Proud American Hockey League Affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks

Buy Tickets

IceHogs News

HOGS COME UP SHORT IN LOSS TO ADS

By: Fritz Stillings
Photo by Greg Hamil

Rockford’s winning streak snapped in loss to Milwaukee

Rockford, Ill. – Riding a six-game winning streak and playing in front of a sold out BMO Harris Bank Center crowd, the Rockford IceHogs came up just short to the Milwaukee Admirals and dropped a 3-2 affair.

The Hogs fell into a 3-0 hole midway through the second period, which turned out to be too much for the Hogs to overcome.

The Ads opened the scoring at the 7:57 mark of the first period. Chris Mueller intercepted an errant IceHogs pass in the Rockford zone. The center then found Brad Winchester alone on the doorstep, who slipped the puck by IceHogs goaltender Henrik Karlsson, giving the Admirals the 1-0 lead.

Just 23 seconds after coming out of the penalty box, Milwaukee’s Daniel Bang increased the Admirals lead to 2-0 at the 14:03 mark. With the puck located behind the net, Winchester dished the puck in front of the crease, where the winger poked the puck under Karlsson for his fifth goal of the season.

The Ads increased their lead in the second period when Patrick Cehlin streaked into the IceHogs zone and wristed a shot from the faceoff circle and past Karlsson to bring the score to 3-0.

Less than a minute later, Kyle Beach got the goal back and put the Hogs on the board. Brandon Pirri made a cross-ice pass to Beach on the doorstep, who squeaked the puck under Milwaukee’s Jeremy Smith to cut into Milwaukee’s advantage, 3-1, heading into the second intermission.

Rockford got to within a goal at the 13:24 mark of the final frame when Jimmy Hayes slipped in a goal under Smith on a pass from Martin St. Pierre. But Rockford was unable to muster a game-tying goal in the final 6:36 of the contest and dropped the 3-2 tilt.

Karlsson finished with 21 saves, while the Hogs fired 27 shots on Smith. Both squads were unsuccessful on their five power-play opportunities, which also snapped Rockford’s consecutive games with a power-play goal at six.

Next Home Game: Friday, March 15 vs. Chicago Wolves. The puck hits the ice at 7:05 p.m. as the IceHogs and Wolves go at it at the BMO Harris Bank Center in an Illinois Lottery Cup matchup. It will also be Country Night at the BMO sponsored by Frito Lay and Q98.5, where fans will be treated to live music from Back Country Roads. There will also be a mechanical bull on site for fans to ride and a contest for best-dressed cowboy/cowgirl.



Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
200

Browse by Month »

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