Rockford IceHogs announce 2019-20 team awards

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford IceHogs announced Wednesday the recipients of the organization’s annual tam awards for the 2019-20 season. Most Valuable Player & Rookie of the Year: Brandon Hagel After sample of professional action at the end of the 2018-19 season (eight games, one assist) with the IceHogs, rookie Brandon Hagel became a scoring force in the Forest City during the 2019-20 campaign, earning him the team’s Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year awards. This…

IceHogs defenseman T.J. Brennan joins fans for Facebook Q&A

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Rockford IceHogs defenseman T.J.Brennan will join fans at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 21, for a live question-and-answer session on the Rockford IceHogs Facebook Fan Page. Brennan returned to the IceHogs organization in a trade between the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers on Feb. 24 and picked up three assists in six games with the IceHogs before the season was postponed. He first spent time with the IceHogs during the 2014-15 season when he contributed…

IceHogs edge Stars in shootout

Staff Report CEDAR PARK, Texas - Gabriel Gagne tallied two goals and Dylan Sikura scored in the shootout to push the Rockford IceHogs past the Texas Stars 3-2 at the H-E-B Center here Wednesday. After a scoreless overtime period, the IceHogs and the Stars moved into the shootout. Collin Delia stood tall in net during the breakaway contest, stopping all four Texas shooters. In the fourth round, Dylan Sikura skated wide to the left, moved into the slot and snapped a wrister past Jake Oettinger’s…

AHL: IceHogs clip Rampage 1-0

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Alexandre Fortin netted a shorthanded goal and Collin Delia denied each of the 28 shots he faced to lift the Rockford IceHogs over the San Antonio Rampage 1-0 at the BMO Harris Bank Center Friday. On the penalty kill 8:22 into the first period, Tyler Sikura chased after a loose puck in front of the San Antonio bench. Sikura knocked the puck toward the middle of the ice for Fortin, who was left all alone in the slot. Fortin collected the puck, spun toward Rampage…

IceHogs win third straight

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Collin Delia made 27 saves and notched an assist during his "Billionaire Strut" bobblehead night to lead the Rockford IceHogs past the Cleveland Monsters 4-1 at the BMO Harris Bank Center Saturday. The 'Hogs opened scoring early in the first period when John Quenneville dished a pass to a streaking Dylan Sikura on the power play 3:31 into the frame. Sikura skated along the left wing and slid a sneaky shot between the legs of Monsters netminder Brad Thiessen to give the…

IceHogs complete mid-week road sweep

Staff Report WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Three different skaters notched multi-point games for the Rockford IceHogs to push them past the Manitoba Moose 5-2 at Bell MTS Place on Thursday evening. The IceHogs opened scoring near the end of the first period when Joseph Cramarossa and Garrett Mitchell netted goals 1:09 apart to put Rockford up 2-0. Cramarossa broke into Manitoba's zone on a 2-on-1 with Tim Soderlund 16:52 into the beginning stanza. Soderlund pulled the puck to his backhand and slid the…

IceHogs shut out Wolves

Staff Report ROSEMONT, Ill. - Collin Delia made 34 saves and Gabriel Gagne notched a goal and an assist in his IceHogs debut as the Rockford IceHogs shut out the Chicago Wolves 2-0 at Allstate Arena Sunday afternoon. With the IceHogs up 2-0 midway through the third, the Wolves broke in on a 2-on-1 rush. Delia slid from his left to his right to deny the back-door bid and maintain the Hogs' two-goal lead. Delia kicked away all 34 Chicago shots on the day to earn the second shutout of his…

IceHogs top Grand Rapids on road

Staff Report GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Chad Krys notched his first professional goal late in the third and Ben Youds and Joseph Cramarossa each scored in the shootout to lift the Rockford IceHogs over the Grand Rapids Griffins 2-1 at Van Andel Arena Wednesday. With 7:27 remaining in regulation and the IceHogs down by a goal, John Quenneville entered the zone and backhanded a shot from the right-hand boards that rimmed around to the left wall. Pinching down from the point, Krys shoveled the…

IceHogs still in playoff position despite 3-game skid

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - The Rockford IceHogs hit the halfway point o the 2019-2020 season this week and were in are sitting in for fourth place in the Central Division. "We're sticking together," coach Derek King said of his club that's been depleted because of NHL call-ups and injuries. "We are working hard. And if you work hard, good things will happen. And they've been happening for us." Before Tuesday's 4-1 loss to Milwaukee, the IceHogs had dropped two straight to the…

Another brother: IceHogs sign Peter Quenneville to PTO

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford IceHogs announced Monday that they have singed forward Peter Quenneville to a professional tryout agreement and released forward Josh Winquist. Quenneville, 25, leads the Rapid City Rush of the ECHL with 45 points (20 goals, 25 assists) over 37 games, serves at team captain and was named to the 2020 Warrior/ECHL All-Star Classic as a part of the Western Conference All-Stars. The Edmonton, Alberta native is the older brother of current IceHogs forward…

Hockey: Quenneville reassigned to IceHogs

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Forward John Quenneville has been reassigned to the Rockford IceHogs, the Chicago Blackhawks reported Sunday. Quenneville, 23, appeared in nine games with the Blackhawks after being recalled on Dec. 22. The Edmonton, Alberta native has skated in 19 games with the IceHogs this season, tallying 13 points (8g, 5a) and a +9 rating. The forward posted a team season high-tying four-game point streak from Dec. 13-20 and has picked up eight points (4g, 4a) over his last five…

IceHogs fall to Ads, still safe in standings

Staff  Report MILWAUKEE - With 6:51 remaining in regulation and the IceHogs down 1-0, Milwaukee broke in on a 2-on-0 rush. Delia followed a back-door pass across the crease and sprawled to blocker away the Admirals' scoring chance. However, Tommy Novak beat Delia three minutes later to extend the Milwaukee lead to two and put the game out of reach. The IceHogs applied pressure late, but Admirals netminder, Troy Grosenick, shut the door to secure a 24-save shutout and the win for…

IceHogs ‘rebuild’, seek first win of 2020

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - It seems like late September around the BMO Harris Bank Center these days. That's because between NHL call-ups and injuries, the Rockford IceHogs are now building their roster, something teams do at the beginning of a season, not halfway through it. Rockford is currently without forwards John Quenneville, Dylan Sikura, and Matthew Highmore; defensemen Adam Boqvist and Dennis Gilbert and goaltender Kevin Lakinen--six guys the Blackhawks have recalled…

IceHogs drop fourth straight game

Staff Report WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Brandon Hagel, Nicolas Beaudin and Anton Wedin each scored for the Rockford IceHogs in a wild comeback affair, but the Manitoba Moose ultimately pulled away with the 4-3 victory at Bell MTS Place here Tuesday. After a scoreless first frame, Manitoba initiated a six-goal second period by netting four consecutive markers in just 4:16. C.J. Suess opened things up and Kristian Vesalainen, Emile Poirier and Cole Maier each added goals to make it 4-0 in favor of the…

AHL: Kevin Lankinen sets save record, IceHogs outlast top-ranked Milwaukee

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Kevin Lankinen set an IceHogs AHL goaltending record for the most saves in a single game by turning aside 55 shots in Rockford’s 2-1 overtime victory against the Milwaukee Admirals Tuesday night at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Lankinen topped the IceHogs’ previous AHL record of 49 saves originally set by Kent Simpson on Oct. 5, 2013 at San Antonio (49 saves on 51 shots) and matched by Michael Leighton on Dec. 8, 2015 at Texas (49 saves on 52 shots). Lankinen’s…