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Article By: Mike Peck

11/08/2011 2:53 PM - Hogs to host party on Friday beginning at 6:45 p.m.

Rockford, Ill.- The Rockford IceHogs are kicking off Alumni Weekend with a road watch party at Mulligan’s Pub and Grill in Rockford on Friday night beginning at 6:45 p.m. Mulligan’s is located at 2212 North Main St.

Fans can hang out with some of the members of the IceHogs Alumni team, including Scott Burfoot, Steve Cygan, Dan Davies, Oak Hewer, Brad Olsen, and J.F. Rivard. Rockford’s game in Peoria will be played at Mulligan’s beginning at 7 p.m.

All fans in attendance can register to win prizes that will be drawn for throughout the night, including Ice Box seats at the IceHogs Wednesday, Nov. 16 game against Oklahoma City, Blackhawks tickets, a Nick Leddy autographed puck and more.

Mulligan’s will feature a fish fry special on Friday along with a Bud Light special.

Friday’s event opens IceHogs Alumni Weekend which includes Heritage Night at the BMO Harris Bank Center on Saturday. The IceHogs will hold the inaugural Alumni Game beginning at 4 p.m. as the IceHogs Alumni will take on the Blackhawks Alumni.

A ticket to the IceHogs game at 7:05 p.m. also grants fans access to the alumni game at 4 p.m. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. Between the alumni game and IceHogs game, fans can get autographs from members of the IceHogs Alumni team and some members of the Blackhawks Alumni team from 6-6:50 p.m.

For tickets to the game, call (815) 968-5222, on-line through or in person at the BMO Harris Box Office.

Next Home Game: Saturday, Nov. 12 vs. Peoria: The IceHogs host Peoria for the second time in 2011-12 for another Illinois Lottery Cup tilt. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. It’s also Heritage Night at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Before the IceHogs take on the Rivermen, there will be an Alumni game featuring former IceHogs skaters against former Blackhawks. The Alumni game will begin at 4 p.m. Special throwback jerseys will be worn by the alumni and current IceHogs and auctioned off after the game.