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The Week That Was…

Previous Week’s Record: 1-0-0-0

Wednesday, Apr. 7 vs. Chicago Wolves

Forward Brandon Pirri recorded a hat trick and rookie Josiah Slavin added two assists to send the Rockford IceHogs (7-12-1-0) over the Chicago Wolves (14-3-0-1) 4-3 at BMO Harris Bank Center Wednesday evening to compete four consecutive meetings against each other. Recap & Highlights

2020-21 Season Numbers

Record: 7-12-1-0 (6th Place, Central Division)
Home: 5-8-0-0
Away: 2-4-1-0
Last 10 Games: 5-5-0-0
Streak: 1-0-0-0
Goals: Chris Wilkie (6)
Assists: Cody Franson (10)
Points: Cody Franson (14)
Penalty Minutes: John Quenneville (23)
Power-Play Goals: Wyatt Kalynuk (2)
Power-Play Assists: Cody Franson (6)
Power-Play Points: Cody Franson (7)
Shorthanded Goals: Chris Wilkie (3)
Shorthanded Assists:
Dylan McLaughlin (2)
Shorthanded Points: Chris Wilkie (3)
Game-Winning Goals: Dylan McLaughlin (2)
Wins: Matt Tomkins (3)
GAA:
Cale Morris (2.11)
SPCT:
Cale Morris (.944)

League Leaders

Defenseman Cody Franson leads the IceHogs and is tied for third among AHL defensemen with 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) and is tied for fourth among league blueliners with seven power-play points and tied for third with six power-play assists.

Forward Chris Wilkie is tied for first in the AHL with three shorthanded goals.

Forward Dylan McLaughlin is tied for first in the league with two shorthanded assists.

Forward Riley McKay is tied for second among AHL rookies with three major penalties.

IceHogs Notes

IceHogs Officially Become A Part of the Chicago Blackhawks Family
Last Wednesday, the Chicago Blackhawks announced the purchase of the IceHogs as a part of a wide-ranging $23 million BMO Harris Bank Center Capital Renovation. The purchase secures the IceHogs' placement in Rockford through 2036. More details on the sale can be found at IceHogs.com. Full Story & Details

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.

Lucas Carlsson Heads to Panthers in Trade with Blackhawks
2019 and 2020 IceHogs Defenseman of the Year Lucas Carlsson joined the Florida Panthers last Thursday in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks. The Gavale, Sweden, native had one goal and two assists for three points in seven games with the IceHogs this season and had 62 points (15 goals, 47 assists) in 124 career games with the IceHogs.

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

This Week

IceHogs at Iowa Wild
Tuesday, Apr. 13
7:00 p.m. CT
Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, IA
Watch Live: AHL TV, SportsFanRadio 1330 AM, Sportsfanradio1330.com, IceHogs.com, IceHogs app
Preview: Sixth of 10 meetings; 3-1-1-0 head-to-head record

IceHogs vs. Chicago Wolves
Saturday, Apr. 17
6:00 p.m. CT
BMO Harris Bank Center – Rockford, IL
Watch Live: AHL TV, SportsFanRadio 1330 AM, Sportsfanradio1330.com, IceHogs.com, IceHogs app
Preview: Eighth of 11 Meetings; 1-6-0-0 head-to-head record, Earned 4-3 win in the last meeting on 4/7 at RFD