WEEK 9 SAW TEDDY BEAR SHOWERS IN ROCKFORD

By: Kate Munson
Photo by Greg Hamil
Week 9 Recap:
Despite outshooting their opponent in two of three contests over the weekend, the Rockford IceHogs were unable to muster enough offense for a win in Week 9. The IceHogs face three games in as many days for the second week in a row in Week 10, including their first contest of the season against the Midwest Division Rival Milwaukee Admirals.


Week 9 Results   
                   
Friday, Dec. 2: Lake Erie 4 vs. Rockford 1           
Saturday, Dec. 3: Abbotsford 2 vs. Rockford 1        
Sunday, Dec. 4: Rockford 2 at Peoria 5               

Week 10 Schedule
Friday, Dec. 9 vs. Chicago, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10 vs. Grand Rapids, 7:05 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11 at Milwaukee, 4 p.m.


Bacon Bits:
After scoring 13 goals in two games, the IceHogs have mustered just five markers in their last four contests

Rockford is riding a season-long four-game losing streak dating back to Nov. 26

The IceHogs peppered Peoria goaltender Ben Bishop with a team single-game record 49 shots in Sunday’s 5-2 loss

The Hogs and Rivermen combined for 90 shots on goal in the game, a season high.

Rockford had a season-high nine power-play chances against the Rivermen

The IceHogs have scored the game’s first goal in just four of their last 11 contests. In those 11 games, Rockford is 1-6-0-0 when the opponent scores first.

Rockford is 1-6-1-0 when the team is trailing after the first period and 0-11-1-0 when down heading into the final period

When Rockford plays back-to-back games this season, the IceHogs are 1-5-0-0 in the second game

Jeremy Morin’s power-play tally on Sunday ended a 0-for-14 skid on the man advantage

Center Andrew Shaw recorded a single-game high 22 penalty minutes in Sunday’s loss to Peoria

Rockford and Peoria combined for a season-high 68 combined penalty minutes on Sunday

After not seeing the Milwaukee Admirals in the first two months of the season, the IceHogs will travel to Milwaukee in Week 10 for the first of 12 meetings between the two teams

The IceHogs gracious fans donated 1,221 teddy bears in the annual Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday night.

Hot Hog: Week 9:

Jeremy Morin Left Wing

Left Wing Jeremy Morin chipped in a goal and an assist for the IceHogs in Week 9. On Friday, Morin dished out an assist on Rockford’s lone goal in a 4-1 loss to Lake Erie. Then, entering the third period on Sunday with the IceHogs down a pair of goals to the Rivermen, Morin tried to spark a comeback and split the lead in half with a power-play tally, his fifth goal of the season. The second-year winger ranks seventh on the team with 11 points (5g-6a) in 20 games.

Upcoming Games:
Friday, Dec. 9 vs. Chicago: The IceHogs return to the BMO Harris Bank Center at 7:05 p.m. to face the Chicago Wolves for the third of 12 Illinois Lottery Cup tilts between the two teams this season. It’s the seond pint glass giveaway, as the first 1,500 fans age 21 and older will receive a voucher redeemable for an IceHogs pint glass at either local Applebee’s location. And the band Cylinder 6 will perform before the game and during both intermissions.

Saturday, Dec. 10 vs. Grand Rapids:
Rockford hosts the Grand Rapids Griffins at 7:05 p.m. Saturday marks the Griffins’ final trip to the BMO Harris Bank Center during the 2011-12 regular season. Rockford travels to Grand Rapids on Dec. 14 for the final contest between the two teams.

Sunday, Dec. 11 at Milwaukee: In their third game in as many days, the IceHogs travel to Milwaukee for their first battle of the season with the Admirals. Game time is 4 p.m. More than a fourth of the way through the 2011-12 slate, the Admirals are the only division rivals the IceHogs have yet to face.

Granite City Hosts Bud Light Hog Talk:
Bud Light Hog Talk makes its weekly appearance tonight at Granite City Food and Brewery from 6-7 p.m. Granite City is located at 7140 Harrison Ave. next to CherryVale Mall. Fans can join Mike Peck from 6-7 p.m. most Mondays as he chats with IceHogs players, coaches and front office members. This week’s guests include IceHogs goalie Alexander Salak, Video Coach Matt Prefontaine and Assistant Coach Ben Simon. Take advantage of food and Bud Light specials. If you can't make it to Granite City, tune into 1330 AM WNTA.

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 100.5 NTA FM, 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 website (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 in Rockford can tune in to Channel 57 for all the IceHogs hockey action at the BMO Harris Bank Center this season. All Saturday home games will also be televised on My Network TV digital subchannel 17.2 along with Comcast and Charter Cable channel 16. The broadcast begins with the U.S. Cellular 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.

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 2011-12 season. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office in downtown Rockford or on  the Web at www.theBMOHarrisBankCenter.com. Tickets start at just $7.


Illinois Lottery Cup Series Standings

Teams       Record    Points
Chicago     4-3-0-0       8
Peoria        7-5-0-0     14
Rockford    3-5-1-0       7

Rockford vs. Peoria       3-3-1-0
Rockford vs. Chicago    0-2-0-0

Rockford’s Next Illinois Lottery Cup Game:
Dec. 9 vs. Chicago



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