BULLDOG MEN TO TRY THEIR HAND AT SLED HOCKEY FOR SEPT. 8 BENEFIT
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The 2011 NCAA national champion University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs will take to the ice -- but this time on sleds -- to face the Minnesota Northern in a benefit game on Sept. 8 at the Heritage Sports Center. The event which gets underway at 2 p.m., is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted. All proceeds will benefit Duluth Area Special and Sled Hockey (DASH) and the Minnesota Sled Hockey Association.
There will be a number of exhibits and activities set up in the Heritage Center lobby and concourse, including the opportunity to get a picture taken with Bulldog hockey players. An on-site silent auction will also held featuring a hockey stick signed by 2012-13 UMD men's hockey team, a framed “Champions at Last” print by Tim Cortes, and Bulldog men's hockey tickets.
DASSH was started in January of 2012 by current UMD Director of Hockey Operations Christian Koelling and Kelly Erickson when they recognized a need to expand on the hockey culture of northern Minnesota. DASSH provides an opportunity for people with physical and developmental disabilities to participate in the game of hockey in the Duluth area. Five events were held in January through April for hockey players of all ages that are not able to play hockey in traditional leagues. A full season with regular ice sessions is scheduled for 2012-13. The formation of DASSH was made possible in part by the efforts of The Hendrickson Foundation and Courage Center Duluth.
The Minnesota Northern are comprised of disabled men and women ages 16 and up. They are members of the Midwest Sled Hockey League and the Minnesota Disabled Hockey chapter of USA Hockey. The Northern have been in existence since 2006.
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