DES MOINES, Iowa – There is no doubt that Dmitry Sokolov has a flair for the dramatic.
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Wild returned home after a successful trip to California that saw the team win two of three games.
Gerald Mayhew returned to the Iowa Wild to lead the team to a 4-3 victory over the Grand Rapids Griffins. Mayhew scored two goals and added an assist.
Relive the Wolves-Griffins 144 combined PIMs game in all its glory. Photos taken by Tina Roszkowski.
The Chicago Wolves had come back from two series deficits, 1-0 and 2-1, in order to force a game five against the Grand Rapids Griffins. Entering Sunday’s rubber match, head coach Rocky Thompson noted Chicago would only move onto the second round if it excelled at its own style of play, and did not allow Grand Rapids to get under its skin.
A 1-1 series meant that Tuesday's game three between the Grand Rapids Griffins and Chicago Wolves was really the first in a now best-of-three series.
ROSEMONT, Ill - In the playoffs, each game is the chance to be a different team than you were the game prior. Entering Saturday's...
“I’M DISAPPOINTED THAT WE DIDN’T PUSH BACK… WHEN THERE’S NO PUSHBACK, YOU DON’T HAVE NET PRESENCE, YOU DON’T HAVE FORECHECKS, YOU’RE NOT HITTING, YOU’RE GOING BACK AND YOU’RE DEFENDING LONGER THAN YOU SHOULD. I THINK IT’S ALL A RESULT BECAUSE WE WERE GETTING OUTWORKED BY THE END OF IT. OUTWORKED AND OUTCOMPETED, OUTBATTLED IN THE LAST 30 MINUTES AND THEY WERE ABLE TO WIN A GAME AND REALLY EMBARRASSED US IN THE PROCESS.”
This first round match up brings American Hockey League fans a meeting of the two teams which have been viewed for the majority of the season as the best in the Central Division, the Chicago Wolves and the Grand Rapids Griffins.
With a win against the Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday, the Chicago Wolves became the first time in the Central Division to punch their ticket to the Calder Cup Playoffs. This is the third-consecutive season Chicago will play postseason hockey, and the second time under head coach Rocky Thompson.