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Wolves This Week: Apr. 8 - Apr. 15

Win, loss, win, loss. The Wolves struggle to find consistency

Monday, 08.04.2013 / 1:21 PM / Features
By Tyson Giuriato
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Wolves This Week: Apr. 8 - Apr. 15
Win, loss, win, loss.

The Chicago Wolves have struggled to find some consistency as of late, alternating wins and losses the past six games. The Wolves remain on the outside of the playoff picture in the AHL’s Western Conference, sitting two points back of the eighth and final playoff spot after going 2-2-0 this past week. Things aren’t going to get any easier as the Wolves face-off against some stiff competition in the coming week.

Weekly Results

Tuesday, April 2: Chicago Wolves 6 San Antonio Rampage 3
Friday, April 5: Houston Aeros 5 Chicago Wolves 2
Saturday, April 6: Chicago Wolves 3 Oklahoma City Barons 0
Sunday, April 7: Oklahoma City Barons 5 Chicago Wolves 2

Ty-Bits

-Roster moves. The Wolves had a lot of roster moves this past week, receiving Nicklas Jensen and Bill Sweatt back from the Canucks, while also losing Kevin Connauton in a trade to Dallas and released Jeremy Price from his amateur try-out so he can head back to Colgate and finish up his schooling.

-The six goals the Wolves scored on Tuesday matched a season-high, it was the fourth time this year they have scored six.

-Brett Sterling was sensational on Tuesday, grabbing a goal and three assists in the win.

-Canucks prospect Ludwig Blomstrand notched his first career AHL goal against San Antonio. He was the 30th player on the Wolves this season to find the back of the net, which sets a Wolves franchise record.

-Matt Climie recorded his sixth shutout of the season on Saturday night, which ties a club record.

-Brett Sterling notched a goal and assist on Sunday afternoon, his 11th multi-point game of the season.

-The Wolves blew a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes on Sunday afternoon, losing 5-2 to Oklahoma City.

-Andrew Gordon finished the week with a solid four points (2-2-4) in three games, including three points in Tuesday’s 6-2 win.

-Stefan Schneider had points in back-to-back games this past week, the first time in his career he has done that.

Wolf of the Week

Speed, speed and speed. Jordan Schroeder was flying this past week for the Chicago Wolves, fresh off his latest stint with the Canucks. The Prior Lake, Minnesota, native picked up points in all three games he played, extending his point-streak to six games. Schroeder missed the Wolves game on Tuesday after he was reassigned by the Canucks earlier in the day. The five-foot-nine forward has registered 27 points (10-17-27) in 36 games this season with the Wolves. Schroeder also was plus-three on the week, putting him at plus-one on the season for the first time since November.


Coming Up…


Wednesday, April 10 @ Grand Rapids Griffins
Friday, April 12 @ Rockford IceHogs
Saturday, April 13 vs. Charlotte Checkers