It was a slow Monday in the news department, as far as anything Chicago Wolves was concerned, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any discussion topics.
We know five days between games is a long time, but don’t fret — there’s *still* 15 games remaining in the 2017-18 season!
— Chicago Wolves (@Chicago_Wolves) March 12, 2018
Below are a few notes related to the Wolves that I put together, so please don’t hesitate to continue the discussion by posting your own comments and opinions below this post. I’m looking forward to interacting with you!
- Although Chicago is enjoying a few days off after playing three games this past weekend, it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming matchups on Saturday and Sunday against the Rockford IceHogs and Iowa Wild respectively, in the this week’s Wolves Roundup.
- Remember Alex Tuch? While his season began with the Chicago Wolves, it wasn’t too long until the Golden Knights called him up. In this feature, NHL.com staff writer Mike Morreale offers an in-depth look at Tuch’s impressive rookie season in Vegas.
- If you haven’t voted yet for the Time Breslin Unsung Hero Award, it’s not too late. Your choices are Kevin Lough, T.J. Tynan, Jake Bischoff, and Chris Casto. Personally, I’d like to see Bischoff win this award. He’s played in 56 games, holds a plus-14 differential and probably gets less attention than he deserves. I’m also not sure whether or not Tynan’s terrific season from a production standpoint makes him an “unsung” hero.
- Following his senior year at the University of Wisconsin, forward Ryan Wagner signed a professional tryout contract with the Chicago Wolves last week and appeared in all three games over the weekend. Wagner led the Badgers in scoring this season with 35 points in 33 games played, and the Illinois native should be able to help in an offensive role with the Wolves moving forward.
- With the Manitoba Moose losing to Iowa on Sunday, and the Wolves earning a point in their loss to Rockford, Chicago moved back to within five points of first place in the Central Division.