14 November 2011

Weekly Press Notes for Nov. 14

Photo: Mike Goelzer/Milwaukee Admirals


Amtrak-Rivalry-logo_awayFri., Nov. 18*
at Milwaukee Admirals#
Bradley Center
7 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 19^
vs. San Antonio Rampage
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

#Amtrak Rivalry


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The Wolves have won three straight contests to move above the .500 mark for the first time this season (6-5-0-2); Chicago, which has won four of its last five outings, wraps up a five-game road trip Friday at Milwaukee before returning home for a game against San Antonio on Saturday.


--- Darren Haydar: Paced the Wolves with five assists and six points in two games last week ... Ranks first on Chicago with 5 goals, 9 assists and 14 points in 13 games this season ... Tallied at least one point in 148 of his 214 career games with the Wolves ... Moved past Brett Sterling last week for fifth place on the team’s all-time scoring register with 268 points (92G, 176A) ... Ranked second on the Wolves and fourth in the AHL with 74 points (27G, 47A) in 77 games last season ... Named to the 2011 AHL Second All-Star Team

--- Matt Climie: Backstopped the Wolves to two wins last week ... Kicked out 89 of 94 shots during a current three-game winning streak ... Ranks second in the AHL with a .944 save percentage and shares fifth in the league with a 2.01 goals-against average in six games this year (4-2-0) ... Posted a 26-22-3 record with a 2.64 goals-against average and .913 save percentage in 55 outings with San Antonio last season ... Appeared in one NHL outing with the Phoenix Coyotes last year, allowing one goal in 32 minutes of action

--- Kevin Connauton: Collected the first multiple-goal game and third multiple-point outing of his career on Saturday (2G) ... Paces Wolves defensemen and shares first among AHL blueliners with 4 goals and ranks first among Wolves rear guards with 6 points in 13 games this season ... Shared first among Manitoba Moose defensemen with 11 goals and ranked third among team blueliners with 23 points in 73 outings during his professional debut last season

--- Nathan Longpre: Tallied 2 assists and 3 points in two games last week ... Notched 5 points (3G, 2A) in six games since making his Wolves debut on Oct. 28 ... Set a career-high and led the team with 42 points (14G, 28A) in 33 games as a senior with Robert Morris University (AHA) last year ... Made his professional debut in eight games with the AHL’s Worcester Sharks last season, posting one assist and four penalty minutes

--- Mark Mancari: Recorded a goal and an assist on Saturday to snap a five-game scoreless streak ... Shares third on the Wolves with 3 goals and 6 points in 13 games this season ... Ranked fifth in the AHL with a career-high 32 goals and shared 14th in the league with 64 points in 56 games with the Portland Pirates last season ... Skated in 20 National Hockey League contests with the Buffalo Sabres last year, recording 7 assists and 8 points ... Named to the 2011 AHL First All-Star Team


--- The Wolves have surrendered just 17 goals in their last nine outings, which includes holding their opponents to one or fewer markers in five of those outings; Chicago is averaging 2.38 goals-against this year, which ranks third in the AHL.

--- Chicago has exploded for 10 goals in its last two contests after scoring just nine goals in its previous five games; the Wolves are 3-0-0-0 when scoring four or more goals in a game this season.

--- Chicago has killed off 39 of its opponents’ last 41 man-advantage chances since allowing three power-play goals on three chances on Oct. 14 at Milwaukee; the Wolves, who have been perfect on the penalty kill in eight of their last 10 outings, rank third in the AHL with a 87.5 efficiency rating on the penalty kill (49 of 56).

--- Forward Tim Miller matched a career-high 2 goals and 3 points on Nov. 8 at Hamilton; the 24-year-old forward ranks second on the Wolves with six assists and eight points in 12 games this season.

--- The Wolves have scored a power-play goal in three consecutive games after they failed to score on the man-advantage in their previous six outings; Chicago ranks 26th in the AHL with an 13.1 efficiency rating on the power-play this season (eight of 61).


--- The Wolves host their 14th “Get Fed by the Wolves” fundraiser from 2-5 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 20 at Bahama Breeze, 406 E. Golf Road, in Schaumburg. Players serve as waiters and the proceeds from the luncheon benefit Chicago Wolves Charities. Tables are still available for this event, so reserve your seat today by visiting chicagowolves.com or calling 1-800-THE-WOLVES.


Sat., Nov. 12
Chicago 6, (at) Milwaukee 3
--- The Wolves reeled off four straight goals after trailing 3-2 to earn a 6-3 win over the Milwaukee Admirals at the Bradley Center
--- Defensemen Kevin Connauton (2G) and Mark Matheson and forwards Nathan Longpre, Mark Mancari and Mike Duco all lit the lamp for Chicago
--- Goaltender Matt Climie turned aside 34 of 37 shots

Tue., Nov. 8
Chicago 4, (at) Hamilton 1
--- The Wolves scored in each period en route to posting a 4-1 victory over the Hamilton Bulldogs at Copps Coliseum
--- Forwards Darren Haydar (G, 3A), Tim Miller (2G, A) and Nathan Longpre (2A) all notched multiple points for Chicago
--- Goaltender Matt Climie kicked out 26 of 27 shots