John Dietz

Chicago Blackhawks Beat Writer
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John Dietz is the Daily Herald’s Blackhawks beat writer. Since joining the Daily Herald in 1998, John also has contributed a fantasy football column for more than 15 years, and has helped cover the Chicago Bears (Super Bowl XX) and golf while serving as a key member of the Sports Copy Desk for many years and working closely with Tim Sassone and Mike Spellman, his predecessors on the hockey beat. Like many NHL players, he’s an avid golfer who tried to get in 50-plus rounds a year. A graduate of Northern Illinois University, he previously worked at the Bloomington Pantagraph, the Freeport Jounal Standard and the Sterling Daily Gazette.

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Penalties costly for Rockford IceHogs

May 20 2018 | 10:02 pm - The Rockford IceHogs paid the price for giving the Texas Stars seven power-play opportunities and ended up dropping Game 2 of the Calder Cup conference semifinals 3-2 in overtime at Texas.

Franson gets to the point: Veteran D-man still can’t believe he’s playing in AHL

May 20 2018 | 12:02 am - Cody Franson is a veteran of 550 NHL games, but the veteran defenseman has spent half of this season trying to reinvent himself in the American Hockey League with the Rockford IceHogs. See why he thinks his NHL career isn’t done, what Brent...

Chicago Blackhawks’ Hossa makes it official

May 19 2018 | 8:49 pm - Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa told a Slovakian newspaper on Saturday that he “will not play hockey anymore.” It’s not shocking news, but it does end any speculation that Hossa may one day return to play for the Hawks.

Freedom Golf Association charity golf event in June

May 18 2018 | 10:43 pm - Golfers who want to help golfers with disabilities can participate in the Freedom Golf Association’s 5th annual charity event at Cog Hill & Country Club on Monday, June 8.

IceHogs best by Stars in Game 1

May 18 2018 | 10:06 pm - The Texas Stars ended Rockford’s perfect record in the Calder Cup playoffs with a 4-2 victory Friday night in Game 1 of their best-of-seven series.

White Sox’s Davidson learning from past mistakes at plate

May 18 2018 | 9:16 pm - Chicago White Sox slugger Matt Davidson watched every one of his plate appearances during the off-season in an effort to become a more disciplined hitter.

After third straight rough start, Sox option Fulmer to Class AAA Charlotte

May 19 2018 | 12:37 am - A rough season didn’t get any smoother for White Sox starter Carson Fulmer on Friday night against the Texas Rangers. Fulmer, who lasted a grand total of 5⅓ innings in his previous two starts, hit leadoff man Delino DeShields on the...

Rockford IceHogs expect much tougher test in conference finals

May 17 2018 | 7:40 pm - The Rockford IceHogs are 7-0 in the Calder Cup playoffs, but should face a much stiffer test against the Texas Stars in the conference finals. Said coach Jeremy Colliton: “They’re going to be a big challenge for us. And I love...

IceHogs sweep Moose, advance to conference final

May 11 2018 | 11:41 pm - Carl Dahlstrom, Victor Ejdsell and Cody Franson scored second-period goals, and the host Rockford IceHogs swept Manitoba out of the Calder Cup playoffs with a 6-3 victory Friday night.

Pesky center Luke Johnson helping Rockford roll through playoffs

May 10 2018 | 4:31 pm - Which unknown Rockford IceHogs player has a chance to pop in the NHL over the next year or two? John Dietz asked that question to coach Jeremy Colliton and veteran defenseman Cody Franson ... and got the same answer.

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