By this point, you know the Chicago Wolves revealed their commemorative St. Patrick’s Day jerseys during Wednesday’s 2-1 overtime triumph over Utica. As you’re contemplating a bid on these unique jerseys, you might not be quite as certain how this charitable endeavor directly benefits everyone in the Chicago area. Take a moment to meet Maurice Snell and Jamie Smith: two young men from Chicago diagnosed with autism at an early age. They’re representative of the work done by Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago, an organization that operates 21 programs and serves 38,000 people annually.
At several points during every Chicago Wolves season, general manager Wendell Young offers his thoughts on the team with his "State of the Pack" insights. When he answered questions in November, the Wolves ranked among the top handful of teams in the Western Conference. At this juncture, the Wolves are holding on to the eighth and final playoff spot -- but there's little difference between the fifth and 10th teams and plenty of time to become re-established as a primary threat to capture the Calder Cup.