Welcome to the first edition of Wranglers Roundup, your top independent source for Calgary Wranglers AHL coverage. You’ll be able to follow along with Mike Gould and Paige Siewert all season long here on FlamesNation.
The Calgary Wranglers will hit the ice for their first game action this evening — although, unfortunately, you won’t be able to watch it live.
With their season opener scheduled for Oct. 11, the Wranglers will play a tune-up exhibition game tonight against the University of Calgary Dinos men’s team at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Opening puck-drop is slated for 6:00 p.m. MT. The game is open to the media only and it doesn’t look like it’ll be broadcast on AHL TV, but we’ll let you know if the Wranglers or Dinos elect to stream it some other way.
We also don’t yet know what the lineups for either team will look like, although we can tell you who’s still left at Wranglers camp (and who skated for the Dinos in their most recent game).
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The Wranglers held an optional skate this morning — notably, neither Matthew Phillips nor Brett Sutter participated. As such, we won’t have much information about lines and pairings until warm-ups.
After the skate, Wranglers head coach Mitch Love confirmed Dustin Wolf and Oscar Dansk will split duties in the crease tonight.

Wranglers roster

Forwards: Clark Bishop, Walker Duehr, Alex Gallant, Ben Jones, Rory Kerins, Adam Klapka, Mitch McLain, Ilya Nikolaev, Jakob Pelletier, Matthew Phillips, Cole Schwindt, Brett Sutter, Connor Zary, Radim Zohorna
Defencemen: Josh Brook, Nick DeSimone, Dennis Gilbert, Yan Kuznetsov, Simon Lavigne, Jeremie Poirier, Colton Poolman, Rhett Rhinehart, Ilya Solovyov
Goaltenders: Daniil Chechelev, Oscar Dansk, Dustin Wolf (Dansk and Wolf confirmed to play)
Injured: Emilio Pettersen, Martin Pospisil

Dinos projected lineup

We’ve asked the Dinos to provide us with the lines and pairings they used in their 5–2 victory over the University of Saskatchewan Huskies on Saturday. We’ll update this section once we receive them.
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UPDATE:
Jake Gricius – Riley Stotts – Jordan Xavier
Colson Gengenbach – Connor Gutenberg – Tyson Upper
Josh Maser – Max Patterson – Bradley Schoonbaert
Jaeger White – Mack Stewart – Marty Westhaver
Zach Wytinck – Sean Strange
Matt Quigley – Dakota Krebs
Brendan De Jong – Connor Horning
Carl Tetachuk
Carl Stankowski
Not dressed: Noah King, Arjun Atwal, Carter Massier, Jadon Joseph, Brodan Salmond

Soundbites

Wranglers forwards Connor Zary and Cole Schwindt spoke to the media after this morning’s optional skate. We should hear from Mitch Love and a few Wranglers players after tonight’s exhibition contest.