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IceHogs Welcome Familiar Foe to BMO Harris Bank Center; Host Chicago Wolves Tonight

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Rockford, IL – The Rockford IceHogs, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL), welcome the Chicago Wolves to BMO Harris Bank Center tonight at 6:00. Tonight is the eighth of 11 scheduled meetings between the two clubs and the first of two consecutive get-togethers between the in-state rivals.

Tune in on the IceHogs Broadcast Network Presented by BMO Harris Bank
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,,, and the IceHogs app!

Join the Hogs@Home Gameday Experience on the IceHogs Mobile App
Enjoy the Hogs@Home on the IceHogs mobile app! Play the Meijer First Goal Frenzy for a chance to win a $25 gift card and check-in for a chance to grab dinner for two from Texas Roadhouse! The IceHogs Gameday Jersey Raffle is back too! Download the App and Play!

IceHogs Support the Autism Program of Easterseals During #AutismAwarenessMonth
Throughout the month of April, the Rockford IceHogs will honor and celebrate Autism Awareness Month presented by Lawncare By Walter, Inc. To pay tribute to Autism Awareness, the IceHogs will showcase special puzzle-piece logos on the ice at BMO Harris Bank Center for the remainder of the 2021 season and host special raffles and auctions through the team’s DASH platform. Full Details, Raffles, Auctions & More Here

It’s Not You, It’s Me: Wolves & IceHogs Take a (Brief) Break
After battling the Wolves in four consecutive meetings (Mar. 27-28, Apr. 3 & 7), the IceHogs took a break from their in-state rivals with a trip to Des Moines, IA to battle the Iowa Wild on Wednesday. The IceHogs opened the game scoring early in the first period thanks to Josiah Slavin’s third goal of the season, but the Wild shook off the early deficit to rally back for a 4-1 victory. Now the IceHogs will see Wolves in the next two contests starting tonight and wrapping up on Wednesday, Apr. 21 in Hoffman Estates.

Layman’s Terms, Griswold!
The IceHogs have seen the Wolves in four of the last five games and after next Wednesday’s meeting, will have seen them in six of their last seven contests. The IceHogs are 1-6-0-0 in the head-to-head series vs. Chicago.

Close Calls vs. Chicago
In four of the seven meetings this season (1-3-0), the IceHogs and Wolves have battled in one-goal games with the Hogs prevailing in the most recent contest, 4-3, on Apr. 7 at BMO Harris Bank Center. Overall, the IceHogs are 6-3-1-0 in one-goal games this season.

I Feel the Need, The Need for the Lead
Both the IceHogs and Wolves have been unstoppable so far this season when carrying leads after the first and second periods. The IceHogs are 3-0-1 with the lead after the first period and 3-0-0 after the second. The Wolves are 9-0-0 when leading after the opening 20 minutes and 14-0-0 after two periods.

Slavin Carries Career-Starting Point Streak to Four Games
Forward Josiah Slavin extended his professional career-opening point streak to four games on Tuesday with the IceHogs’ lone goal at Iowa. Over his first four pro games, Slavin has three goals and two assists for five points.

Give Me Five, Show Me You’re Alive
Slavin’s four-game point streak is tied for the longest streak by an IceHogs skater this season. Defenseman Cody Franson registered a four-game streak (two goals, four assists) from Mar. 16-28, forward Dylan McLaughlin had points in four-straight games (two goals, five assists) from Mar. 13-22 and forward Reese Johnson racked up three goals and three assists for six points over four games from Mar. 7-27.

The Rockford IceHogs open a three-game road trip on Wednesday, Apr. 21 with a stop in Hoffman Estates, IL to battle the Wolves at 7:00 p.m. The journey continues with back-to-back contests against the Iowa Wild in Des Moines, IA on Friday, Apr. 23 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, Apr. 24 at 6:00 p.m. Watch all of the action LIVE on AHLTV and 23.2 Antenna TV WIFR (home games)! Tune in to every broadcast for free on SportsFanRadio 1330 AM,,, and the IceHogs app!

Every active full IceHogs Season Ticket Holder and 20-Game holder who have paid for their tickets in full or who have a deposit down on their tickets for 2020-21 will receive FREE access to every IceHogs game through AHLTV on the IceHogs Broadcast Network presented by BMO Harris Bank! Want to upgrade to a Full Season or 20-Game plan? Contact us at (815) 968-5222 or email us at!

2020-21 Regular-Season Records:
Rockford: 7-13-1-0, 15 points (6th, Central Division)
Chicago: 15-4-0-1, 31 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. 6 Wolves at IceHogs 4-5 Loss Recap & Highlights

Feb. 9 IceHogs at Wolves 2-5 Loss Recap & Highlights

Feb. 16 Wolves at IceHogs 2-3 Loss Recap & Highlights

Mar. 27 IceHogs at Wolves 3-6 Loss Recap & Highlights

Mar. 28 Wolves at IceHogs 5-4 Loss Recap & Highlights

Apr. 3 IceHogs at Wolves 2-4 Loss Recap & Highlights

Apr. 7 Wolves at IceHogs 4-3 Win Recap & Highlights

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

Head Coaches
Rockford: Derek King (2nd season with IceHogs)
Chicago: Ryan Warsofsky (1st season with Wolves)

NHL Affiliate
Rockford: Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago: Carolina Hurricanes and Nashville Predators