Proud American Hockey League Affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks

Our Town Or Team
Buy Tickets

IceHogs News


Former IceHogs and current Blackhawks Corey Crawford, Jack Skille and Jack Dowell drop the ceremonial first puck on Monday during Chicago Blackhawks Day at the Rockford MetroCentre. (Photo courtesy of Greg Hamil)
Rockford, Ill.- Two third period goals by the Rockford IceHogs allowed the team to extend their winning streak to a season-high three-games, defeating the San Antonio Rampage 2-1 on Monday afternoon at the Rockford MetroCentre.

The IceHogs found themselves in a familiar spot. Just as they were on Saturday, the IceHogs were scoreless entering the third period.  Despite being kept off the scoreboard, Rockford controlled the offensive action through the first two periods, outshooting the Rampage throughout 24-12.  

It didn’t take Rockford long, however, to capitalize in the third period.  While in their defensive zone Brian Connelly was able to knock down a puck and send it up to Kyle Beach.  Beach passed it up to Evan Brophey and with his arms stretched out to catch the pass, he gathered it in and shot it over the blocker of Matt Climie at 13-seconds, for a 1-0 IceHogs advantage.

The IceHogs looked to extend their lead midway through the final period.  Off of a Brandon Pirri offensive zone face off win, Garnett Exelby moved a backhanded pass to winger Hugh Jessiman from the point. Jessiman quickly fired a slapshot and with Pirri in front of Climie the puck snuck past him at 8:23, making it 2-0.  

Just when the IceHogs gave themselves some extra breathing room, San Antonio would make the finish a little more interesting.  Just under a minute and half later, a goal by Andrew Ebbett closed the Hogs lead to 2-1.  Ebbett swiped in the goal at 9:50, which was assisted by Ryan Hollweg and Jamie Bates.

Rockford outshot San Antonio 37-25 and Toivonen picked up his third straight win.  

NOTES: Toivonen stopped 24 of 25 shots and received the number one star of the game, while San Antonio’s Matt Climie stopped 35 of 37 shots in the loss.  Both teams went scoreless on the power play.  Hugh Jessiman’s goal was his 100th career professional goal, and his 192nd professional point.  Today’s win marked the third straight victory for the IceHogs, the longest win streak of the season, while San Antonio extended their losing streak to 5 games.

Next Home Game:  Friday, Jan. 21 vs. Oklahoma City Barons.  Puck drop is at 7:05 p.m.  Rockford hosts Oklahoma City for a second time this season and the first 2,500 fans will receive IceHogs Fleece Gloves courtesy of Ferrell Gas and ESPN 1380 AM WTJK.

Search Archive »

Browse by Month »

October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
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