Fall is around the corner and that means only one thing: IceHogs hockey will be back!

The Rockford IceHogs released their 2016-17 schedule yesterday. The season opener is Friday, October 15th against the defending Calder Cup Champion Cleveland Monsters.

The home opener at the BMO is Saturday, October 22nd against the Milwaukee Admirals. Highlights for the season include a first time visit from the San Diego Gulls on Friday, January 13th.

According to the IceHogs website:

"The IceHogs will play 38 games on home ice at the BMO Harris Bank Center during the 2016-17 campaign. The home schedule is split up between one Monday game, three Tuesday games, seven contests on Wednesday, nine Friday tilts, 13 Saturday games, and five Sunday matinees. A total of 27 of the team’s 38 home games will be played on either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday."

They also play two matinee games on Monday, January 16th at 1 PM and  the annual School Day game on February 15th at 10:30 AM.

They also introduced a new fan initiative called "It's Your Game", which promises more fan interactions at the games and in the community.

Here is the complete schedule for the season, via theahl.com

 

Fri, Oct 14, 2016 7:00 pm EDT Rockford at Cleveland 7:00 pm EDT
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 5:00 pm EDT Rockford at Cleveland 5:00 pm EDT
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 7:00 pm EDT Rockford at Grand Rapids 7:00 pm EDT
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 7:00 pm CDT Milwaukee at Rockford 7:00 pm CDT
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 4:00 pm CDT Cleveland at Rockford 4:00 pm CDT
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 7:00 pm CDT Chicago at Rockford 7:00 pm CDT
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 7:00 pm CDT Rockford at Chicago 7:00 pm CDT
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 4:00 pm CDT Milwaukee at Rockford 4:00 pm CDT
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 7:00 pm EDT Rockford at Charlotte 7:00 pm EDT
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 7:00 pm EDT Rockford at Charlotte 7:00 pm EDT
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 5:00 pm CST Rockford at Iowa 5:00 pm CST
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 7:00 pm EST Rockford at Grand Rapids 7:00 pm EST
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 7:00 pm CST Charlotte at Rockford 7:00 pm CST
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 4:00 pm CST Ontario at Rockford 4:00 pm CST
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 7:00 pm CST Rockford at Iowa 7:00 pm CST
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 7:00 pm CST Texas at Rockford 7:00 pm CST
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 7:00 pm CST Cleveland at Rockford 7:00 pm CST
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 7:00 pm CST Milwaukee at Rockford 7:00 pm CST
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 7:00 pm CST Rockford at Chicago 7:00 pm CST
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 7:00 pm CST Manitoba at Rockford 7:00 pm CST
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 7:00 pm CST Chicago at Rockford 7:00 pm CST
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 7:00 pm CST Grand Rapids at Rockford 7:00 pm CST
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 7:00 pm CST San Antonio at Rockford 7:00 pm CST
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 7:30 pm CST Rockford at Texas 7:30 pm CST
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 7:00 pm CST Rockford at Texas 7:00 pm CST
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 7:00 pm CST Manitoba at Rockford 7:00 pm CST
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 4:00 pm CST Rockford at Chicago 4:00 pm CST
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 7:00 pm CST Chicago at Rockford 7:00 pm CST
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 7:00 pm CST Rockford at Iowa 7:00 pm CST
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 7:00 pm CST Chicago at Rockford 7:00 pm CST
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 7:00 pm CST Iowa at Rockford 7:00 pm CST
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 6:00 pm EST Rockford at Grand Rapids 6:00 pm EST
Tue, Jan 3, 2017 7:00 pm CST Rockford at Milwaukee 7:00 pm CST
Fri, Jan 6, 2017 7:00 pm CST Rockford at Chicago 7:00 pm CST
Sat, Jan 7, 2017 7:00 pm EST Rockford at Grand Rapids 7:00 pm EST
Sun, Jan 8, 2017 4:00 pm CST Chicago at Rockford 4:00 pm CST
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 7:00 pm CST San Diego at Rockford 7:00 pm CST
Sat, Jan 14, 2017 7:00 pm CST Grand Rapids at Rockford 7:00 pm CST
Mon, Jan 16, 2017 1:00 pm CST Grand Rapids at Rockford 1:00 pm CST
Wed, Jan 18, 2017 7:00 pm EST Rockford at Cleveland 7:00 pm EST
Fri, Jan 20, 2017 7:00 pm EST Rockford at Cleveland 7:00 pm EST
Sun, Jan 22, 2017 3:00 pm CST Rockford at San Antonio 3:00 pm CST
Wed, Jan 25, 2017 7:00 pm CST Rockford at San Antonio 7:00 pm CST
Fri, Jan 27, 2017 7:00 pm CST Iowa at Rockford 7:00 pm CST
Sat, Jan 28, 2017 7:00 pm CST Iowa at Rockford 7:00 pm CST
Fri, Feb 3, 2017 7:00 pm CST Rockford at Milwaukee 7:00 pm CST
Sat, Feb 4, 2017 7:00 pm CST Rockford at Chicago 7:00 pm CST
Tue, Feb 7, 2017 7:00 pm CST Chicago at Rockford 7:00 pm CST
Fri, Feb 10, 2017 7:00 pm CST Rockford at Milwaukee 7:00 pm CST
Sat, Feb 11, 2017 7:00 pm CST San Antonio at Rockford 7:00 pm CST
Sun, Feb 12, 2017 4:00 pm CST Milwaukee at Rockford 4:00 pm CST
Wed, Feb 15, 2017 10:30 am CST Cleveland at Rockford 10:30 am CST
Fri, Feb 17, 2017 7:00 pm CST Cleveland at Rockford 7:00 pm CST
Sat, Feb 18, 2017 7:00 pm CST Charlotte at Rockford 7:00 pm CST
Tue, Feb 21, 2017 7:00 pm CST Rockford at Manitoba 7:00 pm CST
Wed, Feb 22, 2017 7:00 pm CST Rockford at Manitoba 7:00 pm CST
Sat, Feb 25, 2017 7:00 pm PST Rockford at San Diego 7:00 pm PST
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 3:00 pm PST Rockford at Ontario 3:00 pm PST
Tue, Feb 28, 2017 7:00 pm CST Manitoba at Rockford 7:00 pm CST
Fri, Mar 3, 2017 7:00 pm CST Manitoba at Rockford 7:00 pm CST
Sat, Mar 4, 2017 7:00 pm CST Iowa at Rockford 7:00 pm CST
Fri, Mar 10, 2017 7:00 pm CST Rockford at Milwaukee 7:00 pm CST
Tue, Mar 14, 2017 7:00 pm CDT Milwaukee at Rockford 7:00 pm CDT
Fri, Mar 17, 2017 7:00 pm CDT Rockford at Manitoba 7:00 pm CDT
Sat, Mar 18, 2017 7:00 pm CDT Rockford at Manitoba 7:00 pm CDT
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 7:00 pm EDT Rockford at Grand Rapids 7:00 pm EDT
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 7:00 pm CDT Grand Rapids at Rockford 7:00 pm CDT
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 7:00 pm CDT Rockford at Iowa 7:00 pm CDT
Fri, Mar 31, 2017 7:00 pm CDT Texas at Rockford 7:00 pm CDT
Sat, Apr 1, 2017 7:00 pm CDT Grand Rapids at Rockford 7:00 pm CDT
Thu, Apr 6, 2017 7:00 pm CDT Rockford at Iowa 7:00 pm CDT
Sat, Apr 8, 2017 6:00 pm CDT Rockford at Milwaukee 6:00 pm CDT
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 4:00 pm CDT Rockford at Chicago 4:00 pm CDT
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 7:00 pm CDT Milwaukee at Rockford 7:00 pm CDT
Fri, Apr 14, 2017 7:00 pm CDT Rockford at Milwaukee 7:00 pm CDT
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 7:00 pm CDT Iowa at Rockford 7:00 pm CDT