Justin Hobson. Noah Kindred
Ty Habedank. Ty Habedank
Conner Nelson Conner Nelson
Joah Linhart. NIHL
Austin Sympson. Zander Miesner
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Thanks to Nate, Joah, Ryan, Noah, Austin, Shawn, Jeremy, and Michael S for donating their time to the Salvation Army!
Coach Mattila was born in San Bernardino, CA in 1958. He moved to Sun Prairie, WI in 1969 where he was introduced to ice hockey. Tim was on the very first varsity high school hockey team in Sun Prairie. He was a multi sport varsity athlete, also playing quarterback on the football team and catcher on the baseball team. In college he played 2 years of baseball and two years of hockey at UW Eau Claire while completing a comprehensive major in marketing. Tim married his high school sweetheart, Tammy in 1981 and moved to Rockford, IL to pursue his career in dental sales. He continued playing hockey at the semi-professional level for the Janesville Jets during 1981-1982 season. Tim and Tammy have three children, Tina, Troy and Tessa. In 1991 Tim became the head coach of the Rockford Hockey School Team. The name of the combine team was changed to the Icemen in 1995. Since then the Icemen have won 16 Combine Division High School State Championships. They have also won 8 Northwest Metro Championships and 2 MIT Championships. Tim has also coached at the head or assistant level for the Illinois Showcase team, he has been the Metro Northwest All-Star team coach, is a 2-time All-State coach, Master Level USA Hockey coach, in addition he has coached numerous National and Central District player development camps. He has earned the honors of Blackhawk Alumni Coach of the Year in 2007 and AHAI Illinois High School Coach of the Year in 2010. Tim's passion for caching stems not only from his love for and knowledge of the game of hockey, but his desire to challenge players to learn about discipline, teamwork, failure, success, commitment, and fun that extend far beyond the boards of the rink.
The Rockford Icemen would like to thank our sponsors and our many volunteers.
Hockey camps and sessions conducted by Icemen Coach Tim Mattila.