The Chicago Wolves took to the ice in Milwaukee for the final time in the regular season. Though if the playoffs started today, they would be taking on their rivals just north of them. For those unaware the Admirals are the AHL affiliate for the Nashville Predators. For the Wolves this season goals have not been hard to come by. So why not add another forward right? Tage Thompson stepped on the ice as a professional hockey player for the first time tonight.
Wearing the number 32, the 6’5” forward looked quite comfortable playing against much higher competition than what he faced in college. Thompson was paired with newcomer Brad Malone and Jordan Caron, the line did create more then a handful of chances on net. He was only credited with one shot but the 19 year old didn't seem to struggle in his first AHL contest.
Elsewhere prospect wise Jordan Binnington had himself a shutout, his first of the season. For large portions of the game he didn't see much activity in front of his net, after two periods the Admirals only had 11 shots. After the final buzzer went off Milwaukee only had 21 shots to their name but a shutout is a shutout.
Vince Dunn put in his 12th goal of the season after a perfect pass from Kenny Agostino who had himself a two point night. Dunn continues to round out his game and part of his recent success has to go to veteran James Wisniewski. Having a reliable partner allows Dunn’s more offensive side to break out. Even the less talked about Mackenzie MacEachern joined in on the goal party, it was his fifth of the season. The Michigan State grad hasn't had the easiest time transitioning to the pro game. Just ten points on the year at this point.
After tonight’s 4-0 win the Chicago Wolves have 80 points on the season. They return to action Wednesday night against the Texas Stars.