The FGCU Ice Hockey team had a very successful double-header weekend,but they had a lot of help to help them through it. Not only was their fan base up to par, but the support of the Southwest Florida Community was superb. FGCU Hockey partnered with GOODWILL Industries to hold a clothing drive on the nights of October 8th and 9th. At this time, D3 hosted the Embry Riddle Eagles and D2 hosted "The Showdown" vs the University of Connecticut Huskies. The FGCU Game Day Operating staff welcomed back the UConn starting goalie Justus Neumann to the ice-he has become a patriot, idol and model goalie for the FGCU Game Day Operating Staff.
GOODWILL provided Germain Arena with the opportunity for members of the community to donate materials such as old bags of clothing and furniture that were no longer needed to a trailer in the parking lot. In return, donors received a bag of coupons complimentary from restaurants such as: Tropical Smoothie, Jets Pizza, Pita Pita and more. FGCU Ice Hockey would like to thank GOODWILL and the Southwest Florida Community for their support and look forward to more events hosted like this in the near future.
FGCU Ice Hockey Director of Game Day Operations and Co-Director of Volunteers Jamie Flatley poses here with GOODWILL's Morgan and Jennifer after the puck drop
FGCU D2 Captain Mike Lendino and UConn Captain welcome Morgan and await the GOODWILL puck drop.
FGCU D2 Captain Mike Lendino welcomes GOODWILL's Morgan for the GOODWILL kick-off and ceremonial puck drop.
FGCU D2 Hockey on ice with GOODWILL'S Tie-the traveling tree. (Photo courtesy of: GOODWILL Industries)
The D2 Eagles also made a debut at the 2010 Scout Show at Lakes Park in Estero, FL. This event was hosted/sponsored by Boy Scouts of America.
(from left to right, players include: rookie Jake Coyle, FGCU Ice Hockey Club President Jason Almcrantz, rookie goalie Ben Hogan, rookie Michael Sisera, rookie Jordan John and Captain of the Eagles Mike Lendino)