The Rockford IceHogs completed a three-games-in-three-days sweep of the Grand Rapids Griffins, Milwaukee Admirals and Hershey Bears during last week’s schedule...Rockford enters the week riding that three-game win streak and ranked first overall in the AHL with a record of 5-1-0-0 as of Oct. 23.
The IceHogs outscored their opponents 14-4 in three games last week and currently own a +15 scoring differential through six total games on the season...Rockford has scored 28 goals while allowing just 13 opposing tallies over the first three weeks of the 2017-18 campaign...Entering Monday, the Hogs rank first in the league with 4.67 goals per game, and tied for third in the AHL with 2.17 goals allowed per game.
The Hogs have scored at least one power-play goal in each of their first six games this season, including converting on the man-advantage Sunday against Hershey’s top-ranked penalty-kill unit...The team has now totaled seven power-play goals this year and is tied for sixth in the AHL with a power-play efficiency of 23.3 percent.
Forward Vinnie Hinostroza owns the IceHogs’ longest point streak of the 2017-18 season with at least one point in each of his last five games...Hinostroza has totaled 4g-4a-8pts during his five-game streak and begins the week ranked first on the team and tied for 10th in the AHL in scoring this season.
Goaltender J.F. Berube posted a 23-save shutout against Hershey to remain unbeaten in four starts this season...Berube begins this week’s action ranked first in the league in shutouts (2), tied for first in wins (4-0-0-0) and seventh in both GAA (1.47) and save percentage (.951).
Graham Knott scored the game-winning tally for his first AHL goal in Sunday’s victory against Hershey...Through just six games this season, five skaters have scored their first career AHL goal with Rockford: David Kampf, Graham Knott, Matthew Highmore, Darren Raddysh and Tyler Sikura.
UPCOMING HOME GAMES
Friday, Oct. 27: The Rockford IceHogs host the Milwaukee Admirals at the BMO Harris Bank Center. The teams have split the season series thus far with one win apiece.
Saturday, Oct. 28: The Hogs take on Grand Rapids for Geeks and Goblins Night. Fans are invited to participate in Cosplay or sport a Halloween costume for the game, and Chicago cosplay professional, Victori Belle, will host and judge a costume contest during intermission. In addition, the first 1,500 fans will receive a free PVC tote bag, courtesy of Dr. Sexson Orthodontics.
BUD LIGHT MONTHLY MONDAY HOG TALK AT VINTAGE 501
Bud Light Hog Talk returns to Vintage 501 Monday, Nov. 6 from 6-7 p.m. Vintage 501 is located in downtown Rockford at 501 E. State St. Fans can join broadcasters Bob Mills and Brittany Toolis from 6-7 p.m. on the first Monday of every month throughout the season as the duo chats with IceHogs players, coaches and front office members. For those unable to attend the show in-person, Monday’s show will be streaming live on IceHogs.com. “Bud Light Hog Talk” will also be available on www.icehogs.com following the live show. Fans can access the podcast through the “Audio Highlights” link in the “Multimedia” menu.
THE ICEHOGS BROADCASTING NETWORK
Catch every IceHogs game, home and road, in 2017-18 on WIFR’s Cozi TV on 23.3. The games can also be viewed on Comcast Cable channel 434, Charter Cable channel 194, Dish Network channel 252 or Mediacom 102 in the Rockford market and online through AHLLive.com. Every TV broadcast will start with “IceHogs Warm Up” 30 minutes prior to puck drop. Fans can also listen to the action for free at sportsfanradio1330.com and IceHogs.com. For a complete listing of TV stations carrying IceHogs games, visit IceHogs.com, and for the complete schedule of radio broadcasts, visit sportsfanradio1330.com.
TICKETS ON SALE FOR 2017-18!
IceHogs individual game tickets can be purchased by calling (815) 968-5222 to reserve your seats for any regular season home game during the 2017-18 season. Tickets can also be purchased online at IceHogs.com, in person at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office in downtown Rockford or at any Ticketmaster outlet, including Walmart.