By: Fritz Stillings
10/01/2012 2:25 PM
- Rockford, Ill. - The second day of Rockford IceHogs training camp was under way at the BMO Harris Bank Center on Monday, as the squad split into two teams and squared off in a Red vs. White scrimmage.
Carter Hutton dressed in red and started in net and Alec Richards started in net for the white squad. Wade Brookbank delivered the first goal of the game as he slipped one by Hutton to give Team White a 1-0 lead heading into the half. Richards finished the first half with a shutout as Mac Carruth came in relief to start the second half for the White Team. Kent Simpson substituted for Hutton and played the second 20 minutes for Team Red.
After a five-minute break, the scrimmage heated up for the second half as Peter LeBlanc scored to give Team White a 2-0 lead. Kyle Beach delivered a power play goal with help from Brandon Bollig’s screen as Team Red cut Team White’s lead in half to 2-1. But a lead-pass from Nick Leddy to Travis Novak for a breakaway goal solidified Team White’s victory in a 3-1 effort.
For pictures of the scrimmage visit the IceHogs Flickr photo gallery.
On Tuesday, the IceHogs will remain in their split squads for practice and another scrimmage at the BMO Harris Bank Center before they travel on Wednesday to take on the Chicago Wolves in an exhibition match. The first IceHogs home game of the preseason will be at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, as the Milwaukee Admirals come to town. Tickets to the game are free courtesy of the Rockford Register Star.
Coupons can be found in the Rockford Register Star and on their website at rrstar.com and are good for up to four free entries into the BMO Harris Bank Center.
Next Home Game: Saturday, Oct. 20 vs. Charlotte Checkers. Game time is 7:05 p.m. The IceHogs open the home portion of their regular season slate against the Checkers at the BMO Harris Bank Center. The first 5,000 fans to the game will pick up an IceHogs “It All Starts Here” calendar.