ICE HAWKS Press Release

Home Game This Saturday, Sept. 30th
Wilmar Warhawks 7:05 pm

The Wilmar Warhawks make their 1st visit to Rochester of the 2017-18 season. The 2-0 Warhawks are in 2nd place in the West Division behind Granite City Lumberjacks who are 3-0. The Warhawks are led by Head Coach Chris Blaisuis who is in his second season in Wilmar. The Hawks are pleased to welcome Chris back to Rochester: For several seasons, Chris served as a scout for the Ice Hawks.

Warhawks players to watch- Leading scorers #7 Braden Shea 4a; #16 Riley Dixon 2g 1a and #11 Jordan Cooper 2g. Goalies to watch- #30 Brady Anderson 3.0 gaa, 91.2 save% and #33 Luke Fry 3.0 gaa, 88.9 save%

The Ice Hawks enter the game with a 1-2 record and in 3rd place in the Central Division behind the North Iowa Bulls and the LaCrosse Freeze. Ice Hawks leaders- #12 Noah Roach 5a; #29 Michael Smits 3g and #19 2g. Captain Michael Smits has goals in the all three games this season! Leading Goalie- #33 Drew Schenkenberg 3.0gaa, 93.1 save%.

Ice Hawks News-

Drew Schenkenberg named Central Division 2nd Star of the Week
Congratulations to goalie Drew Schenkenberg who led the Hawks to a win over the Breezy Point North Stars. Drew faced 48 North Stars shots in the 3-2 home opener.

The next home game is almost a month away! By virtue of a quirk in the scheduling process, the Ice Hawks don’t play at home again until the annual Pink the Rink game on Saturday, Oct 28th. In the meantime the team will play several games on the road. Fans can follow the Hawks on the road on a pay per view basis on Hockey TV. You can link to the game from the Ice Hawks home page.

There are several new persons on the game night staff- Laura Timm (mom of #9 Trevor Timm) is handling the Pizza and Chuck a Puck sales during games and dad Terry Timm is serving as an off Ice Official. Tom Leqve has joined the Webcast Crew as the cameraman.

Feedback from fans regarding the new merchandise booth has been very positive. The newly appointed setup in the concession stand at the front door with new signage has brightened the entry and given fans new look at all the available fan items.

Michael Fatis
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