The excitement is building, as our intrepid coaches prepare to do battle against the Devils NHL Alums in a charity game benefit for Hurricane Sandy Relief. All this happens this Friday evening, November 16, at Mennen Arena, 7:00 PM! Game On!
Volunteers have been magnanimous with their time and energy, in getting this event off the ground, in a mere 5 days! We want to thank a few of them, who have helped so far-Devils Angels- if you will: Board Member Bruce Brier and his wife Beth (Players Brette and NJC Alum, Brandon) have offered to match each $10 adult ticket sold, up to 200! The Gruby Family has made a very generous donation! Rink Director Ren Fauci, Hockey Directors Noel Rubin, Shelley Looney and Master Scheduler Steph Eick, have literally flipped schedules around to accommodate our ice needs. Park Hockey Coach Tom Levis switched his high school tryout spot for us! Coach Sean Curry has done media outreach. Board Member Charlie McLaughlin and NJC dad, Bob Zdanowicz will be manning the scorer’s box. Sue DeBoer is organizing volunteers from her team to handle ticketing. ID Clothing is donating tee shirts to sell. Colonial mom, Annette Aikenhead, an exec for Mars Corporation and Joe Cartigiano of Brooklynite Hockey, are contributing silent auction items. Former NJC President, Gene Palecco has designed and is printing our promo posters. There will be smaller versions of the poster, available for purchase, at the game! NJC alums and midget players are lending their jerseys to our coaches and BlueLineIceGear is donating hockey socks! CARPEVITA, INC is donating a substantial amount of “healthy food items for the food pantry. In stripes: Steve Meyer, Bob Salmanowicz and Rich Carlin. Vicki Malone on music. NJ Devil’s PA announcer Kevin Clark, is donating his mellifluous voice and Lisa Rott of the All-Terrain Band, will kick off the night with the National Anthem. Special thanks to Pete and Sue DeBoer along with coaches Eric Green and Nick Rolls for getting the party started! Come out and ”Get Your Jersey On” and “Show Your Jersey Pride!” Put your bi$cuit$ in the ba$ket to RE$TORE & RE$HORE NJ!
Tickets available, at the door only! $10/adult; $5/18 and U/child; $5 for Girls 19 and U teams! CASH AND CHECK, ONLY. Sorry, no Credit Cards. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Interfaith Food Pantry of Morris County. Checks may be made payable to: New Jersey Colonials. Indicate in memo line: Hurricane Sandy. Your check is your receipt. Additional donations gladly accepted!
Thanks to all the coaches who offered to skate! Here is the NJC roster for Friday night!:
Kevin Bendle-U Mass, NJC Goalie Coach
Al Loges-University of Michigan-Pee Wee A
Matt Mallgrave-Harvard-Mite A 05
Rob Laferriere-Boston College-Pee Wee Minor
Mike Cornell-Colgate-Pee Wee B White
Dave Andrechuk-Brown-Squirt Major
Mike Yurchuk-Montreal-Mite A 05
Herman Kurz-Bentley College-Squirt A 02
Noel Rubin-Oswego/Sweden-Squirt Minor 03, Bantam Minor
Eric Greene-SUNY Plattsburgh-Squirt Major
Jim Gilleece-n/a John Jay College-Squirt AA, Squirt 04
Nick Rolls-SUNY Plattsburgh-Pee Wee Major
Jim Mackey-Yale University-Mite A 05
Sean Curry-Connecticut College-Squirt A 03
Todd Drevitch-U Mass-Bantam AA, Mite 05/04
Ryan Hughes-Cornell, Boston Bruins
Joe Cartigiano, Squirt 04 & John Phillips, Mite C