The Blackhawks-Canucks rivalry doesn’t just involve the teams in Chicago and Vancouver.
On Sunday night the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs (Chicago’s affiliate), and the Chicago Wolves (Vancouver’s affiliate) showed hockey fans that the bad blood between the franchises trickles down into the AHL, too.
Pointed out by Yahoo! Sports’ Puck Daddy, the two teams had a bench brawl on...
The Chicago Blackhawks say the team has agreed to terms with forwards Brandon Bollig and Ben Smith on two-year contracts.
The 25-year-old Bollig was an NHL rookie last season, playing in 22 games, including four playoff games. He has eight goals, seven assists and 285 penalty minutes in 111 career games over parts of three AHL seasons in Rockford.
The 23-year-old Smith has six...
Via AP on Fox
May 31, 2012
Ben Smith has been named the team’s winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Rockford community during the 2011-12 season.
Source: Rockford IceHogs
Some of you are familiar with the Jimmy Newcomer story locally and it is a big reason for his nomination.
See the link above for more details and also this link where...
Those of you who read me on any kind of regular basis, know what a fan I am of Ben Smith (#28). A quick refresher, or for you first timers, Ben came up at the end of last season (from Rockford) with about 4 or 5 games left. He did such a great job that he stayed on the roster for the 7 game playoff series against Vancouver, spending quite a bit of time on the first line. When the...
From a Blackhawks release late Thursday afternoon: “Ben Smith has suffered a right hip labral tear and a hernia. He will undergo endoscopic surgery next Thursday (March 15) to repair both issues. We anticipate a full recovery in approximately 16 … Continue reading →
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Ben Smith is done for the season due to a right hip tear and hernia.Smith undergo surgery on March 15 to repair both injuries. He is expected to be sidelined for four months.The 23-year-old Smith appeared in 13 games this season, scoring two goals. He had one goal in six games last season before tallying three times in a seven-game playoffs series against Vancouver.
Chicago Blackhawks forward Ben Smith will undergo season-ending surgery next week to repair a right hip tear and hernia.
Team physician Dr. Michael Terry said the recovery for Smith would take approximately four months. The surgery is scheduled for March 15.
The 23-year-old Smith has two goals in 13 games for the Blackhawks and has spent most of the season with Rockford of the...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2012
On Monday morning, the Blackhawks sent forward Ben Smith back to Rockford. Smith had one goal in seven games with Chicago this season, but skated a team-low 5:48 on Sunday night.
Rostislav Olesz cleared waivers on Thursday morning and was sent to Rockford. In his place, the Blackhawks will reportedly recall Ben Smith from Rockford. Smith had 10 points (six goals, four assists) in nine games with the IceHogs this year. … Continue reading →
On Monday morning, the Blackhawks sent forward Ben Smith to Rockford. Smith has been out because of a concussion he suffered as result of a cheap shot during a preseason game against Detroit. He has now been medically cleared to … Continue reading →