The Rockford IceHogs secured their first home victory of the 2022-23 season topping the Chicago Wolves 5-3 behind a five-point effort from forward David Gust. The forward figured in on all five of Rockford’s goals to notch his second multi-point game of the season.
After Chicago’s forward Alexander Pashin tallied at 10:52 in the first stanza, the IceHogs went on an offensive charge in the second period. Forwards Jakub Galvas and Gust scored back-to-back tallies at 2:12 and 6:15 of the second to give the IceHogs the lead for the first time; however, the Wolves answered back with a tally from Nathan Sucese at 8:49 to even the score.
Nearing the end of the middle period, Gust found the back of the net for the second time at 14:30 with a hard shot over the back shoulder of Chicago netminder Zachary Sawchenko. Then Rockford forward Brett Seney beat the buzzer with a tally in off a shot from Galvas with just three seconds before the end of the red-hot period, notching the eventual game-winning tally.
Defenseman Alec Regula scored his first of the season to give the Hogs an insurance goal 25-seconds into the third period. Rockford goalie Dylan Wells turned away 24 shots to earn his first win in an IceHogs sweater, beating his former team. Sawchenko was saddled with the loss, despite blocking 25 Rockford shots.
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