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04/17/2008 8:54 AM

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Rockford and Houston start West Division Semifinals on Friday at the Rockford MetroCentre

Rockford, Ill.- The Houston Aeros and the American Hockey League announced on Thursday the dates and times for the IceHogs' three away games in the West Division Semifinals of the Calder Cup Playoffs.

Game Three of the series will be at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 at the Toyota Center in Houston.

Game Four will be at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at the Toyota Center in Houston.

Game Five, if necessary,  will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 at the Toyota Center in Houston

For fans who can't make the trip, all three contests will be broadcast on 1330 WNTA or on the Web at  Watch the games through the B2 Network at for only $6 or at Damon's Grill, 755 Clark Road in Rockford.

As a reminder, Game One is set for Friday, April 18 at the Rockford MetroCentre.  Game time is 7:30 p.m.  Season Ticket Holders should use ticket “A” for the game.  Game Two is Saturday, April 19 at the MetroCentre.  The puck drops at 7:05 p.m.  Season Ticket Holders should use ticket “B” for Game Two.

Games Six and Seven, if necessary, will be played in Rockford.  Game Six would take place on Sunday, April 27 at 4:05 p.m. and if a Game Seven is necessary, the IceHogs and Aeros would face-off at the MetroCentre on Monday, April 28 at 7:05 p.m.

All Calder Cup postseason series are best-of-seven.

ickets are on sale for the first two games at the MetroCentre and other dates will be sold as the games become necessary.  Tickets can be purchased by calling (815) 968-5222, on the Web at, at Hogs Headquarters in the Cherryvale Mall or at the MetroCentre Box Office. 

For questions regarding the upcoming Rockford-Houston Calder Cup Playoff series, contact the IceHogs office at (815) 986-6465.

Next Home Game:  Friday, April 18 vs. Houston Aeros.  Game time is 7:30 p.m. Game One of the West Division Semi-Finals of the Calder Cup Playoffs.  The IceHogs face-off against the Aeros in their first ever Calder Cup Playoff game at the Rockford MetroCentre.