Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ALL 76 ICEHOGS GAMES TO AIR ON WIFR’S JUSTICE NETWORK ON 23.3

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By: Bob Mills
JUSTICE NETWORK
Rockford, Ill. – The Rockford IceHogs, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the 2015 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, have extended their television broadcast agreement with Gray Television, Inc. (23-WIFR) through the 2016-17 season.

New this season, all 76 Rockford IceHogs regular season games will be available on WIFR’s Justice Network on 23.3. The IceHogs had previously been carried on WIFR 23.2 Antenna TV since the 2012-13 campaign.

“WIFR has been a valued partner of the IceHogs and we look forward to growing our brand on the Justice Network on 23.3 beginning this fall,” said IceHogs Director of Business Operations Mike Peck. “WIFR has provided us a great platform over the past three seasons to broadcast our games live, locally right here in the Rockford market and we are excited to continue that for the next two campaigns.”

The Justice Network will carry all 76 regular season games for the IceHogs 2015-16 and 2016-17 season slates. Each broadcast will begin with “IceHogs Warm Up” 30 minutes prior to the scheduled puck drop. The Justice Network is also available to Mediacom subscribers on channel 102 and to Comcast subscribers on channel 434 (Rockford) and 356 (Rochelle) starting on September 9. WIFR is currently working with Charter for a permanent channel for the network.

Join the new voice of the IceHogs, Bob Mills, for the action all season long. The puck drops on the team’s 17th season on Friday, Oct. 9, as the IceHogs travel to San Jose, Cal. to battle the Barracuda. Rockford’s Home Opener is scheduled for Saturday, Oct.17. To download the full schedule to your mobile device, click here.

About Gray Television, Inc. 

Gray Television, Inc. (NYSE: GTN and GTN.A) is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the United States.  Upon the consummation of all announced transactions, Gray Television will own and operate television stations in 45 television markets broadcasting over 150 program streams including 30 channels affiliated with the CBS Network, 22 channels affiliated with the NBC Network, 16 channels affiliated with the ABC Network and 13 channels affiliated with the FOX Network.  Gray Television will then own and operate the number-one ranked television station in 33 of those 45 markets and the number-one or number-two ranked television station operations in 42 of those 45 markets.  Gray Television currently reach approximately 8.3 percent of total United States television households.

Season Tickets for 2015-16 Now on Sale: Reserve your seats today for the IceHogs 17th season of professional hockey and ninth as the top AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks. Call (815) 847-6399 or visit icehogs.com to find a ticket package that fits your needs.

FORMER ICEHOGS CAPTAIN RETURNS TO ROCKFORD ON PTO

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By: Nate Haeni
DOWELL RETURNS
Dowell skated for the IceHogs from 2007-10

Rockford, Ill. – The Rockford IceHogs, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the 2015 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, announced on Monday that the team has signed veteran forwardJake Dowell to a professional tryout contract (PTO).

Dowell, 30, returns to Rockford after spending time in the NHL with the Blackhawks (2007-11), Dallas Stars (2011-12) and Minnesota Wild (2012-14). The gritty winger also saw action in the AHL with the Houston Aeros (2012-13), Iowa Wild (2013-14) and Hamilton Bulldogs (2014-15). Last season with the Bulldogs, Dowell recorded 15 points (5g-10a) and 75 penalty minutes after appearing in all 76 regular season contests.

The Eau Claire, Wis. native was drafted by the Blackhawks in the fifth round (#140 overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft and spent four seasons with the organization.

Dowell compiled 60 points (20g-40a) and 288 penalty minutes over the course of three seasons with the IceHogs from 2007-10. He also served as the team’s captain during the 2009-10 campaign.

In 102 career games with the Blackhawks (2007-11), Dowell registered nine goals, 17 assists and 80 penalty minutes. Overall, the veteran center has appeared in 157 career NHL tilts with 33 points and 133 PIMs.

Season Tickets for 2015-16 Now on Sale: Ticket packages, including full season, half season, and mini game plans, are on sale for the IceHogs 17th season of professional hockey and ninth as the top AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks. Individual game tickets will go on-sale on Thursday, Sept. 17 beginning at 9 a.m.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

By: Connor Rylatt
Photo courtesy of the Chicago Blackhawks

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Rockford, Ill. - The Rockford IceHogs have announced that they agreed to terms with defenseman Sam Jardine on a one-year American Hockey League contract for the 2015-16 season.

Jardine, 21, spent his last three seasons with Ohio State University. The Lacombe, Alberta native skated in 97 games with the Buckeyes, recording a total of 32 points (3g-29a).

Prior to playing hockey collegiately at OSU, Jardine spent two full seasons with the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. In the 2011-12 season with the Kodiaks, he was the leading scorer amongst Camrose defensemen with 30 points (11g-19a) in 51 games played.

As the captain with Team Canada West, Jardine won the gold medal at the 2011 World Junior A Challenge, as he provided three assists in five contests.

Jardine was originally selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the sixth round (#169 overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Season Tickets for 2015-16 Now on Sale: Reserve your seats today for the IceHogs 17th season of professional hockey and ninth as the top AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks. Call (815) 847-6399 or visit icehogs.com to find a ticket package that fits your needs.
By: Chicago Blackhawks
Photo by Tod Reicher

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Chicago, Ill. - The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have agreed to terms with defenseman Viktor Svedberg on a one-year contract, which runs through the end of the 2015-16 National Hockey League season.

Svedberg, 24, recorded 14 points (3G, 11A) in 49 regular-season games in his second season with Rockford. His four assists in eight postseason appearances tied for the most among Rockford defensemen. Svedberg has totaled 23 points (5G, 18A) in 84 professional games in North America, all with the IceHogs. The Gothenburg, Sweden, native was originally signed as a free agent on Oct. 19, 2013.

Season Tickets for 2015-16 Now on Sale: Reserve your seats today for the IceHogs 17th season of professional hockey and ninth as the top AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks. Call (815) 847-6399 or visit icehogs.com to find a ticket package that fits your needs.

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By: Nate Haeni
Poto by Nate Vestral

Rockford, Ill. – Due to popular demand for some of the best seats inside the BMO Harris Bank Center, the Rockford IceHogs are introducing a new lottery system for the Vienna Beef Ice Box.

The Vienna Beef Ice Box is the ultimate fan experience for any small group, featuring eight seats located ice-level right next to the IceHogs bench. The Ice Box package, which includes eight tickets, 16 Vienna Beef Hot Dogs and 16 Pepsi products, is $400 per game throughout the season, with a $50 increase for all Saturday games.

At this time, fans can enter the lottery by clicking here or visiting icehogs.com/tickets/viennabeeficebox/and filling out the form located at the bottom of the page. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, August 19 at 5 p.m. Only one entry will be accepted per person as multiple entries will not increase the odds of winning.

When the IceHogs 2015-16 regular season schedule is released in late August, randomly selected fans from the lottery will be notified to select an available date. Each winner will be limited to one game date until every winner has been contacted.

For questions or more information regarding the Vienna Beef Ice Box, contact the IceHogs at 815-986-6465.

Season Tickets for 2015-16 Now on Sale: Reserve your seats today for the IceHogs 17th season of professional hockey and ninth as the AHL affiliate of the 2015 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. Call (815) 847-6399 or visit icehogs.com to find a ticket package that fits your needs.

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