Area Hockey Teams Compete for State and National Championship Titles

ROCKFORD (WIFR) – A different type of “March Madness” is taking place in the Rockford Park District as the Rockford Icemen varsity team prepares to compete for a state title. The varsity team will play in the Illinois High School Hockey Championships on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago at
3:00 p.m. Tickets are $5, and parking is included in the ticket price. The Rockford Icemen have made it to the state championships 16 times in the last 17 years.

Help Support the Team
A bus will take area fans from Carlson Ice Arena, 4150 N. Perryville Road, Loves Park, to the United Center on Sunday, March 24, 2013. Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Bus tickets are $5. To reserve a seat, call Carlson Ice Arena at 815-969-4069.

Junior Varsity Team Wins State Title
Congratulations to the Icemen junior varsity team, who claimed the Blackhawk Cup State Championship Wednesday night with a 5-0 win over the CCM Tigers.

About the Icemen
These two remarkable achievements demonstrate the quality programs, coaches, and players represented throughout the Rockford hockey community. The majority of the athletes that make up the Rockford Icemen hockey team begin their hockey careers in the Rockford Park District’s youth hockey program through the Learn to Skate classes as well as the District’s recreational hockey league. When players progress in their skill levels, they typically join the Rockford Hockey Club for more game and practice experience prior to trying out for the Rockford Icemen hockey team. This progression represents the strong relationships the Rockford Park District, the Rockford Hockey Club, and the Rockford Icemen have in developing youth hockey players.

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