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The Rockford Rewind: Morin leads IceHogs in Week 9

by Mike Peck / Chicago Blackhawks

Fri., Dec. 2: Lake Erie 4 vs. Rockford 1
> Jeremy Morin tallied Rockford’s lone goal.
> Alec Richards was tagged with the loss after replacing an injured Alexander Salak in the second period.

Sat., Dec. 3: Abbotsford 2 vs. Rockford 1
> Carter Hutton made 22 saves in his first start of the season.
> Brett McLean scored his fifth goal of the season.
> Fans donated 1,221 stuffed animals during the IceHogs annual Teddy Bear Toss.

Sun., Dec. 4: Rockford 2 at Peoria 5
> The IceHogs set a team record with 49 shots on goal.
> Carter Hutton made 37 saves, and Jimmy Hayes and Jeremy Morin scored in the loss.


Bacon Bits:
> After scoring 13 goals in two games, the IceHogs have mustered just five markers in their last four contests. Rockford is riding a season-long four-game losing streak dating back to Nov. 26.
> The IceHogs peppered Peoria goaltender Ben Bishop with a team single-game record 49 shots in Sunday’s 5-2 loss. The Hogs and Rivermen combined for 90 shots on goal in the game, a season high. Rockford had a season-high nine power-play chances against the Rivermen
> The IceHogs have scored the game’s first goal in just four of their last 11 contests. In those 11 games, Rockford is 1-6-0-0 when the opponent scores first. Rockford is 1-6-1-0 when the team is trailing after the first period and 0-11-1-0 when down heading into the final period.
> When Rockford plays back-to-back games this season, the IceHogs are 1-5-0-0 in the second game.
> Jeremy Morin’s power-play tally on Sunday ended a 0-for-14 skid on the man advantage.
> Center Andrew Shaw recorded a season-high 22 penalty minutes in Sunday’s loss to Peoria. Rockford and Peoria combined for a season-high 68 combined penalty minutes on Sunday.
> After not seeing the Milwaukee Admirals in the first two months of the season, the IceHogs will travel to Milwaukee in Week 10 for the first of 12 meetings between the two teams.


Prospect Highlight:
Left wing Jeremy Morin chipped in a goal and an assist for the IceHogs in Week 9. On Friday, Morin dished out an assist on Rockford’s lone goal in a 4-1 loss to Lake Erie. Then, entering the third period on Sunday with the IceHogs down a pair of goals to the Rivermen, Morin tried to spark a comeback and split the lead in half with a power-play tally, his fifth goal of the season. The second-year winger ranks seventh on the team with 11 points (5G, 6A) in 20 games.

A Look Ahead To Week 10:
Friday, Dec. 9 vs. Chicago, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10 vs. Grand Rapids, 7:05 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11 at Milwaukee, 4 p.m.

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