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IceHogs Open Two-Game Lone Star State Showdown Tonight vs. Texas Stars

Pregame Preview FRIDAY DECEMBER 17 2021

Rockford, IL – The Rockford IceHogs open a two-game weekend set against the Texas Stars tonight at 7:00 at H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas. Tonight is the third of eight meetings between the two clubs this season.

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IceHogs Game Preview: IceHogs at Stars - 12/17/21


Tune In LIVE on the IceHogs Broadcast Network Presented by BMO Harris Bank
Listen to tonight’s game and every game this season on the IceHogs Broadcast Network presented by BMO Harris Bank! Listen from your favorite device, at home or on the road at IceHogs.com and on the IceHogs app! 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.

Eyes of Texas Are Upon You
The IceHogs and Stars continue their eight-game head-to-head season series tonight, Friday, Dec. 17 and Saturday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. at H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas. This will complete the first-four games of the series will all meetings so far taking place in the Lone Star State. The IceHogs will host the Stars at BMO Harris Bank Center the final four regular-season meetings on Jan. 21-22 and Feb. 26-27.

The IceHogs visited the Stars on Oct. 28 and Oct. 30, splitting the two-game set. The Stars picked up a 4-1 decision to open the season series, but the IceHogs responded with a 4-3 victory two nights later. Texas’ Ben Gleason leads the series with three points (3A) while the IceHogs feature four skaters with two points each.

Life on the Road Ain’t So Bad
Since Nov. 20, the IceHogs have picked up points in four of their last five road games (3-1-0-1) and have points in six of their last eight games overall (5-2-0-1).

IceHogs are Firing Away
Since the start of December, the IceHogs have outshot their opponent in five of the last six games with a record of 4-2-0-0 after being outshot in 14 of the first 15 games to start the season.

Hogs Return to Full Strength
This week, the IceHogs saw forward Lukas Reichel, defenseman Jakub Galvas and goalie Arvid Soderblom clear concussion protocols and forward Dylan McLaughlin be removed from COVID-19 protocol. All four players are available to take the ice this weekend vs. Texas.

McLaughlin Closing in on Benchmark
Forward Dylan McLaughlin enters this weekend two games shy of his 100th pro game. In 78 contests with the IceHogs over the last three seasons, the Lancaster, New York, native has 12 goals and 28 assists for 40 points and appeared in 20 games with the Indy Fuel of the ECHL, adding 24 points (13 G, 11 A).

Home for the Holidays
After this weekend, the IceHogs will return to BMO Harris Bank Center to take on the Milwaukee Admirals on Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. in their final game before the Holiday break. After the break, the IceHogs travel to Des Moines, Iowa to battle the Wild on Dec. 27 at Wells Fargo Arena.

The IceHogs wrap up their weekend trip South with a rematch against the Texas Stars at H-E-B Center in Cedar, Park, Texas tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. Tune in to all of the action on the IceHogs Broadcast Network presented by BMO Harris Bank Center!

Join the IceHogs on Tuesday, Dec. 21 for a Winning Weekday against the Milwaukee Admirals in the final home game before the Holiday Break! 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 (Tuesday, Jan. 11)! Buy Tickets

Watch and listen to the action this season 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.

2021-22 Regular-Season Records:
Rockford: 10-9-1-1, 22 points (3rd, Central Division)
Texas: 7-10-3-1, 18 points (7th, Central Division)

2021-22 Head-to-Head Schedule (all times Central):

Thu., Oct. 28 at Texas, 1-4 Loss Recap & Highlights

Sat., Oct. 30 at Texas, 4-3 Win Recap & Highlights

Fri., Dec. 17 at Texas

Sat., Dec. 18 at Texas

Fri., Jan. 21 vs. Texas

Sat., Jan. 22 vs. Texas

Sat., Feb. 26 vs. Texas

Sun., Feb. 27 vs. Texas

IceHogs vs. Stars 2021-22 Head-to-Head Record
1-1-0-0

IceHogs vs. Stars, All-Time
29-18-4-4

Head Coaches
Rockford: Rockford: Anders Sorensen (4th season with IceHogs, 1st as Interim Head Coach)
Texas: Neil Graham (3rd season with Stars)

NHL Affiliate
Rockford: Chicago Blackhawks
Texas: Dallas Stars