ROSEMONT, Ill.---The Chicago Wolves and Rockford IceHogs traded goals for two periods, but Mark Mancari bagged two third-period markers in 57 seconds to give the Wolves a 4-2 Illinois Lottery Cup victory in their third “School Day Game” Wednesday afternoon at the Allstate Arena.
The Wolves swept a three-games-in-three-nights set last weekend for the first time since Dec. 27-29, 2010; Chicago, which has posted a 10-3-0-0 mark in its last 13 tilts after suffering through a season-long five-game winless streak from Nov. 27 to Dec. 9 (0-3-1-1), sits in second place in the Midwest Division with 42 points (19-12-1-3).
Chicago Wolves right wing Darren Haydar and defenseman Kevin Connauton, who were both named to the 2012 American Hockey League All-Star Team on Jan. 4, will be making an appearance at two Chicagoland libraries next week as part of the “Read to Succeed” program presented by Butternut Bread and Vista Health System.
ROSEMONT, Ill.---The Chicago Wolves erased a 1-0 first-intermission deficit with three goals in the second period to earn a 3-1 victory over the Lake Erie Monsters in front of a season-high 15,319 fans Saturday night at the Allstate Arena.
PEORIA, Ill.---Chicago Wolves left wing Mike Duco notched his first career hat trick and right wing Bryon Bitz scored in his first game since March, 2010 to help the team to a 5-2 victory over the Peoria Rivermen Friday night at Carver Arena.
Chicago Wolves defenseman Kevin Connauton has been selected to the Western Conference Team for the 2012 American Hockey League All-Star Classic, which takes place on Jan. 29-30 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. He joins Wolves right wing Darren Haydar, who was named a playing captain on Dec. 16, on the Western Conference squad.