Last night, the Hogs lost to the Grand Rapids Griffins, 4-1. Deja’vu. Rinse & repeat. Most teams want to set records with streaks. But, that’s winning streaks not losing streaks. The IceHogs have a losing streak of 6 games right now. They also continue to occupy the bottom of the rankings in the AHL’s Central Division.
Jake Hildebrand(G) made his AHL debut last night, replacing starter Mac Carruth(G) in net at the top of the 2nd frame. Carl Heeter(G), made his Griffins debut in net last night, making 33 saves. Top 3 Stars of the Game were #1 Matt Lorito & #2 Carl Heeter of the Griffins and Rockford’s Evan Mosey was named the #3 Star.
Last night was also the IceHogs’ annual Teddy Bear Toss event and the fans came thru, donating a total of 3491 stuffed animals. Fans tossed the cuddly creatures onto the ice early in the first period, when the IceHogs scored their first & only goal of the game, by Cameron Schilling(D).
Roster moves announced today…the Chicago Blackhawks have recalled Lars Johansson(G) and have assigned Nick Schmaltz(F) to the IceHogs.
Next home game for the IceHogs is this coming Wednesday when they host the San Antonio Rampage. Game starts at 7pm.