Tightening up defensively key for IceHogs

ROCKFORD - Although there was some intense play on the part of the Rockford IceHogs to get them to .500 last weekend, things need to tighten up defensively if they intend to build on last year's deep playoff run. "It's nice to see that…

AHL: IceHogs sweep opening homestand

ROCKFORD - Graham Knott netted the game-winner Sunday as the Rockford IceHogs capped a perfect weekend homestand with a 5-2 defeat of the Hershey Bears at the BMO Harris Bank Center.  The 'Hogs bounced back from a 0-for-2 start on the road…

Big third period lifts IceHogs past Stars

ROCKFORD - Dylan Sikura scored his first career AHL goal as part of Rockford's three-goal third period to push the IceHogs to a 5-3 victory in front of a packed home-opening crowd of 4,773 Friday night at the BMO Harris Bank Center. The…

AHL: IceHogs drop season opener 4-1

CLEVELAND- Matthew Highmore got the Rockford IceHogs on the board first in their 20th anniversary season opener against the Cleveland Monsters at the Quicken Loans Arena, but Cleveland responded with four consecutive goals and the IceHogs…

AHL Preview: IceHogs gear up for 2018-19 season

ROCKFORD - The Rockford IceHogs have made their final preseason roster moves and are set to begin the 2018-19 season Friday night in Cleveland. The 'Hogs started the week after releasing several players on professional tryout deals and…

IceHogs assign McArdle, Welychka to Indy Fuel

ROCKFORD - The Rockford IceHogs on Monday announced they have assigned defenseman Josh McArdle and forward Brett Welychka to their ECHL affiliate, the Indy Fuel. McArdle, 24, recently completed his senior season at Brown University,…

Josh McArdle confident he’ll crack IceHogs roster

ROCKFORD - Josh McArdle made history this summer when he became the first Rockford youth hockey player to come through the ranks and sign an AHL contract. Now the Hononegah High School graduate is looking to do it again as the first…

IceHogs announce training camp schedule

The Rockford IceHogs on Tuesday announced their 2018 Training Camp schedule. The IceHogs begin their 20th season of professional hockey, and 12th as the top affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks, with their first official practice of the…

Seven IceHogs invited to Blackhawks Development Camp

By Jim Hagerty Reporter CHICAGO - Seven players who skated with the Rockford IceHogs last season will report to the 2018 Chicago Blackhawks Development Camp next week. Forwards Radovan Bondra, Alexandre Fortin, Mathias From, Kyle…

IceHogs sign former Rockford youth player

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford IceHogs on Thursday announced they have agreed to terms with defenseman Josh McArdle on a one-year AHL contract through the 2018-19 season. He is the first alumnus of Rockford’s youth hockey program…

Chicago has 21 IceHogs under contract for 2018-19 season

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Twenty-one players on this year's Rockford IceHogs roster are under contract with the Chicago Blackhawks for the 2018-19 season, including 10 skaters who saw NHL action. Overall, 13 players earned recalls; six…

Still in it: IceHogs force Game 6 in Western finals

By Jim HagertyReporter ROCKFORD -- The Rockford IceHogs are not going quietly from the AHL Western Conference Finals.  That is because the club believes it can pull off one of the greatest comebacks in league history as the series heads