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HOGS SNAP NINE-GAME WINLESS SKID

12/17/2016 10:46 AM

Article By: Eric Mueller

Rockford, Ill. – The Rockford IceHogs utilized a four-goal offensive output to defeat the Manitoba Moose, 4-2, and snap their nine-game winless skid Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bank Center. 
 
The victory was the first for the IceHogs since a 5-4 shootout win versus Texas on Nov. 19. Rockford went 0-5-1-3 during the drought, which tied for the longest winless streak in franchise history (also 2001).
 
Tanner Kero and Nick Schmaltz each notched two points with a goal and an assist to pace the offense. Kero tied the game on a power-play goal in the first period and Schmaltz added a shorthanded, breakaway goal as the game-winner midway through the third period to give Rockford a 3-1 edge. 
 
Luke Johnson scored his second goal in three games and Mark McNeill also lit the lamp for the fifth time this season.
 
Mac Carruth made 29 saves to earn his second win of the campaign while also snapping a personal seven-game winless streak.
 
Next Home Game: Wednesday, December 21 vs. Chicago Wolves. Puck drop is 7 p.m. The first 1,500 fans to enter the arena will receive an IceHogs Bomber Hat, compliments of Pepsi. It's also a Winning Weekday presented by Fas Fuel. After every IceHogs home win on a weekday, all fans in attendance can redeem their game ticket for a FREE ticket of equal or lesser value to the next weekday game. Also, one lucky fan in attendance will WIN a $50 gas card courtesy of Fas Fuel. It is also WXRX Dollar Days where fans can take advantage of $2 beers, soft drinks, hot dogs and companion tickets.