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07/06/2011 9:50 AM

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Rockford, Ill. – Hockey returns to the Forest City on Saturday, Oct. 8 as the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League take the MetroCentre ice for their home opener for the 2011-12 season.

Additionally, the IceHogs have announced five other prime dates for their 13th season in Rockford and fifth in the AHL. The Hogs will host games on Saturday, Nov. 12; Wednesday, Nov. 23; Saturday, Dec. 3; Saturday, Dec. 17; and Friday Jan. 20.

Fans can guarantee their seat for opening night and the other five contests with a Six-Game Prime Pack in 2011-12, starting as low as $72. For more information about Six-Game Prime Packs, call the IceHogs office at (815)847-6399.

The IceHogs dropped the first puck at the Rockford MetroCentre on Oct. 15, 1999 as members of the United Hockey League and defeated the Knoxville Speed 6-2. The Hogs show an overall record of 6-5-0-1 in their home opener.

Opponents and start times for these games will become available when the complete 2011-12 AHL schedule is released later this summer. 

Season Tickets On Sale For 2011-12: It'll be a long summer without IceHogs hockey and season ticket packages for the 2011-12 season are now on sale. To find a ticket package that quenches your hockey thirst, call (815) 847-6399.