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Wolves this week: Apr. 15-22

by Tyson Giuriato / Vancouver Canucks
And it comes down to the final four games.

The Wolves managed to pick up four of a possible six points this past week, but still find themselves on the outside of the playoff picture in the AHL’s Western Conference, sitting in 10th spot with 81 points, however only two points out of seventh. The Wolves close out the regular season this week with four games on tap, including three games in three nights on the weekend.

Weekly Results

Wednesday, April 10: Chicago Wolves 3 Grand Rapids Griffins 2
Friday, April 12: Rockford IceHogs 7 Chicago Wolves 3
Saturday, April 13: Chicago Wolves 2 Charlotte Checkers 1 (SO)


-Jordan Schroeder and Bill Sweatt both picked up a goal and assist on Wednesday night and were plus-two. Schroeder also finished with a game-high six shots on goal.

-Fight! Wolves defenseman, Jim Vandermeer took on former Vancouver Giants tough-guy, Triston Grant on Wednesday night.

-Nothing was pretty about Friday night’s 7-3 loss to Rockford. The Wolves were outshot 58-37 on the night, while goaltender Matt Climie was replaced at the start of the third period after allowing four goals on 44 shots in the first 40 minutes.

-Jim Vandermeer picked up the Gordie Howe hat trick with a goal, assist and a spirited scrap against Brad Mills. Guillaume Desbiens also fought former Canucks tough-guy, Wade Brookbank in the game.

-Friday marked the first meeting between Chicago and Rockford since March 17, the game that featured an all-out brawl that ended spilling over onto the Rockford bench. In total, 174 penalty-minutes were dished out in that contest. On Friday it was no different, as 134 penalty-minutes were handed out to the two rivals.

-Jordan Schroeder snapped a seven-game point streak after being held off the score sheet on Friday night.

-Saturday night’s shootout victory over Charlotte marked the first time all season that the Wolves had come back to win when trailing after 40 minutes.

-Darren Haydar, Brett Sterling and Jon Matsumoto all notched shootout goals for the Wolves, while Michael Davies, Nicklas Jensen and Jordan Schroeder missed.

-Canucks prospect Frank Corrado will be joining the Wolves for the rest of the season after his OHL season came to an end on Friday night. Corrado suited up in four games last season for the Wolves, picking up one assist, while also playing in two post-season games.

-There was not much Canucks ‘product’ on the ice on Saturday night for the Wolves, as only one defenseman and six forwards that played were property of the Canucks.

Wolf of the Week

For the second week in a row, Jordan Schroeder finds himself as the Wolf of the Week. Schroeder extended his point streak to seven games on Wednesday night with a goal and assist, and after having the streak snapped on Friday night the Prior Lake, Minnesota native started a new streak, scoring the lone regulation goal for the Wolves in a 2-1 shootout win. The 5-foot-9 center has now posted 30 points (12-18-30) in 39 games this season with the Wolves.

Coming Up…

Tuesday, April 16 @ Milwaukee Admirals
Friday, April 19 @ Lake Erie Monsters
Saturday, April 20 vs. Milwaukee Admirals
Sunday, April 21 vs. Grand Rapids Griffins
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