Though Rockford had the day off Wednesday, it didn’t stop them from making some news. Jack Skille and Mark Cullen were both named to the 2010 PlanetUSA AHL All-Star team. A free agent signing by the Blackhawks this summer, Cullen leads the IceHogs in scoring with 12 goals and 17 assists. After spending the early part of the year in Chicago as a fourth line player, Skille is a human dynamo in the “A”. Despite playing in only 27 games, he leads the team in shots by an enormous margin with 105. The next closest player has 85.
Rockford didn’t have any representatives named to the Canadian AHL All-Stars.
One of the starters for PlanetUSA is former Hawk Brandon Bochenski. This was the third time he was named to the AHL All-Star team, though he missed the 2007 game due to injury. So maybe the trade for Kris Versteeg wasn’t so bad after all.
–Brandon Pirri had an assist in RPI’s 6-1 thrashing at the hands of the Michigan State Spartans.
–Billy Sweatt had an assist in Colorado College’s 3-2 loss to Maine.