St. Catharines men’s and women’s hockey teams playing for good cause


Published February 10, 2023 at 4:22 pm

The Brock University men's hockey team, above, as well as the women's team will be playing fund-raisers for United Way tomorrow against Toronto squads. (Photo: Brock Badgers)

When the Brock Badgers men’s and women’s hockey teams play tomorrow (Feb. 11), they’ll be shooting for more than the twine at the back of the net.

The two games will also be in support of the Brock University United Way Committee, which set a $160,000 fundraising goal in October for the local organization.

With proceeds ultimately going towards the United Way Niagara, the women’s team faces off against Toronto Metropolitan University at 2 p.m. at Canada Games Park before the men take the same ice against the University of Toronto at 7 p.m.

“The Brock Badgers hockey games will be our final event this campaign year, so we’re making one last push to raise money for United Way Niagara,” said graduate Jocelyn Titone, Communications Specialist and Brock’s United Way Campaign Staff Co-Chair.

“As the largest non-government supporter of social services in the region, United Way Niagara is a critical component of our community’s social fabric — working to create opportunities for everyone to live a better life.”

Volunteers will be selling 50/50 tickets at both the men’s and women’s hockey games. Tickets are $5 each or three for $10. There are 2,000 tickets, so if all are sold, the prize could be anywhere from $3,300 to $5,000.

The draw for the winning ticket will take place Monday, Feb. 13, at noon at Brock University.

“By funding more than 125 local programs, United Way Niagara helps tackle poverty and continues to help people meet fundamental needs, such as access to healthy and affordable food, safe and accessible housing, and stable employment,” said Brock United Way Campaign Faculty Co-Chair Colleen Whyte, who is an Associate Professor within the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.

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