Rockford IceHogs | IceHogs Return Home for Busy Weekend Starting with…
Official site of the Rockford IceHogs
Proud Affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks

IceHogs Return Home for Busy Weekend Starting with Grand Rapids Tonight

Pregame Preview SATURDAY MARCH 19 2022

Rockford, IL– The Rockford IceHogs return home for back-to-back games this weekend beginning with a matchup against the Grand Rapids Griffins tonight at 6:00 p.m. at BMO Harris Bank Center. The first 1,500 fans in the building will receive an exclusive hat designed by IceHogs own Isaak Phillips! Tonight is the seventh of eight meetings between the two clubs.

IceHogs Game Preview: IceHogs vs. Griffins - 3/19/22


Know Before You Go – Join us Tonight at the BMO!

Your Phone is Your Ticket - All guests are required to enter IceHogs home games at the BMO Harris Bank Center using a mobile ticket. Be sure to download the IceHogs mobile app, as no printouts or screenshots will be accepted. Download the IceHogs app here!

Leave Your Bags/Purses at Home
- The Rockford IceHogs and BMO Harris Bank Center will continue to enforce their clear-bag gameday policy. Clear Bag Policy

Cashless Payments Only
- Don’t forget the BMO Harris Bank Center is a fully cashless arena; cash will not be accepted for food, beverage, and merchandise purchases.


Tune In LIVE on the IceHogs Broadcast Network Presented by BMO Harris Bank

Watch and listen to tonight’s game and every game this season on the IceHogs Broadcast Network presented by BMO Harris Bank! Tune in on 23.3 Circle TV and listen from your favorite device, at home or on the road at IceHogs.com and on the IceHogs app! Fans can also tune in on all of Mid-West Family’s local stations including 104.9 The X, B103, 95.3 The Bull, and Rockford Greatest Hits 100.5 and featured on Rock River Current, the Stateline’s premier source for local events, news and culture.


Key Points Up for Grabs as Playoff Push Continues

With less than two months left in the regular season and Rockford currently sitting in the fifth and final playoff spot, tonight’s matchup will be critical as the IceHogs continue to make a push for playoffs. The IceHogs come into tonight sitting in fifth place in the Central Division with a 24-23-3-1 record and .510 winning percentage through 51 games played. The Griffins are just one spot ahead of Rockford, with a 26-24-5-2 record and .518 winning percentage through 57 games played.


Unexpected Trouble

With just two matchups against Grand Rapids left this season, Rockford has continued to struggle in contests with the Griffins. This season the IceHogs have won just one out of six matchups against Grand Rapids. The lone victory came on Dec. 4 when Rockford defeated Grand Rapids 4-1 on the road. With just three matchups remaining between the two teams this year, the Griffins have already clinched the season series.


Who’s the Leader

The IceHogs have several players leading the entire league in various categories right now. Forward Josiah Slavin is tied for first among rookies and tied for fourth overall in the AHL with three shorthanded goals. Defenseman Ian Mitchell is tied for first in the AHL with three shorthanded assists, while forward Michal Teply is first among rookies and tied for second overall in the AHL with three shootout goals.

Game Notes, Rosters and Information

After tonight’s matchup the IceHogs turn right back around for a game against the Milwaukee Admirals on Sunday, March 20 at 4:00 p.m. at BMO Harris Bank Center for Family Sunday!

Enter code SUNDAY before selecting your seats on Ticketmaster to unlock a special offer to get a voucher for a hot dog or brat, bag of chips and a soda for an additional $5 per upper-level ticket for these remaining Sunday home games: March 20, April 10 and April 24. The offer is only available in advance and will not be honored on day of game.

Watch and listen to the action on the IceHogs Broadcast Network presented by BMO Harris Bank! Tune in from your favorite device, at home or on the road at IceHogs.com and on the IceHogs app! Fans can also watch every IceHogs home game and select road games this season on 23.3 Circle TV and every game on AHLTV and listen in on all of Mid-West Family’s local stations including 104.9 The X, B103, 95.3 The Bull, and Rockford Greatest Hits 100.5 and featured on Rock River Current.

2021-22 Regular-Season Records
Rockford: 24-23-3-1 (5th, Central Division)
Grand Rapids: 26-24-5-2 (4th, Central Division)


2021-22 Head-to-Head Schedule

Oct. 15 at Grand Rapids, 6-1 Loss

Nov. 6 at Rockford, 2-1 Loss Recap & Highlights

Dec. 3 at Grand Rapids, 4-1 Win Recap & Highlights

Dec. 4 at Grand Rapids, 6-2 Loss Recap & Highlights

Feb. 19 at Grand Rapids, 6 p.m. 5-2 Loss Recap & Highlights

Feb. 20 at Rockford, 4 p.m., 5-2 Loss Recap & Highlights

Mar. 19 at Rockford, 6 p.m.

Apr. 20 at Rockford, 4 p.m.


IceHogs vs. Griffins 2021-22 Head-to-Head Record
1-5-0-0

IceHogs vs. Griffins, All-Time
54-48-5-4

Head Coaches
Rockford: Anders Sorensen (4th season with IceHogs, 1st as Interim Head Coach)
Grand Rapids: Ben Simon (4th season with Griffins)

NHL Affiliate
Rockford: Chicago Blackhawks
Grand Rapids: Detroit Red Wings