League: American Hockey League
Head Coach: Derek King
Team Mascot: Hammy Hog
Year Opened: 1981
City / State: Rockford / Illinois
Rivalries & Top Games to Attend
Rockford IceHogs-Chicago Wolves Rivalry
Rival Team: Chicago Wolves
The rivalry between the Wolves and IceHogs mirrors the rivalry in the city between the Wolves and the NHL’s Blackhawks. Many die-hard Wolves fans don’t care too much for the Blackhawks helping fuel the rivalry between these two northern Illinois AHL rivals. On the other hand, if you’re a huge Blackhawks fan, there is no better time to attend a Wolves game than when the IceHogs come town as it presents an excellent opportunity to see future Hawks.
Rockford IceHogs-Milwaukee Admirals Rivalry
Rival Team: Milwaukee Admirals
You won’t want to miss it when the IceHogs face off against Central Division rivals Milwaukee. There is a strong rivalry between Illinois and wisconsin meaning bragging rights are always on the line when these two teams meet. Don’t miss it when the IceHOgs take on the Admirals as the games between these two are always some of the best of the season.
Rockford IceHogs-Grand Rapids Griffins Rivalry
Rival Team: Grand Rapids Griffins
The Griffins’ parent club the Detroit Red Wings are the IceHogs’ parent club the Chicago Blackhawks biggest rivals making matchups between these two teams must-see events. Blackhawks and Ice Hogs fans hate the Griffins creating an intense atmosphere at any game between these two Central Division rivals.