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High On The Hog: Depleted

The Rockford IceHogs have hit the skids over the holidays. Call-ups and injuries have left the piglets a shell of the team that played so well back just a few weeks ago. From November 2 to December 20, Rockford ran off a 14-5-0-1 stretch that had them in second place in the Central Division.
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High On The Hog: Sizing Up The Ads

The Rockford IceHogs continued their run of solid play this weekend, earning a split of a pair of games with division rivals. The Hogs outlasted Grand Rapids Friday before coming back to Rockford for a big test against the Milwaukee Admirals. They didn’t pass. Rockford was the latest victim of the hottest team in the […]
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High On The Hog: November Surge

The Rockford IceHogs finished the month of November with an 8-3-0-1 record. The ‘Bago County Flying Piglets have picked it up on the offensive end, rising from the league basement to a more-than respectable three goals per contest. Not bad for a team that is as green as the IceHogs. Rockford’s average age on its […]
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High On The Hog: Wild In Texas

The Rockford IceHogs had themselves a roller-coaster weekend on the road, earning three or four points in the first two games of a three-game Lone Star set. The Blackhawks AHL affiliate let leads slip away in Texas before dropping a 7-6 decision via shootout. The next afternoon, the resilient piglets stormed back from two goals […]
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High On The Hog: The Kids Are Now Running The Farm

The list of the veteran presence on the Rockford IceHogs began and ended with captain Kris Versteeg. Following an announcement this weekend, cross that name off the list. The 33-year-old Versteeg announced that he requested to be released from his AHL contract after the rigors of playing for the IceHogs proved too much for him. […]
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High On The Hog: The Goalie Tripod

The Rockford IceHogs have two solid goalie prospects under NHL contracts. So why do they have three goalies on the roster? Beats the heck out of me. Rockford, 7-6 and in fourth-place in the Central Division with a .538 points percentage, split the weekend slate. They beat Chicago on Sunday following a shutout loss to […]
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High On The Hog: Drive For Five

The Rockford IceHogs have a chance to run the table on the current home stand Friday night. The Blackhawks AHL affiliate play Manitoba for the first time this season. The piglets have won four straight home games heading into the game with the Moose, most recently a 3-1 win over Toronto Wednesday morning. Rockford trailed […]
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High On The Hog: Comeback Kids

The Rockford IceHogs showed off a can-do attitude over the weekend, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat in back-to-back games. The resilient piglets continued their winning ways at the BMO Harris Bank Center, beating the Iowa Wild Saturday and the Chicago Wolves the following afternoon. The Hogs (5-5) are still in the bottom half […]
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High On The Hog: Weekend Preview

Down on the farm in Rockford, the IceHogs washed some of the bad taste of the previous weekend away with a decisive 6-2 victory Wednesday over visiting San Antonio. The Hogs got a bit healthier heading into this weekend’s action at the BMO Harris Bank Center. In net for the IceHogs was Kevin Lankinen, who […]
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High On The Hog: Visiting The Monsters

The Rockford IceHogs head into the weekend looking to build on a two-game winning streak. Rockford is in Cleveland, where the piglets will play a pair with the Monsters. The Blackhawks made some roster moves this week; here’s a quick look at the activity. Wednesday, the Blackhawks recalled Dennis Gilbert and assigned newly acquired defenseman […]
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