The Utica Comets shoot into Rosemont for the first time this season and just the second time since joining the league in 2013-14 for tilts on Wednesday and Saturday. The roster features six former Wolves: Alex Friesen, Nicklas Jensen, Darren Archibald, Alexandre Grenier, John Negrin, and Peter Andersson.
The Chicago Wolves salvaged one point from the weekend, getting swept in two games in Lake Erie but taking the Monsters to overtime on Friday. The team returns to Allstate Arena this week for the first three games of a tough four-game homestand against Utica (twice) and Rockford, the Western Conference’s No. 3 and 4 teams, respectively. Chicago will need to earn some points if it hopes to climb back into the playoff race, dropping to the No. 10 seed over the weekend. The Wolves are in a five-team battle for the final two spots as Hamilton, Texas, Adirondack, Chicago, and Toronto (Nos. 7-11) are all separated by just two points. The Wolves have the third-best points percentage and the most home games remaining of those five teams, but face difficult competition.
CLEVELAND, Ohio --- The Chicago Wolves rallied twice in the third period but could not complete the comeback Friday night as they fell 4-3 in overtime to the Lake Erie Monsters at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Chicago Wolves head to Cleveland this weekend for a pair against Midwest Division foe Lake Erie. The Wolves will try to keep up the momentum from a 4-1 win over Milwaukee on Sunday while the Monsters look to reverse their current fortunes (0-4-1-0 in last five) and rebound from their 3-0 loss to the Admirals on Wednesday.