Article By: Mike Peck
02/12/2010 10:00 AM - Rockford, Ill.- Bacon Bits, the popular 30-minute TV show on FOX-39 featuring the Rockford IceHogs is back this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The bi-monthly show is hosted by WTVO Sports Director Scott Leber and WTVO Weekend Sports Anchor Adam Warner.
This week’s episode will look at IceHogs Defenseman Richard Petiot, who is skating in his first season with the IceHogs and fifth overall in the professional ranks. The Daysland, Alta. native is the midst of a career season with Rockford.
IceHogs Goalie Coach Wade Flaherty, a native of Langley, B.C. near Vancouver, will give Bacon Bits his thoughts on the Olympics taking place in his hometown.
Leber and Warner will recap the recent hot streak the IceHogs have been riding. Since beginning the season 9-11-2-1, Rockford is 21-9-0-2 since including 10-2-1-0 over their past 13 games, to rise to the upper echelon of the AHL’s West Division.
Bacon Bits will go behind the scenes of the IceHogs’ “Pink In The Rink” game during this Saturday’s show. During the IceHogs game on Jan. 29, the ice was dyed pink and four players dyed their hair pink to raise awareness for breast cancer research. The event raised more than $10,000 for the Susan G. Koman for the Cure.
The show will again feature its staple segments including a Q & A with Hogs Head Coach Bill Peters, Xs and Os with Assistant Coach Ted Dent and IceHogs trivia.
Next Home Game: Saturday, Feb. 13 vs. Milwaukee Admirals: The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. The first 2,500 fans to the MetroCentre will pick up a Mr. Potato Head courtesy of Frito Lay and Q98.5. For tickets call (815) 968-5222, online at www.metrocentre.com or in person at the MetroCentre Box Office or Hog Headquarters inside CherryVale Mall.