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Youth Hockey Initiatives


In an effort to help the growth of youth hockey in Illinois, the Rockford IceHogs announced a partnership with the Rockford Park District on August 20, 2003 to form the Jr. IceHogs Youth Hockey Program.

The in-house youth hockey league plays at both public ice rinks in the Rockford area, Riverview Ice House and Carlson Ice Arena. Former IceHogs player and coach Scott Burfoot runs the program through the
Rockford Park District.

Jr. IceHogs Practices
Throughout the 2015-16 season, IceHogs players and coaches made 18 appearances to the various levels of the Jr. IceHogs practices to work with kids and assist with practice, sign autographs and take pictures.


Easterseals Youth Hockey Player of the Game
Do you know a hockey player under the age of 17 who shows leadership, sportsmanship and has a positive attitude on and off the ice? Someone who is a goal scorer and/or a goal stopper? Or know someone who is simply dedicated and passionate about playing the game of hockey? Then please nominate that person to be our “Easterseals Youth Hockey Player of the Game”!

“The Easterseals Youth Hockey Player of the Game” will be recognized at a Rockford IceHogs game during the 2017-18 season. The winner will receive four (4) tickets to an IceHogs game, commemorative certificate and also be a part of the countdown before the players hit the ice! Extra tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate. The winners will be contacted by the IceHogs to finalize the game date.

To submit a nomination, please send an email to with the following information:



*Current Team:

*Parent/Coach Name:

*Parents/Coach Number:

*Parents/Coach Email:

*Preferred Date:

*In the space below please put a short description on why he or she deserves to be the “Easterseals Youth Hockey Player of the Game”:

How Long Have He or She Been Playing Hockey:

Favorite Hockey Team:

Favorite Hockey Player:

BMO Harris Bank Center Madness
In the past, the IceHogs have hosted a day camp at the BMO Harris Bank Center on President's Day. The camp is an on- and off-ice camp for kids to interact with IceHogs players and coaches, get a tour of the arena, eat lunch at the arena and take in an IceHogs game.

The Rockford IceHogs Charitable Foundation has raised over $1,000,000 in the club’s first 17 seasons, including over $200,000 in 2015-16 alone. The Jr. IceHogs are one of the beneficiaries to receive part of the funds raised in an effort to give back to the Rockford community.