Rockford, IL- The Rockford IceHogs are set to begin a five-game road trip starting in Winnipeg, Manitoba with a matchup against the Manitoba Moose at Canada Life Centre tonight at 7:00 p.m. This is the second of eight meetings this season and first contest since Nov. 7 between the two clubs.
Long Time No See
Tonight marks the first time the IceHogs have seen the Moose since Nov. 7, 2021, which ended in a 4-3 win for the IceHogs at BMO Harris Bank Center. The IceHogs went 4-3-0-1 against the Moose during the 2019-20 season and hold an 19-20-3-3 all-time record.
A Fabulous February for Hardman and Mitchell
During the month of February, IceHogs forward Mike Hardman and defenseman Ian Mitchell led the way for Rockford. After missing four games with an ankle injury, Hardman racked up seven goals and three assists in his last ten games. He also captured his first multi-goal game of the season on Feb. 26 against the Texas Stars. Additionally, Mitchell recorded five goals and six assists during the month and is tied for first among AHL defensemen with four power-play goals and three game-winning goals. Mitchell also ranks first with two shootout-winning goals.
MARCHing into a Busy Month
The IceHogs wrapped up a busy 12-game month of February and now head into an 11-game month of March. The IceHogs went 6-6-0 in February and featured a season-high, four-game winning streak from Feb. 11-16. Defenseman Ian Mitchell led the scoring attack in the month with 11 points (5G, 5A) in 12 games with Hardman sitting a close second with his 10-point month. Rockford comes into tonight sitting in fourth place in the Central Division with a .522 winning percentage.
The IceHogs and Moose will turn around and play again on Saturday, March 5 at 2:00 p.m. From there, Rockford will make stops in Milwaukee and Cleveland before returning home to take on Grand Rapids on Saturday, March 19 at 6:00 p.m.
Listen to action 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 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.
2021-22 Regular-Season Records:
Rockford: 22-20-3-1 (4th in Central Division)
Manitoba: 27-17-2-1 (2nd in Central Division)
2021-22 Head-to-Head Schedule (Home in Bold):
Sun., Nov. 7 vs. Manitoba: 4-3 Win Recap & Highlights
Thu., Mar. 3 at Manitoba
Sat., Mar. 5 at Manitoba
Wed., Mar. 23 vs. Manitoba
Sat., Mar. 26 vs. Manitoba
Fri., Apr. 15 at Manitoba
Sat., Apr. 16 at Manitoba
Sat., Apr. 23 vs. Manitoba
IceHogs vs. Moose 2021-22 Head-to-Head Record
IceHogs vs. Moose, All-Time
Rockford: Anders Sorensen (4th season with IceHogs, 1st as Interim Head Coach)
Mark Morrison (1st season with Moose)
Rockford: Chicago Blackhawks
Manitoba: Winnipeg Jets