The Chicago Wolves will defend their 2014 Midwest Division crown against a slightly different group of foes in the wake of the American Hockey League’s divisional realignment announced Wednesday at the league meetings.
The Chicago Wolves have re-upped their one-year affiliation agreement with the Missouri Mavericks of the Central Hockey League for the 2014-15 season. The upcoming campaign will mark the fourth straight season the two clubs will be working together.
The Chicago Wolves advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals with a 4-2 defeat of Rochester in the decisive Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday afternoon at Allstate Arena. The second-seeded Wolves face the third-seeded Toronto Marlies in a best-of-seven series that begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9, at Allstate Arena.
The Chicago Wolves announced Wednesday that forward Adam Cracknell has been returned on loan from the St. Louis Blues and forward Eric Kattelus has been recalled from Kalamazoo (ECHL). They will be available for Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at 7 p.m. Thursday at Allstate Arena.
The Midwest Division champion Chicago Wolves will open the 2014 Calder Cup playoffs with a best-of-five series against the Rochester Americans. The Wolves’ first game at Allstate Arena will be Thursday, May 1.