Proud American Hockey League Affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks

Our Town Or Team
Buy Tickets

IceHogs News

CARRUTH, HINOSTROZA HELP HOGS EARN A POINT IN CHARLOTTE

By: Bob Mills
Photo by Gregg Forwerck

Charlotte, N.C. – The Rockford IceHogs (36-20-10-4) played their second-straight overtime game and fell by a 2-1 score to the Charlotte Checkers (36-27-3-5) to begin a five game road trip. It is the third time in seven games that IceHogs and Checkers have had a post-regulation game end in a 2-1 score, but the first that has not required a shootout.

After Rockford battled back to tie the game in the third, the Checkers sunk the IceHogs in the sudden death period. With one minute remaining, Justin Shugg skated down the left wall and fired a shot at the net. Goaltender Mac Carruth made the initial save but Anthony Camara dug the rebound free and stuffed it into the cage to grant Charlotte the win.

The IceHogs got off to a tough start in the first, as the Charlotte Checkers fired the first 14 shots of the game on Carruth. Charlotte was rewarded with the opening goal as well as Brendan Woods struck at 6:17 of the first. Brody Sutter fired a shot from the right side and Carruth was able to make the save. However, the rebound skipped to Woods who lifted a backhand from the left circle to give Charlotte the 1-0 lead.

When the horn sounded to end the opening frame, the Checkers had an 18-3 edge in shots over the IceHogs.

Rockford improved their play in the middle frame, but continued to trail 1-0 heading to the third. The best chance of the second stanza came from David Rundblad, who fired a point-blank slapper that was denied by Charlotte goaltender John Muse.

Erik Karlsson nearly doubled the advantage for Charlotte about five and half minutes into the third period but rang a shot from the slot off the crossbar as the IceHogs stayed within a goal of the hometown team.

Rockford finally broke past Muse at 8:47 of the third frame. Mark McNeill handed the puck to Cameron Schilling who fired a slapper at the net. Vince Hinostroza gathered the rebound and flipped the puck under the crossbar, forcing overtime in a 1-1 game.

Carruth took second star honors while stopping 40 of 42 shots in the loss. Muse ended the game with 21 saves for Charlotte.

Next Home Game: Friday, April 15, 2016 vs. Grand Rapids Griffins at 7 p.m. The first 1,000 fans will receive an IceHogs beach towel courtesy of Peak Fitness. Fans 21-and-older can enjoy drink specials and appetizers starting at 5:15 p.m.



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