10/05/2017 3:18 PM
Article By: Bob Mills
Rockford, Ill. – The Rockford IceHogs announced on Thursday their Season-Opening Roster for the 2017-18 campaign. The IceHogs begin the season on the road against the Cleveland Monsters on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m.
The IceHogs open their year with 23 players on the roster, which is comprised of 14 forwards, seven defensemen and two goalies.
The 14 forwards include Radovan Bondra, Laurent Dauphin, Alexandre Fortin, Matthew Highmore, Vinnie Hinostroza, Matheson Iacopelli, Luke Johnson, Tomas Jurco, David Kampf, Graham Knott, Anthony Louis, Andreas Martinsen, William Pelletier and Tyler Sikura.
Rockford begins the season with seven active defensemen in Carl Dahlstrom, Erik Gustafsson, Robin Norell, Robin Press, Ville Pokka, Darren Raddysh and Viktor Svedberg.
Between the pipes, the IceHogs have goaltenders Jean-Francois (J.F.) Berube and Jeff Glass.
Seven different nationalities are represented on the IceHogs roster. Those include Canada (nine), Sweden (five), United States of America (four), Slovakia (two), Czech Republic (one), Finland (one) and Norway (one).
Next Home Game: The Rockford IceHogs return to action at the BMO Harris Bank Center for the 2017-18 Home Opener on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. The Hogs will take on the Iowa Wild and the first 4,000 fans in attendance will receive a free IceHogs calendar, courtesy of Impact Networking. Tickets can be purchased at IceHogs.com, by calling (815) 968-5222 or in-person at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office.