By Chris Block
Going into Tuesday night’s matchup, the IceHogs had never managed a regulation win over the Hamilton Bulldogs in ten previous meetings.
They still have yet to earn one.
Rockford held a 2-goal lead with 3:05 to play in the third period in Hamilton, Ontario on Tuesday night, only to watch the Bulldogs score the next three goals in a 3:31 stretch, and take a 5-4 overtime win before a sparse Copps Coliseum crowd, announced as 1,990.
The IceHogs got two goals from rookie winger Mark McNeill, as well as Garret Ross’s first professional tally. But it was the inability to hold a two-goal lead late stained what was otherwise a solid road performance.
Rockford was playing its AHL-leading sixth road contest of season. The IceHogs came in holding a 3-2 road record.