Showing posts with label Chicago Wolves. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chicago Wolves. Show all posts

Monday, August 1, 2011

Craig MacTavish Joins The Canucks Organization

Since parting ways with the Edmonton Oilers around 2 years ago, Craig MacTavish has been doing television work for TSN and that's about it. Well that's about to change...

Officially today, MacT was hired to coach the Vancouver Canucks AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves. This isn't new news, because if you have been following the tweets on my twitter page, it was retweeted when Nick Kypreos announced it -- unofficially -- on July 16th.

I have mixed feeling about this. I liked MacT and still do. I have great respect for him and I'll always consider him an Oiler. But now, he's a Canuck? That's hard to swallow.

My feelings aside, I'm happy to see him back behind the bench where he belongs. I thought for sure he was going to be the coach of the Jets or different NHL team. Never figured he'd end up in the American Hockey League. I would assume he will have the best shot to replace Alain Vigneault if he's ever fired from the Canucks.

Good luck MacT!


Friday, November 12, 2010

Double Double! Oilers vs Devils and OKC Barons vs Wolves / A LIVE TweetCast

Welcome to the Double Double LIVE TweetCast of the Edmonton Oilers vs the New Jersey Devils and the Oklahoma City Barons vs the Chicago Wolves.

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OKC Barons vs Chicago Wolves 
5:00pm MT Start





Listen to game HERE!


Edmonton Oilers vs New Jersey Devils
5:00pm MT Start


San Antonio Rampage at Oklahoma City Barons
6:00pm MT Start
Edmonton Oilers (4-8-2) at New Jersey Devils (4-10-2) 
5:00pm MT Start

Barons Game 17 Preview; Wolves III

Away: Chicago Wolves (6-7-1); Last game: 3-2 Loss vs. Texas
Home: Oklahoma City Barons (9-6-1); Last game: 6-3 Loss vs. San Antonio

Quick News and Notes
-This is the third of 8 meetings between the two teams.
-The series is tied at 1-1-0 for both teams.
-The Barons won the last game 4-1 in Chicago.
-Giroux has 2 goals and 1 assist against Chicago this season.
-Gerber has a 1.51 GAA and a .954 Save % against Chicago this season.
-Omark is tied for 4th in the league in points with 18. Michal Repik of Rochester leads the league with 21.
-Belle leads all defensemen in the league with 14 points.
-Darren Haydar(20) leads the Wolves with 14 points. Jason Krog(10) is next with 12.
-Barons PP: 18th in the league - 16/97 (16.5%); Barons PK: 2nd in the league - 76/84 (90.5%)
-Wolves PP: 4th in the league - 14/60 (23.3%); Wolves PK: 28th in the league - 41/69 (73.9%)

After Tuesday's horribly refereed game, the Barons look to rebound and get back on the winning track. After giving up 6 goals in each of the last two games, the goalies and the defense are really going to need to step it up and prevent that from happening again. Omark should be receiving his AHL/Reebok Player of the Week award tonight. The team has a whole week off after tonight, going into it with a win would be a great way to start it off. The puck drop is at 6:05 CDT/5:05 MDT. The game will be broadcast on 96.1 KXY. As always, you can follow myself(@AHLBarons) and Scott(@OilFieldHockey) as we tweet from the game.

-Written by Eric Rodgers-

Thursday, October 28, 2010

OKC Barons vs Chicago Wolves Video Highlights

OKC Barons beat the Chicago Wolves 4-1. Here are the video highlights.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

On The Road Again Tweetcast: Barons v. Wolves

Barons Game Day Information Center
  • * Barons won 4-3 in Hamilton with the OT game winner from Alex Giroux
  • * Atlanta Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec has been sent to the Wolves for a reconditioning assignment.
  • * Tonight's Officials are Referee Marcus Vinnerborg and Linesmen Mike Hamilton & Al Stensland.

    Listen to the Live Broadcast here!

    Barons Game Day Media Kit in pdf form
    Barons Roster in pdf form

Barons Game 10 Preview; The Wolves Den

Away: Oklahoma City Barons (4-4-1); Last game: 3-2 OT Win vs. Hamilton
Home: Chicago Wolves (4-2-1); Last game: 4-3 Win vs. Milwaukee

Quick News and Notes
-This is the second of eight meetings between the two teams.
-The Wolves won the first meeting 2-1 in Oklahoma City.
-This is the third game of a 5-game road trip for the Barons.
-Petry, McDonald, and Giroux were the goal scorers in the Barons last game.
-The Barons PK streak ended at 35 when Brendon Nash of Hamilton scored on a PP.
-Brad Moran is the only Barons player with a postive +/- rating with a +2.
-Shawn Belle is tied for 11th in the league and is 2nd among defensemen in points with 9(1G,8A).
-Alex Plante is tied for 2nd in the league with 4 major penalties.
-The Barons have been outscored 3-9 in the 1st Period this season, and have outscored their opponents 11-9 and 9-7 in the 2nd and 3rd Periods respectively.
-The Barons have been outshot 84-86 in the 1st, and have outshot their opponents 95-93 and 88-80 in the 2nd and 3rd Periods respectively.
-The Barons are 8 for 58 on the PP(13.8%), and 43 for 46 on the PK(93.5%).
-The Wolves are 7 for 29 on the PP(24.1%) and 26 for 33 on the PK(78.8%).

Players to watch
OKC: If Pitton starts in goal, we'll have to see how he bounces back from his loss. Both Reddox's and Omark's point streaks ended after being blanked vs. Hamilton. Hopefully they can get another one going tonight. Hartikainen was the lone Baron that scored when they last played Chicago.
CHI: Darren Haydar(20) and Jason Krog(10) lead the team with 7 points a piece. Haydar and Riley Holzapfel(9) are the two Wolves who scored when they last played the Barons.

Coming off the OT win in the CBC broadcast game vs. Hamilton, the Barons look to build on it after actually being able to get some good rest. With the last game being broadcast on television, it gave everyone else a chance to see what we in OKC have been complaining about since the season started, the team just can't catch any breaks. Hopefully the team can step up the PP and the team can get some pucks in the net. Puck drop is at 7 CT/6 MT. The game will be broadcast on 96.1 KXY As always, you can follow myself(@AHLBarons) and Scott(@OilFieldHockey) as we tweet during the game.

-Written by Eric Rodgers-

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Double GAME DAY!!! OKC Barons vs Wolves and Oilers vs Panthers

Happy Thanksgiving (Turkey Day) Everyone!

Are we in luck today. First we can follow along with the OKC Barons vs the Chicago Wolves at 2:05pm MDT. There is no video footage (unless you pay), so feel free to follow along right here with the LIVE TweetCast. You can listen to the radio broadcast HERE.

Then at 6:08pm MDT we have the Edmonton Oilers vs Florida Panthers. This game is on Sportsnet Oilers. The listings are below.

Both games are the respective #2 games for both the Barons and the Oilers. Exciting day!


Television Provider                     SD HD

TELUS Optik TV                         107 678
BELL TV                                     437 1437
SHAW Cable                               320 301
SHAW Direct Classic                   412 451
SHAW Direct Advanced              107 395
Cable TV of Camrose                  116 246
Cable TV of Slave Lake               450 452

Florida Panthers (0-0-0) at Edmonton Oilers (1-0-0)

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