St. Patrick’s Day Jerseys for Easterseals
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY JERSEYS FOR EASTERSEALS
Chicago Wolves St. Patrick’s Day Commemorative Jerseys feature many wonderful aspects, brought to you by Jewel-Osco, but let’s focus on one of the simplest to start with:
Standout rookie center Jack Drury, who grew up in nearby Winnetka, recorded his first professional hat trick on Sunday when the Wolves beat Iowa 5-3. And one lucky Wolves fan can win Drury’s autographed, game-worn St. Patrick’s Day jersey at the Wolves blind auction going on right now online. here.
Drury’s jersey isn’t the only one available there: goalies Alex Lyon, Eetu Makiniemi and Pyotr Kochetkov and defensemen Max Lajoie and Josh Jacobs have their jerseys there as well as a Skates jersey and an autographed jersey by the team. Auctions close Monday, March 14 at noon.
But that’s not the only way to get your hands on one of these St. Patrick’s Day jerseys. The team‘s silent auction began Sunday at Allstate Arena and resumes in the next home game on Sunday, March 13 against Grand Rapids. The silent auction lasts until the end of the second intermission. To learn more, click here.
And here’s the best part: Proceeds benefit Easterseals and Autism Awareness as well as Kia-run Chicago Wolves Charities. This is the 22nd year in a row that Wolves’ St. Patrick’s Day shirts have been presented by Jewel-Osco with proceeds to aid the outstanding work of Easterseals.
THE HOTTEST AHL TEAM
With six wins and one shootout loss in their last seven games, the Chicago Wolves have the longest active point streak in the league. The Wolves and Utica Comets are tied for the most wins (33) for the year and Chicago’s magic number to clinch a Calder Cup playoff berth has dropped to 24.
Because hockey’s magic numbers drop twice as fast as baseball’s magic numbers – with 2 points available to win every game – Wolves can go down as early as March 22.
PULASKI DAY OFFER
Chicago’s large Polish community isn’t the only one who loves Casimir Pulaski Day – and here’s one more reason everyone loves it: today and Tuesday, you can celebrate Pulaski Day (and Captain of Wolves Andrew Poturalski) taking place in the center of the ice rink. for any of Wolves’ last four home games in March for just $22!
Here’s how: Go to Ticketmaster by clicking on this LINK and use the code
POTURALSKI to claim your offer.
LYON IS COMING BACK TO TOWN
Alex Lyon, the AHL leader in goals-against average, returns to Chicago after spending the weekend with the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes in a rush. Lyon, who boasts a 14-6-2 record and 2.14 GAA in 23 games, was scratched from their start from Wolves on Saturday to provide a backup for the Canes in Sunday’s win over the Seattle Kraken.
Lyon joins a chamber of talented goalkeepers with rookies Pyotr Kochetkov, Jack LaFontaine and Eetu Makiniemi. The trio combined to produce a 16-2-5 record with a 2.22 GAA and .915 save percentage in 25 appearances.
Winnetka rookie center recorded his first hat trick as a professional on Sunday to lead Wolves to a 5-3 win over Iowa. Those three goals extended his scoring streak to 11 games, which is the longest active streak in the AHL and just two games short of the longest streak of the year in the league. Drury has 16 goals and 21 assists in 48 games for Wolves this season.
The 29-year-old from Plano, Texas became the 23rd player in Wolves history to score 30 goals in a season when he produced Saturday’s third-period game-winner against Texas. Noesen, who shares the AHL lead in goals, needed just 45 games to reach 30, the fastest for any Wolves player since Brett Sterling needed only 29 games in 2006-07.
The fourth-year pro has climbed the Wolves goalscoring charts with 12 assists in his last 12 games. The 24-year-old Quebec City defender has been particularly formidable over the past seven games as he produced seven assists and a team-high +7 over/under to help Wolves to a 6-game record -0-0-1 since February. 19. He has 25 assists for the year.
SUNDAY MARCH 6: (AT) CHICAGO 5, IOWA 3
- Iowa took a 2-0 lead, but Jack Drury’s first professional hat-trick highlighted five consecutive Wolves goals that earned the team the sixth victory in the last seven games.
- Forwards Ryan Suzuki and Josh Leivo also scored, while Andrew Poturalski, Stefan Noesen, Max Lajoie and Spencer Smallman dished out two assists each.
- Goaltender Jack LaFontaine made 25 saves for the win.
SATURDAY, MARCH 5: (AT) CHICAGO 2, TEXAS 1
- Forward Stefan Noesen redirected a shot from Spencer Smallman 10:01 into the third period to give Wolves their fifth victory in their last six games.
Forward David Gust scored in the second period to tie the game while rookie center Jack Drury extended his scoring streak to a team-high 10 games with an assist on Noesen’s GWG.
Goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov stopped 30 of 31 shots to make it 3-0 in North America.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2: (AT) CHICAGO 5, TEXAS 3
- After Texas set the record for a Wolves opponent by scoring eight seconds on the night, five Wolves scored goals and seven more had assists as Chicago rallied for the home win.
- Forwards Stefan Noesen, CJ Smith, Ryan Suzuki, Jack Drury and Maxim Letunov scored – with Drury’s shorthanded goal at 10:24 of the third remaining the game winner.
- Goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov stopped 31 shots for his second consecutive victory.
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