The IceHogs jumped out to an early 1-0 advantage at 14:20 in the first period. Defenseman Ryan Stanton fired a puck that
After killing off 21 straight penalties to start the season, the Checkers finally cracked the Hogs penalty kill unit to tie the game at 1-1. Drayson Bowman slipped his second goal of the season past Carter Hutton with help from Zac Dalpe and Marc-Andre Gragnani at 11:11 in the middle frame.
Just 3:11 into the third, Bowman found the net again. Dalpe fired a shot that came loose under Hutton and Bowman whisked it in. A.J. Jenks got the secondary assist as the Checkers took a 2-1 lead.
The Hogs were unable to capitalize on a power play with 1:11 left, as the Checkers held on to take game one of the weekend series, 2-1.
Hutton finished the night with 40 saves and earned the third star, while Ellis finished with 35 saves and the second star.
The IceHogs held