16 January 2012

Weekly Press Notes for Jan. 16

Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

THIS WEEK:


Wed., Jan. 18*
vs. Texas Stars
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

LotteryCupFri., Jan. 20*
at Rockford IceHogs#
BMO Harris Bank Arena
7 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 21*
vs. Rockford IceHogs#
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

*Comcast
#Illinois Lottery Cup

ALL GAMES WILL BE TELECAST LIVE ON MY50 CHICAGO, NBC NONSTOP 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


MIDSEASON’S GREETINGS


The Wolves finished the first half of the regular season with a 5-3 loss to Lake Erie, which snapped their season-best five-game winning streak; after 38 games, Chicago sits in second place in the Midwest Division with 46 points (21-13-1-3) and trails first-place Charlotte by two points but holds two games in hand.


WOLVES HEADLINES


--- Michael Davies: Paced the team with 3 goals and 5 points in three contests last week, his first game action since Dec. 16 ... Amassed 3 goals, six points and a +6 plus/minus rating in 16 games this season ... Has bagged a goal in a career-best three straight games ... His first goal of the season on Jan. 11 was his first AHL tally since Feb. 5, 2011

--- Jordan Schroeder: Shared first on the team with 3 assists and ranked second with 4 points in three games last week ... Notched his fourth multiple-point outing of the year on Saturday (G, A) ... Shares fourth on Chicago with 9 goals and third with 20 points in 38 contests this season ... Collected 4 points (G, 3A) in his last three outings after he registered 4 points (2G, 2A) in his previous eight matchups

--- Mark Mancari: Held scoreless on Friday and Saturday, the first time since Nov. 4 and 8 he has been held off the scoresheet in back-to-back games, a span of 20 games ... Paces the Wolves and shares ninth in the AHL with 16 goals and ranks second on Chicago and is tied for 18th in the league with 32 points in 32 contests this season ... Shares second on the squad with 16 assists ... Recorded 21 points (9G, 12A) in his last 14 outings, which includes at least one point in 11 of those games and seven multiple-point contests ... Skated in six contests with Vancouver this year spanning two recalls

--- Steve Reinprecht: Saw his four-game point streak snapped on Friday, in which he tallied six points (G, 5A) from Jan. 6-11 ... Shares second on the team with 16 assists and third with 20 points in 27 games this season ... Skated in five contests with San Antonio before being acquired by Vancouver on Oct. 22 ... Amassed five multiple-point outings in his last 11 games and collected 10 assists and 14 points during that span


WOLF TRACKS

--- The Wolves conclude their season-high six-game homestand on Wednesday when they host Texas; Chicago has posted a 4-1-0-0 mark in the first five games of the homestand and has won nine of its last 11 outings at the Allstate Arena.

--- The five goals Chicago allowed on Saturday to Lake Erie was just the fourth time in its last 16 outings the team has surrendered four or more markers in a game, and the most since giving up six tallies on Dec. 9 at Rockford.

--- The Wolves have surrendered just one power-play goal in their last six contests (20 of 21) after allowing five man-advantage markers in their previous six outings (19 of 24); Chicago ranks ninth in the AHL with a 83.9 efficiency rating on the penalty-kill (130 of 155).

--- Goaltender Matt Climie won for the sixth time in seven starts Friday night, stopping 32 of 33 shots in the victory; he has posted a 1.83 goals-against average and .935 save percentage during that span; the 28-year-old netminder ranks fifth in the AHL with a .927 save percentage and 13th with a 2.44 goals-against average in 18 games this year (12-5-0).

--- Chicago has bagged just two power-play goals in its last seven tilts (two of 29); the Wolves rank 16th in the league with a 17.5 efficiency rating on the power play this season (29 of 166).

--- The Wolves sit atop the Illinois Lottery Cup standings with a .667 winning percentage (8-4-0-0); Chicago leads Peoria (.594, 9-6-1-0) and Rockford (.321, 4-9-1-0).


IT’S ELECTRIC!


--- The Wolves are hosting an electronic recycling drive, presented by ARCOA, at their home games on Jan. 18 and 21. For every pound of electronics collected, ARCOA will donate $1 to Chicago Wolves Charities related to cancer research. For more information or to learn more on which items will be accepted, visit chicagowolves.com or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.


WOLVES REWIND (2-1-0-0)


Saturday, Jan. 14
Lake Erie 5, (at) Chicago 3
--- The Wolves let a 3-1 lead slip away by surrendering four third-period goals as the Lake Erie Monsters skated away with a 5-3 victory at the Allstate Arena
--- Forwards Jordan Schroeder, Michael Davies and Steve Reinprecht scored for Chicago
--- Goaltender Eddie Lack posted 26 saves

Friday, Jan. 13
(at) Chicago 2, Milwaukee 1
--- The Wolves used two second-period goals to earn a 2-1 Amtrak Rivalry win over the Milwaukee Admirals at the Allstate Arena
--- Forwards Michael Davies (G, A) and Bill Sweatt lit the lamp for Chicago
--- Goaltender Matt Climie kicked out 32 shots to notch his third straight win

Wednesday, Jan. 11
(at) Chicago 4, Rockford 2
--- Wolves right wing Mark Mancari scored twice in a 57-second span in the third period to lift the team to a 4-2 Illinois Lottery Cup victory over the Rockford IceHogs at the Allstate Arena
--- Forwards Michael Davies and Victor Oreskovich also tickled the twine for Chicago
--- Goaltender Matt Climieposted 26 saves