Rockford, Ill.- Rockford IceHogs Team President Mark Bernard announced details for Chicago Blackhawks Night Presented by Taco Bell and 13 WREX on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Rockford MetroCentre with the Rockford IceHogs.
Fans will have an opportunity to meet players from this season’s Blackhawks squad at the IceHogs game against the Peoria Rivermen at 7:05 p.m. Blackhawks assistant coach Mike Haviland along with forwards Troy Brouwer and Colin Fraser, defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson, and goalie Antti Niemi will all be at the game signing autographs beginning at 6 p.m. until 6:55 p.m. The group will then be signing autographs at the first intermission.
UPDATE: Kris Versteeg and Tommy Hawk have just been confirmed to join Mike Haviland, Troy Brouwer, Colin Fraser, Niklas Hjalmarsson and Antti Niemi at Blackhawks Night.
The IceHogs, along with Taco Bell and 13 WREX, are also giving away three sets of five executive suite tickets and 11 pairs of executive level sideline tickets to the game. To enter to win, go to www.wrex.com. No purchase necessary.
The Blackhawks Bud Light Ice Crew will be in attendance as well.
One lucky fan will have an opportunity to win a prize courtesy of Taco Bell at the IceHogs game on Feb. 27. Fans can sign up at the game in the upper concourse and one fan will be chosen at random to compete for the prize that will be given away at an intermission.
The IceHogs will be hosting a silent auction during the game with proceeds benefiting the IceHogs Charitable Foundation and Blackhawks Charities. Some of the items on the auction block include autographed University of Wisconsin jerseys from Adam Burish, Jake Dowell and Jack Skille, and tickets to a Blackhawks game that include a limo ride to and from the United Center.
Fans can come early to the game and watch a pair of youth hockey games before the IceHogs-Rivermen tilt. Two Jr. IceHogs teams will take on two Jr. Blackhawks teams on the MetroCentre ice. The first game will start at 1:30 p.m. and a ticket to the IceHogs-Rivermen game will get you into the youth hockey games.
For tickets to the game, call (815) 968-5222, on-line at www.metrocentre.com or at the MetroCentre Box Office and Hog Headquarters inside Cherryvale Mall.