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Chicago Wolves: Life Under The Pandemic

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The Chicago Wolves 26th season abruptly ended in March 2020, as the nation and world braced for the Coronavirus global pandemic. Join Chicago Wolves Play-By-Play Announcer Jason Shaver as he documents and tracks the challenges and changes facing the team. You'll hear from players, management and staff in this limited-series podcast.

The Chicago Wolves 26th season abruptly ended in March 2020, as the nation and world braced for the Coronavirus global pandemic. Join Chicago Wolves Play-By-Play Announcer Jason Shaver as he documents and tracks the challenges and changes facing the team. You'll hear from players, management and staff in this limited-series podcast.

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The Chicago Wolves 26th season abruptly ended in March 2020, as the nation and world braced for the Coronavirus global pandemic. Join Chicago Wolves Play-By-Play Announcer Jason Shaver as he documents and tracks the challenges and changes facing the team. You'll hear from players, management and staff in this limited-series podcast.

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English


Episodes

Figuring Things Out

1/19/2021
ith just one month to solve all of the issues presented by playing at the Chicago Wolves Training Facility in Hoffman Estates during the COVID-19 pandemic, every person in the Wolves organization has been working overtime to ensure everyone remains safe and healthy while delivering the best atmosphere to play great hockey. In this episode, Jason Shaver talks with general manager Wendell Young and senior vice presidents Courtney Mahoney and Jon Sata to gain insight on how things will work...

Duration:00:36:57

Gearing Up To Return To Play With Head Coach Ryan Warsofsky

1/12/2021
Let’s play some hockey — and enjoy another Life Under The Pandemic podcast! With the new American Hockey League season ready to begin Feb. 5, it’s the perfect time to catch up with new Wolves head coach Ryan Warsofsky! Jason Shaver interviews him and you’ll love hearing him say such things as “We want to win, no matter what the season looks like.” Tune in to find out why Hall of Famer Ray Bourque long has been one of his boosters…what he puts on a hot dog…and so much more! Links: Ryan...

Duration:00:31:15

From The Ice To Entrepreneur With Alumni Scooter Vaughan

1/4/2021
Happy New Year! The Life Under the Pandemic podcast kicks off 2021 with a must-listen episode featuring No. 21: Scooter Vaughan! The American Hockey League’s 2018 Man Of The Year has completed his transition from the ice to the business and charity worlds — and now he’s thriving in Florida. Jason Shaver interviews Scooter and their lively conversation ranges all over the place, which makes sense when you engage a world traveler who’s not afraid to say exactly what he means. Links: Chicago...

Duration:00:35:32

Affiliation Update with GM Wendell Young

12/22/2020
The Life Under The Pandemic podcast is back as Imran Javed and Jason Shaver bring you a special holiday edition! Shaves catches up with Wolves general manager Wendell Young, who provides insight on how the Wolves built their partnership with the Carolina Hurricanes and offers names of potential Wolves players. (Hint: these are some good names.) SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Android | TuneIn | RSS | Archives Email the show: podcast@chicagowolves.com

Duration:00:19:54

The Cancellation of the 2019-20 Season - Part 2

5/20/2020
In Part 2 of this week’s podcast, Wolves senior vice presidents Courtney Mahoney and Jon Sata and public relations director Lindsey Willhite discuss how the cancellation of the 2019-20 American Hockey League season serves as a springboard for the team’s 2020-21 season. Tune in to learn how the Wolves are working with fans, sponsors, charities, Allstate Arena and everyone else to get through this pandemic together – as Season 1 of our podcast comes to a close. Don’t worry…there will be a new...

Duration:00:26:18

The Cancellation of the 2019-20 Season - Part 1

5/18/2020
Part 1 of this week’s podcast features some heavy hitters – AHL president and CEO David Andrews and Wolves general manager Wendell Young – as they share significant insights from the process that led to the 2019-20 season’s cancellation and what the AHL requires to launch the 2020-21 season. Wendell also provides a few details on the Wolves’ forthcoming affiliation agreement. Goaltender Garret Sparks, who grew up 15 minutes from Allstate Arena, reveals how much he enjoyed playing for his...

Duration:00:29:38

Players, Perspectives and a Playoff Run

5/11/2020
It’s a tough day with the news that the 2019-20 season has been canceled, but this week’s podcast puts the spotlight on happier times: Our wonderful run to the 2019 Calder Cup Finals! Sit back and enjoy as Jason Shaver and Imran Javed share insights from Cody Glass, Nic Hague, Jake Leschyshyn, Zac Leslie, T.J. Tynan and Zach Whitecloud as they steer us through the Grand Rapids, Iowa, San Diego and Charlotte series. Hear some of the best calls by Shaves and Billy and, hey, get ready to play...

Duration:00:33:50

A Baby, Book Club and Binge-Watching

5/4/2020
This week’s podcast episode features a ton of intriguing topics that help explain how Wolves players are getting through the pandemic. Learn how the new dad thing is going for @JaycobMegna. Find out whether @kkolesar28 can hit a driver straight. Guess which Wolves player declares himself “obsessed” with Michael Jordan and “The Last Dance.” Enjoy some excellent book recommendations from a variety of Wolves types…hear from Chicago Sun-Times Wolves beat writer @BrianSandalow…and who’s...

Duration:00:29:33

Oscar Dansk and the Dan Snyder Man of the Year Award

4/27/2020
The Dan Snyder Man of the Year award serves as the most prestigious honor a Chicago Wolves player can earn. That’s how special Dan Snyder was – and this year’s winner of the Dan Snyder Award is pretty special too. Goaltender Oscar Dansk received the 2019-20 award for numerous reasons – many of which are recounted during this episode of “Chicago Wolves: Life Under the Pandemic.” But the best story in this week’s podcast reveals the remarkable relationship Dansk has built with Angelo and the...

Duration:00:39:32

Honoring the Legacy of Tim Breslin

4/20/2020
Not only has the suspended AHL season denied Wolves players and fans the chance to enjoy the excitement of a Calder Cup Playoffs chase, it prevented the Wolves from honoring defenseman Jake Bischoff with the Tim Breslin Unsung Hero Award before the April 5 game. More importantly, it robbed everyone of the chance to be reminded of Breslin’s importance as a teammate, friend, family member and community advocate. Steve Maltais, Wendell Young, Bob Nardella, Courtney Mahoney and many more take...

Duration:00:39:21

Specialty Jerseys, Bobbleheads And Adjusting To Quarantine Life

4/13/2020
With the AHL season suspended indefinitely, Chicago Wolves players have returned to their homes all over North America. For veteran center Patrick Brown, that means he’s back in New York City with his bride, Julia. a cardio thoracic nurse. “She’s my hero right now. I’m very proud of her and nervous at the same time.” That’s just one of many inside stories in this week’s episode of “Chicago Wolves: Life Under the Pandemic” presented by Jason Shaver and Imran Javed. Learn more about the...

Duration:00:31:19

The 3-in-3 That Never Was

4/6/2020
For the first time since 2011, the Chicago Wolves were scheduled on March 13-15 to host three home games in three days – known in the hockey business as a “3-in-3.” Every corner of the organization invested months of effort to prepare for visits from the San Antonio Rampage on Friday night, the Rockford IceHogs on Saturday night and the Manitoba Moose on Sunday afternoon. But 27 hours before the Wolves were to open the Allstate Arena doors for the first of these games, the American Hockey...

Duration:00:24:20

Team Picture Day

3/30/2020
On the night of Wednesday, March 11, every Chicago Wolves player was taking it easy because they knew four busy days lay ahead. Morning practice and the official team picture scheduled for Thursday, then home games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as the team intended to solidify its top-four spot in the AHL’s Central Division standings and the accompanying slot in the Calder Cup Playoffs. Then they saw on the news that the NBA had suspended its season because Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert...

Duration:00:21:52

Chicago Wolves: Life Under The Pandemic Trailer

3/26/2020
The Chicago Wolves 26th season abruptly ended in March 2020, as the nation and world braced for the Coronavirus global pandemic. Join Chicago Wolves Play-By-Play Announcer Jason Shaver as he documents and tracks the challenges and changes facing the team. You'll hear from players, management and staff in this limited-series podcast.

Duration:00:01:17