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Wolves This Week: Mar. 27- Apr. 1

by Tyson Giuriato / Vancouver Canucks
On the outside looking in.

The Chicago Wolves finished off the month of March by picking up four of a possible six points this past week, however now find themselves in ninth place in the AHL’s Western Conference, one point out of the eighth and final playoff spot. The Wolves will need to regroup and pack their cowboy hats and lucky belt buckles as they now head off for a seven-game road trip that will take them to Texas and Oklahoma.

Weekly Results

Wednesday, March 27: Chicago Wolves 3 Oklahoma City 2 (SO)
Friday, March 29: Chicago Wolves 5 Lake Erie Monsters 2
Saturday, March 30: Milwaukee Admirals 4 Chicago Wolves 3


-Canucks prospect Nicklas Jensen grabbed his first career AHL assist on Wednesday night on a goal from Danny Groulx. Jensen was originally giving the goal, but upon further review it was determined he did not deflect the puck into the back of the net.

-Jensen displayed some of his talent in the shootout, scoring a beauty of a goal. Watch!

-Oklahoma City featured a pair of former Canucks, Josh Brown and Darcy Hordichuk, along with former NHL regulars Jonathan Cheechoo and Ben Eager.

-Fans went to a fight on Friday night and a hockey game broke out between the Wolves and Monsters. Three fights in total, including a dandy from Darren Archibald. Watch!

-Brett Sterling scored a hat trick on Friday with all three goals coming in the third period, the second time this season he has scored three goals in a period. Darren Haydar assisted on all three markers.

-Lake Erie featured Cameron Gaunce on defense, the older brother of the Canucks first-round draft pick in 2012, Brendan Gaunce..

-Captain, Darren Haydar extended his point streak to four games in Saturday’s loss, picking up a goal and a helper.

Wolf of the Week

With injuries and players called-up in Vancouver, Wolves captain Darren Haydar has stepped up to the plate to lead the team offensively. The Milton, Ontario, native posted five points (2-3-5) in three games this past week giving him 12 points in 15 games in the month of March and 25 points in the last 23 games . The 33-year-old leads the Wolves in scoring with 52 points (19-33-52) in 60 games this season, which is 17 points more than Brett Sterling, who sits second on the team.

Coming Up…

Tuesday, April 2 @ San Antonio Rampage
Friday, April 5 @ Houston Aeros
Saturday, April 6 @ Oklahoma City Barons
Sunday, April 7 @ Oklahoma City Barons
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