The IceHogs came into week three’s games coming off of their first win of the 2012-13 season at home against the Charlotte Checkers. They had three more games on tap, two of which were against the San Antonio Rampage.
I begin this post with extremely important news.
As most of you know by now, a selection of former and current Blackhawks, in addition to players from around the “World”, played a charity hockey game on Friday night at the Allstate Arena. The good news is over $300K was raised for the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s Hospital. The bad (or perhaps best) news was that the game was so beyond ridiculous that you had to laugh. And cry. It was better than “Cats.”
The World Team beat the team of assorted Blackhawks 16-15 in a shootout. Because we take journalism so seriously here at Runs On Duncan, I humbly present to you a summary of this game, courtesy of the most awful, silly and absurd photos I took while in the third row.
Warning – extremely photo-heavy post after the jump. If you still own a Blackberry, I’d hate for it to burst into flames if you try to view this.
The IceHogs entered week two still in search of their first victory of 2012-13 and this week provided three opportunities to earn it. Two of the three chances were on home ice as well.
It’s finally happened. A vital member of the Blackhawks is heading overseas.
With that, Patrick Kane becomes the fifth Blackhawks player to head overseas, signing with EHC Biel of National League A in Switzerland. Michael Frolik was the first to sign with a European team, going to Piráti Chomutov of the Czech Extraliga. Michal Rozsival then signed with HC Plzeň in the same league. Soon after, Bryan Bickell signed with Orli Znojmo of the Erst Bank Eishockey Liga, also known as the Austria Hockey League. Viktor Stalberg signed with Frölunda of Elitserien.
You know what this means. More fun with Google Translate with the official article from EHC Biel! (Don’t worry — I’ll be posting a real translation later on tonight.)
Sadly, I’d prefer a banana split, but the season’s still young.
After playing their season opener on the 13th, the Walleye had to wait nearly a week to play game number two on the year. Go ECHL scheduling, go! Toledo finally laced up the skates again last Friday at home vs. the Cincinnati Cyclones and traveled to Kalamazoo on Saturday to take on the Wings.
The Rockford IceHogs are looking for their first win of the season as they open at home tonight.
But let’s not focus on that. Instead, let’s watch the team’s new opening video, which will play before every home game this season.
The NHL announced today that the league has cancelled all regular season games through November 1. This includes two Blackhawks games.
- Saturday, October 27 vs. San Jose Sharks
- Tuesday, October 30 vs. Phoenix Coyotes
If you have already bought tickets to either of these games, keep an eye on your email for further information on how to get your money back.
You know, up until last week, this would have been met with a gnashing of teeth and capslock rage. Now, though? I’ve reached a sort of zen about it. I’ve been focusing on other things (and other leagues) to get me through the lockout. So, fine. Cancel games, NHL. That’s cool. I haven’t died without you yet, and I doubt I will any time soon.
Now, for no real reason, here’s a picture of Jonathan Toews on a CTA train.
It’s Chicago versus The World, and it’s all for charity.
Members of the 2010 Stanley Cup-winning Blackhawks team — including Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Adam Burish, and Brian Campbell — will be taking on various other hockey stars in “Champs for Charity” at Allstate Arena. This exhibition game will take place on October 26 at 7:30pm and will benefit the Ronald McDonald House in Streeterville.
To get your tickets, go here. For a list of who will be there, check it out after the jump.
The IceHogs opened up the 2012-13 season with two Midwest Division match-ups against the Chicago Wolves, both of which were extremely competitive games.