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2010-11 ANOTHER RECORD SETTING YEAR FOR ICEHOGS

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Rockford, Ill. – Looking back on the 2010-11 season for the Rockford IceHogs, which ended on April 10, the Hogs set or matched 31 franchise records and established or tied 74 AHL era records.

The IceHogs saw a spike in attendance for the fourth straight season, setting a new franchise record with 174,418 fans taking in a game during the 2010-11 season. The Hogs averaged 4,360 per game at the MetroCentre, which is up from 3,978 in 2009-10, an increase of 9.6%.

Goaltender Alec Richards set 19 high-water marks on the campaign, most of which were rookie goaltending records. In fact, Richards set or tied all ten of the IceHogs AHL rookie goaltending season records in his first full professional season.  Fellow puckstopper, Hannu Toivonen etched his name in the IceHogs record book five times, including AHL bests for most saves in regulation (43) and most saves in a win (44).

Defenseman Brian Connelly will most likely become the last IceHogs skater to play in all 80 games as the American Hockey League is reducing the schedule to 76 contests beginning in 2011-12. Connelly also found his way into IceHogs history 13 times, including a franchise mark for most assists by a defenseman with 44.

Center Evan Brophey broke Rockford’s all-time games played record by appearing in his 299th career games in an IceHogs sweater.

Below is a list of all the records set by the IceHogs in 2010-11:


Team Single Season
Highest Overall Attendance, 174,418*
Highest Average Attendance, 4,360*
Least Wins, 38
Lowest Winning Percentage, .531
Least Home Wins, 19
Least Standings Points, 85
Fewest Goals, 216
Most Goals Allowed, 245
Least Power-Play Opportunities, 354
Most Short-handed Goals, 9
Fewest Short-handed Goals Allowed, 6
Lowest Penalty Kill, 80.7%
Most shutouts, 5+
Most Wins/Month, 9 (March)+

Individual Single Season
Most Games Played, 80 - Brian Connelly*+
Most Overtime Game Winning Goals, 2 - Jeff Taffe*
Most Goals/Center, 30 - Jeff Taffe
Most Goals/Defense, 11 - Brian Connelly
Assists/Defenseman, 41 - Brian Connelly*
Points/Defenseman, 52 - Brian Connelly
Most Power-Play Assists/Defenseman, 18 - Brian Connelly
Most Power-Play Points/Defenseman, 21 - Brian Connelly
Most Short-handed/Assists, 2 - Jassen Cullimore+
Penalty Minutes, 245 - Kyle Hagel
Lowest +/-, -24 - Kyle Beach
Most Major Penalties, 32 - Kyle Hagel*
Most Shutouts, 3 - Hannu Toivonen+
Most Power-Play Assists/Goalie, 1 - Hannu Toivonen, Alec Richards+
Most Games/Rookie Goalie, 44 - Alec Richards*
Most Minutes/Rookie Goalie, 2,369 - Alec Richards*
Most Saves/Rookie Goalie, 1,017 - Alec Richards*
Most Wins/Rookie Goalie, 17 - Alec Richards*
Most Loses/Rookie Goalie, 18 - Alec Richards*
Most Shootout Win/Rookie Goalie, 2 - Alec Richards*+
Most Shootout Losses/Rookie Goalie, 1 - Alec Richards
Lowest GAA/Rookie Goalie, 2.89 - Alec Richards*
Highest Save Percentage/Rookie Goalie, .899 - Alec Richards*
Most Shutouts/Rookie Goalie, 2 - Alec Richards*+

Team Single Game
Most Goals, 8 - 12/8/10 vs. TEX 8-5 W+
Most Goals Combined, 13 - 12/8/10 vs. TEX 8-5 W
Most Goals/Period, 5 - 12/8/10 vs. TEX 8-5 W+
Most Goals Allowed/Period, 5 - 2/13/11 at MIL 2-5 L+
Most Goals Period/Combined, 7 - 12/8/10 vs. TEX 8-5 W+
Short-Handed Goals For, 2 - 4/9/11 vs. GR  4-2 W+
Most Power Play Goals/Against, 6 - 3/2/11 at HOU 1-8 L*
Most Power Play Opp./Against, 12 - 3/2/11 at HOU 1-8 L*
Largest Margin of Victory, 6 - 1/18/11 vs. GR 6-0 W+
Largest Margin of Victory/Home, 6 - 1/18/11 vs. GR 6-0 W+
Largest Margin of Victory/Road, 5 - 10/15/10 at ABB 5-0 W+
Largest Margin of Defeat, 7 - 4/1/11 at OKC 0-7 L and 3/2/11 at HOU 1-8 L   
Largest Margin of Defeat/Road, 7 - 4/1/11 at OKC 0-7 L and 3/2/11 at HOU 1-8 L   
Fewest Penalty Minutes/Opponent, 2 - 3/11/11 at MIL 2-0 W
Fewest Combined Penalty Minutes, 6 - 3/11/11 at MIL 2-0 W
Most Shots/Period, 23 - 11/20/10 vs. CHI 1-0 W
Most Shots Combined/Period, 38 - 4/10/11 at CHI 5-4 OTW*+
Least Shots Against/Period, 1 - 2/13/11 at MIL 2-5 L*+       

Individual Single Game
Fastest Goal/Start of Period, :11 - Jeff Taffe at HOU 2/27/11, 3-2 W
Fastest Goal/Overtime, :53 Peter LeBlanc vs. LE, 12/18/10 2-1 OTW
Fastest Goal Allowed/Overtime, :11 Matt Ford at LE 3/4/11, 2-3 OTL
Most Saves in Regulation, 43 Hannu Toivonen 3/9/11 at HAM, 2-1 SOW*
Most Saves in a Win, 44 Hannu Toivonen 3/26/11 vs MIL 3-2 OTW* 44 and 3/9/11 at HAM, 2-1 SOW*
Most Saves in a Game/Rookie, 40 Alec Richards 11/26/10 at GR, 3-2 SOW
Most Saves in a Win/Rookie, 40 Alec Richards 11/26/10 at GR, 3-2 SOW
Most Saves in a Loss/Rookie, 37 Alec Richards 11/11/10 at SAN, 0-1 L
Most Saves in a Shutout/Rookie, 27 Alec Richards 10/15/10 at ABB, 5-0 W
Most Saves in a Period/Rookie, 16 Alec Richards 12/27/10 vs CHI 3-2 W
Most Shootout Saves/Rookie, 4 Alec Richards 11/26/10 at GR 3-2 SOW and 11/21/10 at PEO 2-3 SOL
Most Shots Faced/Rookie, 40 Alec Richards 11/26/10 at GR 3-2 SOW
Assists, 3 Brandon Pirri 4/5/11 at SAN, Brian Connelly 2/25/11 at PEO, Jeff Taffe 2/18/11 vs. CHI, Ben Smith 1/8/11 vs. GR and Brian Connelly 10/23/10 vs. CHI
Assists/Defenseman, 3 Brian Connelly 2/25/11 at PEO and 10/23/11 vs. CHI*+
Assists/Rookie, 3 Brandon Pirri 4/5/11 at SAN and Ben Smith 1/8/11 vs. GR

Career Records
Most Games Played, 299 - Evan Brophey*
Most Overtime Loses, 3 - Alec Richards*+
Game Winning Goals, 10 - Evan Brophey+
Overtime Game Winning Goals, 2 - Brian Connelly and Jeff Taffe*
Short-handed Assists, 2 - Jassen Cullimore+
Defenseman Games, 167 - Brian Connelly
Defenseman Points, 90 - Brian Connelly
Defenseman Goals, 16 - Brian Connelly
Defenseman Assists, 74 - Brian Connelly
Goals/Rookie, 19 - Ben Smith
Assists/Rookie, 31 - Brandon Pirri
Points/Rookie, 43 - Brandon Pirri
Penalty Minutes/Rookie, 245 - Kyle Hagel
Goals/Rookie Defenseman, 5 - Shawn Lalonde
Highest +/-/ Rookie Defenseman, +9 - Ryan Stanton+
Most Games/Coach, 240 - Bill Peters*
Most Wins/Career, 122 - Bill Peters
Most Losses/Career, 97 - Bill Peters*
Lowest Win Percentage/Career, .552 - Bill Peters
Most Home Wins/Career, 67 - Bill Peters
Most Home Losses/Career, 45 - Bill Peters
Lowest Home Win Percentage/Career, .592 - Bill Peters
Most Road Wins/Career, 55 - Bill Peters
Most Road Losses/Career, 52 - Bill Peters*
Lowest Road Win Percentage/Career, .513 - Bill Peters
Most Shootout Losses/Career, 11 - Bill Peters

Streaks
Consecutive Games with a Point, 15 - Jeff Taffe*+
Consecutive Games Played, 83 - Brian Connelly
Consecutive Games With a "-", 8 - Rob Klinkhammer*+
Winning Streak/Home, 6 - (3/19/11-present)   

All records are IceHogs AHL era records unless indicated
+-ties AHL record
*-IceHogs franchise record
*+-Ties IceHogs franchise record