Chicago looks to rebound tonight as it hosts Texas for the first time this year. The Wolves were swept at the Cedar Park Center in January and have dropped six straight games to the Stars, four of which have come by a one-goal margin and the other pair by three goals each.
The Chicago Wolves are down to the stretch run with just 16 contests left following a three-game slate last week. The Wolves started strong with an overtime win over Utica on Wednesday before dropping tilts to the Comets and Rockford on Saturday and Sunday. Chicago closes out a four-game homestand Thursday against Texas before hitting the road for a two-game weekend series in Oklahoma City. The Wolves sit in the 10th spot in the Western Conference with 65 points in 60 games, above Toronto (65/61) but trailing Texas (70/60), Hamilton (69/63), and Adirondack (67/60).
The Chicago Wolves earned an overtime win Wednesday against the Utica Comets and will face the same team tonight to close out the season series. The Wolves are 2-0-0-0 against the Comets all-time in Rosemont and have outscored them 6-3 in those two tilts. But Chicago has not strung together more than two wins in a row at home this year, a streak currently matched thanks to wins Wednesday (UTI) and March 1 (MIL).
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.
The Utica Comets shoot into Rosemont for the first time this season and just the second time since joining the league in 2013-14 for tilts on Wednesday and Saturday. The roster features six former Wolves: Alex Friesen, Nicklas Jensen, Darren Archibald, Alexandre Grenier, John Negrin, and Peter Andersson.