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HOGS SPLIT A PAIR OF HOME GAMES IN WEEK 3

By: Mike Peck
Photo by Greg Hamil
Two more contests on Week 4 slate

Week 3 Recap
For the second time in 2010-11 the Rockford IceHogs faced a two-game weekend on home ice and for the second time the club split the two contests. A two-goal third period deficit was erased on Saturday against the Wolves to give Rockford their lone win in Week 3 and now the team turns their attention to Week 4 and two more West Division clashes.

Week 3 Results
Friday, Oct. 22: Abbotsford 4 vs. Rockford 1   
Saturday, Oct. 23: Chicago 3 vs. Rockford 4 OT           

Week 4 Schedule  
         
Wednesday, Oct. 27 vs. Texas, 6:35 p.m.       
Saturday, Oct. 30 at Chicago, 7 p.m.                                                          

Bacon Bits:   
Rockford claimed their first-ever overtime win over the Chicago Wolves on Saturday night

The road team has won six of the 31 all-time regular-season meetings between Rockford and Chicago
   
The IceHogs are 2-3-0-0 when trailing after the second period this season

The team was 4-24-2-0 when trailing after two periods in 2009-10

Evan Brophey became the 26th different IceHogs skater to get recalled to the Blackhawks in Rockford’s AHL era

The center made his NHL debut on Saturday night against Columbus and logged 7:09 of ice time

Defenseman Brian Connelly recorded his first career three-assist game on Saturday against Chicago
  
Connelly leads Rockford with seven points, all assists

Kyle Hagel leads the AHL with six major penalties

Rockford leads the AHL in penalty minutes per game, averaging 23.0 PIMs per contest

The IceHogs are fifth in the AHL averaging 3.29 goals per contest 

Rockford is third in the league in shots against per game, allowing just 26.71 shots per game

   
Rockford is 3-0-0-0 in games following a loss this season
       
Hot Hog Week 3:
Rockford’s second year defenseman, Brian Connelly, was in the middle of Rockford’s come from behind overtime victory over the Chicago Wolves on Saturday night, assisting on all three of Rockford’s goals down the stretch, including Igor Makarov’s overtime game winner. The three assist game was the first of Connelly’s career and the blueliner now leads Rockford with seven points on the season, all assists.
Photo by Greg Hamil
Upcoming Games:
Wednesday, Oct. 27 vs. Texas Stars: Puck drop is at 6:35 p.m.  Wednesdays are Dollar Days at the MetroCentre and this Wednesday’s is the first of 2010-11.  Fans can enjoy one dollar beers, hot dogs, soft drinks and one dollar companion tickets courtesy of Taco Bell and WXRX.

Saturday, Oct. 30 at Chicago Wolves: Game time is 7 p.m. The IceHogs hit the road to face-off against the Chicago Wolves at the Allstate Arena for the first time this season. The game is the second of 10 overall in 2010-11 between the West Division rivals and first of five at the Allstate Arena.

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 wingers Evan Brophey and Jeremy Morin along with Chicago Blackhawks General Manager of Minor League Affiliations Mark Bernard. 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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