09/01/2015 3:00 PM
Article By: Bob Mills
Rockford, Ill. – The Rockford IceHogs, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the 2015 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, have extended their television broadcast agreement with Gray Television, Inc. (23-WIFR) through the 2016-17 season.
New this season, all 76 Rockford IceHogs regular season games will be available on WIFR’s Justice Network on 23.3. The IceHogs had previously been carried on WIFR 23.2 Antenna TV since the 2012-13 campaign.
“WIFR has been a valued partner of the IceHogs and we look forward to growing our brand on the Justice Network on 23.3 beginning this fall,” said IceHogs Director of Business Operations Mike Peck. “WIFR has provided us a great platform over the past three seasons to broadcast our games live, locally right here in the Rockford market and we are excited to continue that for the next two campaigns.”
The Justice Network will carry all 76 regular season games for the IceHogs 2015-16 and 2016-17 season slates. Each broadcast will begin with “IceHogs Warm Up” 30 minutes prior to the scheduled puck drop. The Justice Network is also available to Mediacom subscribers on channel 102 and to Comcast subscribers on channel 434 (Rockford) and 356 (Rochelle) starting on September 9. WIFR is currently working with Charter for a permanent channel for the network.
Join the new voice of the IceHogs, Bob Mills, for the action all season long. The puck drops on the team’s 17th season on Friday, Oct. 9, as the IceHogs travel to San Jose, Cal. to battle the Barracuda. Rockford’s Home Opener is scheduled for Saturday, Oct.17. To download the full schedule to your mobile device, click here.
About Gray Television, Inc.
Gray Television, Inc. (NYSE: GTN and GTN.A) is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the United States. Upon the consummation of all announced transactions, Gray Television will own and operate television stations in 45 television markets broadcasting over 150 program streams including 30 channels affiliated with the CBS Network, 22 channels affiliated with the NBC Network, 16 channels affiliated with the ABC Network and 13 channels affiliated with the FOX Network. Gray Television will then own and operate the number-one ranked television station in 33 of those 45 markets and the number-one or number-two ranked television station operations in 42 of those 45 markets. Gray Television currently reach approximately 8.3 percent of total United States television households.
Season Tickets for 2015-16 Now on Sale: Reserve your seats today for the IceHogs 17th season of professional hockey and ninth as the top AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks. Call (815) 847-6399 or visit icehogs.com to find a ticket package that fits your needs.