15 January 2007

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Jan. 15

Fri., Jan. 19     
at Peoria Rivermen
Carver Arena     
7:30 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 20     
vs. San Antonio Rampage
Allstate Arena     
7:00 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 21     
vs. Toronto Marlies
Allstate Arena     
4:00 p.m.
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--- DARREN HAYDAR: Recorded his 25th goal of the season in Saturday’s loss
after being held without a point in the previous two outings ... Tallied at
least one point in each of the first 39 tilts this season, which established
both a league and franchise record ... Leads the AHL with 55 assists – just
two shy of matching a career high – and 80 points and shares fourth with 25
goals in 42 games this season
--- CORY LAROSE: Dished out two assists on Saturday, his first
multiple-point outing in seven games and his ninth overall this season ...
Posted four points (G, 3A) in his last six contests after notching 12 points
(G, 11A) in his previous six ... Ranks second on the team with 27 assists
and third with 36 points in 26 tilts
--- TROY MILAM: Matched a career-high three points with a goal and two
assists on Saturday after being held without a point in his previous four
matchups ... Notched 11 assists and an AHL career-high 14 points in 20 games
this season
--- NATHAN OYSTRICK: Accrued nine points (3G, 6A) in his last eight
contests, which includes an assist on Saturday ... Ranks second among AHL
defensemen and paces league rookie blueliners with nine goals and 26 points
in 42 outings this season ... Registered seven power-play goals this season,
which leads AHL defensemen and ranks third on the squad
--- DEREK MacKENZIE: Tallied his 10th goal of the season on Saturday, his
third point in the last five games (2G, A) after being reassigned by the
Atlanta Thrashers on Jan. 3 ...  Shares third on the team with 10 markers
and ranks seventh with 20 points in 33 matchups this season ... Recorded 10
markers and 22 points in 36 games with Chicago last year
For complete team statistics, click here
Right wing DARREN HAYDAR’s historic point streak ended at 39 games after he
was held off the scoresheet for the first time this season in last Tuesday’s
loss to Peoria.  The Toronto native’s run finished tied for the
fourth-longest streak of its kind in professional hockey history.
--- The Wolves, who are currently on a season-high four-game losing streak,
still share third in the AHL with 26 wins and rank fourth in the standings
overall with 55 points (26-13-1-2).
--- Chicago registered all three of its goals on the power play on Saturday,
the 10th time this year the squad has connected on the man-advantage at
least three times in a contest.
--- The Wolves lead the AHL with 66 power-play goals on a league-high 316
chances; the squad was given a season-most 14 man-advantage opportunities in
Saturday’s loss.
--- Friday’s 1-0 shutout loss against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton marked the first
time the Wolves were shut out this season and the 39th time in franchise
history; the blanking marked just the eighth time in 13 years of regular and
postseason play that Chicago was dealt a 1-0 defeat.
--- The Wolves have won just two of seven meetings against opponents from
the North Division this season (2-5-0-0).
--- Saturday’s 41-shot effort marked the eighth time this season that
Chicago posted 40 or more shots in a contest.
The Chicago Wolves will host the first “Hustle for the Holidays” contest,
sponsored by Jewel-Osco and Unilever, at the Jewel-Osco store in Hoffman
Estates, 1485 Palatine Road, on Tue., Jan. 16 at 2 p.m.  Two lucky
contestants will be paired with Wolves forwards BRETT STERLING and GUILLAUME
DESBIENS to go head-to-head in a product-grabbing dash through the store.
For more information, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.
Sat., Jan. 13      
Hamilton 6, (at) Chicago 3
--- Chicago scored twice in the third period but could not overcome a
three-goal deficit as the Hamilton Bulldogs handed them a 6-3 defeat at the
Allstate Arena
--- Defenseman TROY MILAM collected a goal and and two assists while
forwards DARREN HAYDAR and DEREK MacKENZIE also posted markers
--- Netminder MICHAEL GARNETT recorded 25 saves
Fri., Jan. 12      
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1, (at) Chicago 0
--- Netminder JEFF DROUIN-DESLAURIERS registered 29 saves on 29 shots as the
Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins blanked the Wolves, 1-0, at the Allstate
--- Chicago goaltender FRED BRATHWAITE turned aside 28 of the 29 shots he
Tue., Jan. 9       
Peoria 2, (at) Chicago 1
--- Chicago led early but allowed two power-play goals before being handed
its fourth straight defeat at the Allstate Arena, a 2-1 loss against the
Peoria Rivermen
--- Center CORY LAROSE tallied the Wolves’ only marker
--- Goaltender FRED BRATHWAITE recorded 17 saves in the loss