Nov 23, 2017


Iowa Wild (8-7-2-0; 18 pts.) at Rockford IceHogs (11-7-0-0; 22 pts.)

Following a day off for the Thanksgiving holiday, Iowa Wild and the Rockford IceHogs renew their rivalry tonight at 7 p.m. CT from BMO Harris Bank Center. The IceHogs claimed their third win of the season series on Wednesday, defeating the Wild, 3-1. This evening’s contest marks the halfway point of the 12-game season series and it’s already the fourth match in Rockford between the two sides.

Last Game Recap:

The Wild saw its five-game winning streak come to an end in a 3-1 loss in Rockford on Wednesday. Winger Gerry Mayhew scored the only Iowa goal in the defeat, his first tally since Opening Night. Rockford got a goal in each period from forward Matthew Highmore and the final shots favored the IceHogs, 40-24.

Upcoming Games:

Opponent                               Date    Time              Broadcast

at Chicago                               11/26     3:00 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

vs. Milwaukee                           11/28     7:00 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

at San Antonio                         12/01     7:30 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

at San Antonio                         12/02     7:00 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

at Texas                                   12/05     7:30 PM CT    KXNO / iHeartRadio

Recent Transactions:

11.21.17 Delete – F Zack Mitchell – recalled to Minnesota (NHL)

11.21.17 Add – F Luke Kunin – assigned by Minnesota (NHL)

11.21.17 Add - F Joel Eriksson Ek – assigned by Minnesota (NHL)

11.22.17 Delete – F Evan Janssen – assigned to Rapid City (ECHL)

11.22.17 Add – G Christian Frey – recalled from Rapid City (ECHL)

WILD Notables –

  • Center Joel Eriksson Ek factored into the Wild’s lone goal on Wednesday, registering an assist, in his season debut
  • Through eight games in November, the Wild penalty kill has only allowed three goals
  • Wild defenseman Alex Grant led the team with four shots on goal Wednesday night
  • Iowa has allowed the first goal in three of the last four games
  • The Wild have scored, or allowed, a first period goal in each of the last nine contests

IceHogs Notables –

  • Forward Matthew Highmore has five goals in the season series against the Wild, including his first pro hat trick on Wednesday night
  • Forward Luke Johnson has two goals and two assists in his last two outings
  • The IceHogs power play is mired in a 1-for-41 stretch
  • Rockford leads the league in shots per game, an average of 35.06.
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