The IceHogs lost a hard fought game Wednesday evening in overtime to the San Antonio Rampage, 3-2. The game itself was quite chippy with several scrums, frequent glass/board rattling checks and one fight. Rockford’s Brandon Mashinter and San Antonio’s Mason Geersten both received matching Game Misconduct penalties, in addition to the usual 5 minute fighting majors, for fighting at puck drop.
Welcome to Rock Vegas Schmaltz! Nick Schmaltz(C) made his AHL debut Wednesday quite memorable by scoring twice in the 2nd period for the IceHogs. Schmaltz spent the first two months of this season up with the Chicago Blackhawks and had just been assigned to Rockford on 12/3/16. IceHogs’ Jake Hildebrand, played his first AHL game as the “starting” goaltender.
The IceHogs hit the road and play the Texas Stars this Friday & Saturday nights in Texas. They return home on December 17th to play against the Manitoba Moose.