18 December 2006

Wolves Weekly Press Notes for Dec. 18

Fri., Dec. 22    
at Houston Aeros    
Toyota Center    
7:30 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 23    
vs. San Antonio Rampage    
Allstate Arena    
7:00 p.m.

To watch or listen to the action live online, log on to www.chicagowolves.com


--- CORY LAROSE: Named the CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Dec. 17, 2006, after notching 11 points (5G, 6A) last week ...  Recorded an AHL career-high five points in consecutive games on Tuesday against Iowa (3G, 2A) and Friday (2G, 3A) against Omaha, marking the first time a Wolves player accomplished that feat in franchise history ... Ranks third on the squad with 19 points (7G, 12A)

--- DARREN HAYDAR: Extended his point streak to 29 games with an assist on Saturday, which is the second longest streak in AHL history ... Matched a season-high four assists in consecutive games on Tuesday against Iowa and Friday against Omaha ... Posted an assist in 24 of his 29 games this year, which includes a setting a franchise record with a     helper in 14 straight contests from Nov. 4 to Dec. 8 ... Paces the AHL with 41 assists and 59 points, shares the league-lead with a +19 plus/minus rating and ranks sixth with 18 goals

--- BRETT STERLING: Tallied five goals in three games last week, which includes two-goal efforts on both Tuesday and Friday ... Paces the AHL with 26 goals, already a franchise record by a rookie and the most by a Wolves player through 29 games in club history ... Accrued 22 markers in his last 17 tilts, which includes notching two or more tallies nine times ...  Ranks second in the league with 44 points in 27 games

--- FRED BRATHWAITE: Registered 20 saves on 22 shots in Saturday's shootout loss, which snapped a team season-high eight-game winning streak ... Surrendered just 21 goals over his last nine outings (2.33 per contest) ... Shares seventh in the AHL with 10 wins and has accrued a 10-2-1 mark in 13 appearances this year ... Leads Wolves netminders with a 2.52 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage


Right wing DARREN HAYDAR has notched a point in all 29 games this season, which is now just two games shy of tying a 19-year-old AHL record.  HAYDAR is just three games short of matching former right wing ROB BROWN's club record of 32 straight outings with at least one point, set in 1996.  The Toronto native can match the league record in Houston on Friday and equal the team record at the Allstate Arena on Saturday.


--- Chicago has posted 20 wins this season, tied for the most in the AHL;
the team's 42 points in the standings (20-7-1-1) ranks first in the Western
Conference and fourth in the league.

--- Saturday's loss was the Wolves' first in the shootout this season (1-1); Chicago has reached the shootout 142 times in franchise history, posting a 75-67 mark (.528).  

--- The Wolves were held to just two goals on Saturday against Milwaukee,
snapping a streak that saw the club net at least three markers in 24 straight

--- Chicago lit the lamp nine times against Omaha on Friday, the fourth-highest
single-game output in franchise history and one shy of matching a season high.

--- The Wolves matched franchise records on Friday with six goals in the second period and 17 player assists in the tilt.

--- Chicago has tickled the twine an AHL-high 139 (4.79 per game) times this season, which is the most in franchise history through 29 outings.


On Tue., Dec. 19, rookie BRETT STERLING will visit the Northbrook Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, as part of the team's Read to Succeed program sponsored by Fisher Nuts and College Illinois!, which has reached nearly 400,000 children in
10 seasons.

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