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The Week That Was…

Previous Week’s Record: 1-1-0-0

Friday, Dec. 17 at Texas
Goaltender Collin Delia became the first Rockford IceHogs (11-9-1-1) goaltender in AHL team history to score a goal as the club defeated the Texas Stars (7-11-3-1) 3-1 at H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas Friday evening. Recap & Highlights

Friday, Dec. 18 at Texas
Forwards Mike Hardman and Lukas Reichel scored late in the third period to start a Rockford IceHogs (11-10-1-1) comeback bid, but Texas Stars (8-11-3-1) held on for a 3-2 win at H-E-B Center Saturday night. Recap & Highlights

2021-22 Season Numbers

Record: 11-10-1-1 (3rd Place, Central Division)
Home: 5-4-1-0
Away: 6-6-0-1
Last 10 Games: 6-3-0-1
Streak: 0-1-0-0
Goals: Lukas Reichel, Alex Nylander (8)
Assists: Ian Mitchell (9)
Points: Lukas Reichel (14)
Penalty Minutes: Nicolas Beaudin (34)
Power-Play Goals: Brett Connolly (4)
Power-Play Assists: Dylan McLaughlin (5)
Power-Play Points: Brett Connolly (6)
Shorthanded Goals: Josiah Slavin (2)
Shorthanded Assists: Ian Mitchell (2)
Shorthanded Points: Josiah Slavin, Ian Mitchell (2)
Game-Winning Goals: Alex Nylander (3)

Wins: Arvid Soderblom, Collin Delia (4)
GAA:
Arvid Soderblom (3.15)
SPCT:
Arvid Soderblom (.915)

League Leaders

Forward Lukas Reichel is tied for 18th among AHL rookies with 14 points and is tied for fifth among first-year skaters with eight goals.

Forward Josiah Slavin is tied for second in the AHL with two shorthanded goals.

Forward Dylan McLaughlin, who skated in his 100th professional game on Saturday at Texas, is currently on a six-game point streak (1G, 5A). The streak is tied for the longest by an IceHogs skater this season with Brett Connolly (4G, 5A) from Oct. 30-Nov. 19.

IceHogs Notes

IceHogs Head Home for the Holidays
The Rockford IceHogs return to BMO Harris Bank Center to host the Milwaukee Admirals in their final home game before the AHL Holiday break tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. 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

Delia Makes IceHogs and AHL History
On Friday, IceHogs goaltender Collin Delia became the 16th AHL goaltender to be credited with a goal and the first in IceHogs team history when he received his first pro goal to seal an 3-1 victory at Texas in the final seconds. Highlights & AHL Goalie Goal History

McLaughlin Picks Up Where He Left Off
After missing four games on COVID-19 protocol, forward Dylan McLaughlin returned to the IceHogs lineup last weekend at Texas and picked up a goal and an assist over the two games against the Stars. He enters Tuesday’s showdown on a six-game point streak (1G, 5A), tied for the longest streak by an IceHogs skater this season.

Slavin and Mitchell Return from Blackhawks
On Sunday, the Chicago Blackhawks assigned forward Josiah Slavin and defenseman Ian Mitchell to the IceHogs. Slavin skated in nine games with the Blackhawks, including his NHL debut on Dec. 2 at Washington, and picked up his first NHL point (assist) the same night. Mitchell has skated in six games with the Blackhawks this season, tallying one assist. In his 19 contests with the IceHogs this season, he leads the club with nine assists and sits second on the team with 12 points.

IceHogs and Admirals Renew Rivalry
Entering Tuesday, the IceHogs are 2-1-0 against the Admirals in the head-to-head series. The Admirals opened the 12-game series with a 5-2 win on Nov. 26 at Rockford, but the IceHogs responded with 2-1 (Nov. 28 at Rockford) and 3-1 (Dec. 1 at Milwaukee) victories. IceHogs forward Evan Barratt leads the overall series with two goals and an assist for three points.

Meijer First Goal Fundraiser
When the IceHogs score the first goal of each game this season, Meijer will donate $50 to Rock House Kids, a 501(c)(3) foundation helping feed Rockford’s inner-city youth in a safe nurturing environment. This season's donation to Rock House Kids is currently $300!

This Week

IceHogs vs. Milwaukee Admirals
IceHogs Winning Weekday
Tuesday, Dec. 21
7:00 p.m. CT
BMO Harris Bank Center
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Watch/Listen Live: 23.3 Circle TV WIFR, AHL TV, IceHogs.com, IceHogs app, 104.9 The X, B103, 95.3 The Bull, Rockford Greatest Hits 100.5 and Rock River Current
Preview:
Fourth of 12 meetings this season; 2-1-0 head-to-head record