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The Chicago Wolves wrapped up their fifth league championship Saturday night with a 4-0 victory over the Springfield Thunderbirds in Game 5 of the 2022 Calder Cup Finals.

Forward Josh Leivo earned the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as the postseason Most Valuable Player after stacking up a franchise-record 15 goals along with 14 assists in 18 games. His 29 points were the most in the AHL playoffs since the Wolves’ Jason Krog produced 38 points for the 2008 Calder Cup champions.

At 8:43 p.m. Chicago time, AHL President and CEO Scott Howson presented the Calder Cup to Wolves captain Andrew Poturalski. Then the party began on the MassMutual Center ice.



Thursday, May 12 Allstate Arena CHI 6, RFD 2 Stefan Noesen (2G, A) Joey Keane Cavan Fitzgerald
Saturday, May 14 Allstate Arena CHI 4, RFD 1 Jack Drury (2A) Max Lajoie CJ Smith
Sunday, May 15 MetroCentre CHI 4, RFD 1 Alex Lyon (29 saves) Richard Panik Mitchell
Saturday, May 21 Allstate Arena CHI 6, MIL 2 Josh Leivo (G, A) Jalen Chatfield Jamieson Rees
Sunday, May 22 Allstate Arena CHI 8, MIL 2 Stefan Noesen (3G) David Gust Andrew Poturalski
Wednesday, May 25 Panther Arena MIL 4, CHI 2 Cooley (47 saves) Glass Blujus
Friday, May 27 Panther Arena CHI 5, MIL 1 Josh Leivo (3G) Vasili Ponomarev Stefan Noesen
Friday, June 3 Allstate Arena CHI 5, STK 4 (OT) Josh Leivo (2G, A) Stefan Noesen Jamieson Rees
Monday, June 6 Allstate Arena CHI 3, STK 2 Josh Leivo (GWG) Pyotr Kochetkov David Gust
Wednesday, June 8 Stockton Arena CHI 3, STK 0 Alex Lyon (23 saves) Richard Panik Ivan Lodnia
Friday, June 10 Stockton Arena STK 4, CHI 3 (OT) Gawdin (GWG) Wolf Kirkland
Saturday, June 11 Stockton Arena STK 3, CHI 2 (OT) Mackey Pelletier Duehr
Tuesday, June 14 Allstate Arena CHI 3, STK 0 Pyotr Kochetkov (28 saves) Ivan Lodnia Andrew Poturalski
Sunday, June 19 Allstate Arena SPR 5, CHI 4 (OT) Kessel (GWG) Lyle Peca
Monday, June 20 Allstate Arena CHI 6, SPR 2 Stefan Noesen (4A) Andrew Poturalski Josh Leivo
Wednesday, June 22 MassMutual Center CHI 4, SPR 0 Pyotr Kochetkov (36 saves) Richard Panik Josh Leivo
Friday, June 24 MassMutual Center CHI 4, SPR 2 Andrew Poturalski (G, A) Pyotr Kochetkov Richard Panik
Saturday, June 25 MassMutual Center CHI 4, SPR 0 Alex Lyon (28 saves) Andrew Poturalski Lindgren


The Calder Cup Finals featured the AHL’s regular-season champions in head coach Ryan Warsofsky’s Wolves — they set a franchise record with a .724 points percentage (50-16-5-5) — versus a Springfield squad that tied for the Atlantic Division title with a .625 points percentage.

The Wolves finished with the top four scorers in the playoffs in Leivo, Stefan Noesen (9G, 16A), Jack Drury (9G, 15A) and Andrew Poturalski (8G, 15A). Goaltenders Pyotr Kochetkov and Alex Lyon became the first pair in AHL history to each earn a shutout in the Finals while seven players — a group that includes defensemen Jalen Chatfield, Cavan Fitzgerald and Josh Jacobs — posted plus-minus ratings of +10 or better.

The Wolves thank all of the fans who gave the team such a home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs — and all of the fans who made the trip to Massachusetts to see the team claim the Cup once again.

And, hey, it’s less than four months until we raise a banner and defend our title!