Preview: IceHogs vs Wolves


Mar 31, 2012; Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA; Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian (9) and Calgary Flames forward Tim Jackman (15) fight for the puck during the first period at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE

Tonight the Chicago Wolves take on the Rockford Ice Hogs at the AllState Arena at 7PM CT.  Tonight marks the fourth time these two teams are meeting on the season with Chicago holding a 3-0 advantage.

Chicago has won twice in their last eight games, slipping into a 19 point tie for second place in the Mid-West Division, just 3-points behind the leading Grand Rapids.

The Wolves have been in the headlines recently for all of their recent transactions with the reassigning of left wing Darren Archibald and goaltender Joe Cannata from the ECHL Kalamazoo Wings. They also recalled defenseman  Jeremie Blain and reassigned Stefan Schneider to the Wings.

The Wolves last game was Saturday against Milwaukee where they led the game through most of the third period, giving up the tying-goal late in the last frame and then losing in a shootout. Eddie Lack was able to stop 29 of the 32 shots in regulation and overtime along with 4 of 6 attempts in the shootout.

Who’s Hot…

Mark Matheson has registered 5 points (2 goals and 3 assists) in his last three gaames for the Wolves.  He has 7 points on the season so far, coming from his last six games.  Zack Kassian also registered 4 points (1 goal and 3 assists) last week, in three games played, ranking second among the team with 11 points in 16 games.