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High On The Hog: An Eye On The D

The Rockford IceHogs were deep on the defensive side in 2018-19. It was in this area where the club had an abundance of experience to start the season. It only got better in the spring as some key pickups further strengthened Rockford on the way to a long playoff run. Back with a look at […]
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High On The Hog: Every Point Counts

The Rockford IceHogs have battled their way into a spot in the AHL’s postseason party…for now. With nine games left heading into action Monday, the Hogs are a point ahead of Iowa for the final playoff spot in the Central Division. Rockford overtook the Wild with two regulation wins in three games this week, including […]
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High On The Hog: Keep Pushin’

The Rockford IceHogs, AHL affiliate to the Chicago Blackhawks, have put together a pretty decent point-streak in their last few games. The question is whether or not it will be enough to extend their 2017-18 season. Rockford has four wins over the course of a six-game point streak. Two of their wins in that span […]
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High On The Hog: Hop On The Bus, Gus

The Rockford IceHogs, AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks, will be embarking on a pivotal road trip this week. At six games, it is the longest time away from the BMO Harris Bank Center this season. This is a key stretch; after a very friendly schedule to begin the season, the piglets are going to […]
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High On The Hog: Two Wins A-Winning

The Rockford IceHogs have a few days off to savor a weekend sweep at the BMO Harris Bank Center. The Bago County Flying Piglets are hovering in the second spot in the AHL’s Central Division standings behind Manitoba. Rockford put the BMO faithful through two nail-biters against Chicago and Grand Rapids, winning both contests behind […]
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High On The Hog: Overtime Woes

The Rockford IceHogs haven’t fared well in overtime this season. This past weekend was a clear example of that deficiency. The Blackhawks AHL affiliate opened up their return from the All-Star break with a pair of losses. Both came in Gus Macker Time and extended Rockford’s most recent winless streak to seven games. The IceHogs […]
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High On The Hog: Fewer Fights, Fewer Fans?

The Rockford IceHogs, AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks, currently have a commercial you may have seen occasionally while watching Blackhawks telecasts. The ads, which also run on local Rockford stations, declare that IceHogs hockey is, “a beautiful combination of violence, speed, and intensity.” It surprises me just a bit that the club would lead […]
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