The Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League have won four of their first five games and lead the Midwest Division. They are tied with the Lake Erie Monsters for the most points in the Western Conference, and only the Syracuse Crunch have more points so far this season.
The Milwaukee Admirals are second in the Midwest Division with four points. The division includes two other teams from Illinois -- the Peoria Rivermen and the Rockford IceHogs. Those two teams are a combined 2-5 to start the season.
Here are the complete Midwest division standings:
1. Chicago Wolves (8 points)
2. Milwaukee Admirals (4)
T3. Peoria Rivermen (3)
T3. Grand Rapids Griffins (3)
T3. Rockford IceHogs (3)
The Wolves are already a combined 3-0 against Peoria and Rockford, and they resume their regular season schedule on Friday against Peoria. Peoria's next game is that Oct. 26 matchup with Chicago, while the IceHogs return to action against San Antonio on Thursday.