The Chicago Wolves have captured the Amtrak Rivalry trophy again as they clinched the 2014-15 series with their 4-1 victory over the Milwaukee Admirals on April 10.
With three wins in four games last week, the Chicago Wolves clinched a spot in the 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs. With their odds of making the postseason at less than 30 percent (according to Sports Club Stats) just one month ago, the team has posted 10 wins in its last 12 games to jump from No. 11 in the Western Conference to No. 7. With three games remaining in the Wolves’ regular-season slate, Chicago has the opportunity to move up as high as the No. 5 seed. The Wolves close out their schedule with a trip to Rockford on Friday before hosting Milwaukee on Saturday and Toronto on Sunday. The team will learn its playoff opponent and schedule following the regular-season finale against the Marlies.
Chicago Wolves defenseman Brent Regner will receive the 2015 Tim Breslin Unsung Hero Award prior to Sunday’s game against Iowa at Allstate Arena. The award honors the Wolves player who best exemplifies Breslin’s on-ice spirit, team-first attitude, and community involvement. The Wolves captain becomes the first player to earn the honor twice.
The Wolves look to move within striking distance of a postseason berth tonight as their magic number hovers at six. If Chicago can collect three wins this weekend it will be on its way to the 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs regardless of other teams’ results.