It was Teddy Bear Toss Night at the BMO on Saturday. Read to find out who scored the goal to make them come down onto the ice. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)
The IceHogs finished up week 9 of the AHL schedule, along with the extended Thanksgiving weekend—with home-and-home match-ups against their I-90 rivals, the Chicago Wolves. These 2 games had a little of everything, including flying teddy bears and hats, as well as a Rockford victory.
HANNUUUUU (Remember Him?) / Photo by the_mel – Flickr
The title of this post isn’t really so much a commentary on the Walleye’s play last week, but rather the very sparse scheduling. The Walleye played a single game last Saturday, and are actually playing one tonight, which I’ll recap next week. Because by the time that game is over and the Hawks are done in Calgary, it’ll be Thursday and we can’t have that.
This pretty much sums up the week / Photo via Toledo Blade – Jetta Fraser
While many folks first thought (other than concern, I HOPE) when Nikolai Khabibulin went down with an exploded groin during Saturday’s game in Nashville was YAY ANTTI RAANTA, mine was OOH WALLEYE, YOU IN TROUBLE.
Alex Broadhurst didn’t score this weekend, but he did get recalled to the Blackhawks. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)
The IceHogs looked to pick up 4 divisional points this past weekend against the Iowa Wild as they played at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford back-to-back nights. Unfortunately, the Hogs fell short of that goal.
Yeah, this guy pretty much screwed the Walleye (not literally) / Photo by: the_mel
Last week the Walleye packed up & took their game to the much warmer and scenic Florida for a game against the Florida Everblades, and back-to-back contests against the Orlando Solar Bears. Unfortunately, the results did not match what I presume was a beautiful setting outside the arena. Rather, the Walleye pretty much played like January Ohio weather: i.e. crappy.
IceHogs defenseman Klas Dahlbeck celebrates his 3rd period goal on Sunday afternoon. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)
The IceHogs had a very important stretch of games in the past week as they were slated to play 4 games in 6 days. It was a good opportunity for them to pick up some big points, especially against Midwest Division rivals Milwaukee and Grand Rapids. Unfortunately for the Hogs, the week didn’t go according to plan.