Boys hockey team holds an I Heart Hockey fundraiser

Gabby Hyrkas, Features Editor

Gabby Hyrkas
Features Editor

Fly high 55 means a lot to the Orono boys hockey team. Former coach, Zach Nelson, died of a heart attack after the team won the state title in 2018. On February 11th against Mound-Westonka, the team hosted an “I Heart Hockey” fundraiser to honor their former coach, and make a donation to the American Heart Association.

The “I Heart Hockey” fundraiser kicked off in 2014 and has continued each year since, and is always successful.

This year, the team made posters dignifying who they play for, hung signage around the rink to spread awareness, had a food truck and held a silent auction. In addition, last years’ Peewee A and B1 teams won state titles and were presented at the beginning of the game to celebrate their accomplishments.