AHL Today: February 25th, 2014

Photo from Rockford IceHogs Twitter, wishing Phil Danault a happy 21st birthday yesterday.

Four games are set to take place today, with two early games in the Western Conference and two others in the evening involving Eastern Conference teams.

Game 801: Rockford IceHogs at Iowa Wild
Gamesheet: http://theahl.com/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=1011905

-Rockford looks to continue their nine-game point streak, winning eight of those nine games. The IceHogs sit five points back of second-place Chicago, six points back of Midwest Division-leading Grand Rapids.
-Iowa’s sitting on the bubble in 9th place, four points back of Milwaukee, and are looking to avoid back-to-back losses.

Game 802: Texas Stars at Lake Erie Monsters
Gamesheet: http://theahl.com/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=1011906

-Texas sits tied with Abbotsford for first in the West Division and Western Conference. They’ll be looking to create some separation as both teams have played 55 games to this point.
-Lake Erie has gone 5-4-0-1 in their last ten after suffering through an eight-game losing streak. They’re currently on a three-game point streak.

Game 803: Hartford Wolf Pack at Portland Pirates
Gamesheet: http://theahl.com/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=1011907

-Battle between 14th and 15th in the Eastern Conference.
-Hartford would love to get out of the basement, and a win will do just that. They’re 5-4-0-1 in their last ten after defeating division-leader Springfield their last time out.
-Portland looks to break a three-game losing streak and to avoid falling to 15th in the Eastern Conference.

Game 804: Hershey Bears at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Gamesheet: http://theahl.com/stats/official-game-report.php?game_id=1011908

-4th through 9th in the Eastern Conference is separated by just five points, and both teams are right in the thick of it.
-Hershey is on a two-game slide, falling twice to Syracuse in a home-and-home series. They defeated WBS in their last matchup, 3-1.
-The Penguins are winless in their last six, going 0-3-2-1 in that span. Going 2-5-2-1 in their last ten, they need to right the ship to keep up in the playoff race.


John Albert is named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week
5 goals (three shorthanded), 1 assist, +4, 11 shots.

AHL Announces Suspensions
Rockford’s Theo Peckham suspended for two games, Texas’ Cameron Gaunce suspended for one game.


AHL Transactions

*Hannu Toivonen released from his PTO by Milwaukee