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IceHogs push Wolves to the brink

Rockford has its in-state rivals on the ropes after a 5-2 win over Chicago in Game 2 of the teams’ Central Division semifinal series on Sunday.

The IceHogs lead the best-of-five series, two games to none. Game 3 is at Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Thursday night.

Rockford scored three power-play goals in Game 2, improving to 5-for-12 in the series. Chris DiDomenico tallied a goal and an assist, Matthew Highmore netted the game-winning goal early in the second period and Adam Clendening and Victor Ejdsell registered two assists apiece.

Collin Delia (2-0) finished with 26 saves in the win.

Wade Megan and Zac Leslie scored for the Wolves.

Central Division Semifinals – Series “E” (best-of-5)
C1-Chicago Wolves vs. C4-Rockford IceHogs
Game 1 – Sat., Apr. 21 – Rockford 2, CHICAGO 1 | Recap
Game 2 – Sun., Apr. 22 – ROCKFORD 5, Chicago 2
Game 3 – Thu., Apr. 26 – Rockford at Chicago, 8:00
*Game 4 – Sun., Apr. 29 – Chicago at Rockford, 5:00
*Game 5 – Mon., Apr. 30 – Rockford at Chicago, 8:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern