The IceHogs faced their first 3-games-in-3-nights set since December 7th – 9th. In that set of 3 games, the Hogs went 1-2-0-0 against the Milwaukee Admirals, Chicago Wolves and Grand Rapids Griffins. The playoff-pushing Hogs looked to do better in week 22′s 3-in-3 set as they took on the Oklahoma City Barons and the Wolves.
The IceHogs broke out into a much needed offensive explosion in week 19 that propelled them into some favorable results against some extremely tough opponents.
Week 16 wasn’t kind to the IceHogs as they played their last two games before the AHL All Star Break. They had to take on their I-90 rival Chicago Wolves and a team they had yet to see this season in the Oklahoma City Barons.
Are you worried that hockey has become too staid? Too gentlemanly? Too concerned with skill over grit? Overrun with soft Europeans who would rather score goals and skate really fast instead of drop the gloves?
Well, if this is you — thanks for reading my blog, Don Cherry. Also, never fear: old-time hockey is alive and well, thriving in Rockford, Illinois (unlike many of its citizens).
The Rockford IceHogs and the Grand Rapids Griffins don’t like each other very much. It’s not just a forced rivalry between the farm team of the Chicago Blackhawks and the farm team of the Detroit Red Wings — there is a genuine, burning hatred between these two teams that leaks from every pore of every player that steps on the ice every time these two teams are forced to play each other.
That hatred boiled over during Saturday night’s game, resulting in the following videos.
After their home game against the Texas Stars on November 27th, the IceHogs found themselves on a three game road trip that started in Chicago and finished in the Queen City of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Even with Thanksgiving, the IceHogs were busy during the holiday week. Wednesday featured a home contest against a Midwest Division rival and then the weekend brought a road trip to Ohio to face the Monsters.
Week six brought about three games for the IceHogs. A mid-week contest saw the Rivermen make their way into town, and then there was a home-and-home with Houston to play.
Week four brought two more home games for the IceHogs and both games were against tough opponents. The Midwest Division leaders were in town on Friday and the fourth place team in the Western Conference was in for Saturday’s contest.
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.
The NHL announced that they have cancelled all regular season games through October 24. That includes five Blackhawks games.
- Saturday, October 13 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
- Tuesday, October 16 @ Winnipeg Jets
- Thursday, October 18 vs. Colorado Avalanche
- Saturday, October 20 vs. Detroit Red Wings
- Tuesday, October 23 @ St. Louis Blues
If you have already bought tickets to any of these games, keep an eye on your email to find out how to get your money back.