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Hogs Claim Second Consecutive Shootout Win

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Friday, June 14

Rockford, Ill. – In their second shootout in two games, the Rockford IceHogs took down the Iowa Wild 3-2 after four rounds in the shootout on Friday night. Goaltender Arvid Soderblom sparkled in net for Rockford with four crucial stops in the shootout in addition to 31 saves in regulation. Forward Luke Philp netted the game-sealing tally, registering his second shootout goal of the season.

Both teams traded scoring chances in a scoreless overtime period, and for the second time in as many games, the IceHogs headed to a shootout. Soderblom stole the show for Rockford and shut down Sammy Walker, Nic Petan, Marco Rossi, and Nick Swaney in order.

After Josiah Slavin, all-star forward Lukas Reichel, and rookie Cole Guttman were unable to capitalize in the shootout for the IceHogs, Philp dangled around a sprawling Iowa netminder Zane McIntyre and sealed Rockford’s first extra time win against Iowa in six tries this season.

Iowa took an early 1-0 lead when they forced a turnover in their defensive zone and pushed the puck up the right side of the ice. Swaney attempted to connect with Petan, but the puck missed Petan and fluttered past Soderblom at 2:17 in the first period.

After the Wild denied the Hogs’ first two power-play opportunities early in the frame, IceHogs defenseman Adam Clendening fired a wrister from the right point, and all-star forward Brett Seney deflected it from the slot past McIntyre at 12:39 to tie the contest 1-1.

Nearing the end of what appeared to be a scoreless, back-and-forth second stanza, Swaney struck for the second time after spinning 360 degrees and netting a loose puck in the slot at 18:03 to give Iowa a 2-1 lead before the second intermission.

Reichel erased Iowa’s lead and scored the only goal of the final frame, evening the score 2-2 at 2:01 and sending the contest to an eventual overtime. Stealing the puck in the Hogs’ defensive zone, Guttman chipped a backhanded pass to forward Dylan Sikura in the high slot. Sikura found Reichel on the right boards at neutral ice, and Reichel carried the puck all the way down the edge to flick a wrister over McIntyre’s blocker.

Soderblom picked up his second consecutive victory with 31 saves on 33 shots, while his counterpart McIntyre saved 35 of 37 IceHogs attempts.

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Military Appreciation Night: Saturday, Feb. 4
Our salute to active and veteran military members includes a camouflage fleece blanket giveaway, courtesy of Dental Dimensions! You can also help support active and veteran military personnel by purchasing one of our Red, White or Blue packages. All packages include tickets donated to military personnel, four tickets for our Feb. 4 Military Appreciation Night for all package purchasers, and video board recognition at the Feb. 4 game for all package purchasers. Check out all package options here.

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After the success and positive response from the Rockford IceHogs’ Screw City debut on December 9, the team will play as the Screw City IceHogs for the second time this season on Saturday, Feb. 11 against the Milwaukee Admirals. The Screw City IceHogs identity includes a unique logo and jersey that pays homage to Rockford’s deep history of manufacturing screws, while staying true to the IceHogs’ primary colors of red and black. For those who missed out on the merchandise from the Screw City debut, there is a robust selection of Screw City items in the IceHogs team store at the BMO Center, including hats, shirts, and pucks. Fans can also preorder a Screw City IceHogs replica jersey online now. Learn more about the Screw City IceHogs at IceHogs.com/ScrewCity.

Tune In LIVE on the IceHogs Broadcast Network Presented by BMO
Watch and listen to every game this season on the IceHogs Broadcast Network presented by BMO! Listen from your favorite device, at home, or on the road at IceHogs.com and on the IceHogs app and watch LIVE on AHLTV and selected games on 23.3 Circle TV! Fans can also tune in on all of Mid-West Family’s local stations including 104.9 The X, B103, 95.3 The Bull, and Rockford Greatest Hits 100.5 and featured on Rock River Current, the Stateline’s premiere source for local events, news and culture.