Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Dec. 10 Photo: Greg Hamill/Rockford IceHogs
10 December 2012

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Dec. 10


Thu., Dec. 13*
vs. Hamilton Bulldogs
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 15*
at Lake Erie Monsters
Quicken Loans Arena
6:30 p.m.



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The Wolves split a pair of games last week, losing at home to Grand Rapids on Friday but beating Rockford on the road Saturday; Chicago, which has not won back-to-back games since Oct. 17 and 19, shares third place in the Midwest Division with 23 points through 22 games this year (10-9-2-1).


--- Darren Haydar: Bagged his first goal of the season, the game-winning marker, on Saturday against Rockford which ended his 16-game goalless drought, which was his second-longest goal-scoring drought since the start of the 2005-06 campaign ... Shares third on the team with 7 assists and has collected 8 points in 17 games this season ... Amassed 5 points (G, 4A) in his last four outings

--- Andrew Ebbett: Netted a power-play marker on Saturday, his first goal since Nov. 2 ... Shares first on the Wolves with 8 helpers and ranks fourth with 11 points in 20 games this season ... Tied for first on the team with a +7 plus/minus rating and has accrued a plus or even rating in 17 of his 20 games ... Registered 5 points (G, 4A) in his last six matchups

--- Matt Climie: Stopped 57 of 61 shots in two games last week, which included posting 23 saves in backstopping the Wolves to a 2-1 win over Rockford on Saturday ... Accrued a 2.68 goals-against average and .911 save percentage in 10 games this season (3-7-0) ... Has started the last five games for Chicago, posting a 2.21 goals-against average and .932 save percentage (2-3-0) ... Has received just 17 goals of support in his 10 appearances this year

--- Jordan Schroeder: Dished out an assist on Saturday, which marked just his second helper in his last nine tilts ... Ranks first on Chicago with 7 markers and second with 13 points in 21 games this season ... Collected 3 goals and 5 points in his last seven matchups

--- Kevin Connauton: Registered his third assist in his last four games Saturday night after recording 3 helpers in his first 17 games this season ... Shares first among team blueliners with 8 points (2G, 6A) in 21 games this season ... Paces the Wolves with 62 shots this year


--- Chicago has surrendered one goal in each of its last two wins, which have come in its last three contests; the Wolves are a perfect 4-0-0-0 when they surrender one or fewer goals to their opposition.

--- The Wolves will battle out-of-division opponents in their next three games, beginning with Hamilton’s only visit to Allstate Arena on Thursday; the team just wrapped a 11-game stretch in which it faced only Midwest Division foes and went 3-6-1-1.

--- Chicago is one of just two AHL clubs that have yet to allow a short-handed strike this season; the team has bagged two shorties this season, but none since Oct. 27.

--- The Wolves were perfect on the penalty kill Saturday for the ninth time this season; the team, which has been shorthanded just 87 times this season, ranks 30th in the AHL with a 78.2 efficiency rating on the penalty kill (68 of 87).

--- Chicago has earned 22 power-play opportunities in its last three games against Rockford, which included scoring a goal on eight chances Saturday; the Wolves have converted nine of 90 power-play opportunities (10.0%) in 22 games this season.


--- The Wolves host their sixth “Hockey For Her” fundraising event at the Triphahn Community Center and Ice Arena in Hoffman Estates at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Members of the Wolves will provide women an introductory glance at the sport of hockey by giving them the chance to go behind the scenes of a professional team. For more information, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.


Saturday, Dec. 8
Chicago 2, (at) Rockford 1
--- The Wolves used a third-period marker from captain Darren Haydar to snap a 1-all deadlock and slip past the Rockford IceHogs 2-1 in an Illinois Lottery Cup contest at the MetroCentre
--- Center Andrew Ebbett also lit the lamp for Chicago
--- Goaltender Matt Climie kicked out 23 of 24 shots

Friday, Dec. 7
Grand Rapids 3, (at) Chicago 0
--- The Wolves were shut out by the Grand Rapids Griffins and goaltender Tom McCollum 3-0 at the Allstate Arena
--- Goaltender Matt Climie stopped 34 of 37 shots in the loss