SAN ANTONIO---The Chicago Wolves surrendered the final three goals, including the game-winner 14:16 into overtime as they dropped Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals to the San Antonio Rampage Thursday night at the AT&T Center.
Chicago will open its 15th postseason run in 18 years when it travels to San Antonio for Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 19; the third-seeded Wolves, who chose to start on the road due to the series being a 2-3 format, have never met the sixth-seeded Rampage in the postseason.
The Chicago Wolves launch their first 2012 Calder Cup playoff series on the road, the team’s 15th postseason bid in 18 years, when they face the San Antonio Rampage in a best-of-five series beginning at the AT&T Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, and at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21.
Rosemont, Ill. ---Rookies ruled the day during the Chicago Wolves regular-season finale Sunday afternoon and sent the team into the playoffs on a high note.
In 2011-12, the AHL will have 16 teams participating in the postseason. Eight teams in each conference shall qualify for the 2012 Calder Cup Playoffs. The three division winners in each conference will be seeded first through third (in order of regular-season points) and the next five best teams (in order of regular-season points) will be seeded fourth through eighth.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. --- The Chicago Wolves closed out the road portion of their regular-season schedule by clinching the American Hockey League’s Midwest Division crown with a wild 7-5 victory over Grand Rapids on Friday night at Van Andel Arena.