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Rockford Recap: Jaxson Stauber Notches a Shutout-and a Goal



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The Rockford IceHogs escaped a seven-game losing streak last week on the night they honored Corey Crawford with a jersey retirement ceremony. Jaxson Stauber not only secured a shutout to backstop the IceHogs to a third straight victory, but he also sealed the game with a goal of his own.

Stauber had 24 saves in the IceHogs 4-0 victory over the Chicago Wolvers that saw Colton Dach add a marker of his own. The shutout was also the first of Stauber’s professional career.

Jaxson Stauber The Second IceHogs Netminder to Score a Goal

While Stauber etched his name in the AHL  recordbook, he wasn’t the first Rockford goalie to get one. Collin Delia buried one back in 2021 and it’s been more common place in the AHL for goalies to find the back of the net. From 2010 until 2020, there were six markers from goaltenders. Since Delia’s goal in 2021, there have been eight goals from netminders, including one in the playoffs.

Delia and Stauber bookend those eight goals.

Aside from the excitement of Stauber’s goal, defenseman Nolan Allan notched his third tally of the season in a team effort that have pulled them back to .500 and gives a little more breathing room as they try to snag one of the five playoff spots in the Central Division.

The Hogs currently sit fourth with 45 points, seven more than fifth place Manitoba and eight above the Wolves. More importantly, the young prospects that Chicago is looking to be with the big club down the road chipped in tonight in various ways. Allan and Dach potted goals while Ethan Del Mastro assisted on Allan’s goal.

Yes it was a very good night for the Rockford IceHogs, and an unforgettable one for Jaxson Stauber.

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