The IceHogs open their 21st season of hockey in the Stateline on Friday, Oct. 4 in Des Moines, Iowa against the Iowa Wild and celebrate Opening Night on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Center against the Grand Rapids Griffins.
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Taking on the North:
For the first time in team history, the IceHogs battle the Belleville Senators (Ottawa Senators affiliate) and Laval Rocket (Montreal Canadiens) this season. The Hogs visit the Senators on Friday, Dec. 13 and host the club on Monday, Jan. 20. Laval visits the BMO Harris Bank Center for the IceHogs second home game of the season on Monday, Oct. 14 and travels to Laval, Quebec, Canada on Tuesday, Dec. 17. With Laval and Rockford, the 2019-20 season marks the first time the Canadiens and Blackhawks affiliate have met since the 2014-15 season when the IceHogs went 1-1-0 against the Hamilton Bulldogs.
This season, the IceHogs will also square off against the Toronto Marlies for the first time since the 2014-15 season. The IceHogs host Toronto on Wednesday, Nov. 6 and visit the Marlies on Sunday, Dec. 15.
Rise and Shine:
The 2019-20 campaign features three matinee games at the BMO Harris Bank Center for the IceHogs this season. The Hogs open the afternoon action on Monday, Oct. 14 (Columbus Day) at 1 p.m. The IceHogs celebrate their annual School Day Game on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 10:30 a.m. against Toronto and host Belleville on Monday, Jan. 20 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) at 1 p.m.
Set Your Watch:
The IceHogs will play all other weekday home games at BMO Harris Bank Center at 7 p.m., Saturday home games at 6 p.m. and Sunday contests at 4 p.m.
Toughest Division in Hockey:
Of the 76 games, the IceHogs tackle the Central Division in 66 matchups. The IceHogs renew their rivalry with the Chicago Wolves and Milwaukee Admirals over 12 meetings with each opponent. The Grand Rapids Griffins and IceHogs collide in 10 meetings, and the Manitoba Moose, San Antonio Rampage and Texas Stars will meet with the IceHogs eight times each. From Feb. 21 – April 11 (end of the regular season), the IceHogs will take on the Central Division in 22 consecutive matchups.
Of the 38 home games, 24 take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
|Date||Time (CT)||Opponent||Date||Time (CT)||Opponent|
|Fri. Oct 4||7:00 PM||at Iowa||Wed. Jan 15||6:00 PM||at Grand Rapids|
|Sat. Oct 12||6:00 PM||vs. Grand Rapids||Fri. Jan 17||6:00 PM||at Grand Rapids|
|Mon. Oct 14||1:00 PM||vs. Laval||Sun. Jan 19||3:00 PM||at Chicago|
|Fri. Oct 18||7:00 PM||vs. Chicago||Mon. Jan 20||1:00 PM||vs. Belleville|
|Sat. Oct 19||7:00 PM||at Chicago||Wed. Jan 22||7:00 PM||vs. Texas|
|Fri. Oct 25||6:00 PM||at Cleveland||Fri. Jan 24||7:00 PM||at Milwaukee|
|Sat. Oct 26||Noon||at Cleveland||Sat. Jan 25||6:00 PM||vs. Milwaukee|
|Wed. Oct 30||7:00 PM||vs. San Antonio||Fri. Jan 31||7:00 PM||vs. Manitoba|
|Sat. Nov 2||6:00 PM||vs. Iowa||Sat. Feb 1||6:00 PM||vs. Milwaukee|
|Sun. Nov 3||4:00 PM||vs. Chicago||Tue. Feb 4||7:00 PM||vs. Texas|
|Wed. Nov 6||10:30 AM||vs. Toronto||Fri. Feb 7||7:00 PM||vs. San Antonio|
|Fri. Nov 8||7:00 PM||vs. Manitoba||Sat. Feb 8||6:00 PM||vs. San Antonio|
|Sun. Nov 10||3:00 PM||at Chicago||Wed. Feb 12||7:00 PM||at Manitoba|
|Fri. Nov 15||6:00 PM||at Grand Rapids||Thurs. Feb 13||7:00 PM||at Manitoba|
|Sat. Nov 16||6:00 PM||vs. Grand Rapids||Sat. Feb 15||6:00 PM||vs. Cleveland|
|Sat. Nov 23||7:00 PM||at Texas||Tue. Feb 18||7:00 PM||vs. Grand Rapids|
|Sun. Nov 24||3:00 PM||at San Antonio||Fri. Feb 21||7:00 PM||vs. San Antonio|
|Tue. Nov 26||7:00 PM||at San Antonio||Sat. Feb 22||6:00 PM||at Milwaukee|
|Fri. Nov 29||7:00 PM||vs. Chicago||Sun. Feb 23||3:00 PM||at Chicago|
|Sat. Nov 30||5:00 PM||vs. Grand Rapids||Wed. Feb 26||7:00 PM||at Texas|
|Tue. Dec 3||7:00 PM||vs. Manitoba||Fri. Feb 28||7:00 PM||at Texas|
|Fri. Dec 6||6:00 PM||at Grand Rapids||Sun. Mar 1||3:00 PM||at San Antonio|
|Sat. Dec 7||6:00 PM||vs. Milwaukee||Fri. Mar 6||7:00 PM||vs. Grand Rapids|
|Tue. Dec 10||7:00 PM||vs. Milwaukee||Sat. Mar 7||6:00 PM||at Grand Rapids|
|Fri. Dec 13||6:00 PM||at Belleville||Sun. Mar 8||3:00 PM||at Chicago|
|Sun. Dec 15||3:00 PM||at Toronto||Sat. Mar 14||7:00 PM||at Chicago|
|Tue. Dec 17||6:00 PM||at Laval||Wed. Mar 18||7:00 PM||vs. Milwaukee|
|Fri. Dec 20||7:00 PM||vs. Texas||Sat. Mar 21||6:00 PM||vs. Iowa|
|Sat. Dec 21||6:00 PM||vs. Cleveland||Sun. Mar 22||3:00 PM||at Milwaukee|
|Fri. Dec 27||7:00 PM||vs. Iowa||Tue. Mar 24||7:00 PM||vs. Texas|
|Sun. Dec 29||2:00 PM||at Manitoba||Fri. Mar 27||7:00 PM||at Iowa|
|Tue. Dec 31||4:00 PM||at Manitoba||Sat. Mar 28||12:30 PM||at Iowa|
|Fri. Jan 3||7:00 PM||at Iowa||Sun. Mar 29||4:00 PM||vs. Chicago|
|Sun. Jan 5||4:00 PM||vs. Chicago||Fri. Apr 3||7:00 PM||vs. Chicago|
|Wed. Jan 8||7:00 PM||vs. Manitoba||Sat. Apr 4||6:00 PM||at Milwaukee|
|Fri. Jan 10||7:00 PM||at Milwaukee||Tue. Apr 7||7:00 PM||at Texas|
|Sat. Jan 11||6:00 PM||at Milwaukee||Wed. Apr 8||7:00 PM||at San Antonio|
|Tue. Jan 14||7:00 PM||vs. Milwaukee||Sat. Apr 11||6:00 PM||vs. Iowa|
– Illinois Lottery Cup: The IceHogs and Chicago Wolves will battle once again for the Illinois Lottery Cup over 12 meetings during the 2019-20 season. The Wolves captured the cup in each of the last two seasons through tiebreakers. The IceHogs went 6-5-1-0 against the 2019 Western Conference Champions last season.
– Opening Up With a New Face: The Oct. 4 season-opening contest at Iowa snaps a streak of three consecutive seasons battling the Cleveland Monsters in the first game of the year. The IceHogs will take on the Monsters in four meetings this season, visiting the Monsters on Oct. 25 and 26 and hosting Cleveland on Dec. 21 and Feb. 15. This marks the first time the IceHogs open the season against the Wild.
– On the Road Again: For the fifth consecutive season, the IceHogs open the year on the road (Oct. 4 at Iowa). The IceHogs have not opened a campaign at home since the 2014-15 season.
– Moose are Loose: The IceHogs and Manitoba Moose will meet eight times this season, up from four meetings the previous two seasons.
– Home Sweet Home: The IceHogs will enjoy the comforts of BMO Harris Bank Center for a season-long six-game homestand from Jan. 25 – Feb. 8 and will face Milwaukee, Manitoba, Texas and San Antonio. The IceHogs will also have a five-game homestand from Oct. 30 – Nov. 8.
– Life on the Road: From Feb. 22 – March 1, the IceHogs will make stops against Milwaukee, Chicago, Texas and San Antonio during a season-long five-game road trip.