A Fan's Right To Their Team

In the spirit of one of the biggest rivals in hockey, I decided to share this story I wrote for my Senior Capstone class.  Back in the 50s, there was a radio show called “This I Believe” where people would write stories and have them read on air about things they believe in.  For my... Read more »

IceHogs' Alec Richards and Hannu Toivonen Read Poetry to Each Other?

Last night, myself and Matt Prefontaine co-hosted “Hog Talk” at Swilligans Pub in Rockford.  On the show we had IceHog’s GM, Mark Bernard, forward Brandon Bollig, and goalie Alec Richards. Brandon Bollig spoke of his back up dream as a Hollywood actor.  We also learned his passion for recycling aluminum.  Alec Richards, who says he’s... Read more »

Rockford To Chicago? Who's Ready?

After tonight’s disappointing Blackhawks loss, a fan can only think of possible trades or call up moves. Hate to break it to you, but Rockford had a disappointing loss as well. The IceHogs didn’t take as bad of a beating as the Blackhawks, losing 3-1 to the Manitoba Moose.  However, this made their season record... Read more »

IceHogs Beat Manitoba Moose Video Highlights

The Rockford IceHogs finally defeated the Manitoba Moose 1-0 last night.  Hannu Toivonen is credited with the shut out for Hogs, and Brandon Pirri got the only goal. This is the first time the IceHogs beat the Moose this season after three tries. Click here for the Moose TV highlights of last nights game. Also,... Read more »

Circus Trip May Not Be Such a Circus After all...

As most fans do… we all fear when our team takes the annual circus trip.  It’s just a common fact that most teams don’t preform the best on the road.  Jesse Rogers from ESPN 1000 reported that the Blackhawks are 44-82 on the Circus Trip since 1984, but over the last 3 years they have improved... Read more »

IceHogs Growing Mustaches... For Charity!

I just got the memo that November is “Movember” aka Mustache November. I found this out about a week ago during the Manitoba Moose versus the Rockford IceHogs game.  I interviewed Nolan Baumgartner, who spoke to me about the cause. Movember is a foundation created to provide awareness of men’s health issues such as Prostate... Read more »

8 Fights 4 Ejected in Rockford V Peoria

The game I was working last night seemed to be quite the opposite of the Rockford IceHog’s 5-1 loss to the Peoria Rivermen last Sunday.  There were 8 fights in the game and 4 were ejected last night, including Jeremy Morin, in the IceHog’s 4-1 win over Peoria.  Watch a little of the action here.... Read more »

Crazy Facial Hair Working For Jeff Taffe in Rockford

Last night the Rockford IceHogs came from behind with a shootout victory over Milwaukee.  The first two periods were kind of a snore… Not a whole lot of actions… and barely any shots on goal.  I think there was only 9 SOG after the 2nd period. The only action up to that point was when... Read more »

Hossa/Kopecky Figure Skating Partners?

Since Marian Hossa is returning to the Blackhawks and to his fellow line mate/Slovakian brother, I decided to create this in honor of their Bromance. Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Focusing on the Positive in Rockford

This morning it was reported that Blackhawks’ Ben Smith and Ryan Potulny were sent back to the Rockford Icehogs, because Marion Hossa is now practicing.  For Smith it was his NHL debut and Potulny had to be happy making another appearance playing in the NHL sweater. The Icehogs are happy to have both players back.... Read more »