09/21/2016 3:51 PM
Article By: Eric Mueller
Rockford, Ill.- Chicago Blackhawks General Manager of Minor League Affiliations Mark Bernard announced today the 2016 training camp schedule and roster for the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. The IceHogs start their 18th overall season of professional hockey in Rockford, and 10th in the AHL as the top affiliate of the Blackhawks, on Sunday, Oct. 2 at the BMO Harris Bank Center.
The IceHogs training camp slate features two preseason contests. Rockford hosts the Chicago Wolves on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the BMO Harris Bank Center at 7 p.m. The team then travels to Milwaukee on Friday, Oct. 7 to take on the Admirals at the Kern Center on the campus of the Milwaukee School of Engineering at 7 p.m.
The camp invitees include five forwards who are all under contract with Rockford’s ECHL affiliate, the Indy Fuel. Those players include: Anthony Beauregard, Tyler Currier, Matt Rupert, Cody Sharib and Marek Tvrdon. Other invitees include: forwards Phil Brewer, Tom Olczyk, Tyler Sikura and defenseman Travis Walsh.
To view the IceHogs Training Camp Roster click here.
Regular Season Home Opener: Saturday, Oct. 22 vs. Milwaukee at 7 p.m. The IceHogs open their 18th season of professional hockey at the BMO with the first home game of the 2016-17 season. The first 5,000 fans to enter the arena will receive an IceHogs calendar compliments of BMO Harris Bank. For tickets visit IceHogs.com or call (815) 968-5222.