Rockford IceHogs
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City: Rockford, Illinois
League: American Hockey League
Conference: Western Conference
Division: Midwest Division
Founded: 2007
Home Arena: BMO Harris Bank Center
Colors: Red, black, white


Owner(s): Rockford MetroCentre
City of Rockford
General Manager: Mark Bernard
Head Coach: Ted Dent
Affiliates: Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), Toledo Walleye (ECHL)
Franchise history
1995–1997: Baltimore Bandits
1997–2005: Cincinnati Mighty Ducks
2007–present: Rockford IceHogs

The Rockford IceHogs are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They began play during the 2007–08 AHL season at the MetroCentre in Rockford, Illinois, USA. They are the top affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL.

Official Rockford IceHogs Website:


The current Rockford IceHogs were founded in 1995 as the Baltimore Bandits and then relocated in 1997 to Cincinnati, Ohio to become the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks. The Cincinnati Mighty Ducks suspended operations for the 2005–06 AHL season due to the lack of an NHL affiliate after the previous affiliates Detroit Red Wings and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim signed new agreements with the two other AHL teams which are the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Portland Pirates. The franchise was later renamed Cincinnati RailRaiders, but failed to reach a goal of 2,000 season tickets to re-enter the AHL for the 2006–07 season. On March 19, 2007, the AHL announced that the team had been purchased, and relocated them to Rockford to become the current day Rockford IceHogs.

The franchise was previously known as
The market was previously served by
  • Rockford IceHogs (1999–2007) UHL

Season-by-Season ResultsEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

Season Games WonLostOTLSOLPoints Goals
2007–0880442646982472312nd, West
2008–0980403406862292204th, West
2009–1080443033942262263rd, West
2010–1180383345852162458th, West
2011–1276353227792072288th, Midwest


Season1st Round2nd Round3rd RoundFinals
2007–08W, 4-1, HOU L, 3-4, CHI
2008–09 L, 0-4, MIL
2009–10 L, 0-4, TEX
2010–11 Out of playoffs,
2011–12 Out of playoffs,