Hog Talk season kicks off Oct. 5 at Cousin’s

By Doug Halberstadt

Sports Columnist

The upcoming American Hockey League (AHL) season wouldn’t be complete unless there were a venue for fans to talk about it. The season’s first Bud Light Hog Talk will be Monday, Oct. 5. The shows will once again originate live from Cousin’s Bar and Grill on the corner of East State and Perryville Road in Rockford.

Jim Stone from WXRX radio will host the 6-7 p.m. show each week on the IceHogs’ flagship radio station 1330 WNTA. Along with coaches, players and front-office personnel interviews, there will also be different food and Bud Light specials every Monday night for the IceHogs fans come out to the broadcasts.

Fans in attendance will also be eligible to win prizes, including IceHogs tickets and merchandise, courtesy of the IceHogs and Bud Light.

The season’s first show will be the night after the team returns from their season-opener against the Rivermen in Peoria. It will be the perfect opportunity for fans to talk over the opening game and discuss the upcoming four games the ’Hogs will have to play on the road before their home-opener Friday night, Oct. 16, at the MetroCentre.

For a complete listing of Hog Talk dates, check out the IceHogs’ community calendar on the Web through www.icehogs.com or contact the IceHogs’ office at (815) 986-6465.

Doug Halberstadt can be reached via e-mail at Dougster61@aol.com.

From the September 30 – October 6, 2009 issue

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