ROCKFORD, Ill. -- The Rockford IceHogs return home for a weekday tilt against the Bakersfield Condors at the BMO Harris Bank Center Tuesday night. Bakersfield took a 3-2 OT victory in the first contest between the two teams on Jan. 13, and tonight marks their first meeting in Rockford.
Puck drop is at 7 p.m. and fans can tune in to all the action on Cozi TV 23.3 or Dish Network Channel 252, beginning with IceHogs Warmup at 6:30 p.m. IceHogs fans can also listen to the game at sportsfanradio1330.com or watch live at AHLlive.com (subscription required).
Matchup: The IceHogs (22-16-2-3, 4th Central) enter tonight’s tilt after earning points in five of six games during their two-week road trip.
Forward Tanner Kero posted 3g-3a-6pts during Rockford’s road swing, and has four goals and five assists in his last eight games. Fellow forward John Hayden has a goal in each of his last two games, and has recorded four total points in his last three outings. Netminder Collin Delia has won three of his last four starts, and has not suffered a loss in regulation time since Jan. 5 against Grand Rapids.
Bakersfield (17-15-7-0, 8th Pacific) has seen four of its last six outings extend into overtime, and is 3-2-1-0 in that span, most recently dropping a 6-1 decision to the Chicago Wolves on Jan. 20.
Forward Ty Rattie leads the team with 16g-13a-29pts in 2017-18, and netted both the game-tying and game-winning goals against Rockford on Jan.13. Fellow forward Joey LaLeggia has posted a team-high 17 assists on the year, including six in his last nine games.
Next Home Game: Friday, Jan. 26 | Rockford vs Ontario Reign (7 p.m.)
The IceHogs welcome the Ontario Reign to the BMO Harris Bank Center for Pink in the Rink Night, presented by SwedishAmerican, on Jan. 26. The Hogs will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Rockford Peaches by donning Peaches-inspired jerseys, which will be available via blind-silent auction and raffle during the game, as well as via online auction in the weeks following, with proceeds benefiting breast cancer research. Tickets can be purchased at IceHogs.com, by calling (815) 968-5222 or in-person at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office.