IceHogs’ colorful Nov. 16 ‘Los IceHogs’ jersey draws national attention, players face suspensions
Online Staff Report
A jersey to be worn by the Rockford IceHogs at the team’s Nov. 16 “Los IceHogs Night” is drawing attention as one of the ugliest specialty jerseys in minor league hockey history.
In a Nov. 8 article on Yahoo! Sports, Greg Wyshynski wrote: “This incredible Los IceHogs sweater is one of the most delightfully ugly jerseys in minor league hockey history, rivaling the Florida Everblades’ holiday sweaters, the Bakersfield Condors’ Michael Jackson tribute and the Gwinnett Gladiators Margaritaville jerseys.”
The colorful specialty jersey is part of Los IceHogs Night presented by Corona at the BMO Harris Bank Center, 300 Elm St., Rockford. Maracas will be given to the first 2,500 fans and Dora the Explorer will make a special appearance.
Puck drops at 7:05 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, as the IceHogs take on the Houston Aeros. Tickets can be ordered by calling (815) 968-5222.
The AHL announced Nov. 8 that three Rockford IceHogs players will face game suspensions following a Nov. 3 incident in a game against Lake Erie.
Rockford IceHogs right wing Andrew Shaw has been suspended for six games as a consequence of his actions the game against Lake Erie. Shaw was assessed a game misconduct for leaving the players’ bench for the purpose of starting an altercation. He will miss Rockford’s games Friday (Nov. 9) at Grand Rapids, Saturday (Nov. 10) vs. Milwaukee, Nov. 14 vs. Peoria, Nov. 16 vs. Houston, Nov. 18 at Houston and Nov. 21 vs. Peoria.
Left wing Wade Brookbank has been suspended for one game as a consequence of his actions during the altercation in the game against Lake Erie. He will miss Rockford’s game Friday (Nov. 9) at Grand Rapids.
’Hogs defenseman Dylan Olsen has been suspended for two games as a consequence of an illegal check to the head of an opponent in the game against Lake Erie. Olsen will miss Rockford’s games Friday (Nov. 9) at Grand Rapids and Saturday (Nov. 10) vs. Milwaukee.
The IceHogs (5-4) are in third place in the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Western Conference Midwest Division. Visit icehogs.com.
Posted Nov. 8, 2012
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