It’s beginning to sink in that the Calder Cup won’t be ours for the next 12 months. That’s a bummer, but only because our guys pushed themselves to the breaking point (and sometimes beyond) in their efforts to be the last team standing.
Stefan Matteau lacerated a kidney in Game 4 and played through it. He went to the hospital afterwards.
Hockey players are unreal.@Chicago_Wolves @TheAHL
— John Dietz (@johndietzdh) June 9, 2019
While not everybody suffered internal injuries during the postseason run (thankfully), we are equally grateful to everyone on our team — from head coach Rocky Thompson all the way to assistant equipment managers Eric Rivard and Tyler Carpenter — for dedicating themselves to the pursuit from Day 1 all the way to June 8.
We couldn’t help but notice that the media also appreciated our team’s efforts. Here are some links to stories about our team.
Daily Herald: Wolves lose Calder Cup Finals but impressive set of players will be seen again
Chicago Sun-Times: For a region not accustomed to springs without postseason hockey, the Wolves’ run through the AHL playoffs was greatly appreciated. It gave the hockey community a team to rally around.
Chicago Sun-Times: Golden Knights noticing, appreciating Wolves’ success
Inside AHL Hockey: Wolves fall in finals, but their players rose to the occasion
EP Rinkside: Cody Glass isn’t ready for a break
Knights On Ice: Despite late rally, Wolves fall in Game 5, lose to Checkers in Calder Cup Final
The Hockey Writers: Both sides gave everything they had
Suburban Chicagoland: The Chicago Wolves made fans in Chicagoland proud
Stay tuned…in the days to come, we’ll reveal our date for the 2019-20 home opener!