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"Game Time" PROSPECT SUNDAY for October 11, 2015

The 80th American Hockey League season opened this week, and the Chicago Wolves -- loaded up with Blues' prospects -- got their 2015-16 off to a flying start with a big win over a tough division rival.

Defense prospects Tommy Vannelli (left) and Jordan Schmaltz made their AHL debuts for the Chicago Wolves on Saturday night. Photo by
Defense prospects Tommy Vannelli (left) and Jordan Schmaltz made their AHL debuts for the Chicago Wolves on Saturday night. Photo by
Brian Weidler, "St. Louis Game Time"



Date Link Details
. 10-05-15 LINK D PETTERI LINDBOHM, LW MAGNUS PÄÄJÄRVI, RW TY RATTIE assigned to Chicago (AHL) by St. Louis (NHL).




Date Link Details
. 10-10-15 LINK D ROBBIE FABBRI (upper body); return date indefinite.




Oct. 10, 2015 -- WOLVES 5 vs Milwaukee 1 (box score)


Oct. 10, 2015


ROSEMONT, IL --- The Chicago Wolves opened the 2015-16 season with a jolt as they scored three power-play goals in the first period to trigger a 5-1 win over the Milwaukee Admirals Saturday night in an Amtrak Rivalry clash at Allstate Arena. Forwards Magnus Pääjärvi, Pat Cannone and Ty Rattie produced power-play goals in a 10-minute, 20-second stretch of the first as the Wolves (1-0-0-0) seized control of their 22nd season opener.
Rattie added another power-play goal in the second period, defenseman Andre Benoit notched 3 assists, and goaltender Jordan Binnington posted 16 saves in the Wolves’ highest-scoring season opener since a 5-0 win over Peoria in 2006.
Chicago’s 4 power-play goals were the team’s most since tallying 5 on Nov. 27, 2010, against Grand Rapids.
"We worked on it for the last three days, so I'm glad we had some chances," said Wolves head coach John Anderson. "We had a couple fortunate bounces, too, where they tried to clear it and we knocked it down, but you always have to have a few breaks to score on the power play."


PAW PRINTS: With the opening-night win, Binnington's AHL career record against Milwaukee now sits at a sparkling 8-0-0-0 ... The Admirals debuted their new-look kit last night, and the new logo is a marked improvement over the old ... Of the 14 Blues-contracted prospects (players under age 25) assigned to the Wolves, 11 saw action last night; German defenseman Konrad Abeltshauser and St. Louis native Zach Pochiro were healthy scratches, and newly-acquired goalie Pheonix Copley served in the backup role.

Wolves' 2015-16 Scoring and Penalty Statistics

Wolves' 2015-16 Goaltending Statistics


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