Hockey teams raise $50,000-plus for ALS research

Twenty ice hockey teams from 15 schools in Fairfield County have raised nearly $55,000 since January for ALS research through the FCIAC #IceALS fundraising campaign.

Every FCIAC school’s team of hockey players has raised nearly $2,000 for #IceALS.

Top fundraising amounts came from Wilton High raising over $14,000; followed by New Canaan at nearly $6,000; Trinity Catholic raising $5,000; St. Joseph raising $4,000; and Darien, Trumbull and Ridgefield raising $3,000.

With the season coming to a close, the teams are committed to reaching their fundraising goal of $100,000 for #IceALS during the upcoming playoff games.

Teams will encourage fans to donate at the games or online at als.net/IceALS.

Each playoff game will also include a Chuck A Puck competition, with numbered pucks for purchase at $5 each or five for $20.

The FCIAC #IceALS campaign is held in honor of people with ALS and their families everywhere, including Eric Craven, father of Wilton captains, Amanda and Elizabeth, and in memory of former Trinity Catholic ice hockey player, Drew Schemera.

All proceeds will benefit ALS.net, which directly supports theALS Therapy Development Institute, the world’s first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research.  

#IceALS will be part of each of the playoff games (schedule below).

For more information and to donate to #IceALS, please visit als.net/IceALS, and follow on social media via hashtag, #IceALS.

Playoff schedules

Girls playoff schedule (confirmed): Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. at Darien Ice Rink: New Canaan versus Ridgefield; Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 7:40 p.m. at Darien Ice Rink: Darien versus Stamford/Staples/Westhill; Saturday, Feb. 27, at 12:50 p.m. at Terry Connors Ice Rink: Winners of Wednesday’s games.

Boys playoff schedule (tentative): Teams include Greenwich, Darien, Fairfield, Ridgefield, New Canaan and St. Joseph. The games will be scheduled as follows: Saturday, Feb. 27, at 3 p.m. at Terry Connors Ice Rink: Boys Ranked 4 versus 5; Saturday, Feb. 27, at 5 p.m. at Terry Connors Ice Rink: Boys Ranked 3 versus 6; Wednesday, March 2, at 5 p.m. at Terry Connors Ice Rink: Boys Ranked 2 versus winner of Saturday 3 p.m. game; Wednesday, March 2, at 7 p.m. at Terry Connors Ice Rink: Boys Ranked 1 versus winner of Saturday 5 p.m. game; Saturday, March 5, at 3 p.m. at Terry Connors Ice Rink: Winner of Wednesday’s 5 p.m. versus Winner of Wednesday 7 p.m. game

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