Wolves This Week: Feb. 25 - Mar. 4
The Chicago Wolves headed down south to the Lone Star State for a pair of games this past weekend. Despite only scoring three goals in the two games, the Wolves managed to snag two of a possible four points over the weekend thanks to some stingy defense that saw them only allow two goals against. The Wolves sit in seventh place in the AHL’s Western Conference with 61 points.Weekly Results
Friday, March 1: Chicago Wolves 2 Texas Stars 0
Saturday, March 2: San Antonio Rampage 2 Chicago Wolves 1
-Adam Polasek netted his first goal of the season and first AHL goal since November 23, 2011 in Friday’s win over Texas.
-Darren Archibald also snapped a big goalless drought with a goal on Friday, which was his first in 19 games.
-Friday Night Fights! Adam Polasek took on Stars forward Francis Wathier, while Nathan Longpre shed the mitts with Hubert Labrie.
-The Wolves were outshot 33-19 on Friday.
-Steve Pinizzotto returned to the Wolves lineup on Friday, his first game since November 24, 2011. The gritty forward was sent to Chicago on a conditioning stint by the Canucks earlier in the week.
-The shutout against the Stars was Matt Climie’s fifth of the season, and 12th of his career.
-Andrew Ebbett returned to the lineup on Saturday night and netted the lone-goal for the Wolves in the 2-1 loss, extending his AHL point-streak to seven games. Ebbett’s streak started back on December 30, 2012.
-Bill Sweatt notched two assists over the weekend, giving the winger a solid nine points (4-5-9) in his last 11 games.
Wolf of the Week
Bill Sweatt has started to turn his season around as of late and this past week was no different. The Elburn, Illinois, native grabbed two assists, was plus-2 and had 10 shots on goal in the two games this past weekend. The six-foot forward now has 22 points (11-11-12) in 44 games this season to go along with a plus-4 rating and 115 shots on goal. Sweatt has gone 36 consecutive games with taking a penalty and has just two penalty minutes this season.
Tuesday, March 5 vs. Texas Stars
After blanking the Stars 2-0 on Friday night, the Wolves head right back to the Live Music Capital of the World for their fourth and final meeting of the season against the Texas Stars (Dallas Stars, 33-15-4-5). The Wolves have taken two of the three against the Stars thus far.
Friday, March 8 vs. Milwaukee Admirals
The Wolves head up to Brew Town for a tilt against the Milwaukee Admirals (Nashville Predators, 26-24-3-3) on Friday night to close-off their four-game road trip. This will be meeting 7-of-12 between the two rivals, with the Wolves going 2-2-1 in the season-series thus far.
Saturday, March 9 vs. Milwaukee Admirals
Twenty-four hours after doing battle in Milwaukee, the teams face-off again, this time in the Windy City for the second half of a home-and-home set.
Sunday, March 10 vs. Rockford IceHogs
On Sunday the Wolves welcome to town their most hated rival, the Rockford IceHogs (Chicago Blackhawks, 28-26-1-1). This will be the ninth meeting of 12 on the season between the clubs, with the Wolves holding a 5-3 series lead thus far.