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ICEHOGS BREAK ALL-TIME ATTENDANCE RECORD

By: Nate Haeni
Photo by Todd Reicher
04/29/2014 1:03 PM -

Rockford sets highest average attendance in team’s 15 year history

Rockford, Ill. – Going into the final weekend of the 2013-14 season, the Rockford IceHogs already knew they had broken their all-time attendance mark, topping the 2010-11 season of 174,418 fans. It was just a matter of how high the new bar would be set.

Now, after all the tickets have been counted, the IceHogs shattered the record on the 37th home game of the season, three fewer contests than the record setting 2010-11 campaign. Overall, 182,540 fans visited the BMO Harris Bank Center to watch one of the 38 regular season games in 2013-14, including a franchise-best 10 sellouts and 18 crowds of over 5,000 fans.

For the fourth time over the past five seasons the Hogs have increased their season average attendance as well. This season’s average attendance of 4,804 is also an all-time high for the club. Since 2007-08, the IceHogs have seen an average attendance increase of 25.6%.

Outside of the attendance figures, the team also set or tied 36 of the club’s AHL records, along with matching or beating 22 franchise records.

Below is a complete list of the records set by the IceHogs during the 2013-14 season:

Note: Records are based off 76 game regular season. Prior to the 2011-12 season, 80 games were played during regular season. All records are IceHogs AHL era records unless indicated.
+-ties AHL record
*-IceHogs franchise record
*+-Ties IceHogs franchise record

 

Team Single Season
Highest Total Attendance 182,540*
Highest Average Attendance 4,804*
Most Wins in a Month 9, February 2014+
Least Wins 35
Lowest Winning Percentage .520+
Least Home Losses 11
Least Road Wins 11
Most Road Losses 21
Most Overtime Losses 5*
Least Standings Points 79+
Most Goals Allowed 262
Least Power Play Opportunities 316*
Lowest Penalty Kill Rate 72.3*
Fewest Penalty Minutes 1159*

 

Individual Single Season
Goals/Defense 12 (Adam Clendening)
Assists/Defense 47 (Adam Clendening)*
Points/Defense 59 (Adam Clendening)*+
Highest +/- +21 (Klas Dahlbeck)
Highest Shootout Save Percentage .778 (Antti Raanta)
Most Shootout Wins (Rookie) 2 (Antti Raanta)
Most Shootout Losses (Rookie) 1 (Kent Simpson)+
Lowest Goals Against Average (Rookie) 2.83 (Antti Raanta)
Highest Save Percentage (Rookie) .914 (Antti Raanta)

 

Individual Single Game
Most Saves in Regulation

49 (Kent Simpson)

at San Antonio, 10/5/13

Most Saves in a Loss

49 (Kent Simpson)

at San Antonio, 10/5/13

Most Shots Faced

51 (Kent Simpson)

at San Antonio, 10/5/13

Assists/Defense

4 (Klas Dahlbeck)

vs. Lake Erie, 1/11/14

 

Team Single Game
Most Goals/Period (Combined) 7, vs. Iowa, 2/8/14+
Most Power-Play Goals For 5, vs. Charlotte, 4/19/14*+
Fewest Penalty Minutes

2, at Iowa. 2/15/14+

2, at Chicago, 1/18/14+

Fewest Opponent Penalty Minutes 2, at Abbotsford, 4/5/14+
Fewest Combined Penalty Minutes 6, at Abbotsford, 4/5/14+
Most Shots Against/Game 56, at San Antonio, 10/5/13
Low Shots For/Period 1, at Rochester, 1/31/14+

 

  
Career Records
 Points 200, Brandon Pirri*
 Goals 80, Jeremy Morin*
 Assists 132, Brandon Pirri*
 Game-Winning Goals 14, Brandon Pirri*
 Shots on Goal 697, Jeremy Morin*
 Power-Play Goals 30, Jeremy Morin*
 Power-Play Points

60, Brian Connelly*

60, Brandon Pirri*

 Power-Play Assists 49, Brian Connelly*
 Games/Defenseman 227, Brian Connelly*
 Points/Defenseman 134, Brian Connelly*
 Goals/Defenseman 24, Brian Connelly*
 Assists/Defenseman 110, Brian Connelly*
 Shootout Goals 16, Brandon Pirri
 Shootout Attempts 29, Brandon Pirri
 Plus/Minus +32, Klas Dahlbeck
 Short-Handed Points 6, Jeremy Morin
 Short-Handed Assists 2, Jeremy Morin+
 Plus/Minus/Defenseman +32, Klas Dahlbeck
 Overtime Losses/Pts. 3, Kent Simpson+

 

Individual Streaks
Games with a Shot 175, Jeremy Morin*
Penalty Minutes 11, Theo Peckham (52 PIMs)
Winning Streak 7, Jason LaBarbera (2/4/14-2/25/14)

 

Team Streaks
Home Unbeaten Streak 8 (1/25/14-3/4/14)
Longest Road Losing Streak 10 (2/28/14-4/13/14)

 
All records are IceHogs AHL era records unless indicated
+-ties AHL record
*-IceHogs franchise record
*+-Ties IceHogs franchise record


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