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Rockford, IL – The Rockford IceHogs, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL), host the Iowa Wild today at 4:00 at BMO Harris Bank Center. Today is the 10th and final meeting between the two clubs this season.

Tune in on the IceHogs Broadcast Network Presented by BMO Harris Bank
Fans can watch all of this season’s action LIVE on AHLTV and 23.2 Antenna TV WIFR (home games)! Tune in to every broadcast for free on SportsFanRadio 1330 AM, Sportsfanradio1330.com, IceHogs.com, and the IceHogs app!

Join the [email protected] Gameday Experience on the IceHogs Mobile App
Enjoy the [email protected] on the IceHogs mobile app! Play the Meijer First Goal Frenzy for a chance to win a $25 gift card and check-in for a chance to grab dinner for two from Texas Roadhouse! The IceHogs Gameday Jersey Raffle is back too! Download the App and Play!

Welcome Back to BMO Harris Bank Center, 2021 Season Ticket Holders
Today, the Rockford IceHogs are happy and thankful to welcome back 2021 Season Ticket Holders to BMO Harris Bank Center for the second time this season. In April, Season Ticket Holders entered a lottery with a chance to attend one of the final contests (May 1, May 9, and May 14). In working with the Winnebago County Health Department, the IceHogs will enforce specific guidelines as outlined by the WCHD, including wearing masks and social distancing.

IceHogs Close Season Series with Wild Today
Today's showdown between the IceHogs and Wild is the 10th and final meeting between the two clubs this season with the IceHogs holding a 4-4-1-0 record in the head-to-head series and are 3-1-0-0 at BMO Harris Bank Center. The two clubs began their two-game Mother's Day weekend series at Iowa on Friday, with the Wild prevailing 6-1 at Wells Fargo Arena. Forward Mitch Fossier scored the lone goal for the IceHogs.

Home Sweet, Home!
Entering today, the IceHogs are riding a three-game home winning streak dating back to Apr. 7 with victories over the Chicago Wolves and Grand Rapids Griffins. The IceHogs defeated the Wolves 4-3 on Apr. 7 thanks to a hat-trick performance from forward Brandon Pirri and earned a 4-3 shootout win against Chicago on Apr. 17. In their most recent home contest, the IceHogs earned an exciting 3-2 win against the Griffins on May 1 in front of fans for the first time in 422 days!

Pirri Sets IceHogs Season Record
Forward Brandon Pirri scored a power-play goal against Grand Rapids in the IceHogs' last home win to extend his personal point streak to a team season-high five games (six goals, two assists). His streak passes the previous four-game mark set by defenseman Cody Franson (two goals, four assists from Mar. 16-28), forward Dylan McLaughlin (two goals, five assists from Mar. 13-22), forward Reese Johnson (three goals, three assists from Mar. 7-27) and forward Josiah Slavin (three goals, two assists from Mar. 28-Apr. 13). As if that were not impressive enough, Pirri has accomplished this while only playing in five total games with the IceHogs this season.

Meijer First Goal Frenzy Continues to Rise
When the IceHogs score the first goal of each game this season, Meijer will donate $50 to Rock House Kids, a 501(c)(3) foundation helping feed Rockford’s inner-city youth in a safe nurturing environment. Fans can guess who scores the first IceHogs goal of the game on the IceHogs mobile app for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Meijer. This season's donation to Rock House Kids is currently at $650!

Regula Adds to List of IceHogs NHL Graduates
On Thursday, defenseman Alec Regula became the 130th IceHogs player to graduate to the National Hockey League and the 99th to go from Rockford to the Chicago Blackhawks as he made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks against the Hurricanes. Regula racked up four points (three goals, one assist) in 16 games with the IceHogs during his rookie season this year. With his NHL debut, Regula joins forwards MacKenzie Entwistle, Phillip Kurashev, and Reese Johnson, defenseman Wyatt Kalynuk and goaltender Kevin Lankinen in IceHogs alums to make their NHL debut this season.

The Rockford IceHogs open a three-game season-ending series against the Chicago Wolves tomorrow, Monday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Triphahn Community Center Ice Arena in Hoffman Estates, IL. The series wraps up with a home-and-home weekend on Friday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m. at BMO Harris Bank Center and Saturday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Hoffman Estates. Watch all of the action LIVE on AHLTV and 23.2 Antenna TV WIFR (home games)! Tune in to every broadcast for free on SportsFanRadio 1330 AM, Sportsfanradio1330.com, IceHogs.com, and the IceHogs app!

Every active full IceHogs Season Ticket Holder and 20-Game holder who have paid for their tickets in full or who have a deposit down on their tickets for 2020-21 will receive FREE access to every IceHogs game through AHLTV on the IceHogs Broadcast Network presented by BMO Harris Bank! Want to upgrade to a Full Season or 20-Game plan? Contact us at (815) 968-5222 or email us at [email protected]!

2020-21 Regular-Season Records:
Rockford: 11-16-1-0, 23 points (6th, Central Division)
Iowa: 14-12-4-0, 32 points (4th, Central Division)

2019-20 Regular-Season Records:
Rockford: 29-30-2-2, 62 points (5th, Central Division)
Iowa: 37-18-4-4, 82 points (2nd, Central Division)

2020-21 Head-to-Head Schedule (all times Central):

Feb. 13 IceHogs at Wild 2-3 Overtime Loss Recap and Highlights

Mar. 6 Wild at IceHogs 3-2 Win Recap and Highlights

Mar. 7 Wild at IceHogs 4-3 Overtime Win Recap and Highlights

Mar. 19 Wild at IceHogs 3-5 Loss Recap and Highlights

Mar. 20 Wild at IceHogs 6-1 Win Recap and Highlights

Apr. 13 IceHogs at Wild 1-4 Loss Recap and Highlights

Apr. 23 IceHogs at Wild 2-3 Loss Recap and Highlights

Apr. 24 IceHogs at Wild 5-3 Win Recap and Highlights

May 7 IceHogs at Wild 1-6 Loss Recap and Highlights

May 9 Wild at IceHogs 4 p.m.

IceHogs vs. Wild 2020-21 Head-to-Head Record
4-4-1-0

IceHogs vs. Wild, All-Time
39-28-5-3

Head Coaches
Rockford: Derek King (2nd season with IceHogs)
Iowa: Tim Army (2nd season with Wild)

NHL Affiliate
Rockford: Chicago Blackhawks
Iowa: Minnesota Wild