Yesterday afternoon the Wolves finished the 2011-2012 regular season with a victory over the Peoria Rivermen by a final score of 4-2. Forward Niklas Jensen got a hat trick by scoring 3 of the Wolves 4 goals, he finishes with 6 goals on the season. Wolves Goalie Joe Cannata stopped 38 of the 40 shots that Peoria sent his way. And despite the fact that the Rivermen outshot the Wolves 40-39, and despite that the Wolves spent more time in the penalty box, they were still able out muscle Peoria for the win. Now the Wolves move on to the 2012 Calder Cup playoffs after finishing the season with a record of 42-27-4-3 for 91 points.
The road to the Calder Cup will not be easy as the Western Conference 3rd seeded Wolves will take on the 6th seeded San Antonio Rampage. The Wolves struggled against the rampage this season losing all 4 games against them. And combined with the fact that the first 2 games of the series will be in San Antonio, the Wolves already have their backs against the wall. But the Wolves have high hopes and are very motivated this season.
After yesterday’s game I spoke with Wolves Head Coach Craig McTarvish:
I also spoke with Wolves Forward Niklas Jensen:
Here is the full Calder Cup playoff schedule: http://theahl.com/2012-playoffs-p176526