ROCKFORD, IL- The Rockford IceHogs (15-14-2-1) dropped a physical 2-1 contest to the Iowa Wild (16-16-2-2) in overtime at BMO Harris Bank Center on Wednesday night. The Hogs and Wild combined for a season-high 66 penalty minutes in the midweek contest.
In overtime, with a delayed penalty being called on Rockford defenseman Nicolas Beaudin, Wild forward Joseph Cramarossa buried the game-winning goal at 2:32.
Iowa got on the board first when forward Marco Rossi found the back of the net on a one-timer from the high slot at 8:52 into the opening frame.
Rockford responded in the second period when forward Mike Hardman took advantage of a Rossi double-minor hooking and high-sticking penalty and executed the power play goal at 13:39 in the frame.
That’s all the teams would get through in regulation while both goalies were solid between the pipes. Rockford goalie Collin Delia helped the IceHogs earn a point in the standings, turning away 25 Wild shots. Iowa netminder Zane McIntyre earned the win for the Wild turning away 20 shots.
The IceHogs hit the road for the first time since early January with stops against the Milwaukee Admirals and Chicago Wolves on Friday, Jan. 28 and Saturday, Jan. 29! The IceHogs and Admirals collide Friday night at 7 p.m. and the IceHogs and Wolves renew their in-state rivalry on Saturday at 7 p.m. Tune in to the action on the IceHogs Broadcast Network presented by BMO Harris Bank Center!
The IceHogs return home to BMO Harris Bank Center and open up February on Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 7 PM against Milwaukee on a Winning Weekday! If the IceHogs win, YOU WIN! If the IceHogs grab the victory, every fan in attendance will receive a FREE ticket to the next IceHogs weekday game! Buy Tickets
Watch and listen to the action on the IceHogs Broadcast Network presented by BMO Harris Bank! Tune in from your favorite device, at home or on the road at IceHogs.com and on the IceHogs app! Fans can also watch every IceHogs home game and select road games this season on 23.3 Circle TV and every game on AHLTV and listen 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.