The Chicago Wolves advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals with a 4-2 defeat of Rochester in the decisive Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday afternoon at Allstate Arena. The second-seeded Wolves face the third-seeded Toronto Marlies in a best-of-seven series that begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9, at Allstate Arena.
The Chicago Wolves announced Wednesday that forward Adam Cracknell has been returned on loan from the St. Louis Blues and forward Eric Kattelus has been recalled from Kalamazoo (ECHL). They will be available for Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at 7 p.m. Thursday at Allstate Arena.
The Midwest Division champion Chicago Wolves will open the 2014 Calder Cup playoffs with a best-of-five series against the Rochester Americans. The Wolves’ first game at Allstate Arena will be Thursday, May 1.
Forward Michael Davies has been named the Chicago Wolves’ Dan Snyder Man of the Year in recognition of his unwavering commitment to Chicago-area charities and the community during the 2013-14 season. He joins Karl Stewart (2004-05, 2005-06) as the only players to receive the honor more than once.
Chicago Wolves goaltender Jake Allen was announced Thursday as the recipient of the Aldege “Baz” Bastien Memorial Award, granted to the American Hockey League’s most outstanding goaltender for the 2013-14 season, as voted on by AHL coaches, players and media in each of the league’s 30 member cities.