The Rockford IceHogs carried the momentum of back-to-back wins over the weekend into Tuesday night, defeating the Milwaukee Admirals 5-2 at the BMO Harris Bank Center to create some space in the Central Division standings.
The Hogs and Ads entered the evening each with 75 points as the top two teams in the division. Pierre-Cedric Labrie's hat trick powered the victory. Jake Dowell and Matt Fraser added the other two goals for Rockford, while Kyle Baun and Viktor Svedberg each had two assists. Goaltender Michael Leighton made 26 saves.
The IceHogs now hit the road for two games at Charlotte this Saturday and Sunday before they return home next Tuesday against the Checkers.