On this day in Rockford IceHogs history, we celebrate the 14th anniversary of our Game 7 victory of the 2007 UHL Colonial Cup Finals against the Kalamazoo Wings! Re-watch the excitement above!
Led by ten-time league champion and currently the second winningest coach in North America (1,043 wins) Steve Martinson, the IceHogs went 48-21-1 record in 2006-07, their final United Hockey League (UHL) season before being promoted to the AHL. The IceHogs glided past the Quad City Mallards and Fort Wayne Komets in the first and second rounds of the playoffs with a combined 8-2 record before taking the Kalamazoo Wings to a decisive Game 7 of the Colonial Cup Finals in downtown Rockford and capturing the first professional hockey championship in team history.
In front of a near capacity crowd of 6,236 at the Rockford MetroCentre (now BMO Harris Bank Center), the IceHogs topped the Wings 3-1. Forward Kevin Ulanski opened the scoring for the IceHogs and ignited the crowd with an unassisted shorthanded goal 2:47 into the contest and forward Nicolas Corbeil sealed the victory with a tally with only 1:33 remaining in regulation.
Game footage produced by two-time Emmy Award winner and IceHogs Multimedia Manager Chris Toltzman and Seven11 Productions and created for the organization’s tenth anniversary celebration of the Colonial Cup championship in 2017.