By Chris Block
Last Saturday in Rockford, we had a chance to catch up with IceHogs forward Kyle Beach for a season-in-review discussion.
The Blackhawks 2008 first-round (#11 overall) draft pick missed 57 games this season due to a dislocated right shoulder that needed surgery. Beach suffered the injury on October 28 in Peoria during a fight with Rivermen forward Stefan Della Rovere.
After extensive rehabbing and four and a half months sitting in the stands, Beach returned to the IceHogs lineup on March 23 against the Houston Aeros.
Prior to the injury, Beach had posted 3 goals, 3 assists in the IceHogs initial 8 regular season games. Beach registered an assist in his first game back and scored in his third game, which was the back end of a 3-in-3 at Milwaukee on March 25.
Although he appeared in just 19 games this season, there were some encouraging steps Beach took during his second pro season, as we discuss in this audio and the interview with Beach.
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In this interview with the 11th overall pick of the summer of 2008, we discuss….
-Positives Beach takes out of another disappointing season
-His thoughts after being left out of “Black Aces” group after ’10-11 season Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, IceHogs, Interview, Prospects
Tagged Audio, Blackhawks, Chicago, IceHogs, Injury, Interview, Kyle Beach, Rockford, Shoulder, Stefan Della Rovere
By Jon Fromi
It was the same story for the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center in Game 4 of their Western Conference quarterfinal with the visiting Phoenix Coyotes. The Hawks rallied back late, this time from a late two-goal deficit to send a fourth consecutive game into overtime. However, it was the Coyotes who once again found a way to pull out the game, prevailing 3-2. Phoenix now holds a commanding 3-1 lead in the series with a home game coming up Saturday.
As has been the case in this series, the Hawks were active early. Dave Bolland’s line had a nice shift in the second minute. Bolland got a puck on the doorstep thanks to a failed shot attempt by Bryan Bickell, but Mike Smith came up with a save. Shane Doan interfered with Patrick Kane at the 2:12 mark of the first, but couldn’t take advantage. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Game recap, Jon Fromi, Stanley Cup Playoffs
Tagged Blackhawks, Brandon Bollig, Brendan Morrison, Corey Crawford, Coyotes, Dave Bolland, Johnny Oduya, Michael Frolik, Mike Smith, Mikkel Boedker, Nick Leddy, Paul Bissonnette, Phoenix, Shane Doan, Stanley Cup Playoffs, Taylor Pyatt