USU hockey team trying to raise funds to make it to nationals

The USU hockey team had an incredible regular season this year with a record of 29-1-2. The team qualified for nationals and now just need the money to make it there. Anybody who is willing to donate to their cause will be appreciated. The nationals are in Fort Myers, Florida beginning March 16th.From donations so far the team has raised approximately $11,000. To cover all of the costs they will need about $27,000. What they don’t get before the trip they hope to get afterwards so the students aren’t charged anything.Utah State Aggies Head Coach Jon Eccles says that every year he feels the team gets deeper and more talented. He says this year he feels they have been exciting to watch.”Our team is currently made up of about a 50-50 split with international kids, mainly from Canada, but we’ve had them from Poland, we’ve had them them from Sweden,” says Coach Eccles. “We’ve got kids from all over the United States.” If the Aggies make it to the nationals they could make a good showing. Their first game would be on Friday, March 16th against the Lindenwood Lions, a team they already beat 3-2 at the first of the season on October 7th. On Saturday they will play the Virginia Tech Hokies and on Sunday they will play the William Paterson Pioneers. If they win their pool they will continue on toward the championship.USU Hockey is a club sport, not a formal part of the athletic department at Utah State University. Team members have to pay their way and the team relies on sponsorships and fundraising.If a person is interested in helping the hockey team make it to nationals they can donate by visiting

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