The Hobart College hockey team has teamed up with the non-profit Thrive to Survive for the second year in a row to host a “Drop the Puck on Cancer” night for its game against Lebanon Valley on Friday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in The Cooler.
Thrive to Survive is dedicated to providing support in a variety of ways to adults living in Geneva, Waterloo, Seneca Falls and Penn Yan, N.Y., diagnosed with and being treated for cancer. Through this support, Thrive to Survive hopes to relieve unnecessary stress on the patient allowing them to focus on their recovery and their families. The ultimate goal of Thrive to Survive is to be able to support adults with cancer emotionally and financially while giving the hope to Thrive to Survive.
Throughout the game, Thrive to Survive will be selling fleece blankets. In addition, fans will be able to buy a rubber duck for $5 for the “chuck a duck” 50/50 which will happen at the end of the contest. Fans who purchased a duck will throw them onto the ice after the game has ended. The person whose duck finishes closest to center ice will win.
The Statesmen are currently ranked No. 6 in the D3hockey.com poll and No. 7 in the USCHO.com poll. Hobart is 12-2-3 overall and 4-2-0 in the ECAC West. The Statesmen are riding a nine-game unbeaten streak. Senior Nick Bingaman leads the team with 17 points on 12 goals and five assists.
Lebanon Valley brings a 3-13-2 overall record and an 0-7-1 mark in the ECAC West to Geneva. Cole Helper leads the Dutchmen with 24 points on 11 goals and 13 assists. Hobart will host Stevenson (8-8-2, 3-4-1 E CACW) for another league game on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m.