Ice Hawks Weekend Update: February 10-12 Weekend Games

News & Notes

Two Game Weekend vs the NA3HL Champion  No. Iowa Bulls
Friday,  February 10 at Bulls, Mason City Iowa, 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 11 No. Iowa Bulls at Rec. Center 7:05 pm

Welcome to KTTC-TV Night-
The Ice Hawks take on the red hot Bulls in an’ away and home’ weekend series.  The Bulls captured this season’s Central Division Title by mid-season.   And, they have not slowed down in the least as they head to another shot at the NA3HL title.  The Bulls are led by Coach Todd Sanden:  the team reflects his all out, no holds barred style.  The Bulls (27-8-1) have been in first place in the Central Division since the beginning of the season.
This weekend will be a tough test for the Ice Hawks.  The Hawks played the Bulls to a 1 goal loss (4-3) in their last meeting on New Year’s Eve in Rochester and will be hoping for an upset this weekend.  Bulls players to watch:  Leading scorers #24 Marshall Barnes  (21 goals- 45  assists- 66 pts) ; #27 Connor Clemons (29 goals- 30 assists- 59 pts); #9 Owen Larson (23 goals- 33 assists- 56 pts); # 18 Sean Mallonee (16 goals- 28 assists- 44 pts)

Ice Hawks News
The Ice Hawks Welcome the following groups who are hosting special events at Saturday night’s game:

  • 2017 Mayo Clinic HTC Family event (about 100 attendees)
  • Mayo Graduate School (40+ attendees)

Player News
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Ethan Sievek’s Exciting Two Weeks:  Four Games in the NAHL & Selection to Top Prospects Tournament team!
Defenseman Ethan Sievek (#28) has had an eventful couple of weeks!  First he was called up to play four games with the Bismarck Bobcats of the NAHL.  Then he was named to play with the Gold team in this season’s Top Prospects Tournament in Plymouth, MI.
Sievek has returned following his four game’ look’ by the Bismarck Bobcats.  He played well in the two weekends with the Bobcats.  Sievek appeared in four games versus Brookings Blizzard and Aberdeen Wings. During that time he practiced during the week with the Ice Hawks but traveled to play in the games on the weekends.  Sievek, a senior attending high school in Rochester, has had to juggle a very hectic schedule.  His play put him on the Bobcat’s radar for next season.  He has returned to the Ice Hawks for the remainder of the season.
Within a couple of days of his full time return, he is again recognized by the NA3HL.

From the league press release 
“The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) has announced the rosters for the 2017 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament, which will be held from February 27-28 at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. The NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament is played in conjunction with the North American Hockey League’s (NAHL) Top Prospects Tournament. The event has quickly become one of the most highly-scouted events of its kind, with hundreds of junior, NCAA and NHL expected in attendance this season.”
Sievek is selected to play for the Gold Team.  Fans can follow him by watching games on Hockey TV.  The Hawks are excited for Ethan and wish him success throughout the Tournament!

Hass traded to Chicago Bulldogs
Forward Colin Hass, who was obtained in a trade from the Wisconsin RiverKings last season, was traded to the Chicago Bulldogs just prior to Monday trade deadline. In thirty one games this season, he scored two goals and had six assists.

Injuries
Sam Bjellum is out for the weekend with a concussion.  Joe Puglise, who missed the last game, will be back in the lineup. Ryley Cook, who missed the last game due to an upper body injury, is being reevaluated by the Mayo Sports Medicine Center and may be available this weekend.
Upcoming Events
The next home game is ‘Pink the Rink’ (see below) on Mar. 3rdThis is the final regular season home game.  Be sure to get out and support your Ice Hawks and fight Cancer along with the Ice Hawks!  WEAR PINK!!!

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Hawks fans!  Logo-ware Sale Prices!
Stop by Ice Hawks corner and ask Jennifer to show you what she has in stock.