Divisional matchups have been no simple task this season for the Rockford IceHogs. Despite an overall 5-4-0-1 record heading into the weekend, the Hogs owned just a 1-3-0-1 record against teams from the Midwest division. The Hogs had no twist of fate during Week 5 and were unable to pick-up any points in the standings as they dropped a pair of contests to Grand Rapids and Milwaukee.
Week 5 Results:Hot Hog: Week 5:
Friday, Nov. 9 Rockford 3 at Grand Rapids 5
Saturday, Nov. 10 Milwaukee 4 vs. Rockford 2
After missing seven games due to injury, rookie winger Brandon Saad
registered points in his first two games back. On Friday night in Grand Rapids, Saad tallied his first career professional goal when he notched a breakaway marker in the first period against the Griffins. He followed his first pro goal with his first pro regular-season assist on Saturday in Rockford’s 4-2 loss at home against the Milwaukee Admirals.
Wednesday, Nov. 14 vs. Peoria Rivermen: The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. in the Illinois Lottery Cup matchup. It’s a WXRX Dollar Day at the BMO Harris Bank Center as fans can take advantage of one dollar beers, hot dogs, sodas and companion tickets.
Friday, Nov. 16 vs. Houston Aeros: A 7:05 p.m. puck drop, the Hogs and Aeros square off for the first time during the 2012-13 season. The contest is Los IceHogs night at the BMO Harris Bank Center as the IceHogs don special uniforms that will be raffled off after the game and throughout the season. The first 2,500 fans receive maracas courtesy of Corona.
Sunday, Nov. 18 at Houston Aeros: Beginning at 5:05 p.m., Rockford travels to St. Paul, Minn. for a rematch with the Minnesota Wild’s AHL affiliate. Last season the Hogs split a pair of tilts in Houston, and finished with an overall record of 3-1 against the Aeros.