Rockford IceHogs Take Home The Illinois Lottery Cup
|For Immediate Release||Contact: Chanele Newton (312) 368-5814|
April 13, 2013 Chicago, IL — In a nail biting game, the Rockford IceHogs took home the 2nd Annual Illinois Lottery Cup last night at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford. Fans watched as the IceHogs beat out the Chicago Wolves with a final score of 7 to 3. Awarded to the team with the best record of the season, the Illinois Lottery Cup has made waves amongst the American Hockey League teams.
The Lottery Cup brings the Chicago Wolves, Peoria Rivermen and Rockford IceHogs together to compete all season long for the best regular-season record against one another. Not only does the Illinois Lottery Cup provide an added element of competition for the three intrastate rivals, but it brings the Lottery out to each community to cheer on all three teams and connect with American Hockey League fans.
“The Illinois Lottery Cup is representative of a spirited, intra-state competition between three fine Illinois hockey teams,” said Lottery Superintendent Michael Jones. “Congratulations to the Rockford IceHogs for capturing this year's cup--and for setting the stage for an exciting conclusion to the American Hockey League season.”
This year’s Illinois Lottery Cup came down to Friday’s final meeting between Rockford and Chicago as all three teams competing for the Cup still had an opportunity to win it. Peoria won the Inaugural Illinois Lottery Cup last season.
The Rockford IceHogs will be presented with the Illinois Lottery Cup during their first home game at the start of next season. The actual Illinois Lottery Cup will be on display next season at select ILC games in all three cities. Fans will also be able to get their photos taken with the coveted Cup.
Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $20 billion to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like Illinois Veterans, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for Mega Millions, Powerball and Lotto at www.illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.