Dec 19, 2011 8:06 PM by Jordan Mason
COLORADO?SPRINGS, Colo. - Continuing its tradition of involvement in community service, Tiger Hockey is once again assisting in kicking off the Third Annual "Give Blood, Get Hockey" campaign this week.
A trio of Colorado College players - goaltender Josh Thorimbert, along with defensemen Ted Behrend and Peter Stoykewych - were among the initial participants in a local blood-drive program that CC originally helped launch two years ago in cooperation with Memorial Health System.
The three players donated a pint of blood apiece Monday at Memorial's central facility at 1400 East Boulder Street. Thorimbert, a sophomore, also took part in the event a year ago while senior Behrend and freshman Stoykewych are involved for the first time.
All donors during the drive, which lasts into mid-January, will receive a voucher for discounted tickets to one of five upcoming hockey games featuring the Tigers at the World Arena. Each voucher is good for up to four $5 tickets to the New Year's Eve (Saturday, Dec. 31)?contest against Union College, or to either game of a Jan. 6-7 series with Cornell University and a Jan. 13-14 set vs. St. Cloud State. Those games are on Friday and Saturday.
"We are so appreciative of Colorado College's offer to assist with our drive again," said Kathy Hook, donor resource coordinator for the Memorial Health System Blood Bank. "Nationally, during the holiday season, there's always a drop in donations and an increase in transfusions. Hopefully, this program will continue to help make up for some of that shortage in our area. It was a great success the last two years."
To make a reservation or obtain more information regarding how to participate, log on to MemorialHealthSystem.com or call 365-5411.
The Tigers, currently tied for fourth place in the WCHA standings and ranked No. 7 nationally, play a two-game series at Minnesota State University tonight and Saturday, then take a break before resuming action at home on New Year's weekend with single non-league encounters against Air Force Academy and Union.
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