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Wolves fall to IceHogs 3-2 in OT in season finale

Chicago Wolves

April 21, 2024 – American Hockey League (AHL)
Chicago Wolves News Report

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Chicago Wolves ended their 2023-2024 season by losing 3-2 in overtime at Allstate Arena to the Rockford IceHogs on Sunday.

Josh Melnick and Chris Terry scored and Hudson Elynuik had two assists, but the Wolves’ rally from a two-goal deficit fell short when Rockford’s Louis Crevier scored 37 seconds into overtime. With the point for the overtime loss, Chicago finished the season with a record of 23-35-7-7.

The IceHogs opened the scoring on Antti Saarela’s goal midway through the first period and extended the lead to 2-0 at the break on a pass from Michal Teply.

The Wolves came alive in the second, tying the game at 2-2 with goals from Melnick and Terry.

First, with the Wolves in control, Melnick, skating in his 300th career American Hockey League game, took a great backhand dish from Elynuik and fired the puck from the slot past IceHogs goaltender Drew Commesso to the stick side. Elynuik and Cavan Fitzgerald earned assists on Melnick’s eighth goal of the season.

Terry tied the knot a short time later when the captain camped up front and diverted Max Comtois’ cross pass into the net for Terry’s 21st goal of the season. Comtois and Elynuik had assists.

After a scoreless third place, Crevier scored the winner in extra time.

Adam Scheel (24 saves) suffered the loss in goal for the Wolves, while Commesso (32 saves) earned the win for the IceHogs.

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