Delia Delivers Masterful Win on ‘Billionaire Strut’ Bobblehead Night

Sports
IceHogs

ROCKFORD, Ill. – Collin Delia made 27 saves and notched an assist during his “Billionaire Strut” bobblehead night to lead the Rockford IceHogs past the Cleveland Monsters 4-1 at the BMO Harris Bank Center Saturday for their fifth win in their last six games.

The Hogs opened scoring early in the first period when John Quenneville dished a pass to a streaking Dylan Sikura on the power play 3:31 into the frame. Sikura drove down the left wing and slid a sneaky shot between the legs of Monsters netminder Brad Thiessen to give the home squad the 1-0 lead and extend his personal point streak to 10 games.

Rockford doubled that lead 16:27 into the initial stanza when MacKenzie Entwistle showed great patience skating through the slot and fired a shot off the far pad that popped in front of the crease. Brandon Hagel collected the rebound and flipped the puck over Thiessen to make it 2-0.

The Monsters made things interesting with a goal of their own 18:09 into the second period, but Ian McCoshen uncorked a bomb of a one-timer for his first goal of the season 7:19 into the final twenty to restore the IceHogs’ two-goal advantage.

McCoshen added an empty-net tally in the waning minutes of regulation to seal the victory for the Hogs, who have now won three in a row and five of their last six.

Delia made several sprawling stops throughout the contest, turning away 27 of 28 shots and assisting on McCoshen’s empty-net marker, while Thiessen denied 22 of 25 in the losing effort.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Sports Video

Scott’s Little Sports highlights

Trending Stories