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BEACH TOWEL AND FAN APPRECIATATION TO CLOSE REGULAR SEASON

Article By: Ryan Harr

Photo by Greg Hamil and Dan Anelli
04/16/2015 3:37 PM -

Friday, April 17, 2015 vs. Chicago Wolves

Time: 7 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Center.

Blues Flame Lounge Pre-Game Party: Doors will open at 5:15 p.m. for fans 21 and older to enjoy the final Blues Flame Lounge pre-game party of the season. Patrons can take in the excitement with live music courtesy of Blues Hawks, drink specials and free appetizers. Fans can enter the Blues Flame Lounge inside the BMO Harris Bank Center through the upper concourse entrance off Elm Street near the Box Office.

Beach Towel Giveaway: The first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a free IceHogs beach towel courtesy of Peak Fitness.

Illinois Lottery Cup: As part of the intrastate rivalry with the Chicago Wolves, the IceHogs play their Midwest Division rival for the final time during the 2014-15 campaign. The Hogs already have claimed the head-to-head series this season and won the Illinois Lottery Cup for the second time in four years. The IceHogs carry a 7-3-1-0 record in the previous meetings with the Wolves.

Goodwill Night: Fans are encouraged to bring clothing to donate to Rockford Area Goodwil Stores. Those who make a donation will receive a free ticket voucher to any game next season in October or November (excluding Opening Night).

Match Up: The IceHogs host the Wolves for the final time during the 2014-15 regular season as the two clubs wrap up their season series. Rockford won the last meeting on March 15, 4-3 the Rosemont and hold a 27-13-2-0 all-time record against the Wolves at the BMO Harris Bank Center. The pair of Midwest Division teams have both clinched a bid to the 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 vs. Toronto Marlies

Time: 7 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Center.

Pre-Game Block Party: Fans can come to the BMO Harris Bank Center starting at 4 p.m. for a pre-game block party until puck drop at 7. Parts of Elm and Main Street will be closed for the zone. There will be inflatables for children to enjoy, live music and outside vendors with food and drinks for purchase.

Team Photo Giveaway: The first 2,500 fans through the gates will take home an IceHogs team Photo thanks to Proforma Dimensions.

Fan Appreciation Night: As the IceHogs close out their regular season, fans will be honored with prizes at each and every whistle during the contest Saturday night. In addition to prizes, random season ticket holders and two individual ticket buyers will be selected to receive a game worn jersey off the back of an IceHogs player. The winner will also have a photograph taken with the IceHogs player on the ice following the game.

Guns and Hoses Game: Prior to the IceHogs game, fans with an IceHogs game ticket can watch the Rockford Fire Department faceoff with the Rockford Area Police at the BMO Harris Bank Center starting at 2 p.m. Doors will open at 1:30 and fans must enter through the Box Office at the corner of Elm and Main Street.

Team Awards: Prior to the tilt, the IceHogs will present numerous player awards. The club will name its most valuable player, rookie of the year, defenseman of the year, unsung hero, heavy hitter and most improved player.

Match Up: The IceHogs welcome the Toronto Marlies for the first and only time of the 2014-15 campaign to the BMO Harris Bank Center. The previous meeting this season was a 1-0 shootout loss in Toronto on Oct. 19. The Marlies last visit to the BMO came on March 4 of last season when they picked up a 3-2 win over the IceHogs. While the IceHogs have already clinched a spot in the 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs, the Marlies are currently holding the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference.

Tornado Relief: The Mountain Dew Ice Crew will be selling raffle tickets for a jersey raffle throughout the arena for both games on the weekend. The tickets cost is $5 or five tickets for $20, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to those affected by the tornadoes in northern Illinois.  Tickets may also be purchased at the U.S. Cellular Fan Zone.

The IceHogs players’ wives and girlfriends will also be selling raffle tickets for a team autographed stick and various items on Saturday.

Fan Experience: Fans attending either game, can upgrade their experience at the game by visiting the IceHogs website from their smartphone. Some of the upgrades include, a visit from Hammy to your seat location, postgame meet and greet, a seat upgrade and more.

Tickets: Tickets are still available for both games but are selling quickly. They can be purchased at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office or any Ticketmaster location, by phone (815-968-5222) or online at www.icehogs.com.

Broadcast Information: All games are broadcast locally live on 23.2 Antenna TV or can be seen online at ahllive.com, along with a free audio broadcast of the game. Follow along on Twitter (@goIceHogs) for live updates throughout the game.