Ice Hawks Update: November 11 & 12 Military Appreciation Weekend

News & Notes

November 11th and 12th, 2006

Two Game Home Weekend

Friday, November 11th, 2006, Wisconsin Whalers vs Ice Hawks 7:05 pm Rec. Center

Military Appreciation Game
Saturday, November 12th, 2006,  Wisconsin Whalers vs Ice Hawks 7:05 pm Rec.Center 

Free admission to Active, Military and Veterans, w/ proper I.D- Saturday.

This weekend the Ice Hawks welcome the Wisconsin Whalers to Rochester for the Whalers 1st visit of the season.  Whalers Coach Tom McDermott is well  known to Hawks fans:  He previously served as co-head coach with the Ice Hawks and has many friends/fans in the Rochester area.

The Whalers are currently in third place in the NA3HL’s Central Division.  Players to watch for the Whalers- leading scorers; #13 Ben Ratner (10g 11a-21); #10 Austin Lewis (6g 14a-20); #6 Connor Boscaccy (7g 10a-17).  Goalie: #31 Elliot Gerth (4.65 gaa  88 Sav%).

On Saturday night the Ice Hawks honor veterans and active military service personnel.  This years’ event includes a military presentation of our Nation’s colors, ceremonial puck drop, static  American Flag display outside the arena, and a Special Military Jersey Auction and Toy Toss with all funds raised going to Military Kids Hockey Scholarship between the Ice Hawks and Rochester Youth Hockey!

The Hawks will wear special jerseys on Saturday night.  The Jerseys will be auctioned (silent auction) during the game.  Fans will be able to bid on their favorite player’s jersey throughout the game with final bids being accepted until 10 minutes into the 3rd period.  Minimum bid is $75/jersey. The game-worn jerseys will be presented to winning bidders, upon receipt of check or credit card payment, at the completion of the game.

Please thank and support jersey sponsors: Disabled American Veterans Chapter 28, Beyond The Yellow Ribbon SEMN, Curtis Swenson Memorial and Edina Realty – Craig Ugland.

Special thanks to Ice Hawks Charitable Events Coordinator Craig Ugland for his co-ordination of the Military Appreciation Night activities.  Military Appreciation night is one of two major charitable events (Breast Cancer Awareness) which highlight the Ice Hawks home schedule.  Please contact Craig Ugland with any questions at hawksnest@mnicehawks.com

Ice Hawks News-
The Ice Hawks broke their scoring drought with a 7 goal explosion in LaCrosse  last Sunday.  Austyn Renn had  two goals and three assists.  Zach Curry has two goals.  Skylar Watt and a goal and an  assist.   Dylan Boysen, Matthew Bembenek, Colby DeCarlo and Michael Smits each had one assist.

Player news-
High School-er Trevor Timm will be available to the Hawks for the remainder of the season.  He played football with Wabasha HS while also participating with Hawks when the football schedule allowed.   Daytin Zimmerman-Fatis has returned to his Mankato East HS team for his junior season.  He may be available to the Hawks after the completion of his HS season.

Injuries–  Johnny Zwarych and Duncan Adams suffered upper body injuries in last Saturday night’s game vs LaCrosse.  Both are being evaluated at Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center and a decision regarding their availability will be made by Friday.

Defenseman Nick Wagner who has been out for several weeks due to a head injury has been advised by his medical team to sit out the remainder of the season.  Nick is disappointed as he began the season as an Ice Hawk Captain and looked forward to his leadership role.  Nick will remain in the Rochester area as he completes his medical treatment.  Other serious injuries-  Forwards Willie Meyer and  Charlie Bill remain unavailable.   Meyer is projected to return in mid to late December while Bill still seems a few weeks away from returning to the ice.

New at Ice Hawks Corner-
In time for the holidays-   Check out the new black hoodies  with the great new design.  Stop by and ask Jennifer to show you the what she has in stock.