Chicago Wolves: Jan. 7-13 Weekly Update

January 15th, 2013 by Riley Kufta Leave a reply »
After picking up just three points out of a possible six, the Chicago Wolves entered the week of Jan. 7 with just two games on the slate—both against the Abbotsford Heat (Calgary Flames' farm team). It was the first week since rosters league-wide had been picked clean in preparation for the return of NHL.

The Heat began the season as one of the top teams in the West but have since faded. Despite slipping in the standings, they still entered the week far ahead of the 12th place Wolves. 


Friday, Jan. 11: Chicago vs. Abbotsford

The first period on Friday night was an exciting one, with all four goals of the game coming in the frame. Abbotsford broke the ice with a power play goal from Ben Walter.

Then came the Brett Sterling show.

Sterling tied the game on the power play just over halfway through the period, adding two more in the next eight minutes to complete the natural hat trick, which gave the Wolves a 3-1 lead and proved to be the final. 

Wolves' defenseman Brad Hunt received the third star of the game, assisting on Sterling's first two goals. Matt Climie received the second star ...

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