Proud Affiliate



Article By: Chris Etheridge

11/29/2009 3:47 PM - Rockford, Ill.- Chicago Blackhawks General Manager of Minor League Affiliations Mark Bernard announced on Sunday that the Chicago Blackhawks have reassigned goalie Alec Richards from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League to the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL.

Richards, 22, made his American Hockey League debut on Wednesday in Rockford's 2-1 loss to the Manitoba Moose at the Rockford MetroCentre and then earned his first American Hockey League win on Friday in Rockford's 4-3 victory in Grand Rapids.

The Robbinsdale, Minn. native has played in seven games with Toledo during his first professional season, carrying a 4-1-0-2 record in 2009-10 with a .903 save percentage and a 2.75 goals against average.

He is expected to be in Toledo in time for the team's contest agianst the South Carolin Stingray at 4:30 p.m. at the Lucas County Arena.

Next Home Game: Wednesday, Dec. 2 vs. Chicago Wolves: The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. Golden Goal is back! If the IceHogs score with 9:10 left on the clock in the third period, someone in the building will win $10,000.  Beer will also be $2 at select concession stands throughout the arena.  High school and college students can also pick up the best available seat after 6 p.m. for just $10 thanks to WXRX’s Student Rush program.