The 2010-11 season schedule has been released. The thirty-game schedule is loaded with highlights, including fourteen home games. The IceHogs are particularly excited to kick off the season against the University of Kansas on September 10, when they will raise their first-ever SEC Championship banner. Join us again on the 11th when members of the youth hockey league will be on-hand and featured throughout the game. Then, in October, the Razorbacks are proud to host the first ever “Pink the Rink” night on October 1 when they take on the University of Nebraska. The event, in collaboration with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Organization, will put each IceHog player in a pink jersey, each of which will be auctioned off during the game with proceedings benefitting Komen Ozark. The Razorbacks will also travel to Little Rock on Thanksgiving weekend for a pair of “home” games against the University of North Texas — the second of which will take place immediately after Razorback football takes on LSU. Likewise noteworthy is the IceHogs return to the American Airlines Center in Dallas where they will face-off against Texas A&M following the Dallas Stars’ matinee game on January 15. Be sure to check out the full schedule for more details.
Note also that tryouts are fast-approaching. All prospective players will participate in the three-day tryout process, beginning on August 20 with a full squad scrimmage in the morning (10-11:45am) and continuing with off-ice testing in the afternoon. On day two, August 21, all players will be placed on mini-teams of approximately 7-9 players each. Games will be condensed and will run in round-robin format from 3:30-6:45 pm. The first round of cuts will take place following day two. On the final day, remaining prospective players will compete in an All-Star Game from 12-1:15 pm. After final cuts are made, be sure to check back for the 2010-11 IceHog roster. All tryout scrimmages are free and open to the public.