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By: Fritz Stillings
Photo By Greg Hamil
12/10/2012 12:00 PM -

Rockford drops two of three contests during Week 9

Week 9 Results
Friday, Dec. 7 Rockford 5 vs. Milwaukee 3
Saturday, Dec. 8 Rockford 1 vs. Chicago 2
Sunday, Dec. 9 Rockford 2 at Grand Rapids 4

Week 10 Schedule

Friday, Dec. 14 at Milwaukee, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15 vs. Hamilton, 7:05 p.m.

Week 9 Recap:
With a trio of divisional contests slated and an opportunity to pad their lead atop the Midwest Division during Week 9, the IceHogs instead dropped two out of three and slipped into second place. The Hogs will look to rebound in Week 10 in matchups with Milwaukee and Hamilton.

Bacon Bits
-Rockford had both their four-game winning streak and four-game road winning streak come to an end on back-to-back nights in Week 9, both streaks were season highs
-Winger Ben Smith has points in 11 of his last 13 games, totaling 7g-10a-17pts during his hot stretch
-Over his first seven games this season, Smith tallied three goals
-Rockford’s power play is 16-53 (30.2%) over their past 11 games
-Overall, Rockford’s power play ranks sixth in the AHL at 21.0% and the unit is tied for the league lead with 25 power-play goals
-The IceHogs penalty kill has held their opponents to 2-27 (92.6%) on the power play over the team’s last six games
-Rockford faced three 5-on-3 penalty kills over the weekend, killing all three off and running their 5-on-3 penalty kill to 13-13 on the season
-Rockford had an eight-game streak come to an end on Satururday where the club scored four or more goals in each game
-The IceHogs and Griffins combined for a team season-high 132 penalty minutes on Sunday, including 77 by Grand Rapids, most by an IceHogs opponent this season
-Center Martin St. Pierre has been even or plus in each of his last 10 games, totaling a plus/minus rating of +9 over that stretch
-Before the 10-game positive stretch for St. Pierre, the Hogs team captain was a -4
-The IceHogs have outscored their opponents 4-1 in the first period over their past four games
-In the prior 16 games, Rockford was outscored 24-15 in the first frame

Hot Hog: Week 9
Right Winger  Ben Smith
Winger Ben Smith continued his hot play in Week 9, accumulating four points (2g-2a) in three games for the IceHogs. On Friday night, Smith notched two power-play goals and added an assist in Rockford’s 5-3 come-from-behind win over Milwaukee. After getting held off the score sheet for just the second time in 12 games on Saturday, Smith added an assist on Sunday in Rockford’s 4-2 loss at Grand Rapids.  Smith now leads Rockford with 10 goals and ranks second on the club with 20 points.

Upcoming Games:
Friday, Dec. 14 at Milwaukee Admirals: With a 7 p.m. puck drop in Milwaukee, the IceHogs and Admirals duke it out for the second of five December matchups.

Saturday, Dec. 15 vs. Hamilton Bulldogs:
Game time is 7:05 p.m. Rockford and Hamilton meet for the first time this season. The first 2,500 fans to the game will receive an IceHogs baseball hat courtesy of XFinitiy.

Bud Light Hog Talk Back Tonight:
Bud Light Hog Talk returns 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 Slavko Bekovic from 6-7 p.m. most Mondays as he chats with IceHogs players, coaches and front office members. Tonight’s guests will feature IceHogs forward Kyle Beach, defenseman Ryan Stanton and assistant coach Ben Simon. 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 Every game will be streamed through as well and inside the BMO Harris Bank Center on 104.3 FM. For a complete listing of TV stations carrying IceHogs games, visit 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 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 Tickets start at just $7.

Illinois Lottery Cup Standings

Teams         Record    Points
Chicago      6-3-1-0       13
Peoria         4-1-1-0        9
Rockford    2-5-0-1        5

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

Upcoming Illinois Lottery Cup Games:
Dec. 27: Chicago vs. Rockford, 7:05 p.m.
Jan. 18: Peoria vs. Rockford, 7:05 p.m.
Jan. 25: Chicago vs. Rockford, 7:05 p.m.

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