Wed., Dec. 18*
vs. Hamilton Bulldogs
Sat., Dec. 21*
vs. Grand Rapids Griffins
Sun., Dec. 22*
vs. Milwaukee Admirals#
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The Wolves open a three-game homestand on Wednesday against Hamilton before back-to-back division games against Grand Rapids (Saturday) and Milwaukee (Sunday); Chicago has posted just a 4-7-0-0 mark at home this year while playing the second-fewest home games in the AHL (11).
--- Ty Rattie: Shared the team lead with 2 assists and 3 points in three games last week to extend his point streak to four games ... Has netted points in eight of his last nine tilts and has accrued 9 points (4G, 5A) during that span ... Ranks first on the Wolves with 9 goals and second with 16 points while appearing in all 26 of Chicago’s matchups this year ... Ranked second in the WHL last season with 48 goals and third in the league with 110 points in 62 games with the Portland Winterhawks ... Also shared seventh in the WHL with 62 helpers and held third with a +56 plus/minus rating
--- Dmitrij Jaskin: Recorded 3 points (PPG, 2A) in three games last week, which included his third multiple-point effort of the season on Dec. 11 at Grand Rapids (PPG, A) ... Ranks second on the club with 7 goals and third with 14 points in 18 games this year ... Collected 12 points (6G, 6A) in his 15 outings since returning from injury on Nov. 7 after missing eight games from Oct. 13 to Nov. 6 ... Shared fourth in the QMJHL with 46 markers and ranked fifth in the league with 99 points in 51 games with the Moncton Wildcats last year ... Skated in two NHL games with St. Louis last year at the conclusion of his junior season
--- Alexandre Bolduc: Collected 2 goals and 3 points in three games last week, which included the seventh multiple-goal outing of his AHL career on Dec. 11 ... Shares third on the team with 5 markers and has accumulated 9 points in 16 tilts this year ... Ranked second on the Portland Pirates with a career-high 24 goals and 51 points in 56 games last season ... Also appeared in 14 NHL games with the Phoenix Coyotes last season, accruing two penalty minutes
--- Mark Mancari: Posted 3 points (G, 2A) in three tilts last week after being held scoreless in his previous five contests ... Ranks fourth on Chicago with 12 points in 22 outings this season ... Paced the Rochester Americans with 22 goals, 39 assists, and 61 points last season while appearing in all 76 games ... Also ranked first in the AHL with a career-high 279 shots on goal
--- Chicago has posted a 3-6-0-1 record in its last 10 games after notching a five-game win streak from Nov. 7-16; the Wolves sit at the .500 mark through 26 games this season (12-12-0-2).
--- The Wolves have allowed a power-play goal in a season-high five consecutive outings, which includes back-to-back games of giving up two man-advantage markers; Chicago, which is 21 for 29 on the PK over its last five contests, ranks eighth in the AHL with a 84.6 efficiency rating on the penalty kill this season (110 of 130).
--- Rookie defenseman Jani Hakanpaa has potted 2 goals in 19 games this season, both of which have come against the Texas Stars at Cedar Park Center; the 21-year-old blueliner paces team rear guards and shares first overall on the team with a +8 plus/minus rating.
--- Chicago allowed 36 shots to San Antonio on Saturday, snapping an eight-game streak of holding opponents to under 30 shots a game; the Wolves have surrendered 30 or more shots in just two of their last 13 tilts.
--- The Wolves have scored three power-play goals on 24 chances in their last five home tilts, all of which came in one game; Chicago has cashed in on 14 of their 126 power-play chances this season.
DON’T TOY WITH ME
--- The Wolves will continue collecting toys for the United States Marine Corps Toy Drive at their next three home game on Dec. 18, 21, and 22. Fans who donate a new, unwrapped toy will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Michael Davies autographed stick.
WOLVES REWIND (1-2-0-0)
Saturday, Dec. 14
(at) San Antonio 4, Chicago 3
--- The Wolves concluded their season series with San Antonio by dropping a 4-3 decision to the Rampage at AT&T Center
--- Forwards Mark Mancari and Sergey Andronov and defenseman Brent Regner lit the lamp for Chicago
--- Goaltender Matt Climie posted 32 saves on 36 shots
Friday, Dec. 13
(at) Texas 2, Chicago 1
--- The Wolves were clipped by the Texas Stars 2-1 at Cedar Park Center
--- Defenseman Jani Hakanpaa registered the lone marker for Chicago
--- Goaltender Jake Allen stopped 24 of 26 shots
Wednesday, Dec. 11
Chicago 4, (at) Grand Rapids 2
--- The Wolves bagged two third-period goals to snap a 2-2 tie and earn a 4-2 win over the Grand Rapids Griffins at Van Andel Arena
--- Forwards Alexandre Bolduc (2G), Dmitrij Jaskin (G, A) and Mark Mancari (2A) notched multiple points for Chicago
--- Goaltender Jake Allen kicked out 27 shots