Stories about the Chicago Wolves, the city’s American Hockey League franchise.
Alex Lyon stopped all 28 shots in the 4-0 victory in Game 5
On April 13, Andrew Poturalski and his wife Haley welcomed their first child, a son named Morrison John. The Poturalski family has taken to calling the newborn MoJo, and the Wolves haven’t lost a game he’s attended at Allstate Arena since he entered the world.
The Wolves’ game Sunday against Grand Rapids also was postponed.
The Wolves last played in Rosemont on March 8, 2020, and much has happened to the franchise since.
Over the 15 seasons since they joined the WNBA, the Sky have yet to dance in a downpour of confetti as champions. That might be about to change.
“This gives us the best chance to have a significant season,” league president and CEO Scott Howson said. “We’re going to be flexible, and we’re going to do everything we can to play.”
Now only 32, Warsofsky is already preparing for his second season as an AHL head coach.
After months of speculation, the expected agreement was announced Thursday to make the Wolves the Hurricanes’ AHL affiliate.
The Wolves will open the season with a new parent club.
The group includes three forwards, two defensemen and a goalie. Players who spent more time in Rosemont got the benefit of the doubt.
Andrews is stepping down and will be replaced by former Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson.
Thompson’s reputation grew during his time in Rosemont, where he won two division titles and a conference championship.
“There’s no future for minor-league sports with empty stadiums. There’s zero,” said Gary Green, who owns Triple-A and Double-A baseball teams and an expansion franchise in the United Soccer League.
The Wolves likely will begin affiliation with the Carolina Hurricanes for the 2020-21 season, but it’s unclear when that campaign will start.
The Wolves’ first parent club as an AHL team was the Atlanta Thrashers, who were run by current Carolina executive Don Waddell. During that time, the Wolves won two Calder Cup titles and had experienced players stick around.
Jon Sata, the Wolves’ senior vice president, partnerships & business development, said the franchise would be ready if this season restarted, but “most everything is pointed toward a start next season.”
The Raleigh News & Observer reported Wednesday that the Carolina Hurricanes and Wolves are set to join together on a year-to-year basis next season.
Though the pandemic stopped the season and Pirri’s latest shot in the NHL, he knows there are more important things happening in the world.
He doesn’t have games to call, and it’s anybody’s guess when he will again, but Shaver’s voice is still being heard on the team’s “Chicago Wolves: Life Under The Pandemic” limited-series podcast.
Megna and wife Kasey welcomed their first child March 30 in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.
The coronavirus pandemic might force the cancellation of the AHL season, leaving 2019-20 to feel incomplete and rendering all talk of playoff races moot.
Because of the end of the Wolves’ relationship with Vegas, Thompson won’t be back next season. His departure might have been sped up by the AHL suspending its season due to COVID-19.
The Wolves are watching to see how the COVID-19 pandemic plays out and whether it will dissipate enough to allow the season to come back.
Quinney continued to establish himself with the Wolves, and also made his NHL debut.