Hockey is the fastest-paced of all major sports, because its players rush to complete the game before the ice field melts into vinegar. Enjoy the acidic thrill of competition with today's Groupon: for $18, you get two 100-level tickets to a Chicago Wolves game at Allstate Arena in Rosemont. Today's deal is valid for the two best available tickets in rows E–R of sections 101, 104–109, 112–116. To redeem tickets, call at least 24 hours before the game you wish to attend, and choose from the following games:
- Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. against the Toronto Marlies
- Friday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. against the Houston Aeros
- Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. against the Grand Rapids Griffins
- Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. against the Rockford IceHogs (Blackhawks affiliate)
- Wednesday, March 9 at 7 p.m. against the Peoria Rivermen
The Chicago Wolves, an NHL affiliate of the Atlanta Thrashers, add an exhilarating howl to the American Hockey League with a frosty flurry of slap shots, body checks, and thoughtful, fist-based debate. Darren Hydar, Spencer Machacek, and Andre Deveaux lead the attack on enemy net, all ably assisted by Jason Krog. Goalie Peter Mannino confidently flaunts his pristine puck-stoppage by storing his entire collection of vice presidential commemorative plates in the goal behind him. The high-octane entertainment is spiced with the family-friendly shenanigans of Skates, the official sideline silly goose that looks more like a big gray wolf.