Players To Watch
Forward Brett Seney (14G, 24A) leads the Hogs in points and assists this season while ranking second overall in the AHL with 38 points. Forward David Gust (17G, 19A) ranks second for Rockford and leads the team in goals ranking just behind Seney in overall scoring with 36 points, third most in the AHL.
Texas is led by forward Riley Barber (19G, 13A) paces the Stars in goals and points. Former IceHogs forward Tanner Kero ranks second on the Stars with 26 points and leads the team with 19 assists.
Last game highlights
The IceHogs rolled past the Chicago Wolves with a 6-2 win at the BMO Center on Dec. 31 to ring in the New Year. Defenseman Cooper Zech scored his first goal of the season and struck first for the Hogs in the second period while defenseman Filip Roos and forwards Brett Seney and Cole Guttman extended the lead to 4-1 at the end of the middle frame. Defenseman Alec Regula and forward Buddy Robinson piled on two more tallies in the third period to seal Rockford’s victory. Mitchell Weeks turned away 19 of 21 Chicago shots to earn the win.
Take Me To The Top
Forwards Brett Seney (2nd), David Gust (3rd), and Lukas Reichel (6th) have claimed three of the top six spots for overall scoring in the AHL. Seney (14G), Gust (17G), and Reichel (13G) have combined for 44 tallies this season, scoring 38.6% of Rockford’s goals so far in the campaign.
Playing for the sixth time tonight, the IceHogs and Stars are the two hottest offenses in the AHL Central Division. Coming off a 6-2 win over the Chicago Wolves, Rockford has tallied 115 goals in 31 games (3.71 per game), and the Stars have marked 120 goals in 31 games (3.87 per game). Texas ranks second in the AHL in offense while the IceHogs are tied for fourth in goals per game.
Pile Them On
Six different IceHogs scored in the 6-2 win against the Wolves on Saturday. Cooper Zech, Filip Roos, Brett Seney, Cole Guttman, Alec Regula, and Buddy Robinson all lit the lamp in the explosive contest. Saturday marked the fifth time in 31 games this season in which Rockford has scored six or more goals in a game.
Phil up The Score Sheet
In only his second game back after an injury on Dec. 9 against the Iowa Wild, forward Luke Philp marked a four-point night with four assists on the avalanche of Rockford goals on Saturday. The four assists are a single game high for the IceHogs this season and the rookie forward has now marked seven multi-point games in 2022-23.
Next home game
Join the Rockford IceHogs on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7 pm for Wet Your Whistle Wednesday versus the Grand Rapids Griffins. Get a ticket to the game and two drink tickets (good for beer, soft drinks, or water) for just $20. To unlock the offer on Ticketmaster, use code WYWED before selecting your seats.
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