GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (CBS) — The Blackhawks’ season may be over, but hockey in the Chicago area is not – the Chicago Wolves are division champions again.

First-year forward David Cotton had his first hat trick Wednesday night, and rookie goaltender Beck Warm stopped 35 shots as the Wolves topped the Grand Rapids Griffins 7-0 at Van Andel Arena.

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The Wolves noted that forwards Sean Malone and Sheldon Rempal, and defensemen Max Lajoie and Frederic Allard also scored goals.

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“It feels pretty good,” Wolves head coach Ryan Warsofsky said in a news release. “This has been a short year, but really it has been a long, draining year mentally and physically. I’m really happy for our guys.”

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This was the fourth AHL Central division title in the last five years for the Wolves.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff