The Mount Ice Hockey Team played the Frederick Force on Feb. 4 at their home rink in Frederick. This was no ordinary game, rather it was a charity game raising money for the Wounded Warriors Project. The team had special guest players including their coaches, alumni and the Mount’s Vice President for Business and Finance Bill Davies. Prior to the game the team raised money for Wounded Warriors by collecting donations in Patriot Hall.
During the first period of the game, the Frederick Force, who were made up of local veterans, came out strong and scored a total of 3 goals. In the second period, the Frederick Force would add two more goals, while the Mount would put one up on the scoreboard. Junior, Anthony Lerro, scored the goal on a breakaway. During the third and final period, the Mount would add two more goals, and the Frederick Force would net three. The second Mount goal was converted by alumnus Billy Quader.
The third Mount goal came off the stick of Davies, with a nice assist from junior Ryan Wilburn. Sophomore goalie, Tommy Zappe would have 20 saves in net, before graduate student Levi Bean entered the game at the halfway point. Bean would have 18 saves in net. The final score of the game was 8-3 in favor of the Force in the friendly bout.
There were many attendees at the game supporting the Mount and their charitable efforts, including President Trainor and his wife Donna. Trainor offered a quote regarding his thoughts on the game. He said, “The team is playing hard and the important thing is that they are doing it for a great cause for the Wounded Warriors. The team is showing the true Mount spirit of both perseverance and service to others”.
After the game both teams posed for a picture and were in high spirits. Catch the Mount’s final game of the season, Feb. 11 at Sunbury City Ice Arena against Bucknell University. Puck drop is scheduled for 3:45p.m.