By Chris Block
Rockford’s losing streak extended to three games on Thursday when the IceHogs dropped a 5-3 decision at Iowa.
Collin Delia got his first AHL start for the IceHogs and allowed 4 goals against 16 shots. It was not a pretty afternoon for the Rancho Cucamonga native, who allowed a couple goals he’d certainly like to have another chance at.
Rockford trailed in the game 2-0 in the first period and 4-2 early in the third. Vince Hinostroza roofed a perfectly placed wrister by Iowa starter Steven Michalek with 7:20 to play in regulation. But, Rockford couldn’t convert on two late power play opportunities and a Pat Cannone potted an empty-net tally with 1:06 to go to seal the Wild victory.
Rockford’s weekend continues tonight, hosting the 7-3-1-0 San Antonio Rampage at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Then, Saturday the IceHogs bus back up to Milwaukee for their 5th meeting with the Admirals this season. Rockford was lost 3 of the 4 versus Milwaukee thus far.
Laurent Dauphin injured in Iowa
Center Laurent Dauphin was injured with 9:47 to go in the 3rd period of Wednesday’s 5-3 loss at Iowa.
Dauphin suffered an “upper body” injury and is considered day-to-day for the time being.