Houston Aeros (6-6-1-2) 15pts 3rd in West Division
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #16 Jason Zucker ~ 7G 5A = 12pts
*2. #64 Mikael Granlund ~ 4G 8A = 12pts
3. #37 Justin Fontaine ~ 4G 8A = 12pts
4. #10 Brian Connelly ~ 2G 9A = 11pts
5. #3 Charlie Coyle ~ 7G 3A = 10pts
Top 3 PIM's:
1. #4 Drew Bagnall ~ 37 PIM's
2. #44 Nick Palmieri ~ 22 PIM's
3. #17 Brett Bulmer ~ 17 PIM's
1. #31 Matt Hackett (3-5-2) 3.25GAA .887%SP
2. #35 Darcy Kuemper (3-2-0) 2.56GAA .898%SP
Rockford IceHogs (6-7-0-1) 13pts 4th in Midwest Division
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #27 Brandon Pirri ~ 6G 7A = 13pts
2. #16 Marcus Kruger ~ 3G 8A = 11pts
3. #39 Martin St. Pierre ~ 3G 8A = 11pts
4. #19 Jeremy Morin ~ 5G 4A = 9pts
5. #17 Jimmy Hayes ~ 4G 4A = 8pts
1. #16 Brandon Bollig ~ 48 PIM's
2. #11 Philippe Paradis ~ 35 PIM's
3. #23 Andre...
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