Wolves remain in AHL's West Division

The Chicago Wolves will stay in the American Hockey League's West Division after the 30-team league re-aligned its two-conference, four-division format for the 2010-11 season.

The Wolves will compete against one new rival in the eight-team West Division -- the Oklahoma City Barons -- and six traditional foes: the Houston Aeros, Milwaukee Admirals, Peoria Rivermen, Rockford IceHogs, San Antonio Rampage and Texas Stars.

The Western Conference also features seven rivals from the North Division: the Abbotsford Heat, Grand Rapids Griffins, Hamilton Bulldogs, Lake Erie Monsters, Manitoba Moose, Rochester Americans and Toronto Marlies.