01/03/2012 4:55 PM - Rockford, Ill. - With many local students heading back to school on Tuesday, some of the Rockford IceHogs helped members of the Runts Kids Club enjoy their last day of winter break Monday night at Carlson Ice Arena.
Rookies Rob Flick, Byron Froese, David Gilbert, Joe Lavin, Dylan Olsen, Philippe Paradis, Andrew Shaw, and Ben Youds, along with second-year forwards Brandon Bollig and Peter LeBlanc, spent a couple hours Monday evening signing autographs and skating with some of their youngest fans at the annual Runts Club Hockey Clinic.
The IceHogs skaters facilitated a pair of clinics for Runts Club members on the night. In the first session, inexperienced skaters had a chance to practice their skills with the help of the Hogs. More advanced skaters participated in drills and a scrimmage with the IceHogs during the second session.
For more information on getting the kids in your life involved in the Runts Kids Club, click here or visit the fan zone tab on icehogs.com.
Next Home Game: Monday, Jan. 16 vs. Texas Stars. Game time is 1:05 p.m. The IceHogs return home for the first time in more than two weeks for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. matinee game to take on the Stars for the second and final time at the BMO Harris Bank Center. The first 1,500 kids 14 and under will pick up an IceHogs Drawstring Bag courtesy of Frito Lay.
For every goal that the Rockford IceHogs score in 2011-12, IceHogs head coach Ted Dent will make a donation to children’s cancer research. BMO Harris Bank will also make a donation for every goal to the “BMO Harris Bank Goals For Grades”