By Chris Block
Over the initial ten games of this IceHogs’ season, on four occasions Rockford came back from 2-goal deficits to emerge victorious. In one of those games, their home opener against Grand Rapids on October 19th, Rockford actually trailed by 2 goals twice in the contest only to eventually attain the two points.
There is something to note about the character of a team when 4 of its 7 wins have come in dramatic comeback fashion. Although, it can also leave behind a trail of just as many questions as it does answers. And one thing is for sure – at this level, no team is going to maintain a .700 record for very long when the team is consistently falling behind early in games.
In Rockford, on Thursday night, the IceHogs afforded the Charlotte Checkers a 3-0 advantage before staging three unanswered tallies of their own, only to lose to the Checkers, 5-3.
On Friday night, Rockford bused north to Milwaukee for the first of twelve matches this season with the Nashville Predators AHL affiliate.
The IceHogs got goals from rookies Mark McNeill and Alex Broadhurst in Milwaukee. But the Admirals jumped out to an early lead and then stretched a two-goal gap on Rockford midway through the game that Rockford this time would not close.