Quick start keys Wolves win

Special to the Daily Herald
Updated 2/1/2013 10:22 PM

The Chicago Wolves reeled off 4 goals in the opening 15 minutes Friday night and rolled to a 5-2 victory over the Admirals in Milwaukee.

Forwards Alex Friesen, Bill Sweatt, Guillaume Desbiens, Mike Davies and Eric Kattelus lit the lamp for the Wolves (21-14-3-2), who won for the seventh time in nine games. Joe Cannata registered a career-high 40 saves to earn the win for Chicago.

The Wolves' four goals in the first represented their highest-scoring period of the season.

Friesen started the slew of scores with his first American Hockey League goal, a tap-in past Admirals goalie Jeremy Smith at 6:06. He was assisted by Desbiens and left wing Devin DiDiomete, who signed a professional tryout contract with the Wolves earlier in the day.

Sweatt followed up with a power-play goal, pouncing on a Smith rebound at 8:49. Then Desbiens wristed a one-timer through Smith at 12:50 to earn his first multi-point game since Oct. 2011. Davies made it 4-0 at 14:26.

Chicago showed no signs of slowing once the second period began as Kattelus netted his first AHL goal off a Smith rebound at 4:41.

Cannata (4-2-0) has not allowed more than 2 goals in any of his seven career AHL starts.

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