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WEEK 8 REPORT: HOGS TAKE POINTS IN 2 OF 3 GAMES

By: Peter Dewar
11/27/2017 1:40 PM -
BACON BITS:
-The Rockford IceHogs notched points in two of three games last week, downing the Iowa Wild 3-1 on Wednesday (Nov. 22), taking a 2-1 OTL against Iowa on Friday (Nov. 24) and dropping a 4-3 contest at the Chicago Wolves on Saturday (Nov. 25)...Rockford has notched points in four of its last five games, going 3-1-1-0 since Nov. 18, and is currently ranked third in the Central Division with an overall record of 11-8-1-0.
 
-Rockford collected three of four possible points at home last week and is now 7-4-1-0 in 12 total games at the BMO Harris Bank Center in 2017-18...The IceHogs begin this week’s play tied for second in the AHL in wins at home, trailing only Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s eight total home wins thus far this season.
 
-The Hogs enter the week with a perfect penalty kill over the last six games...Rockford has held opponents without a power-play goal since Nov. 15 and combined to kill off each of the last 20 opposing power plays over that stretch...The IceHogs allowed 17 power-play goals in 67 attempts (74.6%) prior to their current perfect run.
 
-Matthew Highmore netted a natural hat trick Wednesday to lead the Hogs to a 3-1 win over the Wild...The hat trick was the first of Highmore’s pro career - in just his 18th pro game - and the first for an IceHogs skater since Brandon Mashinter on Nov. 12 last season vs. the Charlotte Checkers (3-0 shutout)...Highmore now leads the IceHogs with nine goals this season.
 
-Luc Snuggerud notched just two points in his first 10 games but has since combined for four points over his last four games since Nov. 19...Snuggerud has found the scoresheet in three of those four games and totaled 1g-3a-4pts in that span.
 
-Jeff Glass won five straight starts from Oct. 21 - Nov. 19 and is unbeaten over his last seven appearances since the beginning of that stretch on Oct. 21...The IceHogs netminder is 5-0-1 with a 2.25 GAA and .920 save percentage during that span.
UPCOMING HOME GAMES:
Tuesday, Nov. 28: The IceHogs host the Manitoba Moose on the first Taco Tuesday of the 2017-18 season. Fans can enjoy discounted tacos, select beer and Pepsi beverages throughout the game. Companion tickets will also be available for $2. 
 
Friday, Dec. 1: Chicago Blackhawks standout, Marian Hossa, will be in attendance as the IceHogs take on the Chicago Wolves in an Illinois Lottery Cup matchup at 7 p.m. The first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive a free Marion Hossa poster, courtesy of Hub Printing.
 
Saturday, Dec. 2: Rockford squares off against the Texas Stars at 6 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Saturday is the IceHogs’ annual Teddy Bear Toss night, and fans are encouraged to bring stuffed teddy bears to the game to throw onto the ice when the Hogs net their first goal of the contest. The stuffed animals will be donated to local charities.
BUD LIGHT MONTHLY MONDAY HOG TALK AT VINTAGE 501
Bud Light Hog Talk returns to Vintage 501 on Monday, Dec. 4 from 6-7 p.m. Vintage 501 is located in downtown Rockford at 501 E. State St. Fans can join broadcasters Mike Peck and Brittany Toolis from 6-7 p.m. on the first Monday of every month throughout the season as the duo chats with IceHogs players, coaches and front office members. For those unable to attend the show in-person, Monday’s show will be streaming live on IceHogs.com. “Bud Light Hog Talk” will also be available on www.icehogs.com following the live show. Fans can access the podcast through the “Audio Highlights” link in the “Multimedia” menu.
 
ICEHOGS BROADCASTING NETWORK
Catch every IceHogs game, home and road, in 2017-18 on WIFR’s Cozi TV on 23.3. The games can also be viewed on Comcast Cable channel 434, Charter Cable channel 194, Dish Network channel 252 or Mediacom 102 in the Rockford market and online through AHLLive.com. Every TV broadcast will start with “IceHogs Warm Up” 30 minutes prior to puck drop. Fans can also listen to the action for free at sportsfanradio1330.com and IceHogs.com. For a complete listing of TV stations carrying IceHogs games, visit IceHogs.com, and for the complete schedule of radio broadcasts, visit sportsfanradio1330.com.
 
TICKETS ON SALE FOR 2017-18!
IceHogs individual game tickets can be purchased by calling (815) 968-5222 to reserve your seats for any regular season home game during the 2017-18 season. Tickets can also be purchased online at IceHogs.com, in person at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office in downtown Rockford or at any Ticketmaster outlet, including Walmart.

 



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