-Head Coach Jeremy Colliton earned his first IceHogs and AHL win with Saturday’s shutout...The 32 year old led Mora IK of the Swedish Hockey League to a league-best 35-4-3 record during the 2016-17 season, and recently piloted the 2017 Blackhawks prospects team to the Wuest Memorial Cup Champonship at the NHL Prospect Tournament in Traverse City, Mich.
-J.F. Berube made 32 saves and picked up an assist in Saturday’s victory...Berube has now totaled seven career shutouts in the AHL, including one with Bridgeport in 2015-16 and five with Manchester from 2013-15.
-Three IceHogs skaters posted multi-point games against Cleveland...Tomas Jurco led all skaters with three points (1g, 2a) and both Matthew Higmore (1g, 1a) and Ville Pokka (1g, 1a) produced a two-point effort.
-Tomas Jurco scored a goal and added two assists in his IceHogs debut...The 24 year old has now scored 46 points in his last 40 AHL games since the 2013-14 season...Jurco has potted 20 goals with 26 assists in that span, which includes three seasons with the Grand Rapids Griffins in 2016-17 (2 pts, 2 games), 2015-16 (9 pts, 5 games) and 2013-14 (32 pts, 32 games).
-Ville Pokka recorded his assist while on the power play during Saturday’s game...Pokka led all IceHogs skaters in power-play points (20) and assists (15) during the 2016-17 season.
UPCOMING HOME GAMES
Saturday, Oct. 14: The Rockford IceHogs host the Iowa Wild for the 2017-18 Home Opener. The first 4,000 fans in attendance will receive a free IceHogs calendar, courtesy of Impact Networking.
Sunday, Oct. 15: The Hogs take on the Milwaukee Admirals on First Responders and Touch-A-Truck night, where local police, EMS and Fire Fighters will be on-hand and have their specialty vehicles on display prior to the game. Sunday is also the first Kids Eat Free day of the season, and the first postgame Skate with the Hogs.
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