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Rockford IceHogs | Hogs Grind Out Win in Texas

The Rockford IceHogs (5-5-0-1) shared the weekend with the Texas Stars (6-5-2-1) after a back-and-forth win at Cedar Park, Texas on Sunday night. IceHogs forward David Gust and Luke Philip marked three-pointer nights to repel the Stars and secure the 5-4 win.

To Riley Damiani 03:00 counted out for Texas in the closing stages and the game tied 4-4, Philp sent a backhand shot past the Texas goalie at 16:18 Matthew Murray to score the game-winning goal with the IceHogs’ second man advantage in the stanza. Mike Hartman set Philp’s seventh marker of the season when he feathered a pass to the winger in the slot, where he punched an outstretched Murray for the game winner.

In his fifth multipoint game of the season and his third multi-goal contest, Gust scored Rockford’s first two goals of the night when he sent a wrist shot over Murray’s back shoulder just 1:19 of the first frame and later a shot from the rebound fended off an attempt by Philp at 8:37 to take a 2-1 lead. Gust’s gates were jammed Tanner Keroh is first of two goals that night for the Stars.

3-2 down midway through the second period, Rockford up front Bobby Lynch scored his first goal of the season at 1:30 p.m. after a pass from Gust to equalize in front of the defender isaac phillips Tally helped the IceHogs retake the lead with a one-timer blaster at 19:22.

The stars didn’t let up on IceHog’s Netminder Jason Stauber in his first game since injury against the Belleville Senators on October 29. Kero scored two goals at 4:49 in the introductory period to level the game at 1-1, and leveled the score at 2-2 in the first minute of the second stanza. Forward Riley Tufte gave the Stars their first lead of the night at 1:56 of the middle frame.

Both goalkeepers were challenged with an offensive attack on Sunday night. Texas beat Rockford 46-38, but Stauber won with 42 saves while Murray made 33 saves overall.

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