ICEHOGS SPLIT WILD WEEKEND

By: Fritz Stillings
WEEK 4
11/05/2012 11:48 AM -

Week 4 Results:
Friday, Nov. 2 Chicago 6 vs. Rockford 3
Saturday, Nov. 3 Lake Erie 3 vs. Rockford 6

Week 5 Schedule:
Friday, Nov. 9 at Grand Rapids 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 10 vs. Milwaukee 7:05 p.m.

Week 4 Recap:
With momentum on their side, the Rockford IceHogs head into Week 5 winning five of their last six match-ups after splitting a pair of weekend affairs against the Chicago Wolves and Lake Erie Monsters at the BMO Harris Bank Center.

Bacon Bits:
-Rockford more than doubled their game-high combined penalty minute total (62 PIMs) with 130 against Lake Erie on Saturday


-Of the 130 minutes, 84 came at the end of the second period with Rockford receiving 56 PIMs

-Three different Rockford skaters, Andrew Shaw, Brandon Bollig and Wade Brookbank received game-misconducts, along with Assistant Coach Ben Simon

-Marcus Kruger totaled 16 PIMs on Saturday a career-high

-In 71 games with the Chicago Blackhawks last season, Kruger totaled 22 PIMs

-Rockford is second in the AHL in PIMs per game, averaging 29.2 minutes of penalty time

-Rockford has three skaters in the top 15 in the AHL in PIMs

-The IceHogs have scored 15 of their 30 goals in the third period this season, including a season-high four on Saturday

-In 10 games, Rockford has scored three or more tallies in the third frame four times

-Rockford is 5-for-5 in killing off 5-on-3 power plays this season, all on home ice

-Brandon Pirri is riding a team season-high six-game point streak, totaling 5g-4a

-Martin St. Pierre has a four game point streak, totaling 1g-3a

-Defenseman Brett Lebda notched three assists on Saturday, an IceHogs single-game high and his first points of the season

-Kyle Beach has 4g-2a-6pts over his last four game after getting held without a point in his first four games

-Over Rockford’s last six games, the team is averaging 4.17 goals per contest after scoring just 1.25 during their first four outings

-Rockford has scored a goal in 13 straight periods/overtimes spanning four straight games

Hot Hog: Week 4:
Kyle Beach, Left Wing
Kyle Beach totaled five points in two games during Week 4. The third-year winger opened the week with his third career two-goal performance on Friday against Chicago. Beach then followed that up with a three point effort on Saturday, including a goal and two assists, in Rockford’s 6-3 come-from-behind win over Lake Erie. For his three-point outing, Beach was named the game’s #1 Star.
Beach was also named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week.

Upcoming Games:
Friday, Nov. 9 at Grand Rapids Griffins: A 6 p.m. puck drop as the IceHogs travel to Grand Rapids to take on the Griffins for a second time on the young season. The two squads face off again six more times during the year.

Saturday, Nov. 10 vs. Milwaukee Admirals: Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The IceHogs take on the Milwaukee Admirals for the first of 12 meetings on the campaign.

Bud Light Hog Talk Is Back Tonight At District Bar and Grill:
Bud Light Hog Talk appears tonight at District Bar and Grill from 6-7 p.m. District is located one block north of the BMO Harris Bank Center on West State Street. 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 forwards Rob Flick and Jeremy Morin, and development goaltending coach Andrew Allen. Take advantage of food and Bud Light specials at District. The show will be re-aired on Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. on WIFR’s 23.2 “Weather Now.”


The IceHogs Broadcasting Network:
Catch every IceHogs game, home and road, in 2012-13 on WIFR’s 23.2, “Weather Now.” The games can also be viewed on Comcast Cable Channel 436 or Mediacom 101 in the Rockford market and online through AHLlive.com. Every game will be streamed through IceHogs.com as well and inside the BMO Harris Bank Center on 104.3 FM. For a complete listing of TV stations carrying IceHogs games, visit IceHogs.com. Every broadcast will start with the U.S. Cellular Pregame before Mike Peck calls the action.

Tickets On Sale for 2012-2013!
IceHogs individual game tickets are now on sale! Call (815) 968-5222 to reserve your seats for any IceHogs regular season game during the 2012-13 season. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office in downtown Rockford, any Ticketmaster outlet or on the web at www.IceHogs.com. Tickets start at just $7.

llinois Lottery Cup Series Standings
Teams        Record    Points
Chicago     4-1-0-0        8
Peoria        2-1-0-0        4
Rockford    0-3-0-1        1

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

Upcoming Illinois Lottery Cup Games:
Nov. 14: Peoria vs. Rockford, 7:05 p.m.
Nov. 21: Peoria vs. Rockford, 7:05 p.m.
Nov. 28: Rockford at Chicago, 7 p.m.



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