05/15/2015 12:57 PM
Photo courtesy of the Chicago Blackhawks
Article By: Nate Haeni
Rockford, Ill. – With the Chicago Blackhawks on the road to begin their Western Conference Finals series against the Anaheim Ducks, a popular figure known for his electrifying recital of the National Anthem at the United Center will make a trip to Rockford to perform before the Rockford IceHogs Game 5 matchup at the BMO Harris Bank Center on Sunday.
Blackhawks anthem singer Jim Cornelison will perform his iconic rendition of the “The Star Spangled Banner” before the IceHogs host the Grand Rapids Griffins for Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals. The game on Sunday has a 4 p.m. scheduled puck drop. Fans are invited to the arena early, beginning at 1 p.m., for another Pregame Block Party presented by Swedish American Hospital which features live music, bounce houses and more.
Cornelision has opened Blackhawks home games at the United Center full-time since 2008. He has also performed the national anthem for the Chicago Bears, Bulls, Cubs, and White Sox, along with appearances at the 2011 NFC Championship game, the 2014 NHL Stadium Series game and a 2014 Nascar Sprint Cup race.
Tickets to the Game 5 are available by visiting the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office or any Ticketmaster location, by phone (815-968-5222) or online at www.icehogs.com.
“Tix and Tees” Playoff Package: Fans can purchase a special “Tix and Tees” Playoff Package for Game 5 for just $30. The package includes an upper sideline ticket and an official Western Conference Semifinal Playoff t-shirt. There are only a limited amount of packages available and they can be purchased at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office or by calling 815-847-6399.