A group of former hockey players from Fergus Falls and around the state will be hosting the Minnesota Warriors Hockey team in a fund raising Veterans Weekend Hockey game at the Fergus Falls Community Ice Arena. The event will be held at 6:30pm on Friday, November 14 with the tickets selling for $10 for adults and $5 for students and veterans.
The Minnesota Warriors Ice Hockey Program has been organized for charitable and educational purposes, for United States Military personel wounded, injured or otherwise disabled veterans of the United State Military in conjunction with the USA Disabled Hockey Program, in order to assist our veterans with reintegration into civilian life.
The program educates, trains, motivates and encourages individuals who have physical or mental disabilities during service to the United States, to participate in the sport of ice hockey in an environment that is adapted to the level of ability of the participating athlete, as well as assist veterans with disabilities and to promote awareness of challenges our veterans face and to encourage team building.
The program uses the game of hockey to build camaraderie and a sense of community, as well as a connection to the community that supports them. In addition, it assists veterans with disabilities in developing self-confidence and to assist in helping participants back into mainstream lifestyle they were accustomed to prior to their disabilities, that will help the individual be more successful both within and outside a hockey environment.
For more information you can visit the Minnesota Warriors Hockey page on Facebook or e-mail them at [email protected] or contact Chris Price at (651) 479-0950.
Individuals playing for the Fergus Falls adult team include Ben Brimhall, Louis Karsnia, Greg Buckmeier, Mic Johnson, Matt Brimhall, Jason Lofquist, Lucas Gervais, Marc Bye, Matt Koalska, Derek Kinder, Mike Alt, Eric Johnson, Mike Donaghue, Al Fazio, Mike Schwartz, Erika Magnusson, Dion Wells, Scott Christison, Mike Gaustad, Sam Zender and Dave Thacker. Thacker will serve as team coach.
This night will honor all who have served and will benefit the Minnesota Warriors and Fergus Falls Youth Hockey. Tickets may be purchased at the Rink, VFW Post 612 or the Minnesota Motors Express Lube.