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NHL: A look at the Blackhawks’ opening night roster

Staff Report CHICAGO - The Chicago Blackhawks announced their opening-night roster for the 2018-19 season. Five players who saw action for the Rockford IceHogs last season are active for tonight's regular-season opener against the…

NHL: Blackhawks ship Tanner Kero to Vancouver

By Jim Hagerty Reporter CHICAGO - The Chicago Blackhawks have traded Tanner Kero to the Vancouver Canucks, the team announced Sunday. In exchange for Kero, who emerged as the top offensive player for the Rockford IceHogs during the…

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…

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…

Public hearing about casino Sept. 23 at Coronado

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The hearing to give Rockford citizens the opportunity to weigh in on the casino process and hear presentations from the applicants will be at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, at the Coronado Performing Arts Center.…

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…

Cubs ban fan who used ‘offensive’ hand gesture

Cubs ban indefinitely fan who used 'offensive' hand gesture By Andrew Seligman AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have banned indefinitely from Wrigley Field the fan that used what appeared to be a racist hand gesture…

IceHogs sign Kris Versteeg for 2019-20 season

Staff Report ROCKFORD -- The Rockford IceHogs today announced they have agreed to terms with two-time Stanley Cup champion, forward Kris Versteeg, on a one-year AHL contract that runs through the 2019-20 season. Versteeg, 32, split…