The Rockford IceHogs won two of three games last week to enter Monday’s action with a magic number of just one... The Hogs can now clinch a berth in the 2017-18 Calder Cup playoffs with either a point on Tuesday against Iowa, or Milwaukee loss vs. Chicago on Tuesday...Rockford has won 14 of the last 20 games and notched points in 16 of those 20 contests dating back to Feb. 18...Rockford is 14-4-1-1 during that stretch of 20 games.
The IceHogs posted a pair of season-high streaks through Friday prior to snapping each streak with a loss on Saturday...The Hogs won a season-high six straight games from March 24 - April 6, and collected points in a season-high nine straight road games from March 10 - April 6...Rockford went 7-0-1-1 on the road over that span.
Forward Chris DiDomenico logged points in a season-high 10 straight games through Friday’s contest at Texas...DiDomenico concluded the streak a total of 14 points on five goals and nine assists over those 10 games...His streak ranks tied for the fifth-longest point streak in the AHL this season, and was the longest point streak for an IceHogs skater since Jeremy Morin’s 13-gamer during the 2013-14 season.
Forward Tyler Sikura has points in three straight games and has now found the scoresheet in 10 of his last 11 contests since March 16...Sikura has three multi-point efforts over that span and ranks sixth in the AHL with 13 total points (6g, 7a) during those 11 games...In addition, he begins the week tied for third among all AHL rookies with a +21 rating on the season.
Forward Matthew Highmore has logged points in four of five games since being assigned from Chicago, including three multi-point efforts...Highmore now has 11 points (3g, 8a) over his last 10 games, and leads the IceHogs with 42 total points on the year.
Goaltender Collin Delia is unbeaten in regulation over his last 11 AHL appearances since Feb. 18 (his last regulation loss was Feb. 9)...Delia is 9-0-1-1 with a 2.04 GAA and .925 SV% over that 11-game stretch.
Tuesday, April 10 | Rockford at Iowa (7 p.m.) The Rockford IceHogs cap a four-game road trip with a Tuesday evening contest against the Iowa Wild...Rockford can clinch a playoff berth with a victory over Iowa at the Wells Fargo Arena.
Friday, April 13 | Chicago vs. Rockford (7 p.m.) The IceHogs host their regular-season home finale with an Illinois Lottery Cup series showdown with the Chicago Wolves. Friday is Fan Appreciation Night and the first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive a free copy of this season’s team photo, courtesy of American Solutions for Business. In addition, the first 2,500 fans will also receive a scratch-off card to win a variety of prizes from the IceHogs and local businesses.
Saturday, April 14 | Rockford at Chicago (7 p.m.) Rockford concludes the 2017-18 regular season with the final matchup of the Illinois Lottery Cup series against the Chicago Wolves. The Hogs enter the set of back-to-back games against Chicago with a record of 6-4-0-0 against the Wolves in 2017-18.