Monday, August 30, 2010
08/25/2010 8:22 AM - Rockford set to begin 12th season on Oct. 9 at the MetroCentre (SEE SCHEDULE ON LEFT)
Rockford, Ill.- The Rockford IceHogs, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, announced the team’s 2010-11 regular season schedule on Wednesday. The IceHogs 80-game regular season will begin on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 4:35 p.m. against the Manitoba Moose at the Rockford MetroCentre and will conclude on Sunday April 10 at 3 p.m. in Chicago against the Wolves.
The upcoming slate of games includes 25 Friday and Saturday home dates at the MetroCentre, three Sunday games and 12 mid-week contests. The IceHogs will host two kids’ day games on Monday, Jan. 17 (3:05 p.m. vs. San Antonio) and Monday, Feb. 21 (2:05 p.m. vs. Peoria). They will also play a kids’ day game on the road on Thursday Dec. 2 (11:05 a.m. at Houston).
Rockford’s longest homestand spans from Wednesday, Dec. 8 through Sunday, Dec. 26 in which the IceHogs will play seven games at the MetroCentre. The team will embark on its longest road trip, a seven-game, five-city swing, from Sunday, Feb. 27 to Friday, March 11.
All Friday and Saturday games at the MetroCentre will begin at 7:05 p.m. with the exception of the season opener on Oct. 9, which starts at 4:35 p.m. All mid-week games in 2010-11 will start at 6:35 p.m. excluding the two Monday kids’ day games. Doors to the MetroCentre will open one hour prior to face off for all games.
Individual game tickets for the IceHogs 12th season of professional hockey in the Forest City will go on sale at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at the MetroCentre Box Office, on-line through www.metrocentre.com or by phone at (815) 968-5222. The MetroCentre Box Office is open from noon-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Season ticket, group ticket and other ticket package plans are now on sale and for more information call (815) 847-6399 or visit www.icehogs.com.
To view the full version of the IceHogs 2010-11 regular season schedule, click here.
Get Your Season Tickets With Cheese: All fans who purchase season tickets up until Friday, Sept. 17 will receive free cheeseburgers for a year courtesy of Sonic. For more information visit www.icehogs.com or call (815) 847-6399.
Monday, August 2, 2010
“We are very excited about adding these three young players to our roster for the upcoming season as they all bring different talents and skill sets, but the one common denominator is their character,” Bernard said. “They will all play a role this season in the success that we have moving forward.”
Torquato joins the IceHogs organization after leading the Erie Otters (OHL) in scoring in 2009-10. The 6-foot, 195-pound center tallied 31 goals and 62 assists in 68 games during the regular season and added a goal and two assists in four games during the playoffs.
A Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, native, Torquato has one goal in 12 combined games of AHL experience with the Grand Rapids Griffins in 2007-08 and 2008-09.
Torquato was selected 178th overall (Round 6) by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Bohmbach joins the organization after skating four seasons at the University of Wisconsin (NCAA), the runner-up for the NCAA Frozen Four Championship in 2010. In his senior season, the Hudson, Wisconsin, native skated in a career-high 43 contests, tallying nine goals and 15 assists.
The 6-foot, 2-inch, 175-pound forward tallied 20 goals and 34 assists in 117 collegiate contests.
Bohmbach also skated two seasons for the Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL) prior to his college career. In Waterloo, the forward posted 14 goals and 23 assists in 109 games.
Fletcher made his professional debut in 2009-10 with the Reading Royals (ECHL), recording two goals and four assists in 30 games. He also made his AHL debut with the Providence Bruins in his first professional season. The Haslett, Mich. Native was held without a point in 14 games.
The 6-foot, 4-inch, 223-pound blueliner appeared in 236 career junior games between Saginaw, Mississauga, Niagara and Plymouth of the Ontario Hockey League (2004-07, 2007-09). He also skated in 14 games for Tri-City (USHL) in 2006-07, recording two goals and two assists.
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