The Chicago Wolves are in the fight for the Calder Cup against the Charlotte Checkers. This is the Wolves first Calder Cup appearance since 2008, where the team beat the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins.
In Game 1, the Wolves and Checkers battled through a rough 60 minute regulation before getting pushed into OT. The game was also filled with penalties, adding some spice into the mix.
The Wolves took game one into Overtime. The team pulled put a victory 5 minutes into OT with a sick goal from Stefan Matteau.
After 2 games in the Calder Cup Finals, the Wolves are tied up in the series with the Checkers after losing 5-3 in Game 2.
Gage Quinney was on fire for this game, scoring 2 goals 4:13 apart in the 2nd period that tied up the game. He made amazing plays for the Wolves in Game 2 and the team is going to need Quinney at this speed and precision to win the Cup.
The penalty box had a revolving door during this game. The game saw 33 penalty minutes for Chicago and 30 PIMs for Charlotte.
27 PIMs came within the last .8 seconds of the game when Trevor Carrick crosschecked a Wolf into the boards and the Wolves were having none of that shit. A fight broke out with Curtis McKenzie in the center of it and penalty minutes were dispensed, 17 minutes to Curtis McKenzie alone.
The Wolves have the heart and drive to push all the way to a Calder Cup Win. Game 3 is Wednesday, June 5th, in Chicago, at 7 PM CT.
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