14 January 2008

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Jan. 14

Fri., Jan. 18
at Quad City Flames (18-16-2-5)
I Wireless Center
7 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 19
vs. Manchester Monarchs (18-16-4-2)
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

Sun., Jan. 20
vs. Grand Rapids Griffins (15-19-2-5)
Allstate Arena
3 p.m.

To watch or listen to the action live online, log on to www.chicagowolves.com


The Wolves are currently on a four-game winning streak and have posted victories in 10 of their last 12 games; Chicago's 28 wins are tied for the most in
franchise history through 38 games and are second-best in the AHL.


--- Bryan Little: Netted a career-high three assists and four points and matched a team season-high +4 plus/minus rating in Saturday's win over Toronto ... Notched seven assists and 11 points in 14 matchups with Chicago this season ... Made his NHL debut with the Atlanta Thrashers earlier this season, posting three goals and nine points in 29 tilts ... Selected 12th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Thrashers

--- Jason Krog: Held scoreless on Saturday, snapping a team season-high 14-game point streak, the second-longest of its kind in the AHL this season ... Racked up 31 points (9G, 22A) during the streak, which includes posting multiple points nine times ... Leads the AHL with 57 points and shares second with 39 assists and fourth with 18 goals ... Held without a point just 10 times in 82 career games with Chicago

--- Alexandre Giroux: Collected three goals and four points in two games last week after appearing in just two of the team's previous nine games due to the veteran rule ... Netted 27 points (11G, 16A) in 30 games this season, sixth-best on the squad

--- Jesse Schultz: Potted a goal and an assist on Saturday, his third multi-point outing in the last six matchups ... Ranks second on Chicago and is tied for ninth in the AHL with 39 points in 38 contests ... Holds second on the squad and shares 14th in the league with 25 assists

--- Darren Haydar: Tallied 19 points (6G, 13A) in 11 games with the Wolves this
season, seven of which have been multi-point outings ... Skated in 16 games with the Atlanta from Oct. 11 to Dec. 8 this season, tallying his first NHL points (G, 7A) ... Accrued 141 points (47G, 94A) in 84 career regular-season contests with Chicago, 12th on the club's all-time scoring list

For complete team statistics, click here .


--- The Wolves' .750 winning percentage leads the Western Conference and
ranks second overall in the AHL.

---Chicago's 57 points are the second-most collected through 38 tilts in franchise history and rank second in the West Division and Western Conference behind Rockford (58), which has played four more contests.

--- The Wolves will play four games in five nights starting on Wednesday, three of which are at the Allstate Arena; the squad leads the AHL with a .789 home winning percentage (15-4-0-0) and ranks second overall with 15 wins on home ice.

--- Chicago has netted 23 goals in its last four outings, an average of 5.75 per contest; the team is averaging an AHL-high 4.05 markers per game this year.

--- Chicago leads the league with 57 power-play goals despite not converting on the man advantage in a season-high three straight games.

--- Joel Kwiatkowski leads AHL defensemen with 12 goals and a team-high +18 plus/minus rating; KWIATKOWSKI ranks third among league blueliners with 32 points in 38 games.


The Wolves will sport commemorative "Choose Wolves in '08" jerseys, available for fans to purchase or win, at home games on Jan. 16, Jan. 19 and Jan. 20. The one-of-a-kind, red, white and blue jerseys, will be auctioned and raffled to benefit various Chicago-area charities as part of the team's ongoing "Choose Wolves in '08 - Hockey for the Fans" campaign. For more information, call


Sat., Jan. 12
(at) Chicago 5, Toronto 4
--- The Wolves scored three consecutive second-period goals to grab the lead on the way to a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Marlies at the Allstate Arena
--- Center Bryan Little paced Chicago's offense with a goal and three assists
--- Netminder Ondrej Pavelec registered 29 saves

Fri., Jan. 11
Chicago 6, (at) Quad City 2
--- The Wolves scored twice in a 21-second span in the first period and never looked back earning a 6-2 victory over the Quad City Flames at I Wireless Center
--- Defenseman Karel Pilar dished out three assists, leading a pack of five Chicago players that tallied multiple points
--- Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec recorded 33 saves on 35 shots while Robert Gherson stopped all five shots he faced in the final 4:04 of the contest

Wed., Jan. 9
(at) Chicago 6, Iowa 4
--- Chicago recorded four straight goals to snap a 2-2 second-period tie then held off the Iowa Stars for a 6-4 win at the Allstate Arena
--- Forwards Darren Haydar (G, A), Jordan LaVallee (G, A) and Jesse Schultz (G, A) and defenseman Brian Sipotz (2A) all found their way onto the scoresheet twice
--- Netminder Ondrej Pavelec turned aside 28 shots