10/08/2014 12:41 PM
Photo courtesy of Dan Anelli
Rockford, Ill. – The wait for hockey season in the Forest City is almost over. The American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs are set to open their 2014-15 campaign on home ice this Saturday when they host the Milwaukee Admirals at the BMO Harris Bank Center at 7 p.m.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the first 5,000 fans through the gates prior to puck drop will leave with a free 2014-15 IceHogs calendar, courtesy of Stateline Staffing Services. The calendar represents the first highlight of a packed promotional schedule in store for Rockford fans this season.
Tickets can be purchased for Saturday’s opener on IceHogs.com, in person at the BMO Harris Bank Center box office or at any Ticketmaster outlet, including Walmart, or by calling (815) 968-5222.
For those unable to attend, each of the Hogs’ 76 regular season games will be broadcast live on 23.2 Antenna TV. Starting with the IceHogs Warm Up pre-game show airing 30 minutes before faceoff, catch all the action from T.J. Hogan and veteran broadcaster Mike Peck. For complete listings and availability visit IceHogs.com.
The 2014-15 season for the IceHogs marks their eighth season as the primary affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks. Finishing with a 35-32-5-4 record a year ago, Rockford is looking to make their first appearance in the Calder Cup Playoffs since 2010.