GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. --- The Chicago Wolves rallied from an early three-goal deficit to earn their first road and overtime wins of the season in a boisterous 6-5 overtime victory against Grand Rapids on Friday night at Van Andel Arena.
After starting the season strong with a 3-0-1-0 record, the Chicago Wolves suffered their first regulation loss and first string of consecutive losses this weekend against Milwaukee (3-2 OT) and Rockford (4-3) to push their overall mark to 3-1-2-0 and 2-1-1-0 in the Midwest Division; a strong intra-division record (26-11-2-5) last season helped the Wolves claim the Midwest title and they will look to bounce back and gain ground with their first “three-in-three” starting on Friday, continuing a string of eight consecutive games against division rivals.
When Chicago welcomes Milwaukee to Allstate Arena tonight, they will play host to one of just two remaining undefeated teams in the league. The Admirals sit atop the league standings with a perfect 4-0-0-0 record and 8 points to start the season, outscoring their opponents 17-8 in the process despite being outshot 117-97.
Rob Bordson gets the sense he has been pigeonholed as a defensive forward. Considering he scored just 33 goals in 259 American Hockey League games prior to joining the Chicago Wolves during the offseason – an average of 9.7 goals per full season – he understands how that could happen.
The Chicago Wolves kicked off their Midwest Division schedule with dominant wins over the Lake Erie Monsters on Friday (4-0) and Saturday (7-2), remaining unbeaten in regulation with a 3-0-1-0 record and 7 points, good for second in the league; the only team with more points than Chicago is its Midwest Division rival and next opponent, the Milwaukee Admirals, who have collected a perfect 4-0-0-0 record to start their season.