Valley News Recent Headlines
Ice Hockey Raises $21,000 in Third Annual Military Appreciation Night
11.01.12 |
In its third annual Military Appreciation Night, the Lebanon Valley College ice hockey team collected $21,000 in support of the Wounded Warrior Project.

The event took place during a home game against the U.S. Naval Academy at Hersheypark Arena Friday, Oct. 26.

“Our team had a great amount of success with this game,” said defenseman Tyler Skroski ‘14. “Everything around the game seemed to blow up from the start of everything. We were able to sell out of all our t-shirts for the first time, and we were able to raise $21,000 for the people who put everything on the line to serve our country. It is a great feeling knowing that we are able to help them with this game.”

Skroski and goalie Matthew Turner ’13 have been instrumental in organizing the event throughout its three years, and this season they have worked to involve some of the team’s underclassmen for continued success in the future.

Money was raised through donations accepted at the Wounded Warrior Project website and collected at the gate, t-shirt sales prior to and during Military Appreciation Night, silent auctions for items donated by the College and local businesses, and the team’s annual jersey auction.

The team got an early start on its collection this year when the Navy Club of Lebanon - Ship No. 91 committed to make a $5,000 donation. That donation was raised to $5,200 by game day and was presented during pregame festivities by George Gilbert Sr., junior executive officer of the Navy Club Ship 91. Gilbert served 20 years in both the Marine Corps during the Vietnam era and the Army Reserves in Operation Desert Storm.

Pregame also included a performance of Taps by Nick Harman ‘15, a music recording technology major and the singing of the national anthem by 10-year-old Piper Weldon from State College, Pa. The color guard was presented by the 28th Combat Aviation Brigade, 28th Infantry Division from Ft. Indiantown Gap.

On the ice, the game went to overtime and the Dutchmen emerged with a 3-2 win on a top-shelf goal by Wes Landsem ‘13, who ended the night with two goals. Skroski finished with a goal and an assist, and Cole Bell ’13 recorded assists on all three goals.

“Winning the game was also great, especially since Navy is a nationally ranked team and a league rival of ours,” Skroski said. “I give them all of my respect from their coaching staff down to each and every player, and I'm glad that they are a part of the game each year. All in all, I don't know if anything with the game could have gone better. Winning a league game like that and raising that amount of money is nothing to hang your head about.”


09.02.14
Lebanon Valley College Collaborates with Prestigious High School in China
View Full Story

09.01.14
Lebanon Valley College Friday Night Comedy Series Continues Sept. 5 with Comedian Landry
View Full Story

08.29.14
“Miss Representation” Begins LVC’s Colloquium Film Series on Sept. 1
View Full Story

08.29.14
Lebanon Valley College Opens Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation Clinic
View Full Story

08.29.14
Leading “Post Post-Feminist Feminist” Horn Group Genghis Barbie to Perform Sept. 11
View Full Story

08.27.14
"Feminist Evangelist" Jessica Valenti Kicks Off Lebanon Valley College Gender Colloquium Series
View Full Story

08.26.14
Soprano Rebecca Lister to Perform at Lebanon Valley College on Aug. 31
View Full Story

08.26.14
Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery Presents “Intersection: Painting, Drawing, and Photography” Aug. 29–Oct. 12
View Full Story

08.25.14
Lebanon Valley College Joins the Common Application
View Full Story

08.22.14
First John Bowman Allwein Scholars Selected
View Full Story

08.21.14
First Lesson for Incoming LVC Students: The Value of Community Service
View Full Story

08.20.14
President Thayne Hosts Opening Breakfast and Presents Lebanon Valley College's Community Gifts
View Full Story

08.19.14
The Multicultural Fellowship: Creating Life-Changing Opportunities
View Full Story

08.18.14
Frank Mols, Beloved Library Director, Dies
View Full Story

08.18.14
New Lebegern Learning Commons Create Space for Active, Engaged Learning
View Full Story

08.18.14
Lebanon Valley College Friday Night Comedy Series Kicks Off Aug. 22 with the Return of Adam Grabowski
View Full Story