Week 25 brought about three games for the IceHogs. To keep in close contention with the rest of the Western Conference for a playoff spot, the Hogs needed to take at least 4 out of 6 points. Could the boys from RockVegas do it? Find out after the jump.
For the second straight weekend, the IceHogs faced a three-games-in-three-nights situation. This time in week 23, they faced the Chicago Wolves twice and the Peoria Rivermen. With these big Midwest Division games, the Hogs needed to take, at the bare minimum, 4 out of the 6 points to be right on the cusp of making it into the playoffs; with 6 out of 6 points, they could be in the top 8.
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.
Week nine was filled with Midwest Division opponents for the Rockford IceHogs. Fortunately for the IceHogs, two of the games were on home ice. The Hogs also looked to extend their three game winning streak.
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 five featured two big Midwest Division games for the IceHogs with tilts against the Griffins and the Admirals.
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 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.