The IceHogs broke out into a much needed offensive explosion in week 19 that propelled them into some favorable results against some extremely tough opponents.
Even with Thanksgiving, the IceHogs were busy during the holiday week. Wednesday featured a home contest against a Midwest Division rival and then the weekend brought a road trip to Ohio to face the Monsters.
If you saw Puck Daddy’s post earlier this afternoon, your eyes are still probably stinging from the revelation that the Rockford IceHogs are holding a Los IceHogs Night on November 16, presented by Corona (of course). Not only will the first 2500 people get a pair of annoying maracas, but the IceHogs will be wearing the above jersey.
It’s like Margarita Night at the local taco joint vomited all over it. I have no idea whether to be insulted by Hammy’s Frito Bandito mustache and sombrero or not.
Of course, what else do you expect from a team that plays in a city that voted Taco Bell their number-one Mexican restaurant?
Week four brought two more home games for the IceHogs and both games were against tough opponents. The Midwest Division leaders were in town on Friday and the fourth place team in the Western Conference was in for Saturday’s contest.
On Friday at 2:00 p.m. CDT, the American Hockey League released the much-anticipated 2012-13 schedule.
The IceHogs had no choice but to finish week 27 with two wins against Lake Erie, or at the very least come out of Cleveland with three out of the four available points, if they wanted to keep pace with the rest of the Western Conference teams battling for a playoff spot. The only question was: could they do it?
The IceHogs were looking to continue the roll they were on going into the all-star break with huge matchups against the Wolves and the Monsters. Due to the battle the Hogs are in to get into eighth place in the Western Conference standings, these points on the line could help catapult them up closer to where they need to be.
The IceHogs looked to finish up their five game homestand on a high note in week nine. Then it was off to Peoria to close out their first three games in three nights set of the season.