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Honoring our military and veterans

The Western Conference champion Chicago Wolves are proud to recognize the dedication of our veterans and active military throughout the 2019-20 American Hockey League season.

On Saturday, Oct. 26, the Wolves are partnering with the IDVA and IDES for the inaugural Illinois Hires Heroes Consortium (IHHC) Veterans Expo. It’s designed to be a casual hiring event that highlights available resources from federal, state and local government agencies.

Inspired by the national observation of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, the Wolves host Military Appreciation Weekend on Nov. 9-10 at Allstate Arena. Saturday’s 7 p.m. game vs. Manitoba and Sunday’s 3 p.m. game vs. Rockford will feature multiple salutes to the military and several thousand local schoolchildren will perform a medley of patriotic songs prior to Sunday’s game.

The Wolves will wear exclusive Military Appreciation jerseys, presented by Turtle Wax, for a pair of home games: Saturday, Jan. 18, vs. Milwaukee and Sunday, Jan. 19, vs. Rockford. During this weekend, these game-worn and autographed jerseys will be auctioned and raffled to raise money for military-related charities and causes.

On Saturday, March 28, the Wolves host Salute to Military Families Night presented by Kia. In addition to recognizing the sacrifices made by every member of a military family, the Wolves are organizing a Military Resource Fair prior to the 7 p.m. game vs. San Antonio. The event connects supportive organizations and companies with veterans seeking information about their services and programs.

The Wolves also shine the spotlight on a Hometown Hero on the ice prior to home games. If you know someone who has made a difference in our community or around the world, nominate them to be recognized as a Hometown Hero here.

The Wolves host their home opener on Saturday, Oct. 5, against the Grand Rapids Griffins and the first 5,000 fans receive a 2019 Western Conference champions banner courtesy of Jewel-Osco.