Rockford, Ill. - The Rockford IceHogs are teaming up with the Salvation Army to spread Christmas cheer throughout the Rockford area. Join the Hogs players as they ring bells at the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle stands at Schnucks (6410 E State St) and Valli Produce (5880 E State St) grocery stores on E State St., Thursday, Dec. 15. Fans are invited to stop by the bell-ringing stations from 5-7 p.m. to meet the IceHogs players, take pictures, make a donation and even get autographs from each Hogs skater.
The following players are scheduled as bell-ringers for the Salvation Army Thursday evening:
|Schnucks (6410 E State St)||Valli Produce (5880 E State St)|
|Jake Dowell (5-6 p.m.)||Jake Hildebrand (5-6 p.m.)|
|Luke Johnson (5-6 p.m.)||Chris DeSousa (5-6 p.m.)|
|Martin Lundberg (6-7 p.m.)||Carl Dahlstrom (6-7 p.m.)|
|Viktor Svedberg (6-7 p.m.)||Ville Pokka (6-7 p.m.)|
In addition, fans who make a donation of at least $20 at either Red Kettle post will receive two ticket vouchers for Hogs’ Red Kettle Night (Dec. 17) vs. Manitoba.
Saturday, Dec. 17 vs. Manitoba Moose
Time: Puck drop is 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Red Kettle Night: The Salvation Army band will host a pregame concert at the Blues Flame Lounge on the BMO Harris Bank Center concourse, before performing the National Anthem for Saturday’s contest. The Salvation Army is also staffing their Red Kettle posts on the BMO main concourse throughout the evening’s game, and fans who make a donation of at least $20 will receive two ticket vouchers for the following Wednesday home game (Dec. 21) when Rockford hosts an Illinois Lottery Cup Series matchup against the Chicago Wolves.
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 www.icehogs.com.
Broadcast: All games are broadcast locally live on WIFR’s Justice Network on 23.3 and online through AHLLive.com. To listen to a free audio broadcast, tune in to WXRX.com or use the IceHogs app. Fans can also follow in-game updates via the IceHogs’ Twitter, @goicehogs. Saturday’s game can also be head on AM 1330.