Friday, April 3, 2009

Just so you know I wasn't making things up

Last Friday, I reported that Jake Dowell was called up to Chicago on Thursday night. But then he played for the Icehogs on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and so I was a bit confused. But it turns out he did fly up to Chicago from Houston on Thursday, just to fly back to Houston on Friday morning, barely having set foot in Chicago. Here's what happened, as told by the Icehogs' blog:
The Travels and Tribulations of Jake Dowell
03/27/2009 3:10 PM - Mike Peck

Think you’ve had a long past 24 hours?

You should be in the shoes of Jake Dowell!

Dowell was with the IceHogs on the trip down to Houston Thursday morning. Less than two hours after arriving, which was about 2:30 p.m., the winger was notified that he would have to fly back to Chicago on Thursday night on an emergency basis because of an injury to an un-named Blackhawks’ skater.

After heading to the morning skate on Friday morning in Chicago with the Blackhawks, it was determined that all was well with said skater on the Hawks, meaning Dowell’s services was not going to be needed for tonight’s game against New Jersey at the United Center.

So yes, you guessed it, Dowell headed back to the airport for a return trip to Houston to rejoin the IceHogs for Friday night’s game at the Toyota Center.

Sounds like a indecisive Brett Favre promotion…oh wait, we’ve already done that!

I sure hope the Jake has some frequent flier memberships.
Well, that's a kick in the pants, isn't it?

Dowell didn't get any points that weekend, but he did get 5 for fighting in both Saturday's and Sunday's games. Nubeetle was at Sunday's game, and he said Dowell won his fight that night. (I haven't heard anything one way or the other about Saturday's fight.) Nubeetle also said that, despite not recording any points, Dowell looked pretty good all night and had a pretty good game.

He did score a goal in Rockford's most recent game -- a 5-2 victory over Lake Erie. And hmmm, he got another 5 for fighting.

In other Rockford Badgers news . . . nubeetle reports that Jack Skille was injured in the 1st period of Sunday's game, and I see that he didn't play on Wednesday. I haven't heard anything more specific. It's too bad --he'd been playing pretty well lately, with 3 goals and 1 assist in his previous 4 games.

Nubeetle also got to see Robbie Earl play for the Aeros in Sunday's game. No points for Robbie (although he did score a goal in Friday's game in Houston), but the change of scenery seems to be agreeing with Robbie, and he seems happy with his new team.