Fans who attend Hamline's women's hockey game against Augsburg at Warner Coliseum Friday night will be doing more than coming to see a lively tilt. They will be contributing to aid an injured player. The gate proceeds from Friday's game will go to a fund established by a local bank for 16-year old Jack Jablonski,
a Benilde-St. Margaret's player who was severely injured in a game last month. Jack suffered a spinal cord injury that will, in all likelihood, leave him in a wheel chair for the rest of his life. In addition to the ticket revenue, contributions will also be accepted.
Game time is 7:00 p.m.
HU player Billye Nelson
said, "Regardless of what team you play for or for how long you have been on the ice, we all share common respect for our teammates. We're thrilled to be a part of this and thank everybody in advance for their contributions and support."
The HU team is also signing a stick and will send it to Jenna Privette
, who was also recently injured badly in a game. Privette's injuries are not believed to as serious as Jablonski's but she will not play again for some time. They are the kind of injuries that hit home for hockey players.
Hamline (4-7-2 overall, 0-5-1 MIAC) will be playing its first conference game in seven weeks. The Pipers' four-game unbeaten streak came to an end last Saturday with a 2-0 non-conference loss at St. Catherine's. the teams will have a quick turnaround after Friday night. They play again Saturday afternoon at Augsburg Arena at 2 p.m.