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PROSPECTS: Sikura Hat Trick Leads IceHogs in Comeback

An offensive explosion for prospects in Rockford as 17 players tally at least one point on the week

by Monterey Pepper / Blackhawks.com

Every week, Blackhawks.com will keep you up to date with the top-performing prospects in their minor league, junior, college or European team action. Full stats for each prospect will be updated weekly throughout the season HERE


1st Star: Dylan Sikura (AHL) 

The Line: 2GP, 6G, 1A

Sikura netted a hat trick in the third period during Sunday night's game to help Rockford come back from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Chicago Wolves 7-4. The 24-year-old also tallied an assist on the IceHogs first goal of the game. The winger is currently leading the team in points (9) and goals (6).

Tweet from @TheAHL: The @goicehogs stormed back in a comeback win on Sunday led by Dylan Sikura, who picked the first hat trick of his pro career in less than six minutes late in the third. pic.twitter.com/uYtB3idUqB

2nd Star: Matthew Highmore (AHL)

The Line: 3GP, 1G, 4A

Highmore is currently riding a three-game point streak, tallying two assists in each contest on Wednesday and Sunday. The winger also scored the game-winner in overtime in Saturday night's game to defeat the Iowa Wild, 3-2. His four assists this week put the 23-year-old in the team lead for assists with five total. 

3rd Star: Adam Boqvist (NHL/AHL)

The Line: 1GP, 1G, 1A (AHL only)

It's been a big week for Boqvist. The defenseman scored his first goal as a pro on Wednesday with the IceHogs before getting the call up to the big league. After making his NHL debut on Saturday, the Swede notched his first NHL goal to open up the scoring against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday in a 3-2 overtime victory. 

Video: CHI@ANA: Boqvist scores off iron for first NHL goal


Around the System:

  • Tyler Sikura is currently sitting second in goals for the Rockford IceHogs with five total tallies. The winger is currently on a three-game point streak and scored his fifth goal in as many games on Saturday, sending the game into overtime and earning second star of the game honors. 
  • Rockford's Jacob Nilsson, Reese Johnson and Mackenzie Entwistle have each tallied two goals and one assists in their last three games played. 
  • Lucas Carlsson is on a two-game point streak for the IceHogs, notching a goal and an assist in his last two games. 
  • Rockford winger Brandon Hagel scored his first pro goal on Sunday as well as getting the assist on Boqvist's first pro goal on Wednesday. 
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