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ICEHOGS ANNOUNCE PROMOTIONS SCHEDULE FOR 2013-14 SEASON

Article By: Nate Haeni

IceHogs release 2013-14 promotional schedule
09/11/2013 2:00 PM -

Rockford, Ill. – With single-game tickets set to go on sale on Thursday, the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League announced their promotional schedule for the 2013-14 campaign.

The home opener on Saturday, Oct. 19 kicks off all the excitement at the BMO Harris Bank Center as the first 5,000 fans into the building will receive a 2013-14 IceHogs calendar courtesy of Stateline Staffing Services. October rolls on with the Stanley Cup making a special visit to Rockford on Sunday, Oct. 27, allowing fans the chance to get a photo with hockey’s most coveted trophy.

The promotional schedule is also packed with many popular giveaway nights, including three Champion Bobblehead Nights with figurines of Bryan Bickell, Brandon Saad and Andrew Shaw on Dec. 21, Feb. 8 and Apr. 12 respectively.

Also highlighting the schedule are a few fan favorite theme nights. Pink in the Rink Night, presented by Swedish American Hospital, is slated for Saturday, Jan. 25 with the first 5,000 fans receiving Thunder Sticks, and Los IceHogs Dos is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8. The 15th Annual Jersey Auction game is set for Sunday, Mar. 30 with a live auction out on the ice following the game, and the annual Teddy Bear Toss Night is listed for Saturday, Nov. 30.

Returning to the promotional calendar this season are three chances to “Skate with the Hogs” on the BMO Harris Bank Center ice following the games on Oct. 26, Jan. 20 and Feb. 9. A special Picture Day is slated for Sunday, Nov. 3 as the first 1,500 fans to the game will receive an IceHogs picture frame, compliments of Riverside Dental, and then everyone in attendance will get the opportunity to take photos with their favorite IceHogs players on the main concourse in a special post-game meet and greet.

New this season is Vienna Beef Family Value Days for each Sunday home game, along with matinee games on Saturday, Oct. 26 and Monday, Jan. 20. Fans can purchase a Family Value Pack, which includes four tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas, for just $59. Additional tickets may be added for $15 each. The following dates are Vienna Beef Family Value Days: Oct. 26, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, Jan. 20, Feb. 9 and Mar. 30.

The following is the full promotional schedule:

 

Date Opponent Promotion(s)  (Qty.) Sponsor(s)
Saturday, Oct. 19 Grand Rapids Griffins -Home Opener
-IceHogs Calendar (first 5,000 fans)
Stateline Staffing Services
Saturday, Oct. 26 Charlotte Checkers

-Kid's Day
-Magnet Schedules (first 5,000 fans)
-Post game "Skate with the Hogs"/Trick or Treat
-Vienna Beef Family Value Game (4 tickets, 4 hot dogs & 4 sodas = $59)

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Sunday, Oct. 27 Texas Stars -Stanley Cup Night
-Champions Poster (first 5,000 fans)
-Vienna Beef Family Value Game (4 tickets, 4 hot dogs & 4 sodas = $59)
 
Thursday, Oct. 31 Charlotte Checkers -IceHogs Refillable Souvenir Cup (first 5,000 fans) Kelley Williamson
Sunday, Nov. 3 Grand Rapids Griffins -IceHogs picture frame (first 1,500 fans)
-Post-game player meet and greet
-Vienna Beef Family Value Game (4 tickets, 4 hot dogs & 4 sodas = $59)
Riverside Dental
Friday, Nov. 8 Iowa Wild -Los IceHogs Dos  
Saturday, Nov. 9 Iowa Wild -Whoopee Cushion (first 2,500 fans) Ferrellgas
Saturday, Nov. 16 San Antonio Rampage -Baseball Hat (first 2,500 fans) Pepsi
Wednesday, Nov. 20 Abbotsford Heat -Dollar Days  
Wednesday, Nov. 27 Milwaukee Admirals -Dollar Days  
Saturday, Nov. 30 Chicago Wolves -Teddy Bear Toss Night
-Winter Scarf (first 2,500 fans 21+)
-Post-game: Papa John's Pizza Shoot
Bud Light
Friday, Dec. 13 Oklahoma City Barons -IceHogs Hubert Doll (first 2,500 fans) BMO Harris Bank
Saturday, Dec. 14 Oklahoma City Barons -Scout Night (Cookie Kickoff)  
Saturday, Dec. 21 Milwaukee Admirals -Champions Bobblehead - Bryan Bickell (first 2,500 fans) Dental Dimension
Monday, Dec. 30 Charlotte Checkers -Youth Jersey (first 1,000 kids 14 & under) Rockford Orthopedic
Friday, Jan. 3 Iowa Wild -Legends Bobblehead (Scotty Bowman - first 2,500 fans)
-Vienna Beef Family Value Game (4 tickets, 4 hot dogs & 4 sodas = $59)
 U.S. Cellular
Saturday, Jan. 11 Lake Erie -Fleece Blanket (first 2,500 fans) OSF
Wednesday, Jan. 15 Abbotsford Heat -School Day Game  
Monday, Jan. 20 Toronto Marlies -Drawstring bag (first 2,500 fans)
-Post game "Skate with the Hogs"
-Vienna Beef Family Value Game (4 tickets, 4 hot dogs & 4 sodas = $59)
 Pepsi
Saturday, Jan. 25 Milwaukee Admirals -Pink in the Rink Night
-Thunder sticks (first 5,000 fans)
 Swedish American Hospital
Tuesday, Feb. 4 Hamilton Bulldogs -Dollar Days  
Saturday, Feb. 8 Iowa Wild -Champions Bobblehead - Brandon Saad (first 2,500 fans)
-Post-game: Papa John's Pizza Shoot
 WIFR
Sunday, Feb. 9 Utica Comets -Vienna Beef Family Value Game (4 tickets, 4 hot dogs & 4 sodas = $59)
-Post game "Skate with the Hogs"
 
Friday, Feb. 21 Chicago Wolves -Water Bottle (first 2,500 fans) Rock Valley Culligan
Saturday, Feb. 22 Milwaukee Admirals -IceHogs 15th Anniversary T-shirts (first 2,500 fans) Toyota
Tuesday, Mar. 4 Rochester Americans -Dollar Days  
Saturday, Mar. 8 Milwaukee Admirals -Autism Awareness Night  
Saturday, Mar. 22 Chicago Wolves -Country Night
-IceHogs Cowboys Hat (first 2,500 fans)
 Frito Lay
Friday, Mar. 28 Grand Rapids Griffins -Sock Monkey (first 2,500 fans) BMO Harris Bank
Sunday, Mar. 30 Chicago Wolves -Jersey Auction Night
-Vienna Beef Family Value Game (4 tickets, 4 hot dogs & 4 sodas = $59)
-Live post-game jersey auction on the ice
Lou Bachrodt Auto Mall
Saturday, Apr. 12 Iowa Wild -Champions Bobblehead - Andrew Shaw (first 2,500 fans) Vienna Beef
Friday, Apr. 18 Chicago Wolves -Kyle "Beach Towel" (first 1,500 fans) Peak Fitness
Saturday, Apr. 19 Charlotte Checkers -Fan Appreciation Night
-Team Photo (first 2,500 fans)
 

*Additional promotions may be added and all dates, opponents and promotions are subject to change*

Hogs single-game tickets will go on sale on Thursday, Sept. 12 beginning at 10 a.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office and all participating Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets will also be available for purchase at that time at IceHogs.com or by calling the box office at (815) 968-5222.

Full and partial season ticket plans, along with group packages, for the IceHogs 2013-14 campaign are currently on sale. For more information, contact the IceHogs at (815) 986-6465 or visit IceHogs.com.