The Rockford IceHogs dropped two of three games last week, defeating San Antonio on Wednesday before falling in back-to-back contests against Milwaukee and at Iowa...The IceHogs have now lost five of the last six games and are 1-4-1-0 over that span since Jan. 27...With the current skid, Rockford has fallen into sixth place in the Central Division with an overall record of 25-20-3-3 this season.
The IceHogs, at 1-4-1-0 over their last six games, have been outscored and outshot during the third period over that six-game span dating to Jan. 27...Rockford previously outshot opponents 505-413 and outscored opponents 56-44 during the third period through games of Jan. 26, but are currently being outshot 55-50 and outscored 8-6 in the third period through the last six contests.
AHL All-Star Carl Dahlstrom was recalled by the Chicago Blackhawks and made his NHL debut on Feb. 10 at the Minnesota Wild...Dahlstrom is now the 100th IceHogs alumnus to play in the NHL, a list which includes players to suit up with Rockford and then go on to play in the NHL...The IceHogs-NHL alumnus list features six such players this season in J.F Berube, Carl Dahlstrom, Jeff Glass, Justin Holl, Tomas Jurco and David Kampf.
AHL All-Star Matthew Highmore notched his fifth multi-goal effort of his rookie campaign with two tallies against San Antonio last Wednesday...Highmore has now combined for 20 total goals this season to become just the second IceHogs rookie (also Tanner Kero in 2015-16) with 20 goals in a single season during Rockford’s AHL affiliation (since 2007-08)...Highmore needs just one more goal to set the team’s all-time goal record for rookies during AHL affiliation.
Defenseman Adam Clendening has points in a season-high five straight games (1g, 4a) and leads the IceHogs with 13 points (2g, 11a) in 13 games since making his team season debut on Jan. 12...Clendening is now just three points and three assists shy of tying the franchise’s all-time marks among team defenseman...Clendening has totaled 131 points and 107 assists to rank behind only Brian Connelly’s 134 points and 110 assists for the IceHogs’ defensemen records.
UPCOMING HOME GAMES
Tuesday, Feb. 13 | Cleveland vs. Rockford (7 p.m.) The IceHogs take on the Cleveland Monsters on a Taco Tuesday. If the Hogs win, tickets from Tuesday’s game can be redeemed for a ticket of equal or lesser value to the following Winning Weekdays game on Feb. 28. Fans can also enjoy $2 tacos, select beer, and companion tickets.
Saturday, Feb. 17 | Cleveland vs. Rockford (6 pm.) Rockford completes the back end of a two-game set against Cleveland with a 6 p.m. tilt on Saturday. The contest is the second of three “Our Town, Our Team” bobblehead giveaways, with the first 2,500 fans receiving a free bobblehead of Toronto Raptors guard, Fred VanVleet (presented by Rock Valley Culligan).
Sunday, Feb. 18 | San Antonio vs. Rockford (4 p.m.) The Hogs cap a three-game homestand with a Sunday matinee contest against the Rampage. Sunday is both Special Olympics and Star Wars night, and the first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive a free Hammy Garden Gnome, courtesy of Lawn Care by Walter.