Chicago Express Minor League Hockey

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Defunct or No Longer Covered on OSC
League: ECHL
Home: Chicago, Illinois
Years of Operation:
League listed is the last league for which the team played while covered by OSC.

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Express Withdraw from ECHL

April 6, 2012 - Hoffman Estates, IL - The Chicago Express have announced today that they are withdrawing from the ECHL, effectively ending the Chicago Express organization immediately. "Although the Chicago Express are ceasing operations, on behalf of the staff and players, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation for all the support we received from the Village of Hoffman Estates, Global Spectrum, our business and community partners, our corporate sponsors, and especially, our fans," said team owner Craig Drecktrah. "... Full Story

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Playoff Hopes Dashed by 3-2 OT Loss to Cincinnati

March 31, 2012 - Cincinnati, OH - The Chicago Express, proud member of the ECHL and proud affiliate of the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, fell in the waning minutes of overtime by a 3-2 score to have their playoffs hopes dashed by Cincinnati at the U.S. Bank Arena on Saturday night. Cincinnati came out flying in the first period, peppering G Rob Madore with 9 shots within the first five minutes of the first period. After Madore denied a penalty shot attempt by LW Garrett Wilson, the Express began to turn the tide back the other way. With less... Full Story

Game Preview: Express at Cincinnati Tonight

March 31, 2012 - Preview: Chicago Express (34-26-7-4, 79pts) at Cincinnati Cyclones (34-28-2-7, 77pts) When: Puck drops at 6:35 pm Where: U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH Tonight's Matchup: The conclusion of the regular season couldn't have boiled down to a more exciting finish. The Chicago Express currently sit in a tie for seventh place in the Eastern Conference playoffs, as both Chicago and South Carolina enter the game with 79 points. Despite being in a tie for seventh, the Express have not clinched a playoff birth, as Cincinnati trai... Full Story

Express Soar Past Wings 4-2

March 30, 2012 - Hoffman Estates, IL - The Chicago Express, proud member of the ECHL and proud affiliate of the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, built up a 4-0 lead by the end of the second period and held on to take down the Kalamazoo Wings 4-2 at the Sears Centre Arena on Friday night. The Express were the first team to light the lamps when RW Mike Embach followed up an Aaron Marvin shot attempt that Wings G Riley Gill was trying to corral and freeze. Embach collapsed down and poked the puck past Gill to give Chicago a 1-0 lead at 9:30. The g... Full Story

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