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ROCKFORD OPENS WEEK 6 WITH WIN

By: Kate Munson
11/14/2011 1:06 PM - Week 6 Recap:
The Rockford IceHogs opened the week on a positive note, defeating the Grand Rapids Griffins 5-3 at Van Andel Arena. But the IceHogs were unable to maintain the momentum, falling 7-6 in overtime to the Rivermen in Peoria on Friday. On the inaugural Heritage Night at the BMO Harris Bank Center on Saturday, the IceHogs offense was unable to muster a goal, as Rockford lost 3-0 to Peoria. The IceHogs host the Oklahoma City Barons on Wednesday for the first meeting of the season between the two teams before traveling to Charlotte to battle the Checkers on Friday and Sunday.


Week 6 Results                       
Wednesday, Nov. 9: Rockford 5 at Grand Rapids 3       
Friday, Nov. 11: Rockford 6 at Peoria 7               
Saturday, Nov. 12: Peoria 3 vs. Rockford 0          

Week 7 Schedule
Wednesday, Nov. 16 vs. Oklahoma City, 7:05 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 18 at Charlotte, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 20 at Charlotte, 2:00 p.m.

Bacon Bits

Rockford has played 13 games so far this season, and five of them have come against the Peoria Rivermen

A night after matching a season high with six goals against Peoria on Friday, the IceHogs were shut out by the Rivermen on Saturday

Saturday marked the second time this season in which the IceHogs were shutout

The 13 combined goals on Friday in Peoria matched a single-game record for the IceHogs during the club’s AHL era

Rockford and Texas scored a combined 13 goals in the Hogs 8-5 win over the Stars on 12/8/10

Rockford set a club AHL-record with its fifth straight loss at home and has not won at home since Opening Night on Oct. 8

The IceHogs are 0-4-0-0 at the BMO Harris Bank Center against the Midwest Division

Rockford will play 11 of its next 15 games at home through Dec. 21

Defenseman Brian Connelly has a plus/minus rating of +6 over his past four games, raising his accumulative plus/minus rating on the season from -6 to even

Center Brett McLean has 5g-4a-9pts over his past seven games with a +2

Rockford is last in the AHL with a 3.77 goals against average

The IceHogs raised $12,618 with their jersey auction on Saturday with proceeds benefiting youth hockey in the Rockford community                       

Hot Hog: Week 6:

Ben Smith Center
Second-year winger Ben Smith notched five points in three games for Rockford during Week 6. Smith opened the week with the game-winning goal and #1 Star of the Game honors on Wednesday in Grand Rapids. On Friday in Peoria, Smith recorded his second multi-goal game of the season and added an assist in Rockford’s 7-6 overtime loss to the Rivermen. Smith leads the IceHogs with four power-play goals on the season.

Upcoming Games:
Wednesady, Nov. 16 vs. Oklahoma City: Game time is 7:05 p.m. as the IceHogs host the Oklahoma City Barons for the first of four meetings between the two clubs this season. The Barons travel to the BMO Harris Bank Center again on Nov. 26 to close out the November slate. Fans can take advantage of Taco Bell Dollar Days on Wednesday with $1 beers, sodas, hot dogs and companion tickets.

Friday, Nov. 18 at Charlotte: The puck gets on the ice at 6 p.m. at Time Warner Cable Arena as the Rockford IceHogs travel to Charlotte to take on their newest divisional foes in the second of eight meetings this season. Charlotte defeated the IceHogs at the BMO Harris Bank Center on Nov. 6 in the first matchup between the teams.

Sunday, Nov. 20 at Charlotte: The game gets underway at 2 p.m. as the Rockford IceHogs take on the Charlotte Checkers at Time Warner Cable Arena in the third of eight contests between the two teams on the season.

Bud Light Hog Talk Back For More:
Bud Light Hog Talk returns to Granite City Food and Brewery for its weekly appearance at 6 p.m. tonight. Granite City is located at 7140 Harrison Ave. next to CherryVale Mall. Fans can join IceHogs in-studio host Stephen Nelson from 6-7 p.m. as he chats with IceHogs players, coaches and front office members. Tonight, Nelson will be joined by IceHogs Assistant Coach Ben Simon, forward Jimmy Hayes, and defenseman Dylan Olsen. Take advantage of food and Bud Light specials. If you can't make it to Granite City, tune into 1330 AM WNTA.

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 website (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 BMO Harris Bank Center this season. All Saturday home games 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.

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 2011-12 season. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office in downtown Rockford or on  the Web at www.theBMOHarrisBankCenter.com.  Tickets start at just $7.

Illinois Lottery Cup Series Standings

Teams       Record    Points
Chicago     3-2-0-0        6
Peoria        5-3-0-0      10
Rockford    2-4-1-0        5

Rockford vs. Peoria       2-2-1-0
Rockford vs. Chicago    0-2-0-0

Rockford Next Illinois Lottery Cup Game:
Nov. 25 vs. Peoria


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