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IceHogs End Season – Griffins Advance

The IceHogs' season abruptly came to a halt earlier this evening, when they lost game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals to the Griffins 5-3. The Griffins take the series 4-1 and move on to the AHL Western Conference Finals. Teemu Pulkkinen put the Griffins on the scoreboard just 5 minutes into the 1st period. Then at 59 seconds into the 2nd period, the Griffins' Andy Miele made it 2-0. Rockford promptl ...

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IceHogs Drop Game 4 in OT

The IceHogs lost 2-1, to the Griffins in OT last night in Rockford. It was Game 4 in the Best of  7 Western Conference Semifinals. The Hogs need to get a WIN on Sunday, or their post-season will come to an end, as the Griffins lead the series 3-1. Games 6 & 7 are slated for May 19th & 20th in Grand Rapids, should they be necessary. ...

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Boys are Back – IceHogs Win Game 3

The boys are back in town, topping the Griffins 4-1 in Game 3 of the AHL Western Conference Semifinals. It appeared to be a case of role reversal, as the Griffins to take the role the IceHogs played in Games 1 & 2...present but not. The Hogs were on a 5 minute penalty for Cody Bass being assessed a Major penalty for Charging when Mark McNeil tallied a unassisted shorty @ 12:21 in the first period. Ryan ...

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NHL (finally) reveals Western Conference Final schedule

It took them plenty of time, but six days after the Hawks dispatched the Minnesota Wild in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the NHL finally announced the dates and times for Chicago's Western Conference Final matchup with the Anaheim Ducks. The following tweet comes from Sun-Times reporter Mark Lazerus: https://twitter.com/MarkLazerus/status/598683638398615552 Keep an eye on ChiCitySports this ...

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IceHogs Drop 1st Game in Series to Griffins 5-3

The Grand Rapids Griffins hosted the IceHogs for the first game in the AHL Western Conference Semifinals. The Hogs had a week off in between rounds and perhaps some momentum was lost from the first round. Rockford appeared sluggish and did not really seem to catch their stride until the 3rd period. Too little, too late. This kind of playing might be ok in the regular season, but this is the playoffs and eve ...

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Chicago Cubs show support for the Chicago Blackhawks

It's always nice when Chicago sports teams decide to support each other. When the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, we saw both the Cubs and White Sox honor the team during the Crosstown Classic. We've seen Derrick Rose, Michael Jordan as well as other current and former Bulls players sporting Blackhawks gear throughout the years. And yes, even the Bears have been known to support the team. The latest ...

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IceHogs Sweep Stars in OT – Advance to 2nd Round

It's Play Off Hockey in Rockford and the fans turned out, last night, to see their hometown boys sweep the Texas Stars. Games 1 & 2 were played over the past weekend, with the IceHogs prevailing in both games. Stephan Johns scored the OT game winner for Rockford a mere 23 seconds into the OT period. The IceHogs will now advance to Round 2. Game dates and opponent TBA.           ...

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Scott Darling gets game four start

Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville has decided to go with the hot hand for Tuesday's game four in Chicago. Quenneville told the media on Monday that Scott Darling will get another start after turning in a 4-2 win on Sunday for the Blackhawks. Darling got the game three start after Corey Crawford struggled in game two. He made 35 saves on 37 shots Sunday, turning in another nice performance. It w ...

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IceHogs Lose to Marlies 3-1

The IceHogs closed out their regular season play last night with a bit of a whimper. Losing to the Toronto Marlies 3-1. Entering last night's game, the Hogs had a chance to clinch the Midwest Division Title and possibly clinch the Western Conference Title. But those chances disappeared quickly as the game progressed. With the Hog's best players listed as "healthy scratches", the remaining game roster was a ...

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Scott Darling to start for Chicago Blackhawks

Back to Scott Darling the Chicago Blackhawks go. After goalie Corey Crawford gave up six goals in a game two loss to the Nashville Predators on Friday night, head coach Joel Quenneville is giving Scott Darling his chance. But unlike the decision after game one, this one wasn't as easy. https://twitter.com/BHTVeric/status/589502319395475456 “It’s a tough decision for us,” head coach Joel Quenneville told the ...

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