IceHogs forward Ryan Hartman (middle) celebrates his first professional goal with Terry Broadhurst (front) and Stephen Johns (back). (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)
The final week of the 2013-14 AHL regular season saw the IceHogs play in 2 final contests with their playoff hopes barely alive. The IceHogs needed to win both games and get some help from other teams—mainly the Oklahoma City Barons—in order to make the post season. Continue reading →
IceHogs defenseman Adam Clendening shoots the puck on Tuesday night against Rochester. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)
February was a great month for the IceHogs as they went 9-0-1-1. They were looking to keep their momentum rolling into March as they headed down to Oklahoma to take on the Oklahoma City Barons to end week 22 of the AHL schedule. To start week 23, the Hogs faced off against the Rochester Americans back home at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford.
IceHogs forward Mark McNeill scored on Saturday night. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)
The IceHogs played in three Midwest Division games to end week 21 and begin week 22 of the AHL schedule. Two of the three games were at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford as the IceHogs took on the Chicago Wolves and the Milwaukee Admirals. The other contest saw the IceHogs travel to Iowa to take on the Wild.
Thomas for Stalberg? Pull the other one, guys. (Photos: Dan4th Nicholas, Bridget Samuels/flickr)
Hey, so have you heard that wacky rumor going around that says the Bruins just might be trading Tim Thomas, and all the Blackhawks would have to give up to get him is Viktor Stalberg? That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard, but I’m reporting on it because this site needs more hits to rev up for tomorrow’s first anniversary. Suckers! (Boston.com)
So there was an All-Star Game last night. Team Chara beat Team Alfredsson 12-9. Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane each scored a goal. (nhl.com)
The All-Star Weekend was Kane’s coming-out party. Now everyone sees why we love the little bastard in Chicago. (Deadspin)
But now it’s time for the Blackhawks to get back to work. (Chicago Tribune)
Welcome to the club, BMo! (Photo: Resolute/Wikimedia Commons)
The Chicago Blackhawks announced that they acquired Brendan Morrison from the Calgary Flames in exchange for AHL All-Star Brian Connelly earlier tonight. In exchange for the minor-league defenseman who would probably never get a chance to crack the Blackhawks roster, the team acquires much-needed depth at center… if Morrison stays healthy.
“I’m ecstatic,” Morrison said on a media call Friday night. “I just received the news a short while ago, but I’m thrilled. This is a tremendous opportunity; the core of this team is a tremendously talented group of guys and this is a team that has as good a chance as any to win the Stanley Cup.” (Chicago Blackhawks)
Melissa from The Yost Post wrote up a comprehensive article about Morrison’s time in college at Michigan. To learn about his more recent playing history, look no further than the write-up from Flames fan (and friend of mine) Ari after the jump.
Brian Connelly: An All-Star twice over. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)
The IceHogs had a big 3-in-3 weekend in week 17. The first two games of the set featured a home-and-home against the Wolves and then a matchup at the BMO Harris Bank Center against Milwaukee. They were looking to build on a momentous 2-0 home victory against the Texas Stars earlier in the week. There’s also a game in Charlotte thrown in here somewhere as well.
The IceHogs wrapped up the 2011 calendar year against two more divisional opponents in the Charlotte Checkers and the Peoria Rivermen. The tilt against the Rivs also started a season long seven game road trip for Rockford; the Hogs won’t be back at the BMO Harris Bank Center until January 16th.