The Rockford IceHogs have unveiled their third jersey to be worn during the upcoming season. It is a gray jersey, with black across the shoulders ending with the Blackhawks logo at the top of the arms. The arms and waist have a red stripe between black stripes. They feature black numbers outlined in silver, further outlined by black.

The front crest features a simple “ICEHOGS” large on top and “ROCKFORD” below. In between is a silhouette of a hog.

It is an interesting look. It very much as a retro look to it, but the metallic silver touches give a modern feel.

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Today, Sunday, September 24, marks the first official practice of the Rockford IceHogs. Training Camp will run through Monday, October 2. Practices will be held at the BMO Harris Bank Center and are closed to the public.

The roster of the IceHogs is starting to take shape. The Chicago Blackhawks have assigned the following players to Rockford: forwards Matthew Highmore, Matheson Iacopelli, Luke Johnson, Graham Knott and Anthony Louis, Kyle Baun, defensemen Carl Dahlstrom, Robin Norell and goaltender Jeff Glass. The IceHogs have also invited forward Alex Kromm and goalie Jeremy Brodeur to Training Camp.

Brodeur is the son of Hall of Fame Goalie Martin, who is also the Assistant GM of the St. Louis Blues. Brodeur will battle Glass and Matt Tomkins for the goalie job.

John Wroblewski

John Wroblewski is a freelance writer, who covers the Rockford IceHogs and writes general interest pieces for Puck Planet. His writing career really started over twenty years ago, as a guest columnist for a Chicagoland community newspaper group. John has written several articles for Global Traveler magazine, along with being a regular online contributor. In 2008, he started Johngy’s Beat, a site focused on meeting celebrities, athletes and pop culture icons. His Johngy’s Beat YouTube channel has over 800 interviews. Currently, John regularly covers the IceHogs, the Chicago Bandits (National Pro Fastpitch), the Chicago Bliss (Legends Football League), Resistance Pro Wrestling and many comic cons around the country.

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