Rockford, Ill. – The Rockford IceHogs, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL), pay a visit to the Chicago Wolves today at 2:00 p.m. at Triphahn Ice Arena in Hoffman Estates, Il. to close a two-game, season-opening series. Today is the second of 11 scheduled meetings between the two clubs.
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The Hockey Drought is Over
Saturday’s Opening Day showdown marked the end of a 336-day drought to IceHogs hockey, with their last contest coming on March 8, 2020 against the Wolves.
Opening Night by the Numbers
The IceHogs dropped to 8-12-1-1 all-time on Opening Night after their 5-4 setback to the Wolves last Saturday at 6-7-0 all-time when opening at BMO Harris Bank Center. The Hogs did celebrate their season opener at home for the first time since the 2014-15 season when they opened the campaign at the BMO vs. Milwaukee. With Saturday’s loss, the IceHogs are on a three-game season-opening losing streak. Their last Opening Night win came on Oct. 7, 2017 at Cleveland with a 4-0 victory.
Quenneville Opens Meijer First-Goal Frenzy Community Initiative
Forward John Quenneville’s first-period power-play goal opened the scoring and became the first Meijer First Goal Frenzy donation of the season! When the IceHogs score the first goal of each game this season, Meijer will donate $50 to Rock House Kids, a 501(c)(3) foundation helping feed Rockford’s inner-city youth in a safe nurturing environment. Fans can guess who scores the first IceHogs goal of the game on the IceHogs mobile app for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Meijer. Download the App and Play! Meijer First Goal Frenzy Total: $50
You Always Remember Your First
Forward Chad Yetman and defenseman Wyatt Kalynuk buried their first professional goals in their pro debut on Saturday. Forward Matej Chalupa netted his first AHL marker. Forward Evan Barratt grabbed his first pro point (assist) and forwards D. J. Busdeker and Andrej Altybarmakyan added their first AHL points (assists).
Power Play off to Hot Start
The IceHogs went 3-for-6 on the man advantage Saturday afternoon including a hot 3-for-3 start to the game. Out of 63 games last season, the IceHogs power play scored three or more goals in one contest, Jan. 24 at Milwaukee (3-for-8, 7-4 L).
Franson Picking Up where He Left Off
Defenseman Cody Franson recorded three assists on Saturday to become the leading point producer for the IceHogs. Dating back to his first stint with the IceHogs and the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs, Franson is now riding a six-game IceHogs point streak with two goals and six assists for eight points. Franson recorded goals in Game 3 and Game 5 of the 2018 Western Conference Finals vs. Texas and assists in Games 2, 4 and 6.
Countdown to 1,000
The 2020-21 season will feature the 1,000 IceHogs AHL contest! Through 992 games, including last Saturday, the IceHogs hold an all-time record of 493-392-54-53.
On the Road Again
IceHogs head out on the road for the first time in the 2020-21 season today take on the Wolves at in Hoffman Estates. Last season, the IceHogs were 3-1-1 at Chicago and 12-6-2-1 overall away from BMO Harris Bank Center.
The Rockford IceHogs travel to Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, Feb. 13 to take on the Iowa Wild at 6:00 p.m. Fans can watch all of this season’s action LIVE on AHLTV and 23.2 Antenna TV WIFR (home games)! Tune in to every broadcast for free on SportsFanRadio 1330 AM, Sportsfanradio1330.com, IceHogs.com, and the IceHogs app!
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2020-21 Regular-Season Records:
Rockford: 0-1-0-0, 0 points (T-4th, Central Division)
Chicago: 2-0-0-0, 4 points (1st, Central Division)
2019-20 Regular-Season Records:
Rockford: 29-30-2-2, 62 points (5th, Central Division)
Chicago: 27-26-5-3, 62 points (4th, Central Division)
2020-21 Head-to-Head Schedule:
Feb. 9 IceHogs at Wolves 2 p.m.
Feb. 16 Wolves at IceHogs 2 p.m.
Mar. 27 IceHogs at Wolves 7 p.m.
Mar. 28 Wolves at IceHogs 4 p.m.
Apr. 3 IceHogs at Wolves 7 p.m.
Apr. 7 Wolves at IceHogs 6 p.m.
Apr. 17 Wolves at IceHogs 6 p.m.
Apr. 21 IceHogs at Wolves 7 p.m.
May 14 Wolves at IceHogs 6 p.m.
May 15 IceHogs at Wolves 7 p.m.
IceHogs vs. Wolves 2020-21 Head-to-Head Record
IceHogs vs. Wolves, All-Time
Rockford: Derek King (2nd season with IceHogs)
Chicago: Ryan Warsofsky (1st season with Wolves)
Rockford: Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago: Carolina Hurricanes and Nashville Predators