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ROCKFORD ANNOUNCES TRAINING CAMP INVITEES

Article By: Mike Peck

09/16/2009 10:06 AM -

18 non-contracted players invited to IceHogs camp

Rockford, Ill.- Chicago Blackhawks General Manager of Minor League Affiliations Mark Bernard announced on Wednesday that 18 non-contracted players have been invited to training camp for the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.  IceHogs training camp is set to open on Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Rockford MetroCentre.

The invite list includes 12 forwards and six defensemen.  The forwards are Ryan Flinn, Adam Huxley, Tommy Lange, Matt McIlvane, Daniel Michalsky, Derek Patroso, Evan Rankin, Chris Robertson, Brad Schell, Ryan Smyth, Jereme Tendler, Jaime Zimmel.

The six defenseman invited include Jason Legault, Jason Lepine, Milan Maslonka, Jamie Milam, Steven Oleksy and Brock Wilson.

Lange, Michalsky, Patrosso, Rankin, Robertson, Smyth, Maslonka, Milam, Oleksy and Wilson are all under contract with the IceHogs’ ECHL affiliate Toledo Walleye.

For a complete schedule for the IceHogs 11th Training Camp, click here.

Next Home Game: Friday, Oct. 16 vs. Chicago Wolves. Game time is 7:05 p.m. The IceHogs open the home portion of the 2009-10 regular season schedule against the rival Wolves. The first 5,000 fans to the IceHogs home opener will receive a 2009-10 IceHogs wall calendar courtesy of Maverick Media and 23-WIFR.