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By: Mike Peck

Week highlighted with first shutout of the season

Week 9 Recap
The Rockford IceHogs completed Week 9 of the 2007-08 American Hockey League regular season with a four-game unbeaten streak. On its first ever trip out east to take on Eastern Conference opponents, the IceHogs picked up a pair of shootout points. The Hogs now focus on two North Division foes in Week 10 including a home tilt with the Syracuse Crunch on Wednesday.

Wednesday, Nov. 28: Houston Aeros 0 vs. Rockford IceHogs 3
Friday, Nov. 30: Rockford IceHogs 4 at Providence Bruins 5 SO
Saturday, Dec. 1: Rockford IceHogs 2 at Manchester Monarchs 3 SO

Week 10 Schedule
Wednesday, Dec. 5 vs. Syracuse, 7:05 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 7 at Lake Erie, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8 at Lake Erie, 6:30 p.m.

Bacon Bits:

The IceHogs enter Week 10 with a four-game unbeaten streak

Rockford is 1-3 in shootouts this season, including back-to-back shootout losses to wrap up Week 8

Center Martin St. Pierre hasn’t been held scoreless in back-to-back games in 2007-08

After allowing a franchise record tying five power-play goals at Chicago on 11/24, the IceHogs have held the opposition to 1-for-22 on the power play since

Defenseman Ryan Stokes returned to the IceHogs line up on Saturday in Manchester for the first time since Oct. 13 after suffering a knee injury

Goaltender Corey Crawford recorded Rockford’s first ever AHL shutout on Wednesday against Houston, blanking the Aeros 3-0 on 20 saves

Crawford has a team season-high four game unbeaten streak (2-0-0-2) dating back to 11/25

The IceHogs have scored a power-play goal in 11-straight games, one game shy of the franchise record

During the past 11 games, Rockford is 18-for-71 on the advantage (25.4%)

The IceHogs went 7-3-1-2 in November

Hot Hog Week 9:
After getting re-assigned by the Blackhawks back to Rockford, right winger Kris Versteeg picked up where he left off with the IceHogs during Week 9. The second-year winger tallied five points in three games including a pair of goals on Wednesday against Houston.

Upcoming Games:
Wednesday, Dec. 5 vs. Syracuse Crunch. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m. The IceHogs welcome the Crunch to MetroCentre for the first time. Wednesday’s game is brought to you by Jose Curevo. The game is the first of three straight in Week 10 against a North Division foe. For tickets call (815) 968-5222.

Friday, Dec. 7 at Lake Erie Monsters. The puck drops at 6:30 p.m. It’s back on the road for the IceHogs, this time to Cleveland. The Hogs will face off with the Lake Erie Monsters for the first time ever in the front end of a two-game weekend series with the North Division club.

Saturday, Dec. 8 at Lake Erie Monsters. The game starts at 6:30 p.m. Rockford wraps up Week 10 with the back-end of its two game set with the Monsters at the Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland. The game is also the final regular season meeting at Lake Erie between the two clubs.

The IceHogs Broadcasting Network:
Rockford IceHogs fans can catch all of the IceHogs regular and post-season games on the Hogs flagship radio station Rockford’s Voice, WNTA-AM 1330 and 30 regular season games on ESPN Radio 1380-AM, WTJK. Fans can also watch and listen to the Hogs on the World Wide Web with the B2 Networks! Visit the IceHogs Web site ( and click on the “click here to watch the game live” icon, and for just $6, you can catch all of the IceHogs action on your computer. Also, fans with Insight Cable television can tune in to Channel 57 for all the IceHogs hockey action this season. The broadcast begins with the Pregame Show 30 minutes before the puck drops. Make sure to give your opinion during the Post-Game Call-In Show following each home game at (815) 874-8255.

Where to Watch the IceHogs:
IceHogs fans can now catch every IceHogs regular season game live on TV! Every IceHogs home game during the 2007-08 season can be viewed on Insight Cable Channel-57. When the IceHogs are on the road fans can watch them live at Damon’s Grill in Rockford. Fans can take advantage of great Bud Light specials and food specials at Damon’s Grill.

Hog Talk Tonight At Cousin’s Bar and Grill:
Bud Light Hog Talk returns tonight at Cousin’s Bar and Grill! Cousin’s Bar and Grill is the site for the IceHogs weekly talk show. Appearing on the show this week is Hogs forwards Kris Versteeg and Adam Berti and Assistant Coach Ted Dent. The show runs from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and is hosted by Jim Stone and Double T. Bud Light Hog Talk returns to the airwaves as well, as fans can tune in live to 1330-AM, WNTA to catch the show. Come out to Cousin’s Bar and Grill to talk Hogs hockey and enjoy some great Bud Light and food specials!

Tickets Now On Sale!
IceHogs individual game tickets are now on sale! Call (815) 968-5222 to reserve your seats for any IceHogs regular season game during the 2007-08 season. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Rockford MetroCentre Box Office in downtown Rockford or on the web at Tickets start at just $9.


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