Black Wolves look to end two-game losing streak Saturday at home

Head coach Glenn Clark, during Wednesday's weekly State of the Black Wolves conference call, appeared to be pleased. New England, after being blown out 15-5 by the Buffalo Bandits on Jan. 27, was much more competitive in its following outing Feb. 1 at Georgia, a 10-8 loss.

"We generated some chances," Clark said. "You get more concerned when you're not generating chances. That's a positive and you build on that. I think it was a good response game; a couple breaks and the game could have went either way.

"It was a real concern after getting really sort of shellacked like we did. What is the response going to be? We did a good job bouncing back from that."

Less than two hours later, however, New England sent a press release entitled "Black Wolves make roster moves."

The Wolves, headed into Saturday's game against the Rochester Knighthawks at Mohegan Sun Arena (7 p.m.), signed forward Quinn Powless to the practice roster and released forward Seth Oakes. Defenseman John LaFontaine was moved to injured reserve and practice squad men Dave Emala and Adam Perroni were activated.

New England (3-3) will face off with Rochester (2-5), trying to break its two-game losing streak ... and with somewhat of a new look, as it turns out.

Callum Crawford leads the Black Wolves in scoring with 34 points (16 goals, 18 assists), while Reilly O'Connor has 28 (14 goals, 14 assists). Rochester is led by Cody Jamieson (36 points) and Joe Resetarits (29).

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