With the American Hockey League setting its divisional alignment for the 2018-19 season, the Chicago Wolves will host their home opener on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Allstate Arena. The Wolves, who will celebrate their 25th season next fall, have been guaranteed home games on Sunday, Nov. 11, Saturday, Jan. 5, Saturday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 2. The times, dates and opponents for all 76 of the Wolves' home and road games are expected to unveiled in July when the AHL completes all 31 teams' schedules.
The Wolves will play the majority of their games against the revamped Central Division, which increases from seven to eight teams for 2018-19. With the Colorado Eagles joining the AHL and settling into the Pacific Division, the San Antonio Rampage and Texas Stars are shifting within the Western Conference from the Pacific Division to the Central. The Cleveland Monsters, meanwhile, are moving from the Central into the Eastern Conference's North Division.
Chicago, which will be in the second year of its partnership with the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights, will continue to play 12 games against the Rockford IceHogs and the Milwaukee Admirals. The Wolves suit up eight times against each of the Central Division's other teams: Grand Rapids, Iowa, Manitoba, San Antonio and Texas.