ROCKFORD (WREX) -
Jim Cornelison will sing the National Anthem prior to the Rockford IceHogs' Game 5 of the AHL's Western Conference Semifinals on Sunday at the BMO Harris Bank Center.
Cornelison has been the full-time anthem singer for the Chicago Blackhawks since 2008, and is a fan favorite for his booming rendition that accompanies the roaring cheer of Blackhawks crowds prior to games. He has also performed for the rest of Chicago's professional teams, including the 2011 NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field.
The Rockford IceHogs lost Game 4 to the Grand Rapids Griffins in overtime, and trail the series 3-1. They must win Game 5 to keep their record-breaking season alive. The puck drops in downtown Rockford at 4 PM on Sunday.