ICE HAWKS Weekend Edition December 2nd and December 3rd,2016

News & Notes                         

Two Game Weekend
Friday, December 2, 2016  Alexandria Blizzard vs Ice Hawks 7:05 pm Rec. Center
Saturday, December 3, 2016 at   Willmar Warhawks.
On Friday night the Alexandria Blizzard who are 11-7 and in 3rd place in the NA3HL’s West Division come to the Rec. Center.   Coach Jeff Crouse (a former Ice Hawks player) leads a squad that defeated the Hawks in Alexandria by a score of  3-1 on  Nov 23rd. Players to watch for the Blizzard- Leading Scorers: #16 Emil Lindfors (15g 12a-  27pts); #15 Caleb Anderson (9g 16a-  25pts); #17 Brenden Payne (7g 15a-  22pts); and #21 Logan  Nelson (9g 12a-  21pts).  Leading goalies-  #33 Michael Hughes (2.18 gaa/.914 Save%)  and # 1 Brey Effertz  (3.07 gaa/.878 Save%).  Goalie Tyler Thompson who started the season with the Ice Hawks but was subseqiemtly traded is a back up with the Blizzard)

Ice Hawks News

The games this weekend will mark the final Ice Hawks games until the NA3HL Showcase in Blaine, MN December 16-18. After the Showcase the players will return to their home for the Christmas break.  The Hawks resume play on Dec. 30th in Mason Ciity and return to the Rec.Center for Rochester’s Traditional New Year’s Eve game vs the No. Iowa Bulls

Ice Hawks at the NA3HL Showcase    
12/16 Friday Ice Hawks vs Point Mallard Ducks 10:00am
12/17 Saturday  W. Michigan Wolves vs Ice Hawks 3:30pm
12/18 Sunday Ice Hawks vs Cape Cod Islanders 12:55 pm

All games at Schwan’s Super Rink, Blaine, MN.  Games will be webcast on HockeyTV (Fast Hockey) on a ppv basis.

Player News

Matthew Shupert

The Hawks continue to add to their squad.  They signed a local (Byron) player Matthew Shupert who formerly played with the Blaine Energy of the USPHL. Shupert played his high school hockey for Dodge County under Coach Hofmann.  Matthew, a 5’11, 155 lbs forward, will wear jersey #7 for the Hawks.  He will be in the lineup for this weekend’s games.

Johnny Zwarych, Matthew Bembenek and Willie Meyer are recovering from injuries and will not be available to play this weekend.  Charlie Bill has participated in practices this week and may be ready to play this weekend.

Other player news-
Forward Colin Hass will be unavailable for Friday night’s game.  The Hawks continue to seek players who can help the team

Other Ice Hawks News

The Ice Hawks are pleased to announce a new sponsor- Little Caesar’s of Rochester.  Look for their dasherboard sign and listen for their announcements during the game.

The Ice Hawks ’Toys For Tots’ Toy Toss on Friday Dec. 2nd will be our last before Christmas .  Buy an extra stuffed animal  for tonight’s game!   Last year, Toys For Tots collected nearly 24.000 Toys and delivered them to over 10,000 children across Southeast Minnesota. With your help, we can do even better in 2016!  P.S., If you have any gently used stuffed animals, sorry no beanie babies, that you’d like to donate to the Toy Toss collection, please contact Craig Ugland at

This is the last chance to purchase Ice Hawks merchandise before Christmas-  Stop at Ice Hawks Corner for the perfect gift for the Ice Hawks fan!

Just in time for the holidays-   Check out the new black hoodies with the great new design.  Stop by and ask Jennifer to show you what she has in stock.