By Chris Block
Rockford IceHogs (19-17-1-1) are hosting the Peoria Rivermen (17-17-2-2) tonight at the BMO Harris Bank Center.
It’ll be the fourth of twelve meetings between the two clubs this season. The Rivermen have been victorious twice. Rockford defeated Peoria 5-4 in a seesaw affair when the teams last met on November 21st in Rockford. The IceHogs got off to a quick start when Adam Clendening scored his 3rd goal on the campaign 56 seconds in. Rockford went up 2-0 eleven minutes later when Brandon Saad scored an unassisted short-handed goal. Peoria though responded by notching three unanswered even-strength tallies in just under six minutes and led 3-2 heading into the first intermission. Between periods Ted Dent changed some lines around and altered his top two defense pairings, pairing Nick Leddy with Clendening and Ryan Stanton with Klas Dahlbeck. The rest of the game was controlled by Rockford. Martin St. Pierre tied the game late in the second period and two power play goals from Jeremy Morin sealed the victory. Read more
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Tagged Adam Clendening, Blackhawks, Blomington Blaze, Brandon Pirri, Brandon Saad, Chris Block, Cody Beach, David Gilbert, IceHogs, Jimmy Hayes, Kenndal McArdle, Peoria, Rivermen, Rockford, Ryan Stanton, Ted Dent
By Chris Block
Rockford emerged victorious in another see-saw affair with division rival Peoria on Wednesday night.
The IceHogs got out to a two goal lead as Adam Clendening scored in the first minute of the game and Brandon Saad notched a short-handed goal later in the period. But the IceHogs then allowed three unanswered first period goals and trailed 3-2 after the opening frame. Rockford responded, scoring three unanswered goals of their own in route to an eventual 5-4 win.
Jeremy Morin was the biggest factor in the comeback, scoring power play tallies in the second and third period. Martin St. Pierre had the other Rockford goal.
“That was a big win for us,” said Morin, the game’s number one star, after the game.
“We needed it. It was good to get the power play going. We need to start producing [on the power play] and not taking so many penalties. That is going to be huge for us.” Read more
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Tagged Adam Clendening, Alec Richards, Ben Smith, Brandon Bollig, Brandon Saad, Carter Hutton, Chris Block, Cody Beach, Ian Cole, IceHogs, Jaden Schwartz, Jake Allen, Jeremy Morin, Jimmy Hayes, Klas Dahlbeck, Martin St. Pierre, Nick Leddy, Peoria, Phil McRae, Rivermen, Rockford, Scott Ford, Sergey Andronov, Ted Dent