Game Preview Presented by Roofers and Waterproofers Local 11
Rockford, Ill. — Heading home to continue their Illinois rivalry, the Rockford IceHogs meet the Chicago Wolves at the BMO Center at 7 p.m. Tonight is the third of 12-head-to-head contests between the two clubs this season and the front end of a home-and-home series with the I90 rivals.
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2022-23 Season Records
Rockford: 6-5-0-1, 13 points (5th, Central Division)
Chicago: 4-6-1-0, 9 points (7th, Central Division)
Players to Watch
Forward Buddy Robinson scored his third goal of the season in Grand Rapids, and forward Lukas Reichel notched his sixth tally to help secure the Hogs’ victory on Wednesday afternoon.
Chicago is led by forward Ryan Suzuki (7G, 7A) who paces the Wolves with 14 points. Defenseman Cavan Fitzgerald (3G, 7A) ranks second for the Wolves with 10 points.
Last Game Highlights
The IceHogs notched an explosive 5-1 win over the Grand Rapids Griffins on Wednesday. Defenseman Ian Mitchell marked a four-point day with a pair of goals and assists. Forwards Luke Philp, Lukas Reichel, and Buddy Robinson all scored to improve the IceHogs’ lead. Dylan Wells faced 30 Griffins shots and turned away 29 to earn the win.
Mitchell Making Moves
In his third game of the season, defenseman Ian Mitchell (2G, 3A) tallied twice on the advantage while assisting on two more IceHogs goals. Mitchell made up for the lost time on the Blackhawks’ Injured Reserved on Wednesday in Grand Rapids and earned the AHL’s Second Star of the Night.
Jakub Galvas (1G, 10A) is ranked sixth in the AHL for scoring among defensemen and third in power play assists on the young 2022-23 campaign. Forwards David Gust (fourth) and Brett Seney (10th) rank in the top 10 on the AHL’s overall points leaders while Luke Philp is close to cracking the board with 14 points.
Second Period Attack
After 12 games, the Rockford IceHogs lead the AHL in goals in the middle frame with 21. The IceHogs tallied four times in Wednesday’s 5-1 win at Grand Rapids, marking the third time this season they’ve scored four or more goals in the second period. The Hogs notched four goals in a 5-3 over Chicago on Oct. 28 and five more lamp lighters in the sandwich stanza the next night in an 8-2 win over Belleville. After scoring just once in the second period in their first four games, the Hogs have notched 20 goals over their past eight games.
Hogs on the Move
The Chicago Blackhawks announced on Thursday that they have assigned defenseman Alec Regula to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. Regula has appeared in four games with the Blackhawks this season. He has also dressed in four games with Rockford, posting two goals this year.
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.
2022-23 Head-to-Head Schedule:
Sat., Oct. 22 vs. Chicago, 1-4 Loss Recap & Highlights
Fri., Oct. 28 vs. Chicago, 5-3 Win Recap & Highlights
Fri., Nov. 18 vs. Chicago
Sat., Nov. 19 at Chicago
Fri., Dec. 23 at Chicago
Fri., Dec. 30 at Chicago
Sat., Dec. 31 vs. Chicago
Sat., Jan. 21 vs. Chicago
Sat., Jan. 28 at Chicago
Sat., Mar. 11 at Chicago
Sat., Apr. 1 at Chicago
Tue., Apr. 11 vs. Chicago
IceHogs vs. Wolves, All-Time
Your Phone Is Your Ticket: Make sure you have downloaded the latest version of the IceHogs app to ensure that you are able to save your tickets on your phone before you arrive at the arena.
Parking: Cash will no longer be accepted at the downtown parking locations. Pre-purchasing parking is highly recommended and can be done through the IceHogs mobile app, the ABM app, or the ParkWhiz app. Once you have purchased your parking, either pre-load your license plate into the system for touchless entry or pull up the associated barcode to scan at the parking gate. See below for more detailed parking instructions.
Cashless Arena: The BMO Center is a cashless arena but cards are accepted for all purchases in the arena.
No Re-Entry Policy: Per new ASM Rockford policy, the BMO Center is now a smoke-free and no re-entry facility. Please plan accordingly as a new ticket must be purchased if you decide to leave the building.
Bag & Gameday Policy: Please read our bag and game day policies for complete information for your visit to the arena.
Walk-Over Pedestrian Bridge: Due to critical structural repair to the bridge connecting the Church Street parking deck to the BMO Center, the bridge will not be useable for the foreseeable future. Please proceed to ground level to utilize the nearest BMO Center entrance.
New Public Wifi: Part of the new upgrades to the BMO Center this year includes new WiFi to keep you connected to all things IceHogs. Once in the arena, connect to @BMO CENTER PUBLIC. No password is required.
Fansaves: New for IceHogs fans this year, the IceHogs have partnered with FanSaves to provide special offers throughout the season. FanSaves will also be where we send in-game promotional activations like the Culver's High Scoring offer, Great Clips offer for scoring the first goal, and more! To get in on the action, follow the IceHogs on FanSaves (link located on the IceHogs app).