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Skille helps IceHogs to shootout win over Wolves

Sunday’s Boxscores

ROCKFORD 3, CHICAGO 2
Jack Skille netted both of Rockford’s goals in regulation and added a score in the shootout as the IceHogs took a 3-2 road win over Chicago on Sunday at Allstate Arena.

Skille, selected seventh overall in the 2005 draft by the parent Chicago Blackhawks, scored his first two goals of the season for the IceHogs, and goaltender Antti Niemi earned the victory with 34 saves in net. Rockford extended its winning streak to six games and is 7-1-0-0 overall.

The teams exchanged goals in both the first and second periods. Joe Motzko netted both goals for the Wolves, and Skille responded both times for Rockford.

The IceHogs’ Petri Kontiola and the Wolves’ Matt Anderson each chipped in a pair of helpers.

Tim Brent’s goal in the seventh round of the shootout sealed Rockford’s victory. Junior Lessard netted Chicago’s lone shootout marker.


GRAND RAPIDS 6, NORFOLK 3
Justin Abdelkader tallied a hat trick as Grand Rapids doubled up Norfolk, 6-3, at Van Andel Arena. The Griffins improved to 4-0-1-0 on the young season.

Abdelkader scored twice in the first period and then sealed the victory with an empty-net goal late in the third.

Darren Haydar posted a goal and two helpers for the Griffins, who also received goals from Ryan Oulahen and Francis Pare.

Grand Rapids goaltender Daniel Larsson picked up the victory with 28 saves on 31 shots.


QUAD CITY 2, HAMILTON 0
Matt Keetley stopped all 32 shots he faced to pick up the shutout as Quad City blanked Hamilton by a 2-0 final at Copps Coliseum.

The teams were scoreless through the first two periods, but Warren Peters and Kyle Greentree netted goals for the Flames in the third.

Quad City went 2-1-0-0 on their three-day swing through the North Division.

Bulldogs goaltender Marc Denis made 27 saves in a losing effort.


PEORIA 5, LAKE ERIE 2
Steve Regier netted a pair of goals as Peoria took a 5-2 win over Lake Erie and a sweep of the teams’ two-game set at Carver Arena.

Trent Whitfield posted a goal and an assist for the Rivermen, and Chris Conner and Ryan Reaves also found the back of the net.

Peoria goaltender Chris Holt stopped 20 of 22 shots in the winning effort.

Rob Drummond and T.J. Hensick scored for the Monsters, who lost three games in three days this weekend to begin a six-game road swing.


TORONTO 5, HOUSTON 4
Andre Deveaux tallied a hat trick to propel Toronto over visiting Houston by a 5-4 count at Ricoh Coliseum.

Two of Deveaux’s goals were scored on the power play, and all three came by the end of the second period. Boyd Devereaux and Darryl Boyce also scored for the Marlies, and Tim Stapleton chipped in a pair of helpers.

The Aeros, who dropped three straight road games this weekend, received goals from Danny Irmen, John Lammers, and Maxim Noreau.

Toronto goaltender Justin Pogge stopped 19 shots in the winning effort.


HERSHEY 8, ROCHESTER 3
Hershey’s potent offense peppered 50 shots on goal, and eight of them went in the net to give the Bears an 8-3 win over visiting Rochester before 10,743 fans at the Giant Center.

Quintin Laing and Oskar Osala each scored a pair of goals, while Chris Bourque posted a game-high four points (1-3-4) for the Bears.

Karl Alzner and Andrew Gordon each contributed a goal and an assist, and Alexandre Giroux rounded out the Hershey offense.

It marked the third time in eight games this season that the Bears scored at least seven goals, and the second time that they have tallied eight.

Bears goaltender Daren Machesney only had to make 13 saves in the win, as his team wound up with a 50-16 advantage in shots.

Jacob Micflikier paced the Amerks with a goal and two assists, and Michael Duco tallied a goal and a helper.


IOWA 2, SAN ANTONIO 1
Bobby Ryan netted a pair of goals to give Iowa a 2-1 road win over San Antonio at the AT&T Center, allowing the Chops a split of their two-game set with the Rampage.

After a scoreless first period, Ryan scored on the power play 6:05 into the middle stanza. San Antonio’s Jeff Hoggan tied it up at the 17:38 mark.

Ryan netted the eventual game-winner for the Chops at 4:03 of the third period. T.J. Trevelyan assisted on both of Ryan’s scores.

Chops goaltender David LeNeveu earned the victory with 23 saves on 24 shots.