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ROCKFORD ICEHOGS-HOUSTON AEROS FIRST ROUND PLAYOFF PREVIEW

04/15/2008 3:39 PM -

 Rockford, Ill.- In their first season in the American Hockey League, the Rockford IceHogs begin their quest for the Calder Cup.  The IceHogs are matched up with the Houston Aeros in the First Round of the Calder Cup Playoffs.  The IceHogs have home ice advantage for the best-of-seven series.  The following is a first round postseason preview of the IceHogs-Aeros series. 

Game     Date                       Location   Time (all times CDT)
Game 1   Fri., April 18                   at Rockford   7:30 p.m.                    
Game 2   Sat., April 19                 at Rockford   7:05 p.m.                    
Game 3   TBD                                at Houston     TBD  
Game 4   TBD                                at Houston     TBD  
Game 5 (if nec.) TBD                   at Houston      TBD  
Game 6 (if nec.) Sun., April 27 at Rockford    5:05 p.m.                   
Game 7 (if nec.) Mon., April 28 at Rockford   7:05 p.m.                           
   

2007-08 Aeros-IceHogs Season Results:     
Wed., Oct. 17: Rockford 3 at Houston 2     
Wed., Nov. 28: Houston 0 at  Rockford 3     
Tues., Feb. 5: Houston 3 at  Rockford 1     
Fri., Feb. 8 Houston 6 at Rockford 1     
Thur., Mar. 13 Rockford 4 at Houston 0     
Sat., Mar. 15 Rockford 2 at Houston 3            

    Rockford          Overall Comparison         Houston    
    44-26-4-6                  Record                                     45-29-2-4 
          98                         Points                                         96   
    2nd-West                  Place                                       3rd-West    
     3.09 (6th)                 Goals/Game                          2.58 (26th)  
     2.89 (16th)               Goals Against/Game            2.23 (1st)   
    26.35 (2nd)               PIMs/Game                            18.10 (18th)  
   18.6% (7th)                Power Play                             13.6% (28th)  
    84.0% (10th)             Penalty Kill                              87.0% (2nd)     

    Rockford               Regular Season Leaders   Houston   
    Martin St. Pierre   87         Points                                      Joel Ward    41  
    Troy Brouwer       35          Goals                                      Joel Ward    21 
    Martin St. Pierre  67          Assists                                   Erik Reitz      26
    Kris Versteeg     174         Penalty Minutes                    John Scott   184   
    Petri Kontiola     +17         Plus/Minus                            Brandon Rogers  +17   
    Corey Crawford  29          Wins                                        Barry Brust       24 
    Wade Flaherty  2.54        Goals Against Average         Nolan Schaefer   2.06  
    Wade Flaherty  .917        Save Percentage                   Nolan Schaefer   .924   

 Rockford     Regular Season Leaders vs.  Houston   
Troy Brouwer   5                Points                      Brandon Rogers   5
                                                                               Joel Ward              
 Troy Brouwer  2               Goals                        Brandon Rogers  2
 Derek Nesbitt                                                     Joel Ward     
 Colin Fraser                                                         Adrian Foster
Dave Bolland                                                        Clayton Stoner   
Kris Versteeg                                                        Ryan Hamilton   
                                                                                 Peter Olvecky  
Troy Brouwer  3                 Assists                     Cal Clutterbuck
Bryan Bickell                                                          Brandon Rogers 3   
Petri Kontiola                                                         Marco Rosa
Martin St. Pierre                                                     Joel Ward   
Kris Versteeg   13           Penalty Minutes          John Scott          12   
Dave Bolland    +3          Plus/Minus                  Marco Rosa      +3   
Wade Flaherty   2             Wins                            Barry Brust         2   
Wade Flaherty   1.93     Goals Against Average  Anton Khudobin 1.18   
Wade Flaherty  .927      Save Percentage         Anton Khudobin .941 

Rockford       Team vs. Team           Houston    
      3                          Wins                                      3    
    14                         Goals                                    14    
    25                         Assists                                  22    
    39                         Points                                    36  
    +5                         Plus/Minus                            -5    
  121                        Penalty Minutes                    86    
  145                        Shots On Goal                   155    
 20.0%                    Power Play                        16.3%    
 83.7%                    Penalty Kill                         80.0% 

 IceHogs Playoff History       
 Appearances:   5      
 AHL Appearances: 0      
 Last Appearance:  Won 4-3 (best-of-seven) vs. Kalamazoo Wings (‘06-07)          
 All-Time Record:  24-21      
 Home Record:  17-5 (Last, 3-1 W; vs. Kalamazoo on 5/24/07)         
  Road Record:  7-16 (Last, 1-6 L at Kalamazoo on 5/22/07)         
 Overtime Games: 2-4 (Last, 3-2 W; vs. Kalamazoo on 5/11/07)         
 Playoff Series Win: 5 (Last, 4-3 vs. Kalamazoo, Colonial Cup Finals in 2007) 
Championship:  1 (2007 Colonial Cup)   

For more information on the IceHogs first round match-up with the Aeros, contact the IceHogs at (815) 986-6465.