By Chris Block
The American Hockey League released its 2012-13 regular season schedule on Friday.
For the Rockford IceHogs, the 76-game jaunt begins on Saturday October 13th at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois against the Chicago Wolves. The two teams will face off again in the same venue the next afternoon.
Rockford’s home opener takes place Saturday October 20th in the first of a two-game weekend set with the Charlotte Checkers at BMO Harris Bank Center.
The IceHogs’ regular season home finale comes on Friday April 12th against the visiting Chicago Wolves.
Six of the IceHogs final eight regular season games will come on the road, including their final three.
Rockford completes the regular season in Austin, Texas on Saturday April 20th.
This season’s slate also comes with a neutral site game to be played on Sunday November 18th at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The IceHogs opponent will be the Houston Aeros, the AHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild.