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IceHogs Honor Frontline Heroes and Begin Two-Game Set vs. Wild at BMO Harris Bank Center Tonight

Game Day Preview MAR 19 GAME ver 2

Rockford, IL – The Rockford IceHogs, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL), take on the Iowa Wild tonight at 6:00 at BMO Harris Bank Center. Tonight is the fourth of 10 scheduled meetings between the two clubs.

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IceHogs to Honor Frontline Workers This Weekend During Pregame Warm Ups
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a group on individuals whose efforts have gone above and beyond to protect the Stateline community and putting the needs of others first: Rockford’s healthcare heroes and frontline workers.

During pregame warm ups tonight and Monday, March 22 at BMO Harris Bank Center, each IceHogs player will wear the name of a healthcare hero or frontline worker in the Rockford community on their jersey nameplate. As an additional thank you from the IceHogs, those heroes will receive that jersey directly from the team. More details will be coming soon.

McLaughlin Nets Back-To-Back OT Winners
Forward Dylan McLaughlin's back-to-back OT game-winning goals is the first time an IceHogs player has buried consecutive OT winners since Dylan Sikura during the 2017-18 season. Sikura potted overtime goals on Dec. 2 and Dec. 7, 2018 vs. San Antonio and Grand Rapids.

McLaughlin Looking to Tie Overtime Mark
McLaughlin's two overtime goals this season is tied for second in IceHogs AHL history. Forward Dylan Sikura and defenseman Darren Raddysh set the record with three OT goals each during the 2018-19 season.

Tomkins Racking Up the Saves
Goaltender Matt Tomkins set career marks in saves in back-to-back games for the IceHogs. After 42 stops at Grand Rapids on Saturday, he picked up 46 saves on Tuesday in the 2-1 OT win. He has the three highest save totals by and IceHogs goaltender since Kevin Lankinen's team-record 55 saves on Dec. 12, 2019 vs. Milwaukee

Lankinen, 12/10/19 vs. MIL (55 saves)

Tomkins, 3/16/21 at GR (46 saves)

Tomkins, 3/13/21 at GR (42 saves)

Tomkins, 2/1/20 vs. MIL (41 saves)

Pirri Returns to IceHogs
On Thursday, the Chicago Blackhawks announced that forward Brandon Pirri would be re-assigned to the IceHogs. Pirri has two goals and an assist in two games with the Hogs this season and is two goals away from tying Mark McNeill (72) for second all-time in IceHogs goal scoring. Jeremy Morin leads that category with 90 markers.

The IceHogs close their two-game weekend set against the Wild tomorrow, Monday, Mar. 22 at 6:00 p.m. at BMO Harris Bank Center. 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!

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: 5-8-1-0, 11 points (5th, Central Division)
Iowa: 3-7-2-0, 7 points (6th, 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 6 p.m.

Mar. 20 Wild at IceHogs 6 p.m.

Apr. 13 IceHogs at Wild 7 p.m.

Apr. 23 IceHogs at Wild 6 p.m.

Apr. 24 IceHogs at Wild 6 p.m.

May 7 IceHogs at Wild 7 p.m.

May 9 Wild at IceHogs 4 p.m.

IceHogs vs. Wild 2020-21 Head-to-Head Record
2-0-1-0

IceHogs vs. Wild, All-Time
37-24-5-3

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

NHL Affiliate
Rockford: Chicago Blackhawks
Iowa: Minnesota Wild