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Rivets struggle at plate in loss to Rafters

June 23, 2016 - LOVES PARK, Ill. - The Rockford Rivets failed to get the bats going Thursday in a 6-1 loss to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters at Rivets Stadium. Three Wisconsin Rapids pitchers combined to five-hit Rockford. Starter Chris Cooper (4-0) scattered a run on three hits over six innings for the win. The Rafters broke a 1-1 tie with two runs in the sixth inning and tacked on three more in the seventh. In the sixth, Rockford lifted starter Ethan Howard with two runners in scoring position and two out... Full Story

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Rockford IceHogs' Mike Peck Named 2015-16 Recipient of AHL's Ken McKenzie Award

June 22, 2016 - SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The American Hockey League has named Mike Peck, the director of business operations for the Rockford IceHogs, the winner of the league's Ken McKenzie Award for the 2015-16 season. Recognizing the important role played by team management in building a successful franchise, the Ken McKenzie Award is presented annually to an AHL team executive who most successfully promotes his or her own club. Peck has been a member of the IceHogs organization for 15 seasons, serving as ... Full Story

IceHogs and Blackhawks Extend Affiliation Agreement

June 17, 2016 - Rockford, Ill. - The Rockford IceHogs and Chicago Blackhawks have signed an agreement extending their NHL/AHL affiliation through the 2021-22 season. The five-year extension takes effect starting in 2017-18. The IceHogs and Blackhawks began their affiliation in 2007-08, Rockford's first season in the American Hockey League. Over the previous nine campaigns, 67 players have dressed for both the IceHogs and the Blackhawks. "Our partnership with the city of Rockford and the IceHogs has been e... Full Story

Hildebrand, IceHogs Agree to Terms

June 16, 2016 - Rockford, Ill. - The Rockford IceHogs announced today that they have agreed to terms with goaltender Jake Hildebrand on a one-year AHL contract. Hildebrand, 22, completed a four-year collegiate career at Michigan State University last season, posting a career record of 45-70-14 with a 2.54 GAA and .921 save percentage. He was named the Team MVP for each of his four seasons (2012-16) with the Spartans, becoming the first four-time Team MVP in Michigan State hockey history. Hildebrand played in... Full Story

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June 26 Northwoods Rockford at Wisconsin 4:05 p.m.
June 25 Northwoods Rockford at Wisconsin 7:35 p.m.
June 24 Northwoods Wisconsin Rapids 5 at Rockford 4 Final (11)
June 23 Northwoods Wisconsin Rapids 6 at Rockford 1 Final
June 22 Northwoods Kenosha at Rockford Ppd.
June 21 Northwoods Rockford 6 at Kenosha 12 Final
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