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TRICK-OR-TREAT WITH THE HOGS ON OPENING WEEKEND

Article By: Holly Sias

OPENING WEEKEND
10/18/2016 3:38 PM -

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 vs. Milwaukee Admirals

Time: 7 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. The IceHogs open their 18th season of professional hockey at the BMO Harris Bank Center with the first home game of the 2016-17 season.

Calendar Giveaway: The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive an IceHogs calendar courtesy of BMO Harris Bank.

Banner Ceremony and Season Ticket Holder Picture Opportunity: A banner celebrating the affiliation between the Rockford IceHogs and Chicago Blackhawks will be raised prior to the game. Season ticket holders are invited for a picture opportunity with the banner following Saturday night’s contest.

Matchup: The Rockford IceHogs take on the Milwaukee Admirals to open their home portion of the 2016-17 season at the BMO Harris Bank Center. The IceHogs and Admirals met 12 times last season, with each team winning six contests. Most recently, the IceHogs dominated the Admirals at home with a 7-1 victory on April 16, 2016. Mark McNeill and Vinnie Hinostroza each notched two goals for the IceHogs and were named stars of the game, along with goaltender Mac Carruth.

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 vs. Cleveland Monsters

Time: 4 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Center.

Clear Tote Bag Giveaway: The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive a clear tote bag courtesy of Dr. Sexson Orthodontics.
Trick-or-Treat with the IceHogs: Halloween is taking over the arena! Fans are encouraged to wear their costumes to the game, and join players on the ice for a postgame trick-or-treat.

Matchup: The IceHogs take on the defending Calder Cup Champions, the Cleveland Monsters for the third meeting of the 2016-17 season. Rockford will be looking for its first win over Cleveland, as the IceHogs fell in back-to-back road games to start the campaign. Tanner Kero scored the first IceHogs goal of the year in Cleveland last weekend.

Tickets: Tickets 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: 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 to WXRX.com or use the IceHogs app. Sunday’s game can be heard on the radio by tuning in to Sports Fan 1330 AM. Also, follow along on Twitter (@goicehogs) for live updates throughout the game.