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04/14/2008 7:47 AM

Article By: Mike Peck

Rockford and Houston to play on Friday and Saturday

Rockford, Ill.- The Rockford IceHogs, along with the American Hockey League, announced on Sunday night the IceHogs first two Calder Cup Playoff dates. The IceHogs will take on the Houston Aeros in the First Round of the Calder Cup Playoffs. 

Game One of the series is set for Friday, April 18 at the Rockford MetroCentre.  Game time is 7:30 p.m.  Season Ticket Holders should use ticket “A” for the game. 

Game two of the series is set for Saturday, April 19 at the MetroCentre.  The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday.  Season Ticket Holders should use ticket “B” for Game Two. 

All Calder Cup postseason series are best-of-seven.  Games Three, Four and Five (if necessary) will be played at the Toyota Center in Houston. Dates for the games in Houston will be released later this week

Games Six and Seven, if necessary, will be played in Rockford.  Game Six would take place on Sunday, April 27 at 4:05 p.m. and if a Game Seven is necessary, the IceHogs and Aeros would face-off at the MetroCentre on Monday, April 28 at 7:05 p.m.

ickets are on sale for all four games at the MetroCentre.  Tickets can be purchased by calling (815) 968-5222, on the web at or at the MetroCentre Box Office. 

For questions regarding the upcoming Rockford-Houston Calder Cup Playoff series, contact the IceHogs office at (815) 986-6465.

Next Home Game:  Friday, April 18 vs. Houston Aeros.  Game time is 7:30 p.m. Game One, Round One of the Calder Cup Playoffs.  The IceHogs face-off against the Aeros in their first ever Calder Cup Playoff game at the Rockford MetroCentre.