ROCKFORD – With the Rockford IceHogs still fighting to secure their spot in the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs, the team has announced the dates for possible first round games at the BMO Harris Bank Center.
Should the Hogs make it to the postseason for the first time since 2009-10, Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals will be played at the BMO on Friday, April 26 at 7:05 p.m. Game 2, scheduled for Saturday, April 27, will also be in Rockford.
With the announcement of possible playoff dates, the IceHogs have extended their ticket pre-sale where fans can purchase tickets to the first two postseason contests and receive a special buy one ticket, get one free offer through Thursday, April 25.
Tickets can be purchased online at IceHogs.com, by visiting the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet, or by phone by calling (815) 968-6399.
Full season ticket holders have the opening round of the Calder Cup playoffs included in their ticket plans and can use the ticket labeled as “Game A” for the tilt on Friday, April 26 and “Game B” for Saturday, April 27. The first game (Game A) of the opening round is included for 20-game ticket holders.
The Hogs close out the regular season schedule with a pair of games in Texas this weekend. Rockford takes on San Antonio on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and then the Texas Stars in the finale on Saturday at 7 p.m. Two wins for the IceHogs, coupled with a Milwaukee Admirals loss, sends Rockford to the Calder Cup Playoffs.
For a daily breakdown of the 2013 Calder Cup Playoff picture, click here. The American Hockey League will release the full first-round playoff schedule on Sunday, April 21.
To watch the IceHogs as they continue their playoff push, head to District Bar and Grill in downtown Rockford. District will be showing both of the Hogs’ remaining games. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling (815) 977-4524.
If you can’t make it down to the District, watch the games live on 23.2 Antenna TV, Comcast channel 436, Charter 970, Mediacom 101, or online with AHL Live.