11 October 2010

Weekly Press Notes for Oct. 11

Wolves at Oklahoma  City
THIS WEEK:

amtrakrivalry-homeFri., Oct. 15*
at Milwaukee Admirals#
Bradley Center
7 p.m.

 

Sat., Oct. 16^
vs. Milwaukee Admirals#
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

*Comcast Network 100
^My50
#Amtrak Rivalry

GAMES WILL BE TELECAST LIVE ON MY50 CHICAGO OR ON COMCAST NETWORK 100 ON XFINITY TV FROM COMCAST

Log on to chicagowolves.com for broadcast schedule, or to watch or listen to the action live online

HOMEWARD BOUND

The Wolves open their 40-game home slate when they host the Milwaukee Admirals at the Allstate Arena on Saturday; Chicago has posted a 9-6-1-0 mark in all-time home openers, which includes a 1-3-0-0 record against Milwaukee.

WOLVES HEADLINES

--- Darren Haydar: Paced the Wolves with three points (G, 2A) in two games this weekend, which includes potting the game-winning goal at Oklahoma City on Sunday ... Tallied at least one point in 97 of his 126 career games with the Wolves and ranks 10th on Chicago’s all-time scoring register with 183 points (61G, 122A) over the course of three seasons (2006-08; 2009-10) ... Notched 64 points (23G, 41A) in 66 contests with the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) last season

--- Edward Pasquale: Stopped 28 of 29 shots to earn the win in his professional debut on Sunday ... Registered a 27-17-5 record with a 3.17 goals-against average and ranked fourth in the OHL with a .916 save percentage in 51 games with the Saginaw Spirit last year ... Backstopped Saginaw in six postseason matchups, posting a 2-4 record, 2.33 goals-against average and .941 save percentage ... Selected by the Atlanta Thrashers with their fourth choice (117th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft

--- Jamie Hunt: Matched a career-high two goals, both of which came on the power-play, on Friday ... Set a personal AHL best with six goals, 11 assists and 17 points in 42 games playing as a defenseman during his first season with the Wolves last year

--- Spencer Machacek: Pocketed a goal and an assist in two games this weekend ... Shared fourth on the Wolves with 20 goals, third with a career-high 29 assists and ranked sixth with career-best 49 points in 79 games during his second professional season last year ... Ranked second on the team and shared ninth in the AHL with seven goals and shared fourth on the Wolves with 11 points in 13 games during his professional postseason debut last season

--- Jared Ross: Dished out a pair of assists in two games this weekend ... Compiled 46 points (12G, 34A) in 73 AHL contests with the Adirondack Phantoms last season ... Appeared in three regular-season National Hockey League contests and three Stanley Cup playoff games during the Philadelphia Flyers’ run to the Stanley Cup Finals

WOLF TRACKS

--- Chicago thwarted nine of its opponents 10 power-play chances this weekend, which includes killing off all seven of Oklahoma City’s attempts on Sunday; the Wolves ranked seventh in the league with an 85.1 efficiency rating on the penalty kill (263 of 309) last season, which was the fourth highest rate in franchise history.

--- Center Riley Holzapfel netted his first goal of the season in his second game of the year on Sunday; last season, it took the 22-year-old center until Dec. 18, a span of 26 contests, to bag his first marker of the year.

--- The Wolves scored on two of their 10 power-play chances this weekend, which includes converting twice on three attempts on Friday; Chicago scored a franchise low 56 man-advantage markers and ranked 16th in the AHL with a 17.3 efficiency rating on the power-play (56 of 324) last season.

--- Left wing Fredrik Pettersson posted his first AHL point when he assisted on Darren Haydar’s game-winning goal on Sunday; the 23-year-old forward spent the past three seasons with Vastra Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League, where he compiled 34 goals, 77 points and 172 penalty minutes in 160 outings from 2007 to 2010.

--- The average age on the Wolves roster is 25, with players ranging in age from 19 to 35.

--- Chicago’s roster features 15 players that have suited up for the team in a previous season.

DOG-GONE IT!

--- For the 10th straight season, the Wolves have teamed up with the City of Chicago’s Department of Animal Care and Control to help find loving families for dogs. Visit “KROGGER’S CANINES,” presented by Pets Supplies “Plus” and Pedigree, in the South lobby of the Allstate Arena on Saturday and take home a furry friend! Nearly 800 dogs have found homes through Wolves Adopt-a-Dog nights since the program’s inception in 2001.

WOLVES REWIND (1-1-0-0)

Sun., Oct. 10
Chicago 2, (at) Oklahoma City 1
--- The Wolves used a pair of second period goals to earn their first win of the season, 2-1, over the Oklahoma City Barons at the Cox Convention Center
--- Forwards Darren Haydar and Riley Holzapfel lit the lamp for Chicago
--- Goaltender Edward Pasquale stopped 28 of 29 shots in his professional debut

Fri., Oct. 8
(at) San Antonio 6, Chicago 3
--- The Wolves fell behind less than five minutes into the game and never recovered, despite a three-goal third period rally as they fell, 6-3, to the San Antonio Rampage at the AT&T Center
--- Forwards Jamie Hunt (2G) and Darren Haydar (2A) each notched multiple-points, while right wing Spencer Machacek potted the other marker for Chicago
--- Goaltender Drew MacIntyre posted 25 saves