ROCKFORD, Ill. – The Rockford IceHogs will be helping in the fight against cancer throughout the month of November, with the team’s efforts culminating in their second annual Hockey Fights Cancer ™ (HFC) Night on Friday, Nov. 29 against the Chicago Wolves at 7 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Center. In addition, the team is partnering with Love Your Melon to raise money for pediatric cancer care and research.
HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER NIGHT
Since 1998, Hockey Fights Cancer, a joint initiative of the NHL and NHL Players' Association, has been uniting the hockey community in support of cancer patients and their families. Throughout the evening on Nov. 29, the IceHogs will be honoring and recognizing those whose lives have been impacted by cancer. Fans are encouraged to wear lavender to the game to join the support of the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. “I Fight For” signs will also be available in the Fan Zone to honor family, friends and loved ones who have been affected the disease.
Jersey Auction: The IceHogs will don limited-edition lavender Hockey Fights Cancer themed jerseys for the contest, and the specialty sweaters will be auctioned off throughout the game, with proceeds benefitting SwedishAmerican Foundation. Fans will have several different options to bid on the Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys:
- Fans in attendance can bid via blind-silent auction in the concourse in front of the jersey wall behind section 123. The blind-silent auction will close with five minutes remaining in the second intermission.
- Two jerseys will be available in the IceHogs jersey raffle. Raffle tickets are $5 or six tickets for $25.
- Three jerseys will be made available on the IceHogs app through DASH, an online auction platform. Bidding will open on Friday at 4 p.m. and conclude on Saturday, Nov. 30 at noon.
- Three jerseys, including one that is customizable, will be auctioned on the IceHogs eBay page beginning Tuesday, Dec. 3.
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 IceHogs.com.
LIMITED EDITION LOVE YOUR MELON BEANIE
In support of the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, the IceHogs are teaming up with Love Your Melon in an effort to battle pediatric cancer. Purchase your tickets through this link and receive a limited-edition Rockford IceHogs Love Your Melon beanie. Beanies will be available to be picked up at the Ticket Services Table behind section 206 (next to Oink Outfitters) beginning on Nov. 29.
Each ticket sold through this special offer supports Love Your Melon's program to give a hat to every child battling cancer in America. Fifty percent of proceeds of all Love Your Melon products is given to Love Your Melon's nonprofit partners. To date, the company has donated over $6 million. Love Your Melon's nonprofit partners work in pediatric oncology, fund cancer research initiatives and provide immediate support for families of children battling cancer.
Next Home Game: Saturday, Nov. 2 vs. Iowa Wild | 6 p.m.
The Rockford IceHogs are inviting fans to the team’s first-ever Day of the Dead event for their game against the Iowa Wild on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the BMO Harris Bank Center. This themed night will feature Folklorico dancers during intermission, a Día de los Muertos altar built by Rock Valley College’s Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) and a Hammy Sugar Skull backdrop for photo opportunities for fans.