Proud American Hockey League Affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks

Buy Tickets

IceHogs News


By: Mike Peck
Photo by Greg Hamil
Three-goal deficit to big to overcome for IceHogs

Rolling Meadows, Ill.-
A late game comeback wasn’t in the fold for the Rockford IceHogs on Wednesday night as the American Hockey League club dropped a 5-3 preseason contest to the Chicago Wolves at West Meadows Ice Arena.

A night after tying the game in the final minute en route to a shootout win over the Peoria Rivermen, Rockford’s three-goal third-period deficit was too much to overcome.

Down 4-1, Kyle Hagel pulled Rockford within two when he beat Edward Pasquale at 7:27 of the final frame, helped by Scott Fletcher and Josh Beaulieu.

Then Peter Leblanc made it a one-goal contest at 19:02 of the third, when he shot in his first preseason goal, assisted by Zach Torquato.

But with Jeremie Dupont on the bench for Rockford in favor of an extra attacker, Chicago iced the game with an empty net goal from Michael Davies at 19:26.

Up 2-1 entering the third period, Chicago tacked on two early goals to put the Hogs in a 4-1 hole. Akim Aliu lit his first lamp of the preseason at 2:15 before Dan Kissel notched his first marker at 3:40.

Mauro Juri put Chicago on top late in the opening frame to start the scoring.  Juri knocked the game’s first marker past Rockford goalie Danny Battachio at 18:15 with assists from Aliu and Maxime Tanguay.

Rockford got the goal back at 10:41 of the second period on the power play. Winger Andy Bohmbach tallied his first goal of the preseason, helped by Scott Kalinchuk and Battachio.

The Wolves reclaimed the lead with a power-play goal of their own. Matt Krug found the back of the net at 16:05 past Dupont, assisted by Dan Kissel, making the score 2-1 heading into the second intermission.

Dupont was handed the loss after allowing three goals on 14 shots. Battachio blocked 17 of 18 Chicago shot attempts during his stint in net.

Chicago outshot Rockford 33-29 and the IceHogs finished the game 1-8 on the power play while holding the Wolves to 1-5.

Next Home Game: Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 vs. Manitoba Moose. The puck is set to drop at 4:35 p.m. The IceHogs begin the 2010-11 season against the Manitoba Moose and the first 5,000 fans will receive a 2010-11 IceHogs Magnet Schedule courtesy of U.S. Cellular, Dental Dimensions, Guerilla Graffix and the Illinois Pork Producers.  Before the game on Saturday there is a fan festival from 1-4 p.m. where fans can enjoy music, food and entertainment.

Search Archive »

Browse by Year »


Browse by Month »

March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010

December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
December 0200