Are you ready for some hockey? The Chicago Blackhawks are ready to begin a new season and it all starts this Thursday. Changes to the roster will influence The Rockford IceHogs.

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have assigned defensemen T.J. Brennan and Ville Pokka to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

The Chicago Blackhawks also announced they have assigned forward Peter Regin and goaltender Michael Leighton to the IceHogs.

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The team’s active roster now includes 14 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders as the Blackhawks set forth on winning another Stanley Cup.

Opening face off of the regular season is this Thursday, October 9 against the Stars in Dallas, Texas at 7:30 P.M.

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Good luck to the mighty Blackhawks and the Rockford IceHogs.