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Wolves Weekly Press Notes for April 15 Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves
15 April 2013

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for April 15

 

THIS WEEK:

Tue., April 16*
at Milwaukee Admirals#
Bradley Center
7 p.m.

Fri., April 19*
at Lake Erie Monsters
Quicken Loans Arena
6:30 p.m.

Sat., April 20^
vs. Milwaukee Admirals#
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

Sun., April 21^
vs. Grand Rapids Griffins
Allstate Arena
4 p.m.

*CN 100
^My 50
#Amtrak Rivalry

GAMES WILL BE TELECAST LIVE ON MY50 CHICAGO, THE U TOO OR 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

CHOOSE YOUR DESTINY

With four games left in the regular season, the Wolves control their own playoff fate; Chicago can clinch a spot in the 2013 Calder Cup playoffs by winning all four of its games this week, beginning with a trip to Milwaukee on Tuesday.

WOLVES HEADLINES

--- Jordan Schroeder: Registered 2 goals and 3 points in three games last week, which included bagging the game-tying goal in Saturday’s 2-1 shootout win over Charlotte ... Has netted points in 11 of his last 13 AHL outings and 15 points (5G, 10A) during that span, which dates back to Dec. 29 due to NHL recall ... Shares fifth on Chicago with 18 helpers and sixth with 30 points in 39 games this season ... Made his NHL debut in 31 games with the Canucks this year, posting six assists and nine points

--- Bill Sweatt: Shared the team lead with 3 points (G, 2A) in three games last week ... He has notched 5 points (2G, 3A) in six games since rejoining Chicago from Vancouver on April 3 and has posted 9 points (2G, 7A) overall in his last nine AHL games dating back to March 27 ... Ranks fifth on Chicago with 14 goals and third with 34 points in 62 games this season ... Leads the Wolves with 164 shots and has fired 119 of them in 40 games since the calendar turned to 2013

--- Jon Matsumoto: Tallied the game-winning goal in his Wolves debut on Wednesday and notched the shootout winner two games later on Saturday after being loaned to Chicago from San Jose on April 1 ... Ranks fourth on the club with 15 markers and 33 points in 63 outings this season ... Accumulated 14 goals, 18 assists, and 32 points in 60 AHL games with the Worcester Sharks this year before joining the Wolves

--- Brett Sterling: Earned 2 points (G, A) in three games last week ... He has amassed 16 points (8G, 8A) in 12 tilts since returning to the Wolves lineup on March 22 after a 23-game absence ... Ranks first on Chicago with 23 markers and second with 44 points in 44 tilts this season ... Paces the team with a +16 plus/minus rating and shares the club lead with six power-play strikes

WOLF TRACKS

--- The Wolves have posted a 5-4-0-0 record in their last nine games and have alternated wins and losses during that stretch; Chicago shares ninth in the Western Conference playoff standings with 81 points through 72 tilts (36-27-5-4) and are two points back of the eighth and final playoff spot; the Wolves are tied with the Admirals in ninth position and both have played two fewer games than eighth-place Rockford.

--- The Wolves come-from-behind shootout win over Charlotte on Saturday marked the first time this season - and first time since April 6, 2012 - they rallied to win a game when trailing after two periods of play.

--- Goaltender Matt Climie is 124 minutes shy of setting a new career-high in minutes played in a season; the 29-year-old netminder has started 27 of the Wolves last 30 tilts since returning from injury on Feb. 8 and has notched a 2.45 goals-against average and .920 save percentage in 50 games this year (23-23-3).

--- Defenseman Brent Regner dished out an assist and matched a career-high +3 plus/minus rating in his Wolves debut on Wednesday, one day after he was acquired via trade from the Peoria Rivermen.

HOLY SHIRTS AND PANTS

--- The Wolves will host their annual Fan Appreciation Night when they close out their 19th regular season at the Allstate Arena at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 21. The Wolves players will give the “Shirts Off Their Backs” to 20 lucky recipients who purchased scratch-and-win cards throughout the season, with proceeds benefiting Chicago Wolves Charities. After the game, the winners will join the players on the ice to receive the game-worn autographed jerseys. For more information, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.

WOLVES REWIND (2-1-0-0)

Saturday, April 13
(at) Chicago 2, Charlotte 1 (SO)
--- The Wolves earned a come-from-behind win against the Charlotte Checkers 2-1 in a shootout at the Allstate Arena
--- Center Jordan Schroeder scored in regulation, while forwards Darren Haydar, Brett Sterling, and Jon Matsumoto converted during the six-round shootout
--- Goaltender Matt Climie thwarted 35 of 36 shots in overtime and regulation and four of six shootout attempts

Friday, April 12
(at) Rockford 7, Chicago 3
--- The Wolves dropped a 7-3 contest to Rockford at the MetroCentre which allowed the IceHogs to win the 2012-13 Illinois Lottery Cup
--- Forwards Brett Sterling, Eric Kattelus, and defenseman Jim Vandermeer potted tallies for Chicago
--- Goaltenders Matt Climie (40 of 44) and Joe Cannata (11 of 14) split time in CLIMIE’s loss

Wednesday, April 10
Chicago 3, (at) Grand Rapids 2
--- The Wolves used three goals in the game’s opening 13 minutes to skate away with a 3-2 win over Grand Rapids on Wednesday
--- Forwards Jordan Schroeder, Bill Sweatt, and Jon Matsumoto lit the lamp for Chicago
--- Goaltender Matt Climie registered 28 saves



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