04/12/2016 3:55 PM
Article By: Kristen Wooten
Friday, April 15, 2016 vs. Grand Rapids Griffins
Time: 7 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. (Blue Flame Lounge at 5:15 p.m.)
Beach Towel Giveaway: The first 1,000 fans to enter the arena will receive an IceHogs beach towel, courtesy of Peak Fitness.
Blues Flame Friday: Those 21-and-older can get their weekend started early at the BMO at the Blue Flame Lounge Pre-Game Party. Recently Paroled will be performing while guests enjoy free appetizers and happy hour drink specials. Fans with a game ticket must enter through the upper-concourse level entrance on Elm St. near the box office. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and only the first 150 will be permitted.
Goodwill Drive: Fans are encouraged to bring new and gently-used clothing or houseware items to donate to Rockford area Goodwill stores. Those who donate will receive an IceHogs ticket voucher to a first-round playoff game.
Matchup: Rockford closes out their season series with the Griffins, heading in with a record of 2-3-2-0. The playoff-bound teams last faced on March 2 in Grand Rapids when the Griffins took home a 2-1 overtime victory. Leading the pack in goals against Grand Rapids is left winger Bryan Bickell with five goals in six games.
Saturday, April 16, 2016 vs. Milwaukee Admirals
Time: 7 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Team Photo Giveaway: The first 2,500 fans to enter the arena will receive an IceHogs team photo, courtesy of Proforma.
Fan Appreciation Night: For the last game of the regular season the IceHogs are celebrating the team-behind-the-team! At every whistle throughout the night, random fans in attendance will receive prizes.
Jerseys Off Their Backs: After the game, random season ticket holders and two individual ticket buyers will be invited out on the ice to receive IceHogs jerseys straight from the players themselves. All fans involved will have their photo taken on the ice with the jersey and player.
Team Awards: Prior to puck drop, the club will present awards for: Most Valuable Player, Defenseman of the Year, Unsung Hero, Heavy Hitter, Most Improved Player, and Man of the Year.
Matchup: The IceHogs face the Admirals to wrap-up regular season play. As a potential first round Calder Cup matchup, both teams have closely battled all season, including four games requiring extra time. Rookie forward Vinnie Hinostroza leads the IceHogs in points against the Admirals, notching nearly a third of his season goal total in the matchups.
Tickets: Tickets for Friday and Saturday’s games can be purchased at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office or any Ticketmaster location including Walmart, by phone (815 968-5222) or online at www.icehogs.com.
Broadcast: All games are broadcast locally live on WIFR’s Justice Network on 23.3, and online through AHLLive.com. To listen to a free audio broadcast, tune in through WXRX.com or use the IceHogs app. Follow along on Twitter (@goicehogs) for live updates throughout the game.