WOLVES WEEKLY PRESS NOTES, APRIL 11-17| EMAIL | PRINT
April 12, 2016
WOLVES CAP REGULAR SEASON WITH FIRST RESPONDERS NIGHT
The Wolves’ home finale at 7 p.m. Saturday is First Responders Night, presented by Turtle Wax. As part of the evening dedicated to honoring and supporting local first responders and their families, Turtle Wax will present a $25,000 check to the 100 Club of Chicago. In addition, the first 5,000 fans through the doors will receive a Microfiber Towel. The team’s final regular-season game also serves as the last Adopt-A-Dog Night of the year. There will be approximately 20 dogs from Chicago’s Animal Care and Control in Allstate Arena’s South Lobby. It costs just $65 to give a dog a forever home. Be a superhero and adopt one of Skates’ Sidekicks!
CANNONE RECEIVES DAN SNYDER MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
Prior to the Wolves’ 4-3 win over Grand Rapids on Saturday, captain Pat Cannone was presented with the Dan Snyder Man of the Year award. He received the honor for all of his good deeds throughout the Chicago area. Among Cannone’s many charitable endeavors during the 2015-16 season: He created “Pistol’s Pals,” a partnership with Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation and Little Heroes Pediatric Cancer Foundation that enabled young patients and their families to receive royal treatment at Wolves games.
WOLVES MAKE FINAL APPEARANCE AT BRADLEY CENTER
Tonight’s game in Milwaukee marks the Wolves’ last visit to the Bradley Center. The Admirals move across the street next season to the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, where they have signed a 10-year lease. UWM Panther Arena was formerly known as the MECCA and served as the team’s IHL home from 1977-1988. In 119 games at the Bradley Center, Chicago has compiled a 53-53-4-4-5 record.
Friday, April 15
at Iowa Wild
Wells Fargo Arena
Saturday, April 16
vs. Iowa Wild
TV: The U Too (26.2)
First Responders Night, presented by Turtle Wax
Microfiber Towel Giveaway, presented by Turtle Wax (first 5,000 fans)
Shirts Off Their Backs
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• Pat Cannone: Reached 50 points for the first time in his professional career with an assist last Saturday. It also marked the 21st time in 22 seasons that the Wolves have produced a 50-point scorer … CANNONE has improved his point totals three-straight years, doubling up on his 25-point campaign from 2012-13 … The Wolves’ captain paces the team in points (50), assists (30), plus/minus (+5) and game-winning goals (5). He was also recently named the team’s IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year recipient for his community service endeavors.
• Ty Rattie: Notched his 15th goal of the season in timely fashion on Saturday, scoring a third-period power-play goal to lift Chicago past Grand Rapids 4-3 … RATTIE’s contributions of late have been significant, resulting in 12 points (3G, 9A) in 12 games … Despite missing 14 games this season, RATTIE still stands third in overall team scoring with 43 points … The Airdrie, Alberta, native has amassed three consecutive 40-point seasons with the Wolves and never finished lower than third in team scoring.
• Danny Kristo: Having already posted his third consecutive 20-goal campaign, KRISTO added his team-leading 22th goal on Saturday … In the process, KRISTO matched his season total of a year ago in Hartford, and is now 3 goals shy of equaling his career-best mark of 25, set during the 2013-14 season … The 25-year-old forward has been a clutch performer for the Wolves this season, scoring 4 overtime game-winners while taking a team-high 172 shots … Most of KRISTO’s damage has been done on the road, where he sports 32 points (16G, 16A) in 35 games.
• Bryce Gervais: Has earned a regular spot in the lineup since being signed to an ATO on March 24, displaying speed and a scorer’s mentality … In just 7 games, the Saskatchewan product has generated 4 goals on 9 shots for a 44.4 percent shooting percentage. He struck for 2 goals at Grand Rapids on Friday with a slapshot over the goaltender’s shoulder and a one-timer in the slot … GERVAIS has joined forces with Emerson Clark and Evan Trupp to form a high-energy line while also earning time on the Wolves’ power-play unit.
• With a 4-3 victory over Grand Rapids on Saturday, the Wolves locked up a winning season at Allstate Arena for the 22nd straight year.
• The Wolves own a .947 winning percentage this season (18-1-0-0) when scoring at least 4 goals in a game.
• In terms of career points, Pat Cannone and Ty Rattie are neck-and-neck as they ascend the Wolves’ all-time Top 20 scoring list. RATTIE, who owns 133 points (67G, 66A) in 190 games, needs 2 points to overtake TIM BERGLAND for 19th place on Chicago’s all-time scoring list. Not far behind is CANNONE, who has compiled 131 points (50G, 81A) in 194 games.
WOLVES REWIND (1-1-0-0)
Saturday, April 9
(at) Chicago 4, Grand Rapids 3
• Chicago rallied from a 3-1 deficit to topple Grand Rapids at Allstate Arena.
• Danny Kristo scored his 22nd goal and Ty Rattie notched the game-winner midway through the third period. Defensemen Scooter Vaughan and Jordan Schmaltz added goals.
• Pheonix Copley made 24 saves in the win.
Friday, April 8
(at) Grand Rapids 4, Chicago 3
• Chicago rallied from 2 goals down, but surrendered a late goal to fall to Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena.
• Bryce Gervais scored two goals and Jordan Caron tallied his 17th goal of the season for the Wolves.
• Jordan Binnington made 24 saves in the loss.