CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

Latest

Mancari’s Pair Not Enough For Wolves At Rockford

Chicago Wolves

Chicago Wolves

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
Don't Miss This

Rockford, Ill. — Mark Mancari produced two second-period goals to get the Chicago Wolves within one, but Rockford regained control for a 6-3 victory Friday night in a physical Illinois Lottery Cup affair at BMO Harris Bank Center.

Mancari’s pair of goals pushed his team-leading total to nine for the season. Rookie forward Anton Rodin earned the other goal for the Wolves (9-9-1-3). Darren Haydar assisted on Mancari’s second tally, which moved the perennial all-star within 1 point of becoming the 22nd American Hockey League player to reach the 700-point mark.

The Wolves opened the scoring at the 4:21 mark of the first period as defenseman Sebastian Erixon set up Rodin’s third goal of the year. Moments after the referee raised his arm to signal a delayed penalty on Rockford, Erixon pushed the puck into the offensive zone and dropped it back for Rodin in the slot. The 21-year-old winger flung a wrister over Carter Hutton’s left shoulder for a 1-0 lead.

Rockford (9-13-1-0) responded with four goals in a row over an eight-minute period that encouraged Wolves coach Craig MacTavish to bring in Eddie Lack to relieve starting goaltender Matt Climie (6-5-0). Climie finished with 8 saves in 11 shots while Lack posted 24 saves on 27 shots.

Mancari produced two goals in a 2-minute, 27-second stretch of the second period to pull the Wolves within 4-3. The veteran right winger started his spree with a wicked slap-shot for a power-play goal at 11:09, then he accepted a nifty cross-ice pass from Haydar and fired a wrister into the unguarded net at 13:35.

The Wolves never found the equalizer as Rockford’s Brett McLean and Rostislav Olesz answered with goals. Andrew Shaw led the IceHogs with 2 goals. Rockford goaltender Carter Hutton (1-2-0) rejected 32 Wolves shots to earn the win.

The Wolves host Milwaukee at 7 p.m. Saturday in an Amtrak Rivalry game at Allstate Arena. The free Fun Fest starts at 5 p.m. in the Skyline Room. For ticket information, visit chicagowolves.com or call 1-800-THE-WOLVES.

Notes:

Chicago 1, 2, 0 — 3
Rockford 4, 1, 1 — 6

First Period — 1, Chicago, Rodin 3 (Erixon, Schroeder), 4:21; 2, Rockford, Froese 1 (Flick, Paradis), 5:08; 3, Rockford, Shaw 5 (Fahey, Paradis), 9:43; 4, Rockford, LeBlanc 7 (Hayes), 12:08; 5, Rockford, Shaw 6 (Fahey, Morin), 12:42. Penalties—Roussel, Chicago (fighting), 2:54; Bollig, Rockford (fighting) 2:54; Mancari, Chicago (slashing), 5:30; Morin, Rockford (slashing), 5:30; Parent, Chicago (slashing), 7:01.

Second Period — 6, Chicago, Mancari 8 (Reinprecht, Tanev), 11:08 pp; 7, Chicago, Mancari 9 (Matheson, Haydar), 13:35; 8, Rockford, McLean 7 (Morin), 17:25. Penalties—Haydar, Chicago (slashing), 3:18; LeBlanc, Rockford (interference), 3:53; Hayes, Rockford (delay of game), 10:33; Duco, Chicago (roughing), 15:28; Bolling, Rockford (roughing), 15:28; Flick, Rockford (roughing), 15:28; Tanev, Chicago (holding the stick), 16:42.

Third Period — 9, Rockford, Olesz 4 (Lavin), 13:10. Penalties—LeBlanc, Rockford (tripping), 5:11; Lavin, Rockford (cross-checking), 13:40; Davies, Chicago (misconduct), 17:14; Lalonde, Rockford (roughing), 17:14; Miller, Chicago (cross-checking, slashing), 17:14.

Shots on goal — Chicago: 12-12-11—35. Rockford: 16-12-10—38. Power plays—Chicago 1-5. Rockford 0-4. Goalies—Chicago, Climie (8-11), Lack (24-27). Rockford, Hutton (32-35). A—4,272. Referee—Tim Mayer. Linesmen—Al Stensland and Aaron Mills.

(Courtesy of Chicago Wolves)