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Rockford IceHogs, Kris Versteeg part ways

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Kris Versteeg's second stint with the Rockford IceHogs is over, the team announced Sunday. IceHogs General Manager Mark Bernard said Versteeg and the club have mutually agreed to terminate the two-time Stanley Cup…

‘Playing for each other’ paying off for young IceHogs

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - The Rockford IceHogs are starting to find their identity and their way into the win column. Rockford won two of three games last week, including dealing Toronto its first regulation loss of the…

IceHogs win five of last six games

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The IceHogs won two of three games last week, including dealing Toronto its first regulation loss of the 2019-20 season. Rockford has now won five of the last six games and is 7-3-0-0 over its last 10…

IceHogs handle Rampage 6-2

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Adam Boqvist, MacKenzie Entwistle and Reese Johnson each scored their first AHL goal on Wednesday as the IceHogs defeated the San Antonio Rampage 6-2 at the BMO Harris Bank Center. The Rampage opened scoring 7:56…

AHL: IceHogs hold off Wolves for first win

Staff Report ROCKFORD - John Quenneville, Dylan Sikura and Anton Wedin each scored in the first period and Collin Delia made 29 stops to lead the Rockford IceHogs to their first win of the 2019-20 season, 3-2, over the Chicago Wolves…

Rockford IceHogs searching for first win

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Not pretty. That is what coach Derek King said of the Rockford IceHogs after the club dropped its first three games of the 2019-20 season.  "We look good on paper," King said. "But we're not a…

Kris Versteeg named Rockford IceHogs captain

Staff Report ROCKFORD – Forward Kris Versteeg has been named Rockford IceHogs captain for the 2019-20 season, coach Derek King announced Wednesday. "It was a pretty special moment," Versteeg said of when King told him he'd be wearing…

IceHogs sign Blackhawks draft pick to AHL deal

Staff Report ROCKFORD -The Rockford IceHogs on Thursday announced they have agreed to terms with defenseman Jake Ryczek on a one-year contract that runs through the 2019-20 season. Ryczek, 21, completed his first full season in the…

5 IceHogs skate in Blackhawks Development Camp

Staff Report CHICAGO - Of the 36 players listed on the 2019 Chicago Blackhawks Development Camp roster, five skated with the Rockford IceHogs during the 2018-19 season. The camp roster features defenseman Chad Krys and forwards …

IceHogs announce 2019-20 schedule

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford IceHogs have announced their 2019-20 regular season schedule.   The 'Hogs open their 21st season of hockey in Rockford on Friday, Oct. 4, in Des Moines, Iowa, against the Iowa Wild and celebrate…

Pro Hockey: IceHogs ink Tyler Sikura to one-year AHL deal

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The Rockford IceHogs on Monday announced that they have agreed to terms with forward Tyler Sikura on a one-year AHL contract that runs through the 2019-20 season. Sikura, 27, was an alternate captain with the…