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Week 26 Report: Hogs Win 4th Straight, Close in on Playoffs

April 3, 2018 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Rockford IceHogs News Release

BACON BITS

-The Rockford IceHogs swept last week's three-game slate with a pair of victories in Manitoba and a win over the San Jose Barracuda at home on Saturday...The IceHogs have now won four straight games and notched points in 14 of the last 17 contests dating to Feb. 18...Rockford is 12-3-1-1 over that span.

-The IceHogs' magic number has dropped to just eight following the team's recent run of success...The Hogs have moved into playoff position to rank fourth in the Central Division with 82 points and an overall record of 37-25-4-4...Rockford is seven points clear of the fifth-place Milwaukee Admirals entering this week's action.

-Defenseman Adam Clendening was named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending April 2, 2018...Clendening produced multi-point efforts in each of his three games last week and finished tied for the league lead in scoring with seven points (2g, 5a) in that span...He is Rockford's second player to win the award this year and first defenseman since Dustin Byfuglien on Oct. 21, 2007.

-Chris DiDomenico has logged points in a season-high eight straight games dating to March 16...The streak currently ranks as the longest for an IceHogs skater this season, surpassing the previous season-high mark of six contests by Vinnie Hinostroza and Adam Clendening...DiDomenico shares the league lead with 12 points (4g, 8a) over his last eight games since the beginning of the streak on March 16.

-Matthew Highmore returned from the Blackhawks on March 26 and has tallied three points (1g, 2a) in two contests since rejoining Rockford...The AHL All-Star has points in six of his last seven contests and is second on the team in overall scoring with 38 points (22g, 16a) in 58 games this season.

-Goaltender Jeff Glass earned a win against both Manitoba and San Jose last week and has now won five of his last six appearances...Glass now ranks first on the IceHogs with 15 wins this season and is just two victories shy of tying his career-high mark of 17 wins during the 2008-09 season with the Binghamton Senators.

UPCOMING GAMES

Wednesday, April 4 | Rockford at San Antonio (7 p.m.) The Rockford IceHogs open a four-game road trip with a Wednesday matchup against the San Antonio Rampage. Rockford is 2-2-0-1 thus far in the series with San Antonio.

Friday, April 6 | Rockford at Texas (7:30 p.m.) The Hogs play back-to-back games at the Texas Stars, beginning with Friday's contest at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. Rockford is 2-0-0-0 thus far in the series with the Stars.

Saturday, April 7 | Rockford at Texas (7 p.m.) The IceHogs cap their Texas swing with a Saturday night matchup against the Stars. The Hogs have outscored the Stars 8-3 through the first two contests of the 2017-18 series.

BUD LIGHT MONTHLY MONDAY HOG TALK AT VINTAGE 501

Bud Light Hog Talk returns to Vintage 501 on Monday, April 16. Vintage 501 is located in downtown Rockford at 501 E. State St. Fans can join broadcasters Joseph Zakrzewski and Brittany Toolis from 6-7 p.m. on the first Monday of every month throughout the season as the duo chats with IceHogs players, coaches and front office members. For those unable to attend the show in-person, Monday's show will be streaming live on IceHogs.com. "Bud Light Hog Talk" will also be available on www.icehogs.com following the live show. Fans can access the podcast through the "Audio Highlights" link in the "Multimedia" menu. The expected guests for the 16th are defenseman Carl Dahlstrom and forward Henrik Samuelsson.

ICEHOGS BROADCASTING NETWORK

Catch every IceHogs game, home and road, in 2017-18 on WIFR's Cozi TV on 23.3. The games can also be viewed on Comcast Cable channel 434, Charter Cable channel 194, Dish Network channel 252 or Mediacom 102 in the Rockford market and online through AHLLive.com. Every TV broadcast will start with "IceHogs Warm Up" 30 minutes prior to puck drop. Fans can also listen to the action for free at sportsfanradio1330.com and IceHogs.com. For a complete listing of TV stations carrying IceHogs games, visit IceHogs.com, and for the complete schedule of radio broadcasts, visit sportsfanradio1330.com.

TICKETS ON SALE FOR 2017-18!

IceHogs individual game tickets can be purchased by calling (815) 968-5222 to reserve your seats for any regular season home game during the 2017-18 season. Tickets can also be purchased online at IceHogs.com, in person at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office in downtown Rockford or at any Ticketmaster outlet, including Walmart.


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