01/19/2012 11:34 AM
By: Mike Peck
Jim Cornelison to sing the anthem on Sunday
Rockford, Ill.- Two home games and two prime promotions this weekend for the Rockford IceHogs at the BMO Harris Bank Center.
On Friday, the first 2,500 fans to the game will pick up a Ted Dent Bobblehead courtesy of Dental Dimensions. Game time 7:05 p.m. as the IceHogs resume their Illinois Lottery Cup rivalry with the Chicago Wolves.
After a road game Saturday in Chicago, the IceHogs return to the BMO Harris Bank Center on Sunday to host the Milwaukee Admirals at 5:05 p.m. on the Third Annual Blackhawks Night presented by Taco Bell. Fans can meet current Blackhawks Bryan Bickell and Nick Leddy along with assistant coach Mike Haviland.
The group will be at the game signing autographs on the main concourse beginning at 4 p.m. until 4:55 p.m. The Blackhawks players will then return to sign autographs and greet fans during the first intermission. To get an autograph, 300 wristbands for each player and coach will be dispersed at each entrance to the arena. Only fans with a wristband will be allowed into the autograph line and the bands will be available on a first come, first serve basis. The doors to the arena will open at 4 p.m.
To accommodate every fan with a wristband, each fan will be permitted one item to be autographed.
The IceHogs will also welcome Blackhawks anthem singer Jim Cornelison to the game on Sunday as he’ll sing his renowned rendition on the Star Spangled Banner before the game. Blackhawks mascot Tommy Hawk will be on hand as well on Sunday when the IceHogs take on the Admirals.
With the two games this weekend, fans can take advantage of half-price tickets to Sunday’s Blackhawks Night with the purchase of tickets to Friday’s game against the Wolves. The offer is good at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office or by calling 815-968-5222.
Tickets for either game can also be purchased on-line through icehogs.com.