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League: American Hockey League
Location: Rosemont, Illinois
Venue: Allstate Arena
Notable Players: Steve Maltais, Darren Haydar, Jason Krog, Bob Nardella, Nathan Oystrick, Wendell Young, Chris Chelios, Jay Bouwmeester, Stephen Weiss, Bryan Little, Braydon Coburn, Ondrej Pavelec, Kari Lehtonen, Derek MacKenzie, Chris Tanev, Troy Murray
Chicago Wolves TicketsThe Chicago Wolves team — which currently serves as a minor league affiliate of the Vegas Golden Knights from the NHL — can trace its roots back to 1994, when the International Hockey League granted franchise rights to Don Levin, Buddy Meyers and former Blackhawks player Grant Mulvey. With John Anderson as head coach, the team got off to a hot start by winning the Turner Cup championship in 1998 and 2000. After transitioning to the American Hockey League in the 2001 to 2002 season, the Wolves immediately won the Calder Cup with a 4-3 win over Bridgeport in five games. In 2008, the Wolves won its second AHL championship with a 5-2 victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in another five-game series. Left-winger Steve Maltais is the all-time leading scorer with 454 goals and 497 assists in 839 appearances between 1994 and 2005. If you want to experience the excitement of minor league hockey, then you should check out the Chicago Wolves schedule. You can get your Chicago Worlves tickets at StubHub.
What are some of the top games for the season?The Chicago Wolves team finishes out the 2019 to 2020 season against the Grand Rapids Griffins, the Milwaukee Admirals, the Iowa Wild, the Tucson Roadrunners, the Texas Stars, the Manitoba Moose and several other teams. The team is running several special nights, including Craft Beer Nights, Little Debbie Sundays, a Sports Career and Networking Fair on March 5th, an eSports tournament on March 13th, a Salute to Military Families Night on March 28th and a First Responders Night on April 4th. The season finale on April 11th features a Wolves Trading Card giveaway, an Adopt-A-Dog Night, an American Heart Association Night and a Jewish Heritage Night. The playoffs will begin during the week of April 13th.
How did Chicago finish the last season?The Chicago Wolves finished the 2018 to 2019 regular season in first place in the Central Division with 98 points and a record of 44-22 with six overtime losses and four shootout losses. In the AHL playoffs, Chicago reached the Calder Cup Finals with victories over the Grand Rapids Griffins in five games (out of a maximum five), the Iowa Wild in six games and the San Diego Gulls in six games. In the championship series, Chicago lost to the Charlotte Checkers in five games, despite winning the first game 4-3 in overtime.
Who is Chicago’s biggest rival?The rivalry between the Chicago Wolves and the Milwaukee Admirals is known as the Amtrak Rivalry. Since both teams joined the Central Division of the American Hockey League in 2001, they have kindled a close relationship due to their geographical proximity. The winner of the season-long series takes home a trophy.
Who is Chicago’s head coach?Rocky Thompson has been the head coach of the Chicago Wolves since June 7th, 2017. Early in his coaching career, he was an assistant for the Edmonton Oil Kings between 2007 and 2010 and the Oklahoma City Barons between 2010 and 2014. He was then hired as the head coach of the Windsor Spitfires from the Ontario Hockey League with which he won the prestigious Memorial Cup in 2017. As a player, Thompson was a member of the Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers and various minor league teams.
What is the capacity of the venue?The Allstate Arena, which opened in 1980, has a capacity of 18,500 and 48 luxury suites. Located at the juncture between downtown Chicago and the suburbs just off the intersections of all major expressways, the venue features good sightlines, numerous public transportation options and plenty of on-site parking. Plan your perfect trip to see a Chicago Wolves event in this impressive arena, at StubHub.
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