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DELIA STRONG, BUT MOOSE ESCAPE WITH SHOOTOUT VICTORY

Photo by Todd Reicher
10/28/2018 6:38 PM

Article By: Kevin Hargrave

ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Goaltender Collin Delia stopped 36 of 37 shots and Andrew Campbell potted his first goal to help the IceHogs reach overtime, but Seth Griffith scored the lone goal in a shootout to lift the Manitoba Moose to a 2-1 victory over the Rockford IceHogs Sunday afternoon at the BMO Harris Bank Center.

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Delia has helped the IceHogs earn at least a point in each of his last five starts and now boasts a record of 4-1-1 on the year. The second-year pro currently ranks 10th among all AHL netminders with a .925 save percentage.

Manitoba forward Tye McGinn broke the ice at the 10:18 mark of second frame after a scoreless first period, firing home shot from the slot off a centering pass from Felix Girard.

Campbell then responded for Rockford with 2:10 remaining in the second. The defenseman converted on a rebound after Tyler Sikura intentionally fired a low shot off the pads of Manitoba goaltender Mikhail Berdin.

The teams exchanged chances in the third period and during the overtime session, but both goalies stood tall and forced the game into a shootout.

Berdin turned away Victor Ejdsell, Anthony Louis and Dylan Sikura for Manitoba to set the stage for Griffith, who snuck the puck behind Delia for the game-winner. Berdin claimed a victory in his AHL debut despite the IceHogs peppering the rookie netminder for 36 shots.

NEXT HOME GAME: Saturday, Nov. 3 vs. Iowa Wild | 6 p.m.
The Rockford IceHogs will host the Iowa Wild Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bank Center for Military Appreciation Night. The first 2,500 fans through the will door will receive a free military-themed IceHogs baseball hat, courtesy of Rose Pest Solutions.