16 October 2006

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Oct. 16

Fri., Oct. 20    
at San Antonio Rampage    
AT&T Center    
7:00 p.m.

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--- JASON KROG: Shares fourth in the AHL with a team-leading eight points and fifth in the league with four goals in four games ... Tallied a point in each of the team's first four games which is tied for the second-longest current streak in the AHL ... Recorded the club's only power-play goal this season

--- DARREN HAYDAR: Tied for fifth in the league with four goals, which includes
markers in each of his last two outings ... Shares second on the team with five points and a +3 plus/minus rating ... Notched at least one point in the squad's first four games which is tied for the second-longest current streak in the league ... Ranked fifth     in the AHL with 92 points and seventh with 57 assists in 80 games with Milwaukee last season

--- STEVE MARTINS: Shares second on the Wolves with three assists and five points in four games this season ...  Skated in parts of two seasons with Chicago, collecting 21 goals, 43 assists, 64 points and 122 penalty minutes in 83 regular-season games in 1997-98 and 2000-01 ... Shared fifth in the AHL and paced the Binghamton Senators with a career-high 58 assists and ranked 12th in the league and second on the team with a career-most 80 points last season

--- DEREK MacKENZIE: Matched a career-high with three assists on Friday against Milwaukee ... Tallied his first goal of the season on Sunday ... Registered 70 goals, 81 assists, 151 points and 379 penalty minutes in 328 career tilts with Chicago, which leads all active players

--- JARED ROSS: Notched his first point of the season with an assist on Sunday against Omaha ... Ranked sixth on the Wolves with 27 assists in 62 games last year during his rookie ... Collected 10 goals and 37 points with Chicago last season


Chicago has thwarted 28 of its opponents 31 power-play opportunities this season and rank third in the AHL with a 90.3 penalty killing efficiency; the Wolves ranked 17th in the league on the penalty kill last season at 81.1 percent
(471 of 577).


--- Chicago has been held to just three goals in its last two games after notching 12 in its previous two; the Wolves rank 10th in the AHL with an average of 3.75 goals per game after placing fifth in the league with an average of 3.48 goals per game.

--- The Wolves have been held to just one power-play goal in their first 27 man-advantage chances this season.

--- Chicago notched the game's first goal in Saturday's loss against Omaha; last
season the Wolves accrued a .711 winning percentage when opening the scoring (29-10-3-3).

--- Right wing DARREN HAYDAR and center JASON KROG have collected eight of Chicago's 15 goals this season (53.3 percent).

--- The Wolves have outshot their opponents in each of their first four contests this season; Chicago outgunned its opponents in 53 of its 80 tilts last season (66.3 percent).

--- The team will play five of its next 15 games on the road which includes two
meetings in San Antonio this week.


Fans can keep former Wolves center Tim Breslin's memory alive by purchasing
memorial bracelets for $3 at Wolves home games or events.  Proceeds from the braclets will go towards Tim Breslin Scholarship Opportunities, presented by College Illinois, which will provide a semester of college for a student.  For more information or to download a scholarship application, log on to chicagowolves.com.


Sun., Oct. 15                                       
Omaha 4, (at) Chicago 2
--- The Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights rallied with four third-period goals to overcome a 1-0 deficit en route to a 4-2 victory against the Wolves
--- Right wing DARREN HAYDAR and center DEREK MacKENZIE tallied goals with center STEVE MARTINS assisting on both
--- Netminder MICHAEL GARNETT registered 19 saves on 22 shots

Sat., Oct. 14                                       
Milwaukee 5, (at) Chicago 1
--- The Milwaukee Admirals broke open a second-period scoreless tie with two goals en route to a 5-1 victory over the Wolves at the Allstate Arena.
--- Right wing DARREN HAYDAR notched Chicago's only goal with forwards JOEY CRABB and JASON KROG posting assists.
--- Goaltender FRED BRATHWAITE recorded 21 saves on 25 shots in his Wolves debut

Fri., Oct. 13                                      
Chicago 7, (at) Milwaukee 5
--- Chicago watched a three-goal, second-period lead slip away before adding two late tallies to defeat the Milwaukee Admirals, 7-5, at the Bradley Center.
--- Center CORY LAROSE led the way with a goal and two assists while center DEREK MacKENZIE added three assists.
--- Goaltender MICHAEL GARNETT registered 19 saves on 24 shots.