On Sunday March 24th, the Hockey team held their Annual Alumni games at USA Arena. Over 70 former Shamrocks took part in the event. We were able to gather some great stories from so of our favorite Shamrocks:
“I’m very fortunate to get to hang out with a great group of CC Classmates from ‘78, especially when the “Get Together” is on the ice!”
-Tom Abraham ‘78
It’s a terrific way to keep the alumni engaged in the program and just an opportunity to get together with guys you played with. It really is an awesome event that I look forward to each year mainly because We get to see guys that we played with and guys that played before us. It’s very humbling from a coaches stand point to see all the guys that came before and it’s a great reminder for all of us that the program is just so much bigger than just the current team. The foundation of the program was built by those guys in that first game.
-Brandon Kaleniecki ‘00, Varsity Head Coach
Mike Giordano provided a great recap of the event:
I know that I have said this before, but I will say it again. I know I get a lot of credit for putting these games together, but believe me, it is because of the excitement and passion I see from the greatest Hockey Alumni in the state, that I do it. Just to see the effort and pain from the players in Game 1, is worth the time spent in making this event happen.
During the post game gathering in CJ's, I was approached by many players from Game 2 requesting to play in Game 1 next year. I made them aware that it is not a given to do that, but they have to earn their spot.
Just seeing you and your families(and mine) at the post game gathering and telling so many stories(many exaggerated), it would be a Sin not to continue this CC Day at USA.
I would also like to thank the faculty who were there in support, and a special thank you to Rudy Seichter'59' for all of his help during this event.
I am already looking forward to next year. Have a great summer and Thank You!
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