The fall down the slippery slope continued for the IceHogs in week 17 as they took on some Texas teams. The Hogs set a new franchise record for consecutive losses with their tilts down South. Guess it only makes sense since everything’s bigger in Texas, right? That also makes a win just as big.
Week 15 was essentially another must-win week for the IceHogs. Two divisional games (surprise, surprise) were on tap for Rockford, along with a Monday matinee with an opponent from the South to start week 16. These three games in four nights featured events that everyone loves: many goals and a bench-clearing brawl.
I mean what.
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.
On Friday at 2:00 p.m. CDT, the American Hockey League released the much-anticipated 2012-13 schedule.
The IceHogs closed out their seven game road trip with a stop in Oklahoma City and another trip to the Lone Star State. They then headed back home to Rockford and a Texas team came to them, for a change, to start off week seventeen.
The IceHogs made their way deep into the heart of Texas for this swing of the road trip that started in Peoria on New Year’s Eve. After playing three games in three days, they headed on back to Illinois for a midweek matchup with the Wolves in Chicago.
The IceHogs rolled into week three coming off of a thrilling win in Abbotsford on the 16th. They looked to keep the momentum going as they took on the Chicago Wolves in a weekend home-and-home series and then a Tuesday night showdown with Texas to begin week four.