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Stories about the Chicago Wolves, the city's American Hockey League franchise.

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Wolves get key two points with overtime win over Cleveland

The Wolves were the only team from the Central Division playing Sunday and anything other than two points would’ve been a missed chance to gain ground.

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Rocky Thompson addresses affiliation change before Wolves lose to Grand Rapids

Whether he lands in the NHL next season or makes the trip west to lead the Golden Knights’ new affiliate in Nevada, Thompson’s tenure with the Wolves officially began running down when Vegas announced it was buying the San Antonio Rampage and moving that franchise for the 2020-21 season.

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Tyrell Goulbourne inspired by Jarome Iginla

Goulbourne, who wears Iginla’s number 12, said he identifies with the former Calgary Flames superstar.

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Wolves rally past Admirals and former star Daniel Carr

After entering the third period down 2-0, the Wolves scored four times in 4:43 to beat the first-place Admirals.

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Don Levin knows what he wants from next Wolves affiliation

The Wolves are again looking for a partner that will balance development with winning and using experienced players at the AHL level.

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Oscar Dansk stays hot in net as Wolves blank Manitoba

Dansk earned his third shutout of the year and improved to 13-1-2 since the start of December.

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Golden Knights buy AHL team, cementing end of Wolves relationship after season

San Antonio is currently the affiliate of the St. Louis Blues, who were the Wolves’ parent club from 2013-17. But even though the Blues don’t have an affiliate set for next season and the Wolves are in need of a parent club, it doesn’t mean a reunion is guaranteed.

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Oscar Dansk leads Wolves past Manitoba

On his bobblehead night, Dansk made 30 saves and the Wolves scored three second-period goals.

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Chairman Don Levin sees “no scenario at all” where Wolves, Golden Knights stay together after season

"The Chicago Wolves will be here next season," Levin told the Sun-Times before Saturday’s game. "But I don’t know who we’ll be affiliated with."

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Why Wolves center Gage Quinney could be close to a historic NHL call-up

If Quinney makes the jump, it’s believed he would be the first player born in Nevada to skate in the NHL. Barring a trade, Quinney would likely be playing for his hometown Golden Knights.

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Wolves lose to Admirals in first game after All-Star break

Before a ragged, fight-filled loss Friday, coach Rocky Thompson disagreed with the logic that the four-day interlude would hurt the Wolves’ momentum.

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Former Blackhawks draft pick helps Stars down Wolves

Anthony Louis, a sixth-round pick in 2013 and a native of Winfield, scored twice to help Texas move one point behind the Wolves for third place in the Central Division.

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After a lot of movement, Paul Cotter showing improvement for Wolves

A 20-year-old rookie, Cotter moved from college to juniors to the AHL and has battled appendicitis over the last 15 months.

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Goalie Oscar Dansk leads strong defensive effort by Wolves

Wolves rally to beat host Texas Stars 2-1

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Wolves squander chances in loss to IceHogs

Collin Delia made 34 saves for his first shutout of the season, but the Wolves didn’t take advantage of their best opportunities.

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Before Quinney’s hat trick lifts Wolves, Thompson addresses Vegas coaching change

Like most of the hockey world, Thompson was surprised the Golden Knights fired coach Gerard Gallant.

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Adopt-A-Dog important to Don Levin, Chicago Wolves

Through Adopt-A-Dog events that started during the 2001-02 season, the Wolves have gotten 1,484 dogs adopted and are expected to reach the 1,500 mark by the end of the season.

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Wolves fall to first-place Admirals in shootout

The Admirals’ Rem Pitlick scored in the first round of the shootout, and goalie Connor Ingram stopped the Wolves’ Reid Duke, Brandon Pirri and Nicolas Roy.

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Wolves top Rampage 4-2 for fifth road victory in row

Forwards Curtis McKenzie, Gage Quinney and Valentin Zykov and defenseman Jaycob Megna scored for the Wolves.

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Puck to the face only one example of Curtis McKenzie’s leadership for Wolves

Along with Patrick Brown and Jaycob Megna, McKenzie is one of the team’s three alternate captains and is part of a leadership group coach Rocky Thompson praises frequently.

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Keegan Kolesar scores two goals as Wolves get above .500

The Wolves have gone 7-2-1-1 in their last 11 games to solidify their third-place spot in the AHL’s Central Division

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Wolves goalie Dansk stays hot against Hogs

He wins for the eighth time in his last nine games, stopping 31 shots as the Wolves beat the IceHogs 3-2.

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Approaching halfway point, special teams cost Wolves in loss to Iowa Wild

The Wolves went 0-for-6 on the power play and allowed two power-play goals against an Iowa team that has won seven of its last eight.

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Keegan Kolesar keeps challenging weekend in perspective

While sick, the Wolves forward traveled from Des Moines to Las Vegas and back to Chicago.

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Oscar Dansk honored before Wolves lose in overtime to Stars

Named the AHL’s December goaltender of the month earlier Thursday, Dansk had 20 saves in the Wolves’ 2-1 overtime loss to the Texas Stars.

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Wolves blank Griffins 2-0 to close 2019 on high note

Tye McGinn and Valentin Zykov scored, and Oscar Dansk stopped all 20 shots he faced in the Wolves’ victory.

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Wolves lose to Milwaukee in shootout

Playing about 12 hours after returning to the Chicago area following their Saturday night win in Iowa, the Wolves took a 3-2 shootout loss to the division-leading Milwaukee Admirals.

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Wolves’ Brandon Pirri praises “detail-oriented” coach Rocky Thompson

Thompson has the Wolves on the upswing after a tough start, and Pirri thinks he eventually will end up in the NHL.

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After moving to U.S. at 20, Wolves rookie Lucas Elvenes finds comfort in community of European hockey players

Adam Boqvist and Lucas Elvenes have known each other for several years, but they became close friends while helping Team Sweden win the silver medal at the World Junior Championship last December in New York.

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Texas Stars blank Chicago Wolves

Facing a team skating for the third time in three days, the Wolves saw their three-game winning streak snapped.

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Chicago Wolves continue strong December, beat Texas Stars

Gage Quinney’s goal with 74 seconds left gave the Wolves another victory.

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Winning, development, change constants for Chicago Wolves during 2010s

The Wolves went through four affiliations and six coaches and won six division titles during the 2010s, but they never lifted the Calder Cup. Former players, however, did win the Stanley Cup.