The four high schools feeding the Icemen Varsity and Junior Varsity for the 2013-2014 season will be Hononegah, Harlem, Lutheran, and Boylan high schools.
Rockford Icemen senior Ryan Teagardin (Boylan High School) and junior Reno Murphy (Hononegah High School) took part in the North Boone Upper Elementary School Reading Night on April 24, helping the kids have some fun with reading. Reno said "The kids were great and we read together. We even talked a little bit about the Icemen." Parent Jen Schaumburg enjoyed having the Icemen to tot he school and appreciated their support in making Reading Night such a large success.
The Icemen Junior Varsity team claimed the Blackhawk Cup State Championship tonight with a 5-0 win over the CCM Tigers!!! On their way to their State Championship, the Icemen outscored their opponents by a total of 23-0 in their four state tournament games.
The Rockford Icemem Varsity team started a new streak of State Championships this afternoon with a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory over BGHG at the United Center. Jonathan Pirrie started the Icemen scoring in the 3rd period when he tied it up at 1-1. Then, in the overtime Andy Cropp lifted it over the left shoulder of the BGHW goalie and the celebration was on!!! The Rockford Icemen Varsity and Junior Varsity now are holding down the State Championship in their respective brackets. WAY TO GO ICEMEN!!!!
The Icemen run to the Tier II National Championship came to a close tonight with an overtime loss to the Jr Panthers from Florida. In the first period Montana Bahls knocked in pass from Andy Cropp to open the scoring. The Panthers came back and scored twice, once on a power play, to take the lead . Anthony Heaslip tied it up again from a long pass assist from Brett Stewart. The Panthers got that hated late goal in the period when they put it past Rockford goalie Patrick Koski with three ticks left in the second period to take a 3-2 lead. The Panthers opened the scoring in the third and took a 4-2 lead. The Icemen came roaring back with goals by Erik Swanberg (assist by Jon Pirrie) and Montana Bahls (unassisted). At 7:40 in the third period it was tied 4-4 and that's how it stood at the horn at the end of regulation. But the Panthers found the back of the net early in the overtime period and the Icemen were knocked out of their first ever appearance in the USA Hockey National Tournament. Goaltender Patrick Koski started the game in net for the Icemen and had 8 saves while allowing 4 goals, and Brandon Roderick came in in relief and had 9 saves and allowed 1 goal. The Icemen will be coming home with a top four finish and should be extremely proud of their achievement!!!!! Wow! Thank you to Joy de Leon for all the updates to allow me to get the info to all the fans in a timely manner.
The Icemen made it through the round robin portion of the 2013 USA Hockey Tier II Nationals 3-0 with a 3-2 win over the California Riptide on Friday night. The Riptide opened the scoring and went to a 2-0 lead at the end of the second period. But the Icemen came back with goals by Adam Goethals (assisted by Ryan Teagardin) and Andy Cropp (assisted by Brett Steward), both in the second period. Anthony Heaslip knocked in the game winner in the third with assists going to Quin de Leon and Adam Goethals. Goaltender Brandon Roderick has 27 saves for the Icemen. The Icemen are now preparing for the semi-final game to be played at 3:00 PM (CDT) on Saturday. Anyone interested in watching the game on a live feed, the game will be shown at Jax (the restaurant/bar in the Carlson Ice Arena parking lot).
The Rockford Icemen are now 2-0 at their first ever appearance at the USA Hockey Tier 2 Nationals in Hartford, CT. After their 2-1 win yesterday against the Howard Huskies (MD), the Icemen faced off today against Barnstable (MA) in the second round of the round robin tournament. On the way to a 3-0 win, Cole Runkle had two goals and Blake Miller knocked in the third. Assists went to Andy Cropp (2), Montana Bahls (2), Jon Pirrie, and Erik Swanberg. Patrick Koski was in the net and earned 21 saves for the shutout. The win clinched a spot in the semi-finals on Saturday. The Icemen will play Channel Island (CA) tomorrow at 6:00 PM CDT.
The Icemen won their first game at Nationals in Hartford, CT by beating the Howard Huskies (MD) 2-1. The first goal was scored by Erik Swanberg on an assist by Jon Pirrie late in the first period. The Huskies came back to tie it early in the second period. In the third period the Icemen took the lead for good on an Andy Cropp goal, assisted by Montana Bahls and Cole Runkel. Brandon Roderick was in the net and had 16 saves. The Icemen play Barnstable (MA) at 2:00 CDT on Thursday.
If you can't make the trip to Connecticut and still want to follow the Icemen in their first ever USA Hockey Nationals appearance, you're in luck!! All games will be webcast on the USA Hockey website. The Icemen will be playing at 7:30 AM on Wed Apr 3, at 2:00 PM on Thur Apr 4, and at 6:00 PM on Fri Apr, 5 (all times CDT). If the win and go on, they will play in the semi-finals on Sat Apr 6 at 3:00 PM and the Finals will be on Sun Apr 7 at 9:15 AM (again, all times CDT). I went to the website this morning. It appears you have to register for the FastHockey site and then it appears you have to pay to watch the games. I may have done it wrong and you may have better luck.
Bask in the glory of the Rockford Icemen Varsity and Junior Varsity teams and all the great high school and midget hockey games with scores and brackets for their successful state championship runs at the following link:
The quest for boys and girls High School State Championships began in early February with the elimination rounds and concluded with Rockford Icemen victoris in the Championship games in the Varsity COmbined and Junior Varsity Combined divisions this past week
The Rockford Icemen JV team brought home the second place trophy in the Inaugral Scholastic Cup, losing to Glenbrook North this past weekend in the newly developed Scholastic Hockey League. In the best of three format, the JV team lost two hard fought battles to Glenbrook North by identical 2-1 scores. The JV team finished the year tops in the Scholastic League with a very impressive 30-9-0 (so far) record.
Hockey camps and sessions conducted by Icemen Coach Tim Matilla.
Many of our 2012-2013 Icemen have been named to the Scholastic Hockey League All-Academic Team for the 2012-2013 season. These fine young men are being recognized for their outstanding success and achievement in the classroom. We all know hard hard it is to be a part of an elite hockey program and find the time to keep up with studies. The following Icemen have been honored for their academic excellence: Tom Breitfuss, Michael Butera, Grant Byxbe, Emerson Colarossi, Andres Crus, Patrick Koski, Blake Miller, Reno Murphy, Richey Ronan, and Ryan Teagardin.