MILWAUKEE, Wisc. -- The Rockford IceHogs seek their second win over the Milwaukee Admirals this season as they face off at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena Saturday night. The IceHogs are 1-3-0-0 against the Admirals this season, with their lone victory coming on the road in Milwaukee.
Puck drop is at 6 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 5:30 p.m. IceHogs fans can also listen to the game at sportsfanradio1330.com or watch live at AHLlive.com (subscription required).
Matchup: The IceHogs (7-6-0-0, 4th Central) were shut out for the first time in 2017-18 last night in a 6-0 loss to the San Antonio Rampage in Rockford. The defeat extended the Hogs' losing streak to four straight games.
Forward Vinnie Hinostroza continues to lead the team with 13 points (5g, 8a) on the season. Defenseman Erik Gustafsson paces the IceHogs blueliners in points, and ranks fourth among AHL defensemen with 10 points (3g, 7a).
Gustafsson has posted five assists against Milwaukee this season to lead the Hogs in scoring against the Admirals in the season series. Forward David Kampf has three goals to his credit, and goaltender Jeff Glass is the only Rockford netminder to have defeated the Admirals in 2017-18.
The Admirals (7-4-0-0, 1st Central) are coming off of a shutout of the Chicago Wolves on Wednesday, and have won two of their last three contests.
Forward Emil Pettersson has posted 12 points (4g, 8a) in 11 games, including a team-high six points (2g, 4a) against Rockford. Rookie forward Tyler Kelleher follows with eight points (5g, 3a) through 11 games on the year, and five points (3g, 2a) against the Hogs. Goaltender Anders Lindback has shut the door on Rockford in each of his three starts against the IceHogs in 2017-18 to the tune of a 2.00 GAA and .938 save percentage.
Next Home Game: The IceHogs take on the Iowa Wild for the 2017-18 School Day Game at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 15. “Lunch Break” packages are available as well for $10 and include a ticket to the IceHogs game and a meal from Dickey’s Barbeque Pit (fans can enter the arena beginning at 11:30 a.m. and stay through the end of the game). Tickets can be purchased at IceHogs.com, by calling (815) 968-5222 or in-person at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office.