Chicago Wolves Hockey - Chicago Wolves Hockey - Super User http://forum.chicagowolves.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:42:24 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Revamped overtime rules highlight AHL changes http://forum.chicagowolves.com/news/releases/item/4137-revamped-overtime-rules-highlight-ahl-changes http://forum.chicagowolves.com/news/releases/item/4137-revamped-overtime-rules-highlight-ahl-changes Revamped overtime rules highlight AHL changes

The American Hockey League’s Board of Governors approved a number of rule changes for the 2014-15 season on Thursday, including a bold restructuring of the league’s overtime procedures.

In place of the conventional five-minute overtime session, the AHL will conduct a seven-minute overtime period during the 2014-15 season. The teams will play 4-on-4 for a minimum of three minutes. At the first whistle after 4:00 remains on the clock, each team will remove a skater and compete 3-on-3. If a winner does not emerge during overtime, then a shootout commences with three participants from each team. The AHL has required five shooters per side in years past.

The AHL is believed to be the first professional league to employ the 3-on-3 overtime format.

“We figured this is the best for fans: Decide the game in a team atmosphere,” said Chicago Wolves general manager WENDELL YOUNG. “We find the trend of shootouts going up and we’d like to see as many situations as possible settled with game play. It’s a very innovative step by the AHL. I think it’ll give the most skilled and fast teams an advantage.”

Other rule changes include updates to major penalties and helmet protocol. Beginning next season, a player who receives two major penalties for fighting or three major penalties for any infraction in the same game will be given an automatic game misconduct. Additionally, any player on the ice whose helmet comes off during play must immediately exit the playing surface or reattach his helmet and chin strap, otherwise receiving a minor penalty.

A detailed list of the rule changes can be found at TheAHL.com.

The 2014-15 AHL regular season begins on Oct. 10 with the Wolves home opener celebration slated for Saturday, Oct. 11. To learn about the team’s summertime ticket specials, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES or visit ChicagoWolves.com.

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ijaved@chicagowolves.com (Super User) Releases Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:41:23 -0500
Wolves stay in Midwest as AHL adjusts divisional alignment http://forum.chicagowolves.com/news/releases/item/4136-wolves-stay-in-midwest-as-ahl-adjusts-divisional-alignment http://forum.chicagowolves.com/news/releases/item/4136-wolves-stay-in-midwest-as-ahl-adjusts-divisional-alignment Wolves stay in Midwest as AHL adjusts divisional alignment

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.

After one season in the Midwest Division, the Iowa Wild shifts to the West Division. The Lake Erie Monsters move from the North Division into the Wild’s spot in the Midwest. The Wolves’ other three Midwest opponents remain the same: Grand Rapids, Milwaukee and Rockford.

To complete the changes in the AHL’s Western Conference, the Adirondack Flames (formerly the Abbotsford Heat) jump from the West to the North Division. The Eastern Conference features two adjustments: The Lehigh Valley Phantoms (formerly the Adirondack Phantoms) have moved to Allentown, Pa., and the East Division. The Syracuse Crunch have flipped from the East to the Northeast Division.

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The 2014-15 AHL regular season begins on Oct. 10 with the Wolves home opener celebration slated for Saturday, Oct. 11. To learn about the team’s summertime ticket specials, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES or visit ChicagoWolves.com.

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ijaved@chicagowolves.com (Super User) Releases Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:33:16 -0500
Calder Cup Playoffs FAQ http://forum.chicagowolves.com/tickets/playoffs-faq http://forum.chicagowolves.com/tickets/playoffs-faq Calder Cup Playoffs FAQ

The Calder Cup playoffs are one of the most exciting times to be a hockey fan and whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned veteran, you don’t want to miss out on all the postseason action. Check out the FAQ below to find out the answers to some of the most common questions our ticket representatives get about the postseason. Any questions not posted here can be directed to your rep or answered by calling 1-800-THE-WOLVES.

What’s the Calder Cup?

The Calder Cup is the trophy that has been awarded to the championship AHL team since 1938. The Cup is named after Frank Calder, the National Hockey League’s first president (1917-1943).

When do the playoffs start?

The postseason starts the week after the conclusion of the regular season in late April. Last season that date was Wednesday, April 23.

How do I get tickets?

We will post more information here when it becomes available, but more ticket information can always be obtained by calling your Wolves ticket representative or our ticket hotline at 1-800-THE-WOLVES.

What if I’m a partial plan or season ticket holder?

Our fans with ticket packages will be among the first to learn about and purchase tickets for the postseason. Your Wolves rep will be happy to outline your options for you relevant to your plan.

How do the playoffs work in the American Hockey League?

The Calder Cup playoffs work in a seeded bracket system, with the teams being re-seeded following every round to determine home-ice advantage. To learn more about the details, check out TheAHL.com’s postseason primer.

Have the Wolves ever won a championship?

The Wolves are four-time league champions, having won the Turner Cup twice (1998 & 2000) while in the International Hockey League and the Calder Cup twice (2002 & 2008) in the AHL.

How many teams make the playoffs?

In total 16 teams make the playoffs, eight from the Western Conference and eight from the Eastern Conference. Following the opening three rounds, the Calder Cup final pits the Western champion against the Eastern champion.

 

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ijaved@chicagowolves.com (Super User) Single-Game Tickets Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:59:38 -0500
Three Fires Popcorn Sales Recognition Event http://forum.chicagowolves.com/tickets/group-tickets/boy-cub-girl-scouts/three-fires-popcorn-sales http://forum.chicagowolves.com/tickets/group-tickets/boy-cub-girl-scouts/three-fires-popcorn-sales Three Fires Popcorn Sales Recognition Event

The Chicago Wolves are teaming up with the Three Fires Council for the Popcorn Sales Recognition Event!

The Popcorn Sales Recognition Event will take place on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at 7 p.m.

Scouts that reach one of these sales levels will receive great prizes from the Wolves and Three Fires Council!

$5,000 OR MORE SELLERS

  • Two (2) party deck tickets and parking to the Wolves game
  • One (1) Wolves replica jersey
  • Member of the Color Guard at the Wolves game

$1,100 OR MORE SELLERS

  • Two (2) $21.50 tickets to the Wolves game
  • One (1) Wolves hat

$300 OR MORE SELLERS

  • One (1) $18.50 upper-level ticket to the Wolves game

To order or for more information, contact Eric Zavilla at (847) 832-1938 or ehzavilla@chicagowolves.com

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ijaved@chicagowolves.com (Super User) Group Ticket Options Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:05:17 -0500
Kids and Family Expo http://forum.chicagowolves.com/tickets/special-events/kidsfamilyexpo http://forum.chicagowolves.com/tickets/special-events/kidsfamilyexpo Kids and Family Expo

Chicago-area businesses are participating in the first Chicago Wolves Kids and Family Expo! Don't miss out on an afternoon of affordable family fun!

VENDOR INFO:

Reserve by August 31 to receive a 15% discount!

Presenting Partners

• One 10x10 booth
• Live read during game
• LEDs & TV
• Social Media
• Digital Billboard
• 200 Tickets
• chicagowolves.com/kidsfamilyexpo

Price before Aug. 31: $6,375
Price after Aug. 31: $7,500
(only one available)

Founding Partner

• One 10x10 booth
• Live Read During Game
• LEDs & TV
• Exit Sampling
• 100 Tickets
• chicagowolves.com/kidsfamilyexpo

Price before Aug. 31: $1,700
Price after Aug. 31: $2,000
(only four available)

Exhibitor

• One 10x10 booth
• 50 Tickets
• chicagowolves.com/kidsfamilyexpo

Price before Aug. 31: $1,275
Price after Aug. 31: $1,500

KidsExpo salesflyerClick to viewIf your business is interested in becoming an exhibitor with us, please call 1-800-843-9658

  Download the Partnership Reservation Form


FAN INFO:

Chicago Wolves Kids and Family Expo
Sunday, Feb. 15, at Allstate Arena
Doors open at 12:30 and exhibits will run until the end of the second period (approx. 4:45 p.m.)

Chicago-area businesses are participating in the first Chicago Wolves Kids and Family Expo! Don't miss out on an afternoon of affordable family fun! Admission is included with a purchased Feb. 15 game ticket.

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ijaved@chicagowolves.com (Super User) Special Events Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:17:40 -0500
Wolves renew affiliation with Mavericks http://forum.chicagowolves.com/news/releases/item/4132-wolves-renew-affiliation-with-mavericks http://forum.chicagowolves.com/news/releases/item/4132-wolves-renew-affiliation-with-mavericks Wolves renew affiliation with Mavericks

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.

“Once again we are very pleased to be affiliated with a first-class organization in the Missouri Mavericks,” said Wolves general manager WENDELL YOUNG. “The synergies between our clubs have made for a great partnership that we look forward to continuing this upcoming season.”

The Mavericks play at the 5,800-seat Independence Events Center in Independence, Mo., and ranked second in the CHL with an average of 5,406 fans per game in 2013-14. The five-year-old Mavericks have been named the CHL’s Franchise of the Year three seasons running and will be up for a fourth this summer.

On the ice, Missouri finished atop the standings with a regular-season record of 44-20-2 last year before falling in the first round of the playoffs. During the 2013-14 season, the Wolves dressed two players who also suited up for the Mavericks --- defenseman HENRIK ØDEGAARD and forward Eric Castonguay.

The Wolves are offering several summertime deals on season tickets and group outings. Call 1-800-THE-WOLVES or visit ChicagoWolves.com to discover the details.

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ijaved@chicagowolves.com (Super User) Releases Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:05:32 -0500
Scout Events http://forum.chicagowolves.com/tickets/group-tickets/boy-cub-girl-scouts http://forum.chicagowolves.com/tickets/group-tickets/boy-cub-girl-scouts Scout Events

The Chicago Wolves are teaming up with the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts for special Scout Night promotions.

UPCOMING SCOUT DATES:

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Saturday, October 11, at 7 p.m

Chicago Wolves home opener and Boy Scout mid-sale Popcorn Cup Rally (4–6 p.m)

More Info >>

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Girl Scout Cookie Rally Kickoff

More Info >>
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Saturday, January 31, at 7 p.m.

Boy Scout Popcorn Cup Recognition Event (time TBD)

More Info >>

Three Fires Council Info >>

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Saturday, April 11, at 7 p.m.

Boy Scout SCOUTABOUT (time TBD)
More Info >>

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Boy, Cub, Girl Scouts

Can't make it to one of the above games? Click for your custom gameday group outing.
More Info >>

 

 

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ijaved@chicagowolves.com (Super User) Group Ticket Options Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:34:58 -0500
Boy Scouts Popcorn Cup Rally http://forum.chicagowolves.com/tickets/group-tickets/boy-cub-girl-scouts/boy-scout-popcorn-rally http://forum.chicagowolves.com/tickets/group-tickets/boy-cub-girl-scouts/boy-scout-popcorn-rally Boy Scouts Popcorn Cup Rally

Join the Boy Scouts and the Chicago Wolves for the Popcorn Cup Rally event on Saturday, October 11, from 4 to 6 p.m.! 

All Boy Scouts and their families are invited to Allstate Arena as the Scouts prepare for their 2014 popcorn sales!  Be sure to stay for the Wolves game at 7 p.m.

 Saturday, October 11, 4 to 6 p.m.

popcorncup logoPopcorn Cup Rally Stations will consist of the following:

  • Practice Your Pitch 
  • Site Sale Table Race
  • Salesmanship Merit Badge
  • Meet the top sellers
  • "Know Your Product" Challenge 
  • Social Media/Web Sales
  • Sales Techniques
  • Popcorn Cup Display 
  • T-Shirt Pickup
  • Pinewood Derby tips
  • STEM 
  • Camp Promo
  • Raingutter Regatta
  • Membership
  • Scout Shop
  • And much more...

After the Popcorn Cup Rally, cheer on the Chicago Wolves at 7 p.m. For details about group pricing, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.


Select your council for ordering information

01Northwest Suburban Council (NWSC) - Contact Janel James at (847) 832-1982

02Three Fires Council - Contact Eric Zavilla at (847) 832-1938

03Chicago Area Council - Contact Stefanie Evans at (847) 832-1939

04Calumet - Contact Stefanie Evans at (847) 832-1939

05Des Plaines Valley - Contact Stefanie Evans at (847) 832-1939

06Northeast Illinois Council - Contact Janel James at (847) 832-1982

Unsure of your Council? Call 1-800-THE-WOLVES (800-843-9658) for help!

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ijaved@chicagowolves.com (Super User) Group Ticket Options Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:04:49 -0500
Boy Scout Popcorn Cup Recognition Event http://forum.chicagowolves.com/tickets/group-tickets/boy-cub-girl-scouts/boy-scout-popcorn-cup-awards http://forum.chicagowolves.com/tickets/group-tickets/boy-cub-girl-scouts/boy-scout-popcorn-cup-awards Boy Scout Popcorn Cup Recognition Event

The Chicago Wolves are teaming up with the Boy Scouts for the Popcorn Cup Recognition Event!

Popcorn Cup Recognition Event, Saturday, January 31

POPCORN CUP AWARDS

Scouts that reach one of these sales levels will receive great prizes from the Wolves and Council!

$3,500 OR MORE SELLERS

  • Two (2) tickets to the Wolves game
  • One (1) Wolves replica jersey
  • Name engraved on official Popcorn Cup Trophy
  • On-ice presentation and photo with Popcorn Cup Trophy
  • Scout will have an opportunity to take Popcorn Cup Trophy to share with friends and family at later date
  • Opportunity to "shoot on Skates" during postgame shootout with Wolves mascot
  • Personal Mini Popcorn Cup Trophy

$2,700 OR MORE SELLERS

  • Two (2) tickets to the Wolves game
  • Opportunity to "shoot on Skates" during postgame shootout with Wolves mascot
  • Personal Mini Popcorn Cup Trophy

$1,100 OR MORE SELLERS

  • Two (2) tickets to the Wolves game
  • Personal Mini Popcorn Cup Trophy

$300 OR MORE SELLERS

  • One (1) ticket to the Wolves game
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ijaved@chicagowolves.com (Super User) Group Ticket Options Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:14:16 -0500
Catching up with Jake Chelios http://forum.chicagowolves.com/news/features/item/4128-catching-up-with-jake-chelios http://forum.chicagowolves.com/news/features/item/4128-catching-up-with-jake-chelios Catching up with Jake Chelios

When the Chicago Wolves announced Monday that defenseman Jake Chelios signed a standard player’s contract (SPC) to play for the franchise in 2014, Chelios was between classes at Michigan State University.

Chelios, who wrapped up his collegiate playing career in March and joined the Wolves on April 4 for the final six weeks of the season, needs a fistful of credit hours to complete his Communications degree. He expects to be done in mid-August, but learning is just one of the things the 23-year-old has on his summer agenda.

Why did you choose Communications?

To become the next Jeremy Roenick on NBC.

Really? You had that in mind all along?

Well, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do during my freshman year, but the Communications school at Michigan State has a really good reputation. I like the classes because you can apply them to many different things. There’s a broad range of ways you can use your degree.

What else are you doing besides attending classes?

I’ll be going out to California (where the Chelios family lives) at the end of the first summer session and I might train out there. I’ll train with the same guy my dad trained with, T.R. Goodman. Off and on, I’ve been training with him since early in high school. A lot of hockey players train with him there in Venice Beach. It’s a great group.

What’s a typical day of training like?

In July, we’ll work out two-and-a-half to three hours every morning starting at 7 a.m. (editor’s note: learn more about Goodman’s methods and clients here). Then you basically stay at the beach the rest of the day. Cross training is good. I like to surf and I’ll play beach volleyball. You’re out there all day staying busy.

How did negotiations play out that you returned to the Wolves?

I talked with (general manager) Wendell (Young) on the phone at the end of the year and it looked like the team wanted to sign me. If you’re going to play in the AHL, you can ask anybody: Chicago is one of the best places, if not the best place, to be. I couldn’t be more excited.

You played a handful of games for the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye before joining the Wolves for the final six weeks and posting one assist in four games. What was it like getting your feet wet with the Wolves?

It was awesome. I played six games in eight days for Toledo before joining the Wolves. When I got in there, my partner was (long-time NHL defenseman) Joe Corvo. That couldn’t have worked out any better for me. He’s a calm guy with a ton of experience who could help out a young guy like me. And having goaltender Jake Allen behind you wasn’t too bad either.

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ijaved@chicagowolves.com (Super User) Features Sun, 15 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500