The Chicago Wolves are a hockey team
in the International Hockey League (IHL
). They joined the IHL in 1994.
Althought they are a minor league
team, the Wolves have no official affiliation with an NHL
team. Most of the Wolves players
are signed by the Wolves, as opposed to many other minor-league teams who's rosters
by NHL clubs. However, some NHL teams, such as the Carolina Hurricanes
, Chicago Blackhawks
, Calgary Flames
, and New York Islanders
send the Wolves a few players from time to time.
The Wolves won the Turner Cup
--that is the IHL Championship series.
The Wolves play their home games at the AllState Arena
--formerly known as the Rosemont Horizon
. Their team mascot is Skates
, a bad-ass Wolf who skates around and motivates the crowd.
Some of the great Wolves from the past few years include Steve Maltais
, Wendell Young
, former Blackhawk Troy Murray
, and former Blackhawk Al Secord
. The Wolves team colors are maroon, black, white, and gold.