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WEEK 23 REPORT: ROAD WOES CONTINUE AS HOGS PICK UP 1 POINT

03/11/2019 10:54 AM

Article By: Rockford IceHogs

BACON BITS

The Rockford IceHogs notched one of four possible points last week with a 3-1 loss in Manitoba Saturday and 2-1 overtime defeat by the Moose Sunday. The Hogs have now dropped five of the last six games after winning nine of 11 contests from Jan. 25 - Feb. 20.
 
The Hogs fell from fourth place and a potential playoff berth to fifth place and three points in back of Texas in the Central Division standings following last week's schedule. Texas, Rockford, Milwaukee and Manitoba currently sit within just four points of each other for the final playoff berth from the Central.
 
The IceHogs travel to Grand Rapids Friday for their seventh road game of their last eight contests. Rockford is winless over its last five road games with an 0-3-1-1 clip since Feb. 23. The Hogs' last road victory was a 3-2 OTW at Grand Rapids on Feb. 20.
 
Conversely, the Hogs boast a three-game home winning streak entering this weekend's games at the BMO Harris Bank Center. The Hogs have won eight of their last 10 home games since Jan. 25 with an 8-2-0-0 record at the BMO in that span. Rockford is averaging 3.7 goals/game at home over those last 10 contests, including scoring five goals in each of the last three home games.
 
Peter Holland extended his point streak to three straight games with an assist Saturday and goal Sunday. He has now tallied six points (3g, 3a) in seven games since making his IceHogs debut on Feb. 20. Overall, Holland has points in 36 of 59 games this season and enters the week tied for seventh in the AHL in scoring with 55 total points (23g, 32a).
 
Jordan Schroeder also extended his personal point streak to three games with assists in each of the two contests at Manitoba. He leads the team and is tied for 12th in the league in scoring since Feb. 1 with 16 points (7g, 9a) in 15 games. In addition, Schroeder is just four points shy of his career-best total from the 2011-12 season with Chicago.

UPCOMING GAMES

Friday, March 15 | Rockford at Grand Rapids (6 p.m.) The IceHogs complete a stretch of playing seven of eight games on the road with a Friday night matchup against the Griffins. Rockford's last road win was at Van Andel Arena on Feb. 20.
 
Saturday, March 16 | Rockford vs Cleveland (6 p.m.) The Hogs return to the BMO Harris Bank Center for Dino Night on March 16. The first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive a FREE bobblehead of Jane, the T-Rex, which is displayed in Rockford's own Burpee Museum of Natural History, courtesy of Register Star Media.
 
Sunday, March 17 | Rockford vs Texas (4 p.m.) The IceHogs cap a three-in-three series with a Sunday matinee contest against the Stars. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive a free IceHogs golf hat, courtesy of Rose Pest Solutions.
BUD LIGHT MONTHLY MONDAY HOG TALK AT VINTAGE 501
 
Bud Light Hog Talk returns to Vintage 501 on Monday, April 1. Vintage 501 is located in downtown Rockford at 501 E. State St. Fans can join broadcaster Joseph Zakrzewski 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 expected guests will be announced at a later date.
ICEHOGS BROADCASTING NETWORK
 
Catch the IceHogs this season on WIFR’s 23.2 Antenna TV. 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 watchtheAHL.com. Each 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, facebook.com/rockfordicehogs 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 2018-19!
 
IceHogs individual game tickets can be purchased by calling (815) 968-5222 to reserve your seats for any regular season home game during the 2018-19 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.