena have extended into overtime (both decided by 4-3 scores). Andy Miele scored at the 4:25 mark in a Griffins victory on Feb. 28 and PAT CANNONE netted the game-winner at 2:29 for the Wolves win on Jan. 17.
46: The professional debuts of JUSTIN SELMAN and TRAVIS WALSH last weekend raised the number of players who have appeared in a Wolves uniform this season to 46 – the most by the team since the 2012-13 season (47).
200: Career AHL points for PAT CANNONE, who has compiled 80 goals and 120 assists in 344 games. He just the second player on the team to reach the 200-point milestone, joining ANDRE BENOIT, who reached No. 200 on Feb. 13 and owns 51 goals and 154 assists for 205 points in 385 contests.
Follow The Action
Today’s game begins at 6:00 p.m. and can be seen on WCIU The U Too as well as 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.