Bishop Records Shutout in 3-0 Win
Opponent: @Rockford IceHogs
Date: November 12, 2011 7:05 p.m.
Score(Home/Away): 0-3 W
Ben Bishop recorded his second shutout of the season on the way to a 3-0 Peoria Rivermen win over the Rockford IceHogs at the BMO Harris Bank Center in front of 4,715 on Saturday night. Bishop stopped all 37 shots while T.J. Hensick, Brett Sonne and Brett Sterling tallied the Peoria goals.
Hensick opened the scoring early with his sixth goal of the year from Anthony Peluso and Derek Nesbitt. At just the 2:54 mark of the opening frame, Hensick skated across the face of the goal and shelved a backhanded shot past a sprawled out Alexander Salak.
Peoria’s Brett Sonne extended the Rivermen lead at 14:00 in the second period when he swatted a rebound under Salak’s leg from outside the crease. Cade Fairchild, who put the original shot on goal, and Adam Cracknell were credited with the assists.
The Rivermen took a 3-0 lead on the power play at 12:32 in the third period. Sterling forced a puck into the Rockford net from the right side of the crease as Salak fell into his net. Phil McRae and Hensick were awarded the assists.
Rockford outshot Peoria 37-28 and went 0-for-6 on the power play. Peoria went 1-for-5 on the man advantage.
The Rivermen continue a nine-game road trip on Tuesday in Hamilton at 6:30 p.m. All games can be heard on CD Country 107.9 FM or online through www.rivermen.net.