A trio of one-goal contests did not finish in Rockford’s favor as the IceHogs were able to muster just two points during Week 6 in matchups with Peoria and Houston. The Hogs have three more games on the slate for this week, including a trip to Cleveland for a weekend series with the Lake Erie Monsters.
Week 6 Results:
Wednesday, Nov. 14 Peoria 5 vs. Rockford 4
Friday, Nov. 16 Houston 1 vs. Rockford 2
Sunday, Nov. 18 Rockford 2 at Houston 3*
*at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN
Hot Hog: Week 6:
Coming off an injury last season, RW Ben Smith got off to a slow start in 2012-13 as he was held off the scoring chart in 10 of the IceHogs first 12 games before Week 6. The winger got things going in Week 6, recording points in all three of Rockford’s tilts. Smith dished out an assist on Wednesday in an attempt to push Rockford over Peoria, but eventually the Rivermen squeaked out a 5-4 win. Then, the Avon, Conn. native sealed the deal for the IceHogs on Friday, notching the game-winning marker in the Hogs 2-1 victory over Houston. The third-year pro came back in Sunday’s rematch against the Aeros and registered his second multi-point game of the season with a goal and assist.
Wednesday, Nov. 21 vs. Peoria Rivermen: Thanksgiving Eve is another WXRX Dollar Day as fans can kick off their holiday weekend with $1 beers, hot dogs, soft drinks and companion tickets.
Friday, Nov. 23 at Lake Erie Monsters: The Hogs and Monsters duke it out in their second meeting of the season and first of two at the Quicken Loans Arena during the 2012-13 season.
Saturday, Nov. 24 at Lake Erie Monsters: Rockford and Lake Erie finish their weekend series in Cleveland. The two squads meet once more during the campaign on Feb. 17 at the BMO Harris Bank Center.