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11/13/2017 12:39 PM -
The Rockford IceHogs dropped each of their first two games last week before bouncing back with a thumping of the Admirals of Saturday...Rockford opened the three-game stretch with a 5-3 loss at Iowa on Thursday (Nov. 9) and were 6-0 shutout vs. San Antonio on Friday (Nov. 10), but capped the week with a 5-2 victory at Milwaukee on Saturday (Nov. 11)...The Hogs extended their season-high skid to four straight games, dating from Oct. 31-Nov. 10, prior to snapping the losing streak with Saturday’s victory...The Hogs now enter the week ranked tied for second in the Central Division in points (16) and third in the division in win percentage (.571).
Forward Vinnie Hinostroza notched a team-high four points in three games last week, scoring three goals and tallying one assist during that stretch...Hinostroza now leads the IceHogs and ranks tied for eighth in the AHL in scoring with 7g-8a-15pts in 14 total games this season...The Hogs’ forward has found the scoresheet in nine of 14 games in 2017-18, and with his pair of multi-point efforts last week, has produced five multi-point games on the year.
The IceHogs converted on just one power-play attempt through three games last week and have now potted just one power-play goal in their last five games...Rockford began the season with 11 power-play goals in its first nine games, but has since combined to go 1-for-21 (.047) on the man-advantage in its last five games. 
Matthew Highmore found the scoresheet in two of three games last week, registering an assist Nov. 9 at Iowa and Nov. 11 at Milwaukee...Highmore has now collected five goals and five assists during his first professional season, and enters this week’s action ranked eight in the AHL in rookie scoring with his 10 points...Furthermore, and as part of his 10 total points, Highmore is also tied for second among AHL rookies with four power-play goals in 2017-18.
Goaltender Jeff Glass helped pace the IceHogs’ lone win last week by stopping 23 of 25 shots at Milwaukee...Glass has now won each of his last three starts and has allowed two or fewer goals in two of those three outings (allowed three goals on Oct. 28 vs. GR)...Overall, Glass is 3-1 with a 2.72 GAA in five total appearances this season.
Bud Light Hog Talk returns to Vintage 501 Monday, Dec. 4 from 6-7 p.m. Vintage 501 is located in downtown Rockford at 501 E. State Street. Fans can join broadcasters Mike Peck and Brittany Toolis from 6-7 p.m. on the first Monday of every month throughout the season as the duo chats with IceHogs players, coaches and front office members. For those unable to attend the show in-person, the show will be streaming live on the Rockford IceHogs Facebook page. “Bud Light Hog Talk” will also be available on following the live show. Fans can access the podcast through the “Audio Highlights” link in the “Multimedia” menu.
Upcoming Games:
Wednesday, Nov. 15: The IceHogs take on the Iowa Wild for the 2017-18 School Day Game at 10:30 a.m. “Lunch Break” packages are available as well for $10 and include a ticket to the IceHogs game and a meal from Dickey’s Barbeque Pit (fans can enter the arena beginning at 11:30 a.m. and stay through the end of the game).
Saturday, Nov. 18: The Rockford IceHogs host the Grand Rapids Griffins at 6 p.m. on T-shirt Saturday. The first 2,500 in attendance will receive a FREE T-shirt, courtesy of Toyota. 
Sunday, Nov. 19: Rockford hosts the Chicago Wolves for the first Illinois Lottery Cup matchup of the 2017-18 season. Puck drop is 4 p.m. and Sunday’s contest also features the Kids Eat Free promotion and a postgame Skate with the Hogs.
Catch every IceHogs game, home and road, in 2017-18 on WIFR’s Cozi TV on 23.3. The games can also be viewed on Comcast Cable channel 434, Charter Cable channel 194, Dish Network channel 252 or Mediacom 102 in the Rockford market and online through Every TV broadcast will start with “IceHogs Warm Up” 30 minutes prior to puck drop. Fans can also listen to the action for free at and For a complete listing of TV stations carrying IceHogs games, visit, and for the complete schedule of radio broadcasts, visit
IceHogs individual game tickets can be purchased by calling (815) 968-5222 to reserve your seats for any regular season home game during the 2017-18 season. Tickets can also be purchased online at, in person at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office in downtown Rockford or at any Ticketmaster outlet, including Walmart.