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09/22/2015 1:50 PM -

Rockford, Ill.- Chicago Blackhawks General Manager of Minor League Affiliations Mark Bernard announced the 2015 training camp schedule and roster for the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. The IceHogs 17th overall season of professional hockey in Rockford, and ninth in the AHL as the top affiliate of the Blackhawks, gets underway on Sunday, Sept. 27 at the BMO Harris Bank Center.

Rockford’s training camp in preparation of the season opener on Friday, Oct. 9 against the San Jose Barracuda will conclude on Oct. 5. All IceHogs training camp practices will take place at the BMO Harris Bank Center and will not be open to the public.

The camp invitees include four forwards, three defensemen and one goalie, who are all under contract with Rockford's ECHL affiliate, the Indy Fuel. The forwards are Josh Brittain, Peter Schneider, Kyle Stroh and Casey Thrush. The three defensemen are Patrick Koudys, Ben Marshall and Kevin Quick, along with goalie Shane Owen. Defenseman Josh McFadden will also join the Hogs' training camp as a free agent invitee.

There are also nine players under AHL contracts with Rockford for the 2015-16 season including forwards Daniel Ciampini, Chris DeSousa, Pierre-Cedric Labrie, and Dane Walters, defensemen Kirill Gotovets, Sam Jardine, Nick Mattson, along with goalies Mac Carruth and Mark Visentin. Click here to view the current roster (.PDF).

The IceHogs training camp slate features two preseason contests. Rockford hosts the Chicago Wolves on Thursday, Oct. 1 at the BMO Harris Bank Center at 7 p.m. and travels to Milwaukee on Friday, Oct. 2 to take on the Admirals at the Kern Center on the campus of the Milwaukee School of Engineering at 7 p.m.

The following is the IceHogs Training Camp Schedule:

Date Event Time
Sunday, Sept. 27 Practice 1 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 28

Practice 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 29 Practice 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 30


Season Ticket Holder Pick-Up Party

(BMO Harris Bank Center)

11 a.m.

6-8 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 1

Pre-Game Skate

Pre-Season Game vs. Chicago Wolves

(BMO Harris Bank Center)

10 a.m.

7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 2

Pre-Game Skate

Pre-Season Game at Milwaukee Admirals

(Kern Center)

10 a.m.

7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 3 Team Workout 10 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 4 OFF DAY  
Monday, Oct. 5 Practice 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 6 TBD  
Wednesday, Oct. 7 TBD  
Thursday, Oct. 8 TBD  
Friday, Oct. 9

Regular Season Opener at San Jose Barracuda

(SAP Center)

9:30 p.m.

Next Home Game: Friday, Oct. 17 vs. Texas Stars. The IceHogs open their 17th season at the BMO against Texas at 7 p.m., and the first 5,000 fans to the game will get an IceHogs calendar courtesy of Mulligan’s. For tickets visit or call (815) 968-5222.