"Game Time" PROSPECT SUNDAY for March 16, 2014

Cody Beach and David Shields have made big strides in their development this season. Photo by - Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves

The Chicago Wolves split a pair of games last week against two of the top teams in the AHL's Western Conference, while the Kalamazoo Wings stayed red-hot, winning their seventh in a row and soaring into first place in the ECHL's Eastern Conference.

TRANSACTIONS

Date Link Details
STL Logo 03-12-14 LINK D CADE FAIRCHILD recalled from Chicago (AHL) to St. Louis (NHL) and traded to Phoenix (NHL) for future considerations.

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INJURY REPORT

Date Link Details
STL Logo 02-23-14 UNCONFIRMED SERGEI ANDRONOV / CHICAGO (AHL): Has not played since Feb. 7, 2014.

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WOLVES GAME RECAPS

Mar. 9, 2014

Wolves sweep Heat with 4-1 victory

ABBOTSFORD, BC --- The Chicago Wolves won for the second time in as many nights to complete both the weekend and the season sweeps of the Abbotsford Heat with a 4-1 victory Sunday night at the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre.
Center Alexandre Bolduc, right wing Cody Beach, and left wing Dmitrij Jaskin scored first-period goals to build a 3-0 lead and right wing Tyler Shattock closed it out in the final frame. Goaltender Matt Climie made 28 saves to earn his 100th American Hockey League win.

LINK to scoresheet at TheAHL dot com.

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Mar. 15, 2014

Wolves' home reign ends

ROSEMONT, IL --- The Chicago Wolves’ franchise-record 17-game home point streak came to an end Saturday night as the Texas Stars earned a 3-0 victory in front of 11,436 at Allstate Arena.
Jake Allen stopped 28 of 30 shots for the Wolves (35-19-4-2), who were shut out for just the second time this season. Chicago hadn’t suffered a regulation loss at home since Dec. 7 and racked up 32 points (15-0-2-0) during its lengthy home point streak.

LINK to scoresheet at TheAHL dot com.

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PAW PRINTS: Including today's rematch with Texas, the Wolves have 16 games left in the regular season; 13 of those games are against division opponents ... Chicago faces Grand Rapids once, at Allstate Arena on Mar. 23, and will meet Rockford five times (2 H/3 A), Iowa three times (1 H/2 A) and Milwaukee four times (3 H / 1 A) down the stretch ... The only non-division opponent the Wolves will face, besides Texas, are the Lake Erie Monsters; Colorado's top farmhands visit Allstate Arena on Mar. 26 and Mar. 29.

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Chicago

DATE ... OPPONENT TIME VENUE
03-16-14 vs TEXAS 3:00 PM CDT Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL
03-21-14 vs ROCKFORD 7:30 PM CDT Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL
03-22-14 at ROCKFORD 7:00 PM CDT BMO Harris Bank Center, Rockford, IL

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K-WINGS GAME RECAPS:

Mar. 9, 2014

K-Wings move into a share of first place in the Eastern Conference

Kalamazoo defeats Fort Wayne 4-3
KALAMAZOO, MI --- The hot streak of the Kalamazoo Wings continued Sunday afternoon, as the K-Wings won their season-high fifth straight contest with a 4-3 victory over the Fort Wayne Komets. The win also increased their home unbeaten streak to 11 games (10-0-1-0) and put them in a tie with the South Carolina Stingrays for first place in the Eastern Conference.
... (At) 3:11 into the (third) period, Jeremie Blain put the K-Wings in front for good with a power-play strike that was setup on a screen by Yannick Veilleux (his second assist of the game).

LINK to scoresheet at ECHL dot com.

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Mar. 14, 2014

K-Wings win streak reaches six games

Kalamazoo defeats Toledo 2-1
TOLEDO, OH --- Goaltender Jordan Binnington turned aside 30 shots as the Kalamazoo Wings grinded out a 2-1 victory over the Toledo Walleye Friday night at the Huntington Center.
The win extended the K-Wings season-high to six games, while propelling them into sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference.

LINK to scoresheet at ECHL dot com.

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Mar. 15, 2014

K-Wings win streak soars to seven

Kalamazoo defeats Toledo 6-4
TOLEDO, OH --- Tying their season-high for goals in a single game, the Kalamazoo Wings defeated the Toledo Walleye 6-4 Saturday night at the Huntington Center. The win increased the K-Wings winning streak to seven games, which ties their ECHL record for longest winning streak set during the 2009-2010 season.
Wasting little time, Chris Lawrence put the K-Wings ahead netting his 10th goal of season just 20 seconds into the game. The goal by Lawrence was the quickest this season to start a game for Kalamazoo. Lawrence, who extended his point streak to seven games, is the ninth Kalamazoo player this season to score 10 or more goals. Then, seconds after a power-play concluded, the K-Wings pushed their lead to two goals with a tally from Yannick Veilleux (15th) 12:20 into the stanza.

LINK to scoresheet at ECHL dot com.

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WING TIPS: With 12 games remaining in the regular season, the K-Wings are in first place in the Eastern Conference, and third overall in the ECHL, with a 37-18-2-3 record for 79 points in 60 games played ... The Blues' former ECHL affiliate, Alaska, leads the league with a 39-17-2-3 record for 83 points in 61 games, and the Ontario (CA) Reign are right behind at 38-17-2-3 for 81 points in 60 games ... There's a dogfight for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, with Fort Wayne (59 GP, 27-21-6-5, 65 pts) and Florida (59 GP, 29-23-3-4, 65 pts) currently tied in points, and Evansville (60 GP, 27-23-3-7, 64 pts) right on their heels.

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Kalamazoo

DATE ... OPPONENT TIME VENUE
03-17-14 vs ORLANDO 7:00 PM EDT Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI
03-21-14 vs READING 7:00 PM EDT Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI
03-22-14 at FORT WAYNE 7:35 PM EDT Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN

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COMING UP:

Tune in for "The '14 File" today at 1414 hours -- or 2:14 PM for you civilians -- followed by "Trending Up" at 3:00 PM and "On The Horizon" at 4:00.

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