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Chicago Express
City: Hoffman Estates, Illinois
League: ECHL
Conference: Eastern
Division: TBA
Founded: 2010
Home Arena: Sears Centre
Colors: Navy, Gray, Sky Blue
Owner(s): Craig Drecktrah
Head Coach: Steve Martinson
Franchise history
2011-present: Chicago Express

The Chicago Express is a professional ice hockey team located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The Express will be a member of the ECHL and will play its home games at the Sears Centre.

The Express is owned by Craig Drecktrah, who formerly owned the United Hockey League's Chicago Hounds and Rockford IceHogs.

Team Name

To name the new franchise, the team held a special name the team contest that eventually received over a thousand unique name suggestions. On July 22, the four finalists for the team name were unveiled. They were the:

  • Chicago Blizzard
  • Hoffman Estates Hammers
  • Chicago Knights
  • Chicago Express

Voting for the team's name closed on August 4, with Express announced as the winner on September 21. The final four portion of the contest received a total of 20,000 votes. [1]


The mascot for the Chicago Express is "Traxx" the Horse.


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