22 January 2007

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Jan. 22

Fri., Jan. 26     
at Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights
Civic Auditorium   
7:00 p.m.
 
Sat., Jan. 27     
at Iowa Stars     
Wells Fargo Arena  
7:00 p.m.
 
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WOLVES HEADLINERS
 
--- CORY LAROSE: Registered 11 points in his last five games (5G, 6A), which
includes five goals and four assists in four games last week ... Recorded 10
shots in Sunday’s loss, one shy of matching an AHL season-high ... Ranks
seventh in the AHL with 31 helpers and shares 13th with 45 points in 30
matchups
 
--- DARREN HAYDAR: Recorded three goals and two assists in his last three
games after being held to just one marker in his previous four tilts ...
Leads the AHL with 57 assists, which already matches the career-high he set
in 80 games last year, and 85 points in 46 outings ... Ranks second in the
league with a +25 plus/minus rating and fourth with 28 goals
 
--- DEREK MacKENZIE: Notched a short-handed goal and an assist on Sunday
after being held to one goal and one helper in his previous seven outings
... Shares the AHL lead with four shorties and holds the Wolves franchise
record with 20 short-handed goals, which accounts for one quarter of his 80
career AHL tallies ... Ranks fourth on Chicago with 11 markers and ranks
seventh with 23 points in 37 tilts
 
--- BRETT STERLING: Netted two goals and two assists in Saturday’s win, the
fourth time this season he has accrued four or more points in a contest this
season ... Leads the AHL with 37 goals, ranks second with 15 power-play
markers and shares third with 63 points in 44 outings
 
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HIT THE ROAD, JACK
 
The Wolves start a franchise-record tying nine-game road trip on Tuesday
when they head to Iowa to battle the Stars.  Chicago, which does not return
to the Allstate Arena until Feb. 11, leads the AHL with 18 wins in 22 road
games.  Last year, the squad recorded 16 wins in 40 tilts away from home.
 
WOLF TRACKS
 
--- The Wolves hosted an AHL season-high 14,927 fans at the Allstate
Arena in Saturday’s win against San Antonio.
 
--- Sunday’s game marked Chicago’s third straight loss in the shootout; the
Wolves have reached the shootout 144 times in franchise history, posting a
75-69 mark, which includes a 1-3 record this year.
 
--- The Wolves tied a franchise record by posting two short-handed goals in
Sunday’s first period, just the fifth time the squad has posted two shorties
in a frame in 13 seasons.
 
--- Chicago’s seven goals on Saturday marked the ninth time in 46 outings
this season the squad has lit the lamp seven or more times; the Wolves lead
the league with 203 markers, 24 more than the next closet club.
 
--- The Wolves have held their opponents scoreless on the power play in
three straight games for the second time this season; overall, the club has
blanked its rivals with the man-advantage 11 times this year (7-2-1-1).
 
JUMP FOR JOY
 
Skates, the Wolves mascot, will appear at the Anne M. Jeans Elementary
School in Willowbrook on Tue., Jan. 23, to help promote the Jump Rope For
Heart program with the American Heart Association.  The program promotes the
value of physical activity to elementary school children while showing them
they can contribute to their community's welfare.
 
WOLVES REWIND (2-1-0-1)
 
Sun., Jan. 21      
Toronto 4, (at) Chicago 3 (SO)
--- Chicago squandered a third-period lead but forced overtime before
falling, 4-3, in the shootout against the Toronto Marlies at the Allstate
Arena
--- Forwards DEREK MacKENZIE and COLIN STUART notched short-handed goals
while right wing DARREN HAYDAR tied the game with a third-period marker
--- Goaltender FRED BRATHWAITE notched 49 saves in regulation and overtime
and posted saves on two of five attempts in the shootout
     
Sat., Jan. 20      
(at) Chicago 7, San Antonio 2
--- The Wolves broke a 2-2 deadlock late in the second period and never
looked back, earning a 7-2 victory over the San Antonio Rampage at the
Allstate Arena
--- Six different Wolves tallied goals, including BRETT STERLING who led the
way with four points (2G, 2A) on the night
--- Netminder MICHAEL GARNETT registered 27 saves
 
Fri., Jan. 19      
Chicago 6, (at) Peoria 1
--- Chicago snapped a 1-1 tie late in the first period then reeled off five
unanswered goals before defeating the Peoria Rivermen, 6-1, at Carver Arena
--- Centers KEVIN DOELL and CORY LAROSE both notched two goals and one
assist to lead a pack of five Wolves with multiple points
--- Goaltender MICHAEL GARNETT recorded 42 saves on 43 shots
 
Wed., Jan. 17      
Toronto 5, (at) Chicago 4
--- The Wolves battled back with two third-period goals, but it wasn’t
enough as they fell, 5-4, to the Toronto Marlies at the Allstate Arena
--- Center CORY LAROSE and defenseman MARK POPOVIC each collected two goals
and an assist while BRETT STERLING dished out two assists
--- Goaltender FRED BRATHWAITE accrued 22 saves