The Rockford IceHogs announced the club’s 2016-17 regular season schedule on Monday.
The IceHogs begin their 18th season of professional hockey in the Forest City, including 10th in the AHL as the primary affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks, when they visit the defending Calder Cup Champion Cleveland Monsters on Friday, October 14.
Rockford begins their home slate the following weekend with the home opener against the Milwaukee Admirals on October 22 at the BMO Harris Bank Center.
The AHL All-Star Game will be played on January 30, just prior to the IceHogs starting a five-game homestand in early February. The regular season and home finale is on April 15 against Iowa.
The IceHogs will play 38 games on home ice at the BMO Harris Bank Center during the campaign. A total of 27 of the team’s 38 home games will be played on either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.