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Tynan delivers three points in AHL All-Star Challenge

Chicago Wolves center T.J. Tynan scored one goal and handed out two assists for the Central Division squad on Monday night during the 2018 AHL All-Star Challenge at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.

Tynan and his Central Division teammates fought to bring home the title for the third consecutive year since the AHL adopted the four-team, 3-on-3 round-robin tournament format in 2016, but they dropped their games to the Atlantic, North and Pacific Division squads.

The 25-year-old Orland Park native, who earned an AHL All-Star nod for the second time in three years, posted an assist in the Central Division’s 5-2 loss to the Atlantic and contributed a goal and an assist in the 4-3 loss to the Pacific.

The Pacific Division swept its three round-robin games, but the North Division edged the Pacific 1-0 in the title game.

When Tynan and the rest of the Chicago Wolves return from the All-Star Break, the team resumes the Calder Cup Playoffs chase and puts its franchise-record 10-game home winning streak on the line at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, when the Milwaukee Admirals visit Allstate Arena.

The following night, the Rockford IceHogs arrive in Rosemont for the seventh edition of this year’s 12-game Illinois Lottery Cup series. The Wolves and IceHogs have split the first six games, though the Wolves have earned their three wins in regulation while each of the IceHogs’ three wins have required extra time.