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ICEHOGS PICK UP THREE POINTS IN WEEK 8

By: Chris Etheridge
Three North Division games set for Week 9

Week 8 Recap
The Rockford IceHogs still haven’t figured out a way to beat the Texas Stars after playing them twice in Week 8, but did come out the victors in a dramatic goalie battle on Friday against the Chicago Wolves.  The Hogs turn to face three North Division foes in Week 9 and will play six of their next seven games against North Division teams.


Week 8 Results                            
Wednesday, Nov. 18: Texas 3 vs. Rockford 1
Friday, Nov. 20: Chicago 0 vs. Rockford 1
Saturday, Nov. 21: Texas 4 vs. Rockford 3 OT

Week 9 Schedule
Wednesday, Nov. 25 vs. Manitoba, 7:05 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 27 at Grand Rapids, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 28 vs. Abbotsford, 7:05 p.m.

Bacon Bits:
-Four times this season the IceHogs have had a three-point scorer and Mark Cullen has done it three times

-Rockford accumulated 87 shots combined on Friday and Saturday including a season high 44 against Chicago on Friday

-Joe Fallon was docked with his second overtime loss with the IceHogs, tying Corey Crawford and Wade Flaherty for most in franchise history

-Fallon earned his first career AHL shutout on Friday against Chicago making 26 saves in the 1-0 win

-The 1-0 win was the third in Rockford's AHL era

-Including Friday’s game, the home team has won 21 of 25 regular season games between the IceHogs and Wolves

-Fallon’s 118:48 shutout streak that ended in the second period on Saturday was 67 seconds short of an AHL franchise high, set by Antti Niemi in 2008-09.

-Fallon successfully defended Rockford's first penalty shot against in its AHL era on Saturday and just fifth against all-time

-The last penalty shot against came on 3/10/07 when the IceHogs played in the UHL and Frederic Cloutier denied Justin Cross

-Winger Jack Skille recorded his 100th career point on Saturday

-Defenseman Simon Danis-Pepin recorded his first professional goal on Saturday

-After playing five straight against the AHL’s West Division, six of Rockford’s next seven games will be against the league’s North Division

-Defensemen Brian Connelly and Daryl Boyle are tied for the most shots on the team with 51
Hot Hog Week 8:
Rookie defenseman Brian Connelly has a point in each of his last four games (1g-4a-5pts) including an assist (3a) in every contest this week for the IceHogs.  Connelly recorded a helper in Rockford’s only goal on Wednesday and then came back on Friday to factor in on the game-winner, the only goal of the game.  The Colorado College product’s strong play helped lead the charge in Saturday’s third-period comeback to push the tilt into overtime.  Connelly is tied for the team lead with 51 shots and is third on the team with 10 points (2g-8a), having yet to miss a game this season.

Upcoming Games:
Wednesday, Nov. 25 vs. Manitoba Moose: The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. The Rockford IceHogs’ six-game homestand comes to an end as the defending Western Conference Champion Manitoba Moose come to town. All high school and college students with a valid student ID can purchase the best available seat for just $10 at the MetroCentre's Box Office after 6 p.m. with the WXRX Student Rush program.  If the IceHogs score with 9:10 left in the third period, someone in the stands will win $10,000.  It’s also a Guaranteed Win Night.  If the Hogs don’t bring home two points, everyone in the building will get a free ticket to the Dec. 2 game against the Chicago Wolves.

Friday, Nov. 27 at Grand Rapids Griffins:
The game starts at 6 p.m. The IceHogs head east for their first meeting with Grand Rapids in 2009-10.  The two teams will meet eight times throughout the campaign including each of the next two Fridays.

Saturday, Nov. 28 vs. Abbotsford Heat:
Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m. The Hogs and Heat close out the season series with their fourth meeting in 2009-10.  The first 1,500 fans in the building will pick up a Jack Skille poster courtesy of Pepsi, FOX 39 and ESPN 1380.


The IceHogs Broadcasting Network:
Rockford IceHogs fans can catch all of the IceHogs regular and post-season games on the Hogs flagship radio station Rockford’s Voice, WNTA-AM 1330 and 30 regular season games on ESPN Radio 1380-AM, WTJK.  Fans can also watch and listen to the Hogs on the World Wide Web with AHL Live!  Visit the IceHogs Web site (icehogs.com) and click on the “click here to watch the AHL Live” icon, and for just $7, you can catch all of the IceHogs action on your computer.  Also, fans with Comcast Cable television can tune in to Channel 57 for all the IceHogs hockey action this season.  The broadcast begins with the Pregame Show 30 minutes before the puck drops. Make sure to give your opinion during the Comcast Post-Game Call-In Show following each game at (815) 874-8255.

Hog Talk Tonight At Cousin’s Bar and Grill:
Join WXRX’s Jim Stone from 6-7 p.m. tonight at Cousin’s Bar and Grill as he chats with IceHogs President/GM Mark Bernard along with defenseman Brian Connelly and forward Rob Klinkhammer. Cousin’s is located on the corner of East State St. and Perryville in Rockford, and take advantage of some great food and Bud Light specials.  If you can’t make it out to Cousin’s, tune into 1330 AM, WNTA.

Tickets Now On Sale!

IceHogs individual game tickets are now on sale!  Call (815) 968-5222 to reserve your seats for any IceHogs regular season game during the 2009-10 season.  Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Rockford MetroCentre Box Office in downtown Rockford, at Hog Headquarters inside Cherryvale Mall or on the Web at www.metrocentre.com.  Tickets start at just $10.


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