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IceHogs vs. Moose: Welcome to the Red Out

May 9, 2018, 8:23 AM ET [293 Comments]
Justin Lowe
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The "Red Out" for game #3 kicks off tonight at 7pm CST. Red Out doesn't sound near as good as "White Out" but it's great to see the Rockford fans really rally behind their team.

The AHL isn't the most glamorous to some people and it's not that easy to find a game on online to check out but I've always loved it and it's a heck of a league. It's great to see some Blackhawks fans and media getting behind their farm team's run right now.

You can expect the Moose to come out with all they have tonight to look to get back into this series. The ‘Hogs grabbed 2 wins on the road and look to continue their scorching hot play.

Colin Delia will obviously be in the net tonight for Rockford as he's been lights out dating back to his last 10 or so games in the regular season. Although I'm sure he'd rather be playing, Delia couldn't have a better teammate and mentor in Jeff Glass working and talking with him every day.

One can't overlook the value of a strong veteran presence like Jeff Glass, especially in the AHL, where Glass will likely finish out his career. I've heard even going back to last year that Glass has been an amazing influence on the younger players. He's been the defacto captain on this team for a while.

Chris DiDomenico has been an amazing addition as well as he paces the IceHogs with points in the playoffs with 8 in 5 games.

I kept hinting to you all that the Hawks might make a deal to help this Rockford team; it might have seemed insignificant at the time but could pay off later.

Well with the news that Ville Pokka is signing overseas, that Pokka for Didomenico swap is looking pretty good right now. "Dido" should be re-upped for another year with the Hawks/'Hogs next year. He brings strong production and leadership in the AHL and has NHL experience.

Hope you are all able to check out the game tonight, it's going to be a good one.

Go ‘Hogs!

JL

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