Hogs to Host Wolves in Preseason Contest

Rockford IceHogs

August 25, 2009 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Rockford IceHogs

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Rockford, Ill.- Chicago Blackhawks General Manager of Minor League Affiliations Mark Bernard announced on Tuesday that the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League will play an exhibition game against the Chicago Wolves on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Carlson Ice Arena in Loves Park.

The contest will begin at 7:05 p.m. and tickets for the game are $5. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning at noon on Sept. 23 at Carlson Ice Arena. The IceHogs will donate all proceeds from the game to the Junior IceHogs hockey program and to the Benefit for Sydney Ives. For information on Honorary IceHog Sydney Ives visit www.ivestrong.com.

Rockford\'s preseason game against Chicago pushes the exhibition slate to three for the fast approaching 2009 Training Camp. The IceHogs will also take on the Peoria Rivermen in a pair of exhibition games including in Peoria on Friday, Sept. 25 and at the Rockford MetroCentre on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Tickets for the IceHogs-Rivermen game are now on sale at the MetroCentre Box Office, by phone at (815) 968-5222 or on-line at www.metrocentre.com. Individual game tickets for all IceHogs regular season contests will go on sale on Sept. 9.

Season Ticket Are On Sale: Find a 2009-10 ticket package that works for you, call (815) 847-6399 to speak with an IceHogs season ticket representative. Packages range from five game packages up to full season Arena Club season tickets.

CHARLEBOIS RE-SIGNS WITH ICEHOGS

UNH product skated in 13 games with Rockford in 2008-09

Rockford, Ill.- Chicago Blackhawks General Manager of Minor League Affiliations Mark Bernard announced Wednesday that the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League re-signed defenseman Joe Charlebois (SHAHR-luh-boy) to a one-year AHL contract.

In 13 games with the IceHogs in 2008-09, the 23-year-old blueliner recorded two assists and 15 PIMs. He made his professional debut on Feb. 25, 2009 at Peoria. Charlebois came from the University of New Hampshire (NCAA), where he served as one of the team captains his senior year.

"Joe is a defensemen that made some nice strides with us last season after he joined the team in February," Bernard said. "This will be a big season for him as he will be with us right from the outset and won\'t have to play catch-up like he did last year. This a great signing for the IceHogs as it gives us some more depth at a pivotal position."

Charlebois was the Blackhawks\' sixth-round pick (#188 overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. The defenseman skated with New Hampshire for four seasons before turning pro. He appeared in 127 games in his career, notching 27 points (3g-24a) and 161 PIMs. In 18 games with the Wildcats in 2008-09, he recorded a career-high nine assists.

The Potsdam, New York native was named Hockey East\'s "Best Defensive Defenseman" in 2007-08 after completing the season with a team best plus/minus rating of +26 in 38 games.

Season Ticket Are On Sale: Find a 2009-10 ticket package that works for you, call (815) 847-6399 to speak with an IceHogs season ticket representative. Packages range from five game packages up to full season Arena Club season tickets.

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