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IceHogs Look to Keep Momentum Rollin’ with Visit to Iowa Wild Tonight

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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), visit the Iowa Wild tonight at 7:00 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA. Tonight is the sixth of 10 scheduled meetings between the two clubs.

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!

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IceHogs Support the Autism Program of Easterseals During #AutismAwarenessMonth
Throughout the month of April, the Rockford IceHogs will honor and celebrate Autism Awareness Month presented by Lawncare By Walter, Inc. To pay tribute to Autism Awareness, the IceHogs will showcase special puzzle-piece logos on the ice at BMO Harris Bank Center for the remainder of the 2021 season and host special raffles and auctions through the team’s DASH platform. Full Details, Raffles, Auctions & More Here

Pirri's Hat Trick Fuels IceHogs Win
Forward Brandon Pirri's hat trick last Wednesday night secured a 4-3 win for the IceHogs over the Central Division's top-ranked Chicago Wolves to complete a four-game mini-series between the two in-state rivals. The win also gave the IceHogs their first victory over their in-state rivals this season (1-6-0-0) and four of the seven decisions have been decided by one goal.

Pirri Remembers When
For Pirri, the hat trick on Wednesday was his first since Dec. 8, 2018 when he was a member of the Chicago Wolves and recorded three goals against the IceHogs in a 4-0 Chicago win at BMO Harris Bank Center. For the IceHogs, his hat trick is the first since Dylan Sikura scored all three of his goals in the third period on Nov. 3, 2019 in a 7-4 win against the Wolves.

Rising Up the IceHogs All-Time Ranks
Pirri picked up all-time IceHogs goals 71, 72 and 73 on Wednesday, moving him past Mark McNeill (72) for second all-time in IceHogs goal scoring. Forward Jeremy Morin (2010-16) holds the record with 90 goals.

Slavin's Pro Career Off to Hot Start
Forward Josiah Slavin registered two assists on Wednesday and now has two goals and two assists for four points in his first to professional games. He scored in his professional debut on Mar. 28 vs. Chicago, added his second tally the following game on Apr. 3 at Chicago and set up Pirri's first and second goals Wednesday.

McLaughlin Stays Hot for Hogs
Forward Dylan McLaughlin earned an assist on Wednesday vs. Chicago and enters Tuesday’s showdown at Iowa on a three-game point streak (two goals, one assist). He has points in seven of his last eight games (four goals, six assists) including a four-game point streak (two goals, five assists) from Mar. 13 to Mar. 22.

It’s Been A Minute
The IceHogs hold a 3-1-1 head-to-head record against the Wild and last saw their Central Division rival on March 21 and 22 for a pair of meetings at BMO Harris Bank Center. The Wild took the first contest, 5-3, thanks to three-point games from the reign AHL MVP, Gerry Mayhew (two goals, one assist) and Gabriel Dumont (one goal, two assists). The IceHogs bounced back in the second contest with their biggest win of the season to date, 6-1, thanks to Chris Wilkie, Reese Johnson and Nicolas Beaudin each scoring a pair of goals.

The win marked the largest IceHogs’ margin of victory (five goals) since their 7-2 victory on Dec. 9, 2018 at Grand Rapids and the most goals they have scored since their 7-6 shootout loss at Texas on Nov. 23, 2019.

Hello, Des Moines
Tonight marks just the second time this season the IceHogs visit Well Fargo Arena after picking up a standings point on Feb. 13 in a 3-2 overtime loss. The Hogs will visit Des Moines for the next four consecutive meetings (Apr. 13, Apr. 23-24 and May 7) before closing out the season series on Sunday, May 9 at BMO Harris Bank Center.

The Rockford IceHogs return home to BMO Harris Bank Center on Saturday, Apr. 17 to take on the Chicago Wolves at 6:00 p.m. 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: 7-12-1-0, 15 points (6th, Central Division)
Iowa: 9-9-4-0, 22 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 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
3-1-1-0

IceHogs vs. Wild, All-Time
38-25-5-3

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

NHL Affiliate
Rockford: Chicago Blackhawks
Iowa: Minnesota Wild