IOWA 6, ROCKFORD 3
Iowa scored four times in the first period and added two more goals in the second en route to a 6-3 road win over Rockford at the MetroCentre on Monday, giving the Chops a sweep of the teams’ home-and-home set.
Defenseman Brian Salcido had three points (1-2-3) for Iowa, including a shorthanded goal, and now shows seven points (2-5-7) in his last two contests.
Drew Miller and Matt Caruana added single goals apiece, and Eric Boguniecki chipped in a pair of helpers on the night. Iowa went 3-for-5 on the power play in addition to receiving Salcido’s shorthanded marker.
Chops goaltender Jean-Philippe Levasseur earned the victory in net with 28 saves on 31 shots.
WORCESTER 3, PORTLAND 2
Worcester avenged Sunday’s 7-1 loss to Portland in Maine with a 3-2 victory over the Pirates on Monday at the DCU Center.
The game was rescheduled from Dec. 19, when it was postponed due to inclement winter weather.
Ryan Vesce scored twice and added an assist for the Sharks, and Lukas Kaspar also factored into all three goals (1-2-3). Matt Fornataro chipped in two assists in the win, and goaltender Taylor Dakers stopped 22 of 24 shots between the pipes.
Admirals goaltender Drew MacIntyre stopped 26 shots to pick up the victory, as Milwaukee (21-9-0-1, 43 points) opened up a three-point lead atop the West Division.