January 5th and 6th, 2018 Weekend Update

Two Home Game Weekend

Friday, January 5  Wisconsin Whalers, 7:05 pm at Rec. Center 
Saturday, January 6 Wisconsin Whalers 7:05 pm at Rec. Center

The pocket schedule erroneously identified Friday’s game as an away game

The first weekend of 2018 features a two game home series with the Wisconsin Whalers.  The Whalers are led by Coach Tommy McDermott.  Tom previously served as the Ice Hawks Co Head Coach with Nick Fatis in the years 2002-2006.  Tom has many friends in Rochester and we are always eager to welcome him back.  The 10- 16-1- 1 Whalers are currently in 3rd place in the Central Division behind the North Iowa Bulls and LaCrosse Freeze.
Whalers players to watch-  leading scorers:    #15 Nick Rogers (24g, 27a- 51 pts); #9 Carter Grobstick (5g,11a- 16 pts);  #14 Anthony Fortin (9g, 16a- 25 pts)    top goalie(s): #1 Brendan Earls (4.59 gaa, 88.6 sav%),  30 Alex Huffard (4.89 gaa, 88.2 sav%).
#11 Trevor Timm of Wabasha returns to the Rec. Center as a member of the Whalers.  Trevor played with the Ice Hawks earlier this season and last season.

Ice Hawks News-
The Ice Hawks continue to bring in players to strengthen their roster.  Brooks Hatfield is a forward from California who is a three year Junior veteran.  He previously played in the USPHL-Premier league.  Brooks will bring experience and stability to the Hawks.  Justin Gibbons from Wisconsin played with the Hawks in the Showcase in Blaine.  He will be a good addition to the new group of players that Coach Blaisuis has gathered in rebuilding the team. We expect several more additions in the coming week.

Upcoming events! 
Look for the new Ice Hawks commercial on KTTC TV-

Friday, January 12th, 2018 vs New Ulm Steel
Anytime Fitness Night’

Saturday, February 17, 2018 vs LaCrosse
Mascot night

At the Ice Hawks Merchandise Booth
Stop by the new merchandise booth at the front entrance and say hello to Nancy and check out the cool new Ice Hawks logo items.  All clothing items (except the game worn jerseys) are 25% off.