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The Chicago Wolves are a professional ice hockey team playing in the American Hockey League and are the top minor-league affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League. The team play home games at the Allstate Arena in the Chicago suburb. The franchise won the Turner Cup twice (1998, 2000) in the IHL and the Calder Cup thrice (2002, 2008, and 2022). They qualified for all but five postseasons (2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13, and 2015–16 seasons), appearing in eight league championship finals in their history. The Wolves had their best season start in their 14-year history, during the 2007–08 season, winning 13 of the first 14 games, with an overtime loss. They finished the season with 111 points, and first in the Western Conference. The team were the AHL affiliate of the Atlanta Thrashers from 2001 to 2011. On June 27, 2011, the Chicago Wolves and Canucks agreed to a two–year affiliation agreement. On April 23, 2013, the franchise and St. Louis Blues reached a three-year affiliation agreement. After the 2016–17 season, the team became the first affiliate of the NHL’s expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights. During the first season of their affiliation with Vegas, they set a pair of franchise records in earning points in 14 straight games. In the 2018–19 season, the Wolves made the Calder Cup Finals, in which they lost to the Charlotte Checkers in five games. On September 10, 2020, the Chicago Wolves announced an affiliation agreement with the Carolina Hurricanes of NHL.

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