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ROCKFORD DROPS BOTH CONTESTS IN WEEK 4

By: Nate Haeni

Week 4 Recap
The Rockford IceHogs didn’t pickup a win in Week 4, but they did gain a standings point. The Hogs forced a shootout against Texas on Wednesday but couldn’t come away with the victory as the Stars took the game in round nine of the shootout. The Hogs will be on the road in two of the three matchups in Week 5.

Week 4 Results
Wednesday, Oct. 27: Texas 4 vs. Rockford 3 SO
Saturday, Oct. 30: Rockford 2 at Chicago 3

Week 5 Schedule
Wednesday, Nov. 3 at Milwaukee, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 6 vs. Manitoba, 7:05 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 7 at Peoria, 4:05 p.m.

Bacon Bits:
Brian Connelly has an assist in three-straight games dating back to Oct. 23, chipping in five helpers in that time span.
 
Connelly leads all Rockford skaters with nine points, second in the AHL for d-men.

All nine of Connelly’s points are assists, tied for most among AHL blueliners.

Rookie defenseman Nick Leddy potted his first career AHL goal on Saturday in Chicago and added an assist for his first professional multi-point game.

Rockford has outshot their opponent in three of their first nine games.

The IceHogs will play just four home games in November while playing eight games the road.

Rockford’s shootout loss to Texas on Wednesday dropped their all-time record to 0-5-1-1 against the Stars at the MetroCentre.

Since beginning the season 33.3 percent (8-12) on the penalty kill after their first three games, Rockford has stopped 89.7 percent (3-29) of their opponent’s power plays.

Kyle Hagel is tied for the AHL lead with five major penalties.

Three of Rockford’s last five games have gone to overtime.

Rockford’s 3.56 goals against average is tied for 27th in the AHL.

With the recalls of Ben Smith and Ryan Potulny last week, Rockford has had five players recalled to Chicago in 2010-11.

Chicago recalled a total of five different players from Rockford during the entire 2009-10 season.

Hot Hog Week 4:
Rookie defenseman Nick Leddy chipped in three points during Week 4 for the Rockford IceHogs. The 19-year-old d-man tallied an assist on Wednesday in Rockford’s 4-3 shootout loss to the Texas Stars before notching his first career AHL goal on Saturday against the Chicago Wolves. Leddy also marked an assist on Saturday giving him his first career multi-point game.

Upcoming Games:
Wednesday, Nov. 3 at Milwaukee Admirals: Puck drop is at 7 p.m. The IceHogs head North to Wisconsin to take on the Milwaukee Admirals for the first time in 2010-11. The game is the first of ten meetings between the two clubs in ‘10-11.

Saturday, Nov. 6 vs. Manitoba Moose: Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m. The first 2,500 fans into the building will receive an IceHogs baseball cap courtesy of Pepsi, WXRX and WIFR. The contest is the last bewteen the two teams at the MetroCentre.

Sunday, Nov. 7 vs. Peoria Rivermen: The game is set for 4:05 p.m. Rockford and Peoria face off for the second of ten meetings in 2010-11. The Hogs and Rivermen will meet up four times in November.

The IceHogs Broadcasting Network:
Rockford IceHogs fans can catch all of the IceHogs regular-and post-season games on the Hogs’ flagship radio station, Rockford’s Voice, WNTA-AM 1330 and 30 regular season games on ESPN Radio 1380-AM, WTJK.  Fans can also watch and listen to the Hogs on the World Wide Web with AHL Live!  Visit the IceHogs Web site (icehogs.com) and click on the “click here to watch the AHL Live” icon, and for just $7 you can catch all of the IceHogs action on your computer.  Also, fans with Comcast Cable television in Rockford can tune in to Channel 57 for all the IceHogs hockey action at the MetroCentre this season. All Saturday home game will also be televised on My Network TV digital subchannel 17.2 along with Comcast and Charter Cable channel 16. The broadcast begins with the U.S. Cellular Pregame Show 30 minutes before the puck drops. Make sure to give your opinion during the Comcast Post-Game Call-In Show following each game at (815) 874-8255.

Bud Light Hog Talk Is Back Tonight At Swilligan’s Pub:
Bud Light Hog Talk returns to Swilligan’s Pub tonight. Swillgan’s Pub is located in downtown Rockford at 200 North Church St. Fans can join Mike Peck from 6-7 p.m. most Mondays as he chats with IceHogs players, coaches and front office members. This week’s guests include IceHogs defensemen Ryan Stanton and Brian Connelly along with head coach Bill Peters. Stop by and take advantage of some great food and Bud Light specials. If you can’t make it, tune into 1330 AM, WNTA.

Tickets Now On Sale!
IceHogs individual game tickets are now on sale!  Call (815) 968-5222 to reserve your seats for any IceHogs regular season game during the 2010-11 season. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Rockford MetroCentre Box Office in downtown Rockford or on the Web at
www.metrocentre.com.  Tickets start at just $7.



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