Rockford, Ill. – The Rockford IceHogs are introducing new Head Coach Jeremy Colliton and invite fans to partake in the festivities at the BMO Harris Bank Center on Tuesday, June 20, at 7 p.m. Chicago Blackhawks Senior Director of Minor League Affiliations Mark Bernard will also be in attendance.
The event will take place in the Blue Flame Lounge inside the BMO. Fans can enter the building through the main lobby doors off Elm street starting at 6:30 p.m. Appetizers will be served throughout the event, and a cash bar will be available as well.
As part of the festivities, the IceHogs are inviting fans to submit questions for Colliton. Submissions can be made through the team’s Facebook page, or by emailing the IceHogs at [email protected]. Team broadcaster Bob Mills will ask a select group of those questions during the night’s proceedings.
Colliton spent the last four seasons as the head coach of Mora IK in Sweden (HockeyAllsvenskan). A native of Blackie, Alberta, Colliton guided his team to a league-best 35-4-13 record and 105 points during the 2016-17 season. Following the regular season, he led Mora IK to a promotion to the Swedish Hockey League for the 2017-18 season after defeating Leksands IF in six games (4-2) of the best-of-seven series. Colliton joined the coaching ranks with Mora IK in an interim head coaching role during the 2013-14 season before taking over full-time the following season. In four seasons with Colliton behind the bench, Mora IK posted a 98-18-57 record.
Colliton is the fourth Head Coach in Rockford’s AHL history, and 10th overall as the team enters its 19th season.
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