IceHogs punch Calder Cup Playoff ticket

The Rockford IceHogs clinched a berth in the 2022 Calder Cup Playoffs on Saturday night with a 5-3 victory over the Manitoba Moose.

The IceHogs, the top development affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks, will be making their first postseason appearance since 2018, when they reached the Western Conference Finals.

Rockford will be one of five teams to qualify for the Calder Cup Playoffs out of the Central Division. The top three teams will get a bye into the division semifinals, while the fourth- and fifth-place clubs square off in a best-of-three first-round series.

The AHL’s 2021-22 regular season ends April 30; for more information and daily updates on the Calder Cup Playoff races, check out the official AHL Playoff Primer.