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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
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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: Initial Thoughts

Lack of offense plagued the Rockford IceHogs a season ago. This year’s crop of prospects fell victim to a similar fate when they lost their 2019-20 season debut Friday night in Iowa 3-2. The IceHogs did lead twice in this game before the Wild scored three times in the final 20 minutes. One game does […]
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High On The Hog: Ready To Roll?

The Rockford IceHogs, Chicago’s affiliate in the American Hockey League, get their season underway Friday night in DesMoines. Rockford will face the Iowa Wild with fresh faces; the team released the opening-night roster Thursday. It’s time for a look at this bunch as the 2019-20 season begins. Note: Rockford’s AHL contracts are italicized. Forward
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High On The Hog: 2018-19 Season Review

To say that the Rockford IceHogs had a successful 2018-19 campaign would be overstating things by a goodly amount. This year’s crop of piglets certainly had its ups and downs. A youthful Rockford club had to deal with changes in the coaching staff as well as injuries. The Hogs finished the season with a 35-31-4-6 […]
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High On The Hog: Home Stretch

The Rockford IceHogs put in a decent effort in Texas this past weekend, earning a split against the Stars. With each contest being of the must-win variety, two points in Cedar Park just isn’t enough to get the piglets over the playoff hump. Rockford is currently on the bottom of a five-team sprint for the […]
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High On The Hog: A Simple Plan

The Rockford IceHogs are coming off three straight losses to a Milwaukee club that was teetering on the edge of the playoff hunt. As a result, the Hogs can take a simple approach to their final eight games of the regular season. Win. Adrian Balboa I’m not, but Rockford would do well to follow that […]
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High On The Hog: The Other Side

The Rockford IceHogs have been in the position of having played more games than most of their Central Division rivals for most of the last couple of months. Soon, the IceHogs are going to get a taste of having games in hand when looking at the division standings. As of today, Rockford has played 59 […]
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High On The Hog: Comeback Kids

The Rockford IceHogs, AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks, have been at home for most of the last three weeks. They made the most of the extended time in their own barn. The Hogs had nine of their last ten games at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Their record at home during that stretch was […]
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High On The Hog: Road Lumps

The Rockford IceHogs are sitting in San Antonio with plenty to think about. Chicago’s AHL affiliate has its second game in four days against the Rampage coming up Tuesday night. Rockford will be attempting to snap a three-game skid, its longest of the young season. It wasn’t a particularly memorable weekend for the piglets. After […]
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