Wolves fall to San Diego 4-1

The Wolves faced off against the San Diego Gulls on Saturday night in a rare Allstate Arena appearance for the visitors.

Josh Melnick scored for the Wolves but the Gulls skated to a 4-1 victory in their first regular-season game in the Chicago area since the 2017-18 American Hockey League campaign.

Jacob Perreault and Brayden Tracy each had a goal and an assist to help the Gulls hand the Wolves their third loss in a row.

San Diego opened the scoring in the first period when Perreault tallied with the Gulls on the power play.

After Tracy scored early in the second to put San Diego out in front 2-0, the Wolves finally struck back on Melnick's goal.

The forward banged home a rebound of a Nathan Sucese shot past Gulls goaltender Calle Clang to cut the Wolves' deficit to 2-1. In addition to Sucese, Domenick Fensore earned an assist on Melnick's first goal of the season.

Late in the second, San Diego's Andrew Agozzino found the back of the net to again give the Gulls a two-goal advantage.

Nathan Gaucher's goal midway through the third extended San Diego's lead to 4-1 and that's how the game finished.

Keith Kinkaid made 26 saves but suffered the loss in goal for the Wolves while Clang (24 saves) earned the win for the Gulls.

The Wolves dropped to 4-11-1-1 on the season while San Diego upped its record to 4-10-4-0.

Article Comments
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the "flag" link in the lower-right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.