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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 2013-14 season, IceHogs players and coaches made 22 appearances to the various levels of the Jr. IceHogs practices to work with kids and assist with practice, sign autographs and take pictures.

BMO Harris Bank Center Madness
For the past two seasons 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.

Runt's Club Clinic
Every season members of the
Runts Kids Club are invited to an exclusive hockey and skating clinic put on by IceHogs players and staff. The clinic consists of two segments for new and inexperienced skaters and the second session focuses on the basic fundamentals of hockey. 

The Rockford IceHogs Charitable Foundation has raised over $1,000,000 in the club’s first 15 seasons, including $138,526 in 2013-14 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.