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ICEHOGS RAISE OVER $40,000 DURING 10TH ANNUAL JERSEY AUCTION

By: Chris Etheridge

IceHogs fans have helped to raise almost $550,000 in ten years.

Rockford, Ill.- The Rockford IceHogs hosted their 10th Annual Jersey Auction for charity on Saturday night following the game against the Milwaukee Admirals.  IceHogs fans helped the Hogs raise $40,355.  The IceHogs and their generous fans have now helped raise almost $550,000 for charity with the club’s ten auctions.

All proceeds from this year’s auction will go the IceHogs Charitable Foundation. The IceHogs Charitable Foundation will in return, distribute the proceeds to several not-for-profit organizations in the Rock River Valley including, but not limited to MDA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Rockford area Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Jr. IceHogs and others.

The following are the jerseys and the amount donated for each jersey.  They are listed in no specific order.

$500        #116 Stanley Cup Jersey
$500        Bill Peters
$550        Ted Dent
$1,000     #26 Niklas Hjalmarsson
$800        #4 Danny Groulx
$800        #37 Rob Klinkhammer
$700        #3 Jimmy Sharrow
$700        #38 Jeff Christian
$3,600     #12 Jack Skille
$1,000     #18 Tim Hambly
$700        #14 Dan Bertram
$1,300     #16 Nathan Davis
$1,800     #31 Antti Niemi
$1,400     #28 Jake Dowell
$1,000     #23 Adam Hobson
$1,200     #7 Evan Brophey
$1,600     #9 Pascal Pelletier
$800        #6 Jordan Hendry
$700        #22 Joe Charlebois
$1,100    #33 Mike Radja
$900       #21 Logan Stephenson
$1,000    #17 Bryan Bickell
$1,200    #10 Adam Pineault
$900       #11 Brian Connelly
$1,000    #20 Akim Aliu
$900       #5  Mike Brennan
$1,000    #8 Tim Brent
$900       #40 Tyler Mosienko
$900       #15 Pete MacArthur
$1,400    #32 Sean McMorrow
$1,700    #29 Corey Crawford
$6,805     Silent Auction/Raffle
$40,355  Total Raised

The following are some facts and figures about the history of the jersey auction:

This Season's Total:    $40,355
2008-09 Highest Jersey:   $3,600 (#12 Jack Skille)
2008-09 Average Jersey Bid:  $1,048
Largest Auction Total All-Time: $73,195 (2007-08)
Highest Jersey Bid All-Time:   $16,000 (J.F. Rivard-2000-01)
Ten-Year Total:    $549,738
Ten-Year Average:   $54,974
Themes for the jersey auctions:   2008-09, The Dark Hammy; 2007-08, Captain Hammy Hook; 2006-07, Hammysaurus Rex; 2005-06, Lt. Hammy; 2004-05, Rockin' The 80's  (Mullet Hammy); 2003-04, It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Super Hammy  (Super Hammy); 2002-03, I Want You To Want This Jersey (Rick Neilson Hammy); 2001-02, Uncle Hammy Wants You For MDA (Uncle Hammy); 2000-01, Hunka Hunka Hammy (Elvis Hammy); 1999-00, Go Green For MDA  (St. Patrick's Day Hammy)
IceHogs Record on Auction Night:  8-2-0-0
First Auction:  Wednesday, March 15, 2000 vs. Muskegon Fury

For more information about the Jersey Auction, contact the IceHogs office at (815) 986-6465 or check out www.icehogs.com.



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