10-04 San Antonio Tale of the Tape


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Chicago Wolves vs. San Antonio: Tale of the Tape

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10-04 San Antonio Tale of the Tape

  1. 1. Team Record: 0-0-0-0 Last Game: 1-3 L vs. Grand Rapids (April 21) Season Series: 0-0-0 Last Meeting: 6-3 Road Win (April 2) Team Record: 0-0-0-0 Last Game: 2-5 L vs. Houston (April 20) Season Series: 0-0-0 Last Meeting: 3-6 Home Loss (April 2) Storylines: • Tonight marks the start of Chicago’s 20th season overall and 13th campaign in the American Hockey League. • Tonight’s tilt marks the 14th time in the Wolves 20-year history, and eighth time in the last 10 years, the team has opened the season on the road. • The Wolves have posted an 9-5-2-3 record in regular-season openers, which includes a 5-4-1-3 mark on enemy ice. • Including tonight, Chicago will have opened three of its last four seasons in San Antonio; the club dropped the previous two tilts in 2010 (L) and 2011 (SOL). • Head Coach JOHN ANDERSON returns to the Wolves bench tonight after five years away from the organization; the 56-year-old was rehired as the team’s bench boss on July 16 after spending two years as head coach in Atlanta from 2008-10 and most recently serving as an assistant in Phoenix from 2011-13. • Chicago has posted just five wins in its last 14 regular-season trips to AT&T Center over the past five years (5-8-0-1). By The Numbers: 6 - Number of the 31 players on the Wolves opening-night roster that spent time with the team last year (Climie, Davies, Kattelus, Longpre, Miller, Regner). 209 - Number of points rookie forwards TY RATTIE and DMITRIJ JASKIN combined for in the CHL last year; the pair of 20-year-old forwards are expected to make their AHL debuts tonight. 7 - Number of countries represented on the Wolves opening night roster (USA, CAN, FIN, NOR, CZE, SWE, RUS). Follow The Action: Tonight’s game faces off at 7:30 p.m. and can be seen on The U-Too (WCIU-DT 26.2). U-Too also can be found on XFinity’s Chs. 248 and 360, RCN’s Ch. 35 and WOW’s Ch. 170. The game can also be streamed on www.ahllive.com. Those away from a TV or computer can follow @Chicago_Wolves on Twitter for live in-game play-by-play. PLAYER SPOTLIGHT #29 KEITH AUCOIN Center Keith Aucoin is expected to make his Wolves debut tonight. The 34-year-old enters the 2013-14 season ranked 10th all-time on the AHL scoring list with 814 points (223G, 591A) in 707 career games. The Waltham, Mass., native split last season between the NHL’s New York Islanders and AHL’s Toronto Marlies. CHICAGO WOLVES TALE OF THE TAPE Friday, Oct. 4 7:30 p.m. #27 GREG RALLO Right Wing Gurnee native and Rampage captain Greg Rallo enters his third season in the Florida Panthers organization, having played 138 games with San Antonio the past two years. The 32-year-old paced the Rampage with 23 goals and held second with 40 points in 66 tilts last season. During Rallo’s seven-year AHL career, he has bagged 10 goals and 19 points in 26 games against his hometown team.