Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Dec. 2 Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves
02 December 2013

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Dec. 2

THIS WEEK:

Sat., Dec. 7*
vs. Oklahoma City Barons
Allstate Arena
7 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 8*
vs. Oklahoma City Barons
Allstate Arena
3 p.m.

*U-Too

GAMES WILL BE TELECAST LIVE ON THE U-TOO OR WCIU
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The Wolves enter December with a record of 10-9-0-2 after posting a 7-4-0-1 mark in November; the team closed out the month of November with a 1-3-0-1 mark after opening the month 6-1-0-0.

WOLVES HEADLINES

--- Dmitrij Jaskin: Shared the team lead with 3 goals and tied for second on the squad with 4 points in three games last week, which included a career-best 2 goals and 3 points on Friday ... Collected 9 points (5G, 4A) in his 10 outings since returning from injury on Nov. 7 after missing eight games from Oct. 13 to Nov. 6 ... Shares first on the club with 6 goals and second with 11 points in 13 tilts this season ... Shared fourth in the QMJHL with 46 markers and ranked fifth in the league with 99 points in 51 games with the Moncton Wildcats last year; he also ranked 15th in the QMJHL with 53 assists and shared 12th with 13 power-play goals ... Skated in two NHL games with St. Louis last year at the conclusion of his junior season

--- Cade Fairchild: Paced Chicago with 5 assists and 5 points in three games last week, which included matching a career-best 3 helpers on Friday ... Made his return to game action on Nov. 7 after missing the first 11 games of this season and the final 12 tilts of last season due to injury ... Ranks third on the team with 7 helpers -- all of which have come in three games -- in nine outings this year ... Picked up eight helpers in 43 games with the Peoria Rivermen last season

--- Ty Rattie: Earned 3 assists and 4 points in three games last week ... Tallied 5 goals and 10 points in 12 games during November after collecting one goal in his first nine contests of his pro career during October ... Shares first on Chicago with 6 goals and second with 11 points in 21 games this season ... Ranked second in the WHL last season with 48 goals and third in the league with 110 points in 62 matchups with the Portland Winterhawks ... Also shared seventh in the WHL with 62 helpers and held third with a +56 plus/minus rating

--- Taylor Chorney: Bagged 3 goals in three games last week, which included matching a career-high 2 markers on Friday ... Earned 4 goals, 5 points, and a +7 plus/minus rating in 12 contests during the month of November after being held scoreless and posting a -7 plus/minus rating in seven tilts during October ... Ranks second among Chicago defenseman with 9 points in 19 outings this season ... Paced Peoria rear guards with 20 assists and ranked second among team defensemen with 24 points in 73 outings with the Rivermen last year

WOLF TRACKS

--- Chicago has bagged four power-play goals on 14 chances over its last two tilts after collecting nine man-advantage markers on 91 chances in its first 19 games this season; the Wolves have cashed in on 13 of their 105 man-advantage chances overall this season (12.4 percent).

--- The Wolves have received 13 goals and 42 points from their defensemen through 21 games this season compared to nine goals and 36 points at this same point of the season last year; Evan Oberg paces Chicago rear guards with 10 points (2G, 8A) in 19 games this season.

--- The Wolves have been perfect on the penalty kill 11 times this season, two of which have come in their last three tilts; Chicago has accrued an 88.1 percent efficiency rating on the penalty kill this season (89 of 101), which ranks fourth in the AHL.

--- Goaltender Jake Allen has faced the third-most shots in the AHL with 473 but has faced 30 or more shots just once in his last seven outings (31); the 23-year-old netminder has registered a 9-5-2 record, 2.30 goals-against average and .922 save percentage in 16 appearances this season.

--- The Wolves host Oklahoma City on Saturday and Sunday, their 10th and 11th games against the West Division this season; the club has yet to square off against the North Division this year.

THE FUTURE IS NOW

--- The Wolves host their eighth Future Journalists Media Day for high school students at the Triphahn Community Center and Ice Arena in Hoffman Estates during the team’s practice at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Guest speakers for the event will include television anchors Rebecca Haarlow (NBC5 & NFL Network) and Dionne Miller (Fox-32) and Daily Herald columnist Barry Rozner.

WOLVES REWIND (1-2-0-0)

Saturday, Nov. 30
(at) Rockford 4, Chicago 3
--- The Wolves surrendered the game’s first goal 21 seconds into the contest and Rockford never looked back to take a 4-3 victory at the MetroCentre
--- Defenseman Taylor Chorney and forwards Dmitrij Jaskin and Christian Hanson potted tallies for Chicago
--- Goaltender Jake Allen stopped 22 of 26 shots

Friday, Nov. 29
(at) Chicago 7, Rockford 1
--- The Wolves snapped a three-game winless streak by thumping the Rockford IceHogs 7-1 at the Allstate Arena
--- Left wing Dmitrij Jaskin (2G, A) and defenseman Cade Fairchild (3A) paced a pack of seven Chicago skaters with multiple points
--- Goaltender Jake Allen posted 19 saves

Wednesday, Nov. 27
Iowa 3, (at) Chicago 1
--- The Wolves scored one goal for the second straight home game and dropped a 3-1 decision to the Iowa Wild at Allstate Arena
--- Left wing Chris Porter notched the only goal for Chicago
--- Goaltender Jake Allen kicked out 19 of 22 shots