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The Rockford IceHogs will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 7) to announce their head coach and director of hockey operations for the 2006-07 season.
Steve Martinson has been head coach the past two seasons. He is credited with leading the team to its two best seasons in club history. Both of those two years, the team made the United Hockey Leagues Colonial Cup Playoffs.
Speculation has it Martinson will not return next year. No one associated with the Hogs would go on record to confirm or deny that rumor.
Due to his success as a head coach, Martinson is expected to move up in the ranks of the coaching world. Martinson did not respond to messages for comment left on his cell phone.
Fans can look for more information about todays announcement in next weeks edition of The Rock River Times.
Doug Halberstadt is a local resident and is track announcer at Rockford Speedway. He can be reached via e-mail at Dougster61@aol.com.
From the Jun 7-13, 2006, issue