The Chicago Wolves advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals with a 4-2 defeat of Rochester in the decisive Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday afternoon at Allstate Arena. The second-seeded Wolves face the third-seeded Toronto Marlies in a best-of-seven series that begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9, at Allstate Arena.
The Wolves had a chance to clinch their best-of-five series on Friday, but Rochester scored twice in the opening two minutes to set the game’s tone and force today’s decisive Game 5.
The Chicago Wolves continued their incredible run at Allstate Arena with their 4-0 Game 3 victory over Rochester on Thursday night. If the Wolves can earn another win tonight, then they'll wrap up the Western Conference Quarterfinals.
The Chicago Wolves finally reap the benefit of their Midwest Division championship by returning to Allstate Arena for the remainder of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. The Wolves are 22-1-3-2 (.875) on their home ice since Dec. 8.
The Chicago Wolves announced Wednesday that forward Adam Cracknell has been returned on loan from the St. Louis Blues and forward Eric Kattelus has been recalled from Kalamazoo (ECHL). They will be available for Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at 7 p.m. Thursday at Allstate Arena.
When you walk into the Chicago Wolves’ locker room at their Hoffman Estates practice facility, you can never predict what style of music will be blaring in the strength and conditioning room.
After going 1-1 in Rochester to open the Western Conference Quarterfinals, the Wolves return to the comfort of Allstate Arena looking to capture two more games and the first round against the Americans; Chicago has not split on the road to open a postseason series since 2002 and is 4-3 all-time when doing so, including three rounds during the 2002 Calder Cup playoffs during which they posted an .857 winning percentage (12-2) at home to claim the championship.
John Anderson has several strengths as a coach. One of them is his willingness not to mince words.