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Youth Hockey Initiatives


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In an effort to help the growth of youth hockey in Illinois, the Rockford IceHogs announced a partnership with the Rockford Park District on August 20, 2003 to form the Jr. IceHogs Youth Hockey Program.

The in-house youth hockey league plays at both public ice rinks in the Rockford area, Riverview Ice House and Carlson Ice Arena. Former IceHogs player and coach Scott Burfoot runs the program through the
Rockford Park District.

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Jr. IceHogs Practices
Throughout the 2014-15 season, IceHogs players and coaches made 18 appearances to the various levels of the Jr. IceHogs practices to work with kids and assist with practice, sign autographs and take pictures.

 
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BMO Harris Bank Center Madness
In the past, the IceHogs have hosted a day camp at the BMO Harris Bank Center on President's Day. The camp is an on- and off-ice camp for kids to interact with IceHogs players and coaches, get a tour of the arena, eat lunch at the arena and take in an IceHogs game.
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Runt's Club Event
Every season members of the
Runts Kids Club are invited to an exclusive event put on by IceHogs players and staff. The players skate with the Kids Club members, sign autographs and take photos.
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The Rockford IceHogs Charitable Foundation has raised over $1,000,000 in the club’s first 16 seasons, including $169,415 in 2014-15 alone. The Jr. IceHogs are one of the beneficiaries to receive part of the funds raised in an effort to give back to the Rockford community.