Rob Bordson gets the sense he has been pigeonholed as a defensive forward. Considering he scored just 33 goals in 259 American Hockey League games prior to joining the Chicago Wolves during the offseason – an average of 9.7 goals per full season – he understands how that could happen.
The Chicago Wolves launch their 21st season – and 14th as a member of the American Hockey League – at 7 p.m. Saturday at Allstate Arena. After directing the Wolves to the Midwest Division title during his first year in charge since the 2007-08 season, John Anderson feels even more comfortable and confident as the opener beckons.
When hockey players meet with Chicago Wolves skating and skills coach Kenny McCudden in his home, it usually takes an hour or two until they sit down to talk. Before they do, they get a history lesson.
At 10:30 a.m. Friday, Chicago Wolves senior advisor Gene Ubriaco stood in front of 15 teenage hockey players at Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge and offered tips for staying safe on the ice.