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FUN FOR ALL AT THE HERITAGE SUMMER HOCKEY CLASSIC ...ESPECIALLY THE PLAYERS!


Heritage Summer Hockey Classic - 2019

     On Monday, June 24, 27 of our area's top professional, college and junior hockey athletes joined together in Sill Arena for the 2019 Heritage Summer Hockey Classic This event serves as a fundraiser, with all of the proceeds going to the Ray Peterson Heritage fund. 
     The players were assembled by two former UMD  Bulldog teammates Rob Bordson and Adam Krause .  Team Krause won the game in overtime, 10-9.
     In addition to raising more than $6,000 for thr Fund,  the game helped the contestants revert to their childhood days, when they were "rink rats" playing the game with their friends for fun.  Of the 27 players on the roster, two are currently with the NHL ...Neal Pionk (Winnipeg Jets) and Andy Welinski (Anaheim Ducks).  Five are playing professionally in Europe, including two Hobey Baker winners ,(Jack Connolly & Drew Leblanc) and four in the East Coast Hockey League.  Thirteen were playing college hockey at either the Division I or Division III level, including  four UMD Bulldogs, and three were from the junior hockey ranks.  Complete rosters follow.

TEAM BORDSON TEAM KRAUSE

Rob Bordson ( C)
Neal Pionk
Alex Trapp
Nate Pionk
Hunter Lellig
Koby Bender
Trevor Olson
Jarod Hilderman
Travis Oleksuk
Jack Connolly
Nolan Krenzen
Phil Beaulieu
Justin Ketola

Adam Krause ( C)
Garrett Worth
Sam Fuss
Andy Welinski
Brett Radford
Meirs Moore
Brenden Kotyk
George Grannis
Jake Randolph
Darian Gotz
Brett Olson
Drew Leblanc
Jared Thomas
Zach Stejskal

   
     The Ray Peterson Heritage Fund was initiated in 2010 to help youth from financially challenged families participate in organized sports, support youth programs that foster integrity, teamwork and build leadership skills and to aid qualified young athletes aspiring to have higher educational opportunities or vocational training.