Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Rockford Badgers (and other alumni) update

Jack Skille had a pretty good weekend with the Rockford Icehogs. On Friday, he had 1 assist and 11 SOG as Rockford defeated Norfolk 5-4 in a shootout. On Saturday, he had 1 assist and 3 SOG as Rockford defeated Norfolk 4-0. And on Sunday he had 2 goals and 4 SOG as Rockford defeated Chicago 3-2 in a shootout. Oh yeah, Skille scored in the shootout, too.
"This is huge," said winger Jack Skille of beating the Wolves in their first meeting of the 2008-09 season. "They're really good at home and we knew that coming into this barn that we had to play hard.

"I had a couple of chances at the end there" Skille said of a chance at notching the second hat trick in IceHogs AHL history. "But it's not about me. Kontiola had a good game and we really played well as a team."
Jake Dowell had an assist and finished +1 on both Friday and Saturday. On Sunday he finished even and was held of the scoresheet. By the way, Jake was a starter on Sunday.

In other alumni news:
  • Todd Milewski notes that Matt Ford has 5 goals and 7 points in 3 games with the ECHL's Charlotte Checkers and is leading the team in both categories. Nice!
  • Tom Gilbert has another blog post. Ummm . . . it's not exactly as informative/entertaining as Burish's blog . . . but yeah, it's our Tommy and he seems like a nice guy, and it's nice to see the $24 MM contract doesn't appear to be going to his head . . .