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.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. --- The Chicago Wolves couldn’t recreate their late-game magic from the previous night as they surrendered Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals 3-2 to the Rochester Americans on Saturday night at Blue Cross Arena.
If Game 1 on Friday night is any indication, then the 2014 Calder Cup playoffs are going to be loaded with big plays, big hits, remarkable goals and continuous drama. Prepare for the next phase of the hunt with this Tale of the Tape:
ROCHESTER, N.Y. --- It did not take long for left wing Dmitrij Jaskin’s presence in the Chicago Wolves lineup to be felt. Reassigned to the Wolves on Friday morning after six weeks away, Jaskin’s goal 1:06 into overtime gave Chicago a 4-3 win over Rochester in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Blue Cross Arena.