Wolves win eight straight at home
Forward Tye McGinn scored 1:43 into overtime to lift the Chicago Wolves over the Milwaukee Admirals 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at Allstate Arena.
McGinn caught a pass in stride from forward Stefan Matteau, split a pair of Admirals and sent a backhand a shot over goaltender Tom McCollum’s blocker to seal the Wolves’ eighth consecutive home win.
Forward Curtis McKenzie also scored for Chicago (36-18-5-2) while goaltender Oscar Dansk (19-9-3) recorded 16 saves as the Wolves increased their Central Division lead over Grand Rapids to 3 points.
Wolves Hockey player #18 TJ Tynan from Orland Park on the ice at the Allstate Arena. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania.
“I’ve got to give credit to our guys,” said Wolves head coach Rocky Thompson. “They just battled and competed really, really hard tonight. It was a real, real team game. Guys stepped up and they were playing the right way. They played together. This whole weekend, they played together.”
Adam Helewka scored for Milwaukee (25-24-13-1) while netminder Tom McCollum (9-10-10) saved 31 of 33 shots.
Helewka got Milwaukee on the board first, scoring a power-play goal at the 2:16 point of the first period, but the Wolves evened up the score in the first half of the second frame.
Forward Tyler Wong caught a stretch pass from defenseman Dylan Coghlan and skated into the Milwaukee zone before dishing a cross-ice pass to McKenzie on the right side. McKenzie settled the puck before shooting it over McCollum’s glove at the 7:23 mark of the second period.
The Wolves continue their homestand at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16. The first 2,500 fans Friday receive a Wolves Koozie, courtesy of Sport Clips, and the first 2,500 fans Saturday get a Wolves toboggan hat, courtesy of Jewel-Osco. To find the best ticket specials, visit ChicagoWolves.com
or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.
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