ROCKFORD 6, SAN ANTONIO 1
Pascal Pelletier became the second AHL player this season to score four goals in a game as Rockford cruised to a 6-1 win over visiting San Antonio on Wednesday at the MetroCentre.
Pelletier tallied a hat trick by the 10:42 mark of the first period and added his fourth of the night in the third stanza for the IceHogs, who moved to 4-1-0-0 in their last five games.
Pelletier, a First Team AHL All-Star last season with Providence, tallied two of his four markers on the power play and leads the IceHogs with 11 goals on the season (11-7-18).
IceHogs goaltender Corey Crawford stopped 26 of 27 shots to pick up the victory.
Captain Jeff Hoggan scored on the power play for the Rampage, who are now 0-14-0-1 in their last 15 contests.
Lowell’s Matt Halischuk tallied the AHL’s first four-goal game in a 6-4 win over Worcester on Oct. 11.
LOWELL 3, PROVIDENCE 0
Rookie goaltender Jeff Frazee made 40 saves for his first professional shutout as Lowell took a 3-0 win over visiting Providence at Tsongas Arena.
Lowell is now back over .500 overall at 8-7-1-2 for the campaign.
MANCHESTER 3, GRAND RAPIDS 2 (SO)
Rookie forward Justin Azevedo scored twice in regulation and added the winning shootout marker as Manchester took a 3-2 win over Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena in the teams’ first-ever meeting.
The Monarchs finished a perfect 5-0-0-0 on their five-game Western Conference road trip, and Azevedo totaled four goals and seven points in the five victories.
HERSHEY 4, BINGHAMTON 1
Rookie standout Oskar Osala netted a pair of goals and added an assist as Hershey took a 4-1 win over visiting Binghamton before 8,688 fans at the Giant Center.
Hershey goaltender Simeon Varlamov picked up the victory with 23 saves on 24 shots. The Bears won their sixth straight game despite losing four players – Karl Alzner, Sami Lepisto, Chris Bourque, and Graham Mink – to NHL recall earlier in the day.
Defenseman Brian Lee tallied his first goal of the campaign for the Senators’ lone score.
WORCESTER 4, PORTLAND 3
Lukas Kaspar tallied a goal and two helpers to lead Worcester to its fifth straight victory, a 4-3 final over host Portland at the Cumberland County Civic Center.
Worcester goaltender Taylor Dakers made 31 saves and improved to 4-0-0 on the campaign. The Sharks’ five-game winning streak is their longest since a seven-game run from March 16-31, 2007.
Defenseman Mike Kostka scored twice in the third period for the division-leading Pirates, who have now dropped three straight (0-2-0-1). Felix Schutz chipped in a goal and an assist in the loss.
PHILADELPHIA 5, WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 1
Darroll Powe tallied two goals and added an assist as Philadelphia took a 5-1 road win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at the Wachovia Arena.
Phantoms goaltender Scott Munroe made 25 saves on 26 shots, helping his team move back above the .500 mark at 11-10-0-0.
Luca Caputi scored the lone goal for the Penguins, who lost their third straight contest.
NORFOLK 6, SPRINGFIELD 4
Norfolk scored twice in each period en route to a 6-4 win over visiting Springfield at the Scope. The win snapped the Admirals’ four-game losing skid.
Admirals goaltender Karri Ramo picked up the victory with 30 saves on 34 shots.
MILWAUKEE 4, PEORIA 1
Four different skaters netted goals as Milwaukee overcame a 1-0 deficit to post a 4-1 win over visiting Peoria at the Bradley Center.
Milwaukee goaltender Drew MacIntyre only had to make 15 saves in the winning effort, which pushed the Admirals to 8-2-0-0 in their last 10 contests.
Jeff Cowan, a 413-game NHL veteran, scored the Rivermen’s lone goal, marking his first AHL tally since the 1999-00 campaign.
IOWA 4, QUAD CITY 3 (OT)
Josh Green scored just 21 seconds into overtime to give Iowa a 4-3 road win over Quad City at the I Wireless Center.
Iowa initially took a 3-0 lead by the 1:35 mark of the third period, but the Flames staged a furious late rally to send the game to the extra session.
Iowa goaltender Jean-Philippe Levasseur emerged with the victory after making 31 saves on 34 shots.